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Hi everyone! My name is Alex and I have a passion for helping and teaching children. Two years ago I received my place at Durham University to study a BA in Primary Education. I loved my first year, where I learnt all subjects again up to GCSE level, whilst incorporating teaching techniques and methods. When I am at home, I tutor children aged from 4 to 16 in many subjects, and love the feeling of people able to help children understand and learn new topics.  I am an outgoing, bubbly and confident person, who loves meeting new people and helping in any way that I can! I look forward to meeting you soon!

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
English GCSE £36 /hr
English Language GCSE £36 /hr
Physical Education GCSE £36 /hr
English 13 Plus £36 /hr
Maths 13 Plus £36 /hr
English 11 Plus £36 /hr
Maths 11 Plus £36 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
PEA-LevelB
EnglishA-LevelA
Extended Project A-LevelA*
MathsA-LevelA
Disclosure and Barring Service

CRB/DBS Standard

06/06/0014

CRB/DBS Enhanced

No

Ratings and reviews

4.9from 173 customer reviews

Cristina (Parent) February 23 2017

5 Stars

Lee (Parent) February 21 2017

Alex has been tutoring my daughter, who is home schooled, for a year now. She is patient and supportive, and has been instrumental in identifying the need for and supporting an application for extra exam time. My daughter's confidence has grown and she recently wrote an amazing story, inspired by her work with Alex. Excellent tutor.

Aruna (Parent) February 11 2017

Fantastic! Started from basics which was good to get a grip of what the student knows and then slowly build it up. Thanks Alexandra.

Cristina (Parent) January 19 2017

Amazing, a massive improvement in Lucas' work comprehension.
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Questions Alexandra has answered

How do I work out the area of different shapes?

You know that when working out the area of a square or rectangle you do width X height.  We know a triangle is always half of a square or rectangle, so you work out the width and height and then divide it by two.  Often you will be asked to find the area of a shape with is made up of differe...

You know that when working out the area of a square or rectangle you do width X height. 

We know a triangle is always half of a square or rectangle, so you work out the width and height and then divide it by two. 

Often you will be asked to find the area of a shape with is made up of different squares and rectangles, and make an irregular shape. It is useful to split the shape you are given up to different, regular shapes, as this allows you to find the area of these shapes separately, and then you just have to add them together.

(showing visual representations will be useful with this area of maths. I would create real life situations for the children to help them relate with the maths. For example, I may draw them an irregular shape with some lengths given, and ask them to work out the area of the shape so I know how many paving slabs I need for my new patio, etc.) 

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1 year ago

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How do you add indices?

When working with indices it is important to give examples. When the question is a times, you add the indices, and when it is a divide, you take the indices away.  For example: 3(2) X 8(3) = 24(5) You times 3 and the 8 together as normal, and then add the indices.  8(6) / 4(2) = 2(4) you d...

When working with indices it is important to give examples. When the question is a times, you add the indices, and when it is a divide, you take the indices away. 

For example:

3(2) X 8(3) = 24(5)

You times 3 and the 8 together as normal, and then add the indices. 

8(6) / 4(2) = 2(4)

you divide 4 into 8 as normal, and then take the indices away because it is a divide question, eg. 6-2 

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1 year ago

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When should I use a book quotation in my writing?

It is important to use quotations in your essays as evidence for a point you are making. Use 'PQO' to remember the important steps you must adhere to when writing an essay.  Point - make your point in your own words that links back to the essay title. Quote - select a quotation from the text ...

It is important to use quotations in your essays as evidence for a point you are making. Use 'PQO' to remember the important steps you must adhere to when writing an essay. 

Point - make your point in your own words that links back to the essay title.

Quote - select a quotation from the text that you think you could use as evidence for the point you just made. 

Opinion - do you agree with the quote? It is critical to give your opinion on the quote and the situation - what are your views?

example: 'how are 'dreams' a key theme in mice and men?' 

Point: Dreams play a key role in the novel. George and Lennie share their dream of wanting to own a little patch of land and live on it in freedom:

quote: 'someday - we're gonna get the jack together and we're gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an' a cow and some pigs and...'.

Opinion / new point: This quotation effectively portrays George and Lennie's dreams for the future. It is clear that George is more aware than Lennie that this dream is perhaps a hopeful one; one that may never come true, yet he is holding on to it for the sake of Lennie who needs constant reassurance and help from George:

quote: 'tell me George. You tell it. It ain't the same if I tell it. Go on... George. How I get to tend the rabbits'. 

Opinion: George is a stronger character than Lennie, and this juxtaposes Lennie's innocence and juvenile behaviour, validating the point that George is vital for Lennie's survival, which is ironing given what happens at the end of the book.

Opinions of quotations often link on to a new point for your essay, and this is what creates a solid structure; one which flows well and has a sense of continuity. Keeping this structure throughout helps to stay on track and write an essay which is ordered and relevant to the title. 

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1 year ago

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