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Norm referencing is normally a nationally set exam where the grade boundaries are set *after* all the exams have been marked, for example GCSEs and A Levels. The boundaries are based on the population and are moved slightly each year so they produce similar numbers of people for each grade. Results normally resemble a bell curve. Criterion referencing is where a candidate is judged on their work against a set of grade criteria, with no reference to what other people do. These courses will normally be assessed by coursework and some exams, but not always. Examples include Btecs, a driving practical test and even PhDs.
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Seasoned Mathematics Tutor with years of experience, and a current PhD student
Hello! My name is Nerijus, although you can call me Neri for short. I am a private mathematics tutor in the Sheffield area, who is available for ONLINE and IN-PERSON tuition. In addition, I make challenging A-Level Maths & Further Maths papers for students to practice from. I am a recent Loughborough University graduate (Class of 2020) holding a strong first-class Master of Mathematics degree (MMath). In October 2020, I am starting my PhD in Applied Mathematics back at Loughborough for which I have secured a full 4-year scholarship. My research area concerns developing and analysing extended mathematical models in field of nonlinear wave dynamics using various modern mathematical wave theory techniques, and concepts from fluid mechanics. In addition to my own studies, I enjoy tutoring other students and watching them become competent in a subject that most seem to fear! I decided to begin tutoring and help many struggling GCSE, A-Level, and University students get to grips with their mathematics, and be confident that they are more than able to achieve the highest possible grade in their examinations. Some benefits which I gain from tutoring include developing my own communication skills, retaining certain mathematical knowledge, and simply having the pleasure of impacting on someone’s success in a positive light. Throughout my own academic journey, I have taken upon numerous opportunities to tutor students of different abilities and help them get the grades they wish for. Initially, I began as a non-profit tutor in my own school where I tutored Year 8-11 students, and this involved boosting their confidence in the subject as well as providing new ways to approach problems and solve them. Whilst this opportunity was not as long-term as others, the improvement of the students was clear-cut. Their algebra got much better over time, they started to think laterally about problems, and the topics which once haunted them were no longer an obstacle. In summer of 2016, after some tutoring experience and after receiving my A-Level results, I decided to become a part-time tutor. In turn, I have signed up to several tutoring websites, and slowly began tutoring students in their own homes as well as online. In the most recent academic year 2019-2020, I had the pleasure of tutoring three students on a regular basis. One of which was a Y1 / AS Maths student, another was a Y2 / A2 Maths student, and the third was a second-year university student studying a Mathematics & Statistics course. In 2017, I was granted two opportunities; one of which was to work with an outreach programme titled ‘PATHWAYS Project’ run by a partnership of Leicestershire Universities. This involved being properly trained to be a tutor (safeguarding, teaching approaches, various scenario handling) before being sent off to tutor at two different schools every week. The tutoring largely involved the same approach as before, but now I was able to build more rapport with my tutees, and I often created revision material tailored to the specific students which I tutored. At these schools, I often tutored a small group of students (2-4) which were identified by the schools to require the most improvement in the subject. The second opportunity was ultimately the same, but run by Loughborough University closer to the exam season, whereby I was sent to help tutor larger groups of students as part of their final revision push before exams in the Swadlincote area. All this has given me plenty of experience and teaching knowledge that I apply to every session I run. In total, I have tutored for over 400 hours in the last few years. My teaching style has also been refined over this period, and I usually like to dedicate first sessions to building rapport with my tutees, discussing which topics they want to focus on, how confident they are at the beginning of tutoring, and then plan my lessons in advance accordingly. Occasionally, I like to ask for small, informal feedback in the sessions to make sure my tutees are happy with the service they are provided. This is to ensure that I do not go too fast or too slow, and that we don’t leave behind any misunderstood topics. How does tuition work? I provide a personal Google Drive link where all the resources we cover are uploaded and can be viewed at your leisure. Online sessions are done via Skype (or Zoom), and I use my tablet to write any mathematics we discuss. These notes are uploaded to Google Drive for you by the end of the day.
Work in multinational corporation | Biology and business graduate | registered Chinese teacher
Holding a Skilled Worker visa in the UK, Majoring in biology (specialized in stem cells, regeneration, dynamic cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, developmental biology) and business subjects (accounting, taxation, audit and assurance, marketing and international business with globalization). I secured a job as a financial auditor in a financial service firm. If you need career guidance or any career consultation in finance or business industry, I could help as well. I was awarded to teach Chinese language to students who wants to learn Chinese as their secondary language. I trained for a year and passed all my teaching exams to be qualified. I could show proof of my award certificate. 2 years part time experience to teach Chinese while I was in the uni.
Experienced tutor and university lecturer in Biomedical Sciences
I am an experienced university lecturer/scientist who has completed doctorate research (PhD, Biology, Japan, 2015) with postdoctoral research experiences in UK universities: Glasgow & Southampton. These extensive experiences were preceded by biology degrees at master and bachelor levels. I am now available to tutor students in various aspects of biological, biomedical and medical sciences up to degree level. I am also available to tutor students in general sciences up to GCSE/National 5 level. Regardless of your level, I adopt a friendly teaching style and aim to ensure students are supported through their learning rather than becoming overwhelmed or feeling left behind. Sessions may be one-offs or part of a longer tuition course and will be tailored to each student's specific needs. I will make the best use of the available tools to maximise the benefit to my students and help them achieve their goals. My teaching sessions are interactive and enjoyable with the possibility to ask questions and talk about the material at all times so that any confusion about the topic can be addressed immediately. Thank you for reviewing my tutoring services. Please contact me if you believe that you or your child would benefit from science tuition from an experienced and enthusiastic university lecturer/scientist.
⚡ 5000+ hours of teaching English/ 8+ years Experience ⚡
👉🏻 I'm a native English speaker🇬🇧 👉🏻 TEFL qualified 📜 👉🏻 I have lots of experience and am ready to help you reach your goals.👍🏻 🙌🏻 🤩 👉🏻 I teach in a relaxed manner and have the ability to connect with people of all ages. 😄 👉🏻 My lessons are fun 👉🏻 I focus on encouraging conversation, using full sentences, phonics, blending, pronunciation, writing, reading, vocabulary and comprehension. 🙃 Allow me to help you or your child to find the confidence to speak English and have fun while learning! 🖍 I am happy to help with English homework as well as prepare and study for any upcoming tests! 🙌🏻 ✅ TEFL 6 years + ✅ Teaching in a fun🥳 and inspiring way with topic cards, articles and stories ✅ We focus on conversation, using full sentences, phonics, blending, pronunciation, vocabulary, writing, reading and comprehension ✅ Great for students wanting to gain confidence in the English language ✅ For adults, easy conversation helping you find your feet in business and leisure Is your pronunciation bad? Do other people seem confused when you speak? Don't worry, I am here to help. As a journalist and editor, I can also help with essays, resumes, and university applications. ★My teaching style? I enjoy teaching in a fun, friendly and casual manner! I like talking about everyday subjects, learning more about my students and teaching through role-play. My lessons are mainly based on conversations and getting you to do most of the speaking. ★Conversational English: Are you going to the UK or any English speaking country for studies, work or even just a short trip? You can learn how to converse with others better, make friends and make your stay a little easier! I currently work as a journalist and editor at a national newspaper, as well as a regular part-time English teacher. I also teach Business English both online and in-person and focus on conversation/free talk, the digital economy, interview skills and much more. ⚡ 5000+ hours of teaching English/ 8+ years Experience ⚡ ⚡ IELTS/TOEFL/Conversational Coach, Taught at several Language schools 🔥 ⚡ TESOL/TEFL Certified ⚡ Native speaker 🔊🔊 ⚡ Speaking and writing tutor 🎤 What do I teach? ✅ Conversational and Everyday English 👉 Topic based conversational lessons on career, food, culture, etc. 👉 Student centred lessons with lots of conversation practice 👉 Fun and engaging teaching materials 👉 Vocabulary, idioms, and related grammar tips included in every lesson 👉 Error correction and pronunciation practice 👉 Free talk, current affairs, book and movie reviews, etc. 👉 Customised lessons - I will prepare lesson materials based on your topics of interest 🎯 Results 👉 Greatly boost your speaking confidence and ability in less than a month. 👉 Learn to speak at near-native speaker level if you follow my advice and are diligent. ✅ Business English 👉 Lessons on relatable business topics to improve your overall speaking and communication ability in business environments 👉 Planning, negotiating, and pitching ideas 👉 Management and leadership 👉 Making presentations and giving them with confidence 👉 Writing professional Emails 👉 Workplace vocabulary, grammar, idioms, and trends 🎯 Results 👉 Ace your interviews 👉 Make a great impression at a business meeting or dinner 👉 Advance your career by becoming more competent in your speaking, writing, listening, and reading. ✅ Travel English 👉 Specialised lessons designed for travel enthusiasts and people who want to travel abroad for study, work or a vacation. 👉 Interesting lesson plans covering a wide range of topics and travel concepts 👉 Travel vocabulary and useful idioms for understanding native speakers and speaking like one. 👉 Customised lesson plans based on your specific needs and interests. 🎯 Results 👉 Understand the native English conversational framework and have effortless conversations with native speakers 👉 Improve your sophistication by learning about holiday destinations, foreign cities, and many other travel concepts in English. ✅ IELTS/TOEFL and other English Exams 👉 Speaking - get quality speaking tutorials/practice on topics used in the exams. 👉 Reading - reading samples based on actual IELTS/TOEFL exams will be provided for practice. 👉 Writing - learn techniques and get tips on acing your writing test. Samples will be provided for practice. 👉 Listening - Sample IELTS/TOEFL audio files will be provided for use, and a test of comprehension will be done using questions and answers. 🎯 Results 👉 Ace your IELTS exam and score 7++ in 4 months or less. 👉 Boost your confidence going into the exam as this can affect your performance too. 📘 Materials Used 👉 Cambridge IELTS books, Barrons TOEFL and Vocabulary, PPTs, PDF files, Online Resources.
Fun, engaging and dedicated tutor, graduate of the University of Oxford, bespoke tutoring for you!
Currently undertaking an MA/MEng at the University of the Arts London, I am a graduate of Oxford, having received a BA in German and Arabic. I have been tutoring for just over a year from pupils aged 3 to 18, mostly in verbal and logical reasoning, English (both GCSE and as a foreign language), Oxford admissions and German. Two of my previous students now study German and Arabic respectively at Oxford! As a language specialist, speaking 6 languages including German, Arabic and Japanese, I like to incorporate the flexibility of language learning into other subjects. To do this, I work with each student, creating a bespoke program to connect their interests and career goals to the subject at hand, so that not only do they learn, they also enjoy their time spent studying the subject! I received a distinction in my Arabic speaking skills and my Literature papers, placing me in an opportune position to help guide those struggling with approaching literature at an advanced e.g. German and English A Level On top of this, I make sure to focus on study skills and research methods so that the student is not only set for their exams, but all future academic endeavours, whether I will be there aiding them or not!