Below you will find a selection of tutor profiles. We review each tutor's experience, qualifications and personality to ensure they provide the very best tuition for each child. All of our tutors are DBS checked and fully insured. Enthusiasm for teaching is crucial and each tutor is passionate about their subject area. The ability to build a rapport with tutees is also essential at Beam Tuition and several tutors are seen as academic mentors from primary school right through to university. Beam Tuition provides an exceptionally high quality network of professional tutors in Exeter and across the UK via online tuition.
I've been lucky to work in a variety of educational environments. These have included international summer schools, university welcome teams and both teaching and pastoral roles in boarding schools. I have taught and worked with students who are from the age of 7 up to 18. Whilst studying for my degree at the University of Exeter, I volunteered as a Residential Mentor with INTO University of Exeter where I supported the welfare of over 50 international students. The role involved promoting the social programme and maintaining a sense of community spirit across the halls of residence. Due to my experience in both mentoring and teaching, tutoring was a natural progression for me. I wouldn't change my job for the world - it's so rewarding to help students in their education and watch their confidence grow.
Rapport is crucial. The reason for this is that a student must feel comfortable to ask questions or challenge concepts - this is where 1-1 tuition can help. A nervous pupil may not benefit from traditional classroom lessons as they are unable to fully engage in discussions. With 1-1, focused tuition, there is the opportunity to pinpoint subject areas and speak freely without peer pressure. On speaking to new parents, I discuss the importance of rapport and explain that within the first session both you and your child will know if I am the right tutor. In terms of how I tutor, I go through topics in detail and try to relate, particularly in science, real life examples to help students’ understanding and to make subjects more fun. I regularly ask questions throughout tuition to gauge retention and help build confidence. Pupils are more often than not surprised by what they remember and this reassures them in their ability moving forward.
If I focus on exam results, all of my students during this year's GCSEs improved their grades by at least two boundaries with 100% of students passing (C grade or above) in maths, English and all sciences. Several parents have mentioned how their child’s confidence has improved since tuition, not only in the subject they were tutored in, but as an individual overall. This in many ways is as important as grades achieved. Through the improvement in confidence, a child can start to flourish and will start to get more out of their school setting.
Several people ask me this. In a nutshell, Beam Tuition is here to help children improve in their understanding, to enjoy learning and have greater self-confidence. Therefore in doing so, they ‘beam’ (smile lots) and shine (or sparkle) with the success of having done so!
Outside tuition and lesson planning, I am normally found walking my dog, Lula, along a lovely Devon beach. Lula is a rescue from Spain and I’ve taught her the English basics so far! More recently, we are training for a 10km run so I hope to be fundraising for a local charity soon.