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Group Tuition

 

Exam Technique in Year 13

When people get in touch for tuition, one of the things they often say they have trouble with is exam technique. This is a pretty catch-all phrase as it could be concealing problems with understanding the theory in the first place - which some regular tuition can help to address. But even if you 'get it', translating that to good exam answers is a separate skill - and one which schools and college don't spend much time focusing on. The simple reason for this is that there is quite a lot of time pressure to get through the content - and so not much time to teach you how to answer the questions. With my track record as a teacher and tutor, together with my experience of marking A level chemistry papers, I’m able to tell you exactly what you need to do.

 

Separately to the individual tuition, I run courses for small groups to focus on exam technique, helping you with the skills you need and providing you with important practice - all to help you feel more confident and improve your grade. A lot of my individual private students decide to take these courses alongside their regular tuition, but they are very much stand alone.   

The key things to note are: 

  • Courses are for Year 13 students working towards AQA, OCR A or Edexcel exams 

  • Courses start in September and are for 10 weeks online, covering most of the key aspects of Year 12 content in the Autumn Term

  • Optional extra sessions on moles calculations can be added on

  • In the Spring Term students can choose to continue to look at some of the Year 13 topics 

  • Courses for 2022 will be on Tuesdays or Thursdays, probably starting at 5:45pm from September

  • Group size is a maximum of 7 students

  • The cost of the course is £30 per person per session, discounted to £20 for my existing individual students that join the group sessions alongside their regular tuition 

  • My own full topic teaching notes, a Top Tips sheet focusing on exam technique and question / mark scheme resources will be provided as part of each session

The sessions are very ‘active’ on the students' part. Timed questions are answered one at a time and with immediate feedback in real time to each student while they answer, where each person is in a private online room that only I can see. After each question I go through the answer pointing out key pitfalls and explaining how the question should be approached. Students are later sent pdfs of all that both they and I wrote in their 'room' during the session, along with brief feedback.  

  

Free short trial sessions are available so that you can find out what the sessions will feel like - and how the online tools work. I then ask students to commit half a term at a time and pay for the 5 sessions ahead. If you are unable to attend any of the sessions for any reason, you will still have access to all the resources listed above.