Lucy Wilkinson

I am a published writer and experienced English literature/language tutor based in Northenden, Manchester. Currently, I am in the process of completing my PhD in creative writing from the University of Glasgow. I focus much of my tutoring around creative practice and the enjoyment of reading and writing. In turn, I appreciate a learning space that is relaxed and informal, helping the student find their love for this wonderful and enriching subject. I have experience tutoring 11-18 year olds (KS3, GCSE, AS/ALevel), specifically those who struggle with issues surrounding anxiety and self-confidence.

Yasir Saeed

I am an experienced teacher of Math, Accounting, Tax and Statistics tutor. I teach GCSE, A Level, University, AAT, ACCA, ACA and ATT students.

Tutoring Experience

I have taught GCSE, A Level, University, AAT, ACCA, ACA and ATT students and Accountants in practice. I have also taught SAGE 50 Accounts, SAGE Payroll and KashFlow Accounting software. The subjects I have taught and currently teach are Math, Statistics, Financial and Management Accounting, Tax and Computer Science. In addition, I have worked with Pearson as their Assessment Associate to assess their L2 & L3 Accounting Software examinations.

My teaching experience ranges from 1-1 teaching, group teaching, teaching in schools and colleges and teaching for the University Foundation Programme. I also have experience of delivering training at clients' premises.

I tutor the following; 11plus, GCSE and A levels maths.

Tutoring Approach
  • Customized around students' needs
  • Try to work on concepts
  • Encouraging students to have wider knowledge than required to ensure quality

Rishi Shah

I'm a trainee teacher looking to offer GCSE English Literature and Language tuition.

- I have actually sat the 9-1 specification, which is the one current students will be sitting, achieving top grades in literature and language (9). This means I know how to do well in this and can offer my individual insight on how to succeed, as well as a professional teacher's perspective.

- I have privately tutored on and off for 3 years and have also helped students pass their resits.

- I am currently attending The University of Manchester for my PGCE, where I am working almost full-time as a teacher in KS3 and KS4 English Literature and Language. I will be a fully qualified teacher by June 2024.

- I am a friendly and supportive teacher. I take great pleasure in sharing my passions with students and love to encourage wider learning and reading, as well as having a bit of fun!

Jonathan Carpenter

Jonathan Carpenter

I am a student at Manchester Metropolitan University studying Primary Education with Mathematics and I am about to start my final year of this course. I have already gained a lot of experience within a school setting, having completed 2 in school placements as part of requirement of my course. These placements were in Year 5 and Early Years, however I have experience with planning and delivering lesson for all key stages as part of my course. I have a great interest and passion about working with SEND pupils and helping them achieve their potential as I hope to explore this further with relational to Mathematics in my final year dissertation. I have experience working with different special educational needs within school settings at different ages, including supporting with KS1 and KS2 SATs.

The Subjects I teach to an 11 Plus Level are as follows:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Religious Education
  • Music

I also tutor English, Maths and Science up to Key Stage 4.

I treat every pupil as an individual and design lessons around their interests and learning style to make learning engaging and exciting. I also try to build a rapport with pupils to improve their motivation and self-esteem when tackling difficult subject areas where they might feel overwhelmed.

Hassan Rauf

Hassan Rauf

I'm an Economics graduate from the University of Manchester with strong academic background in Maths. My current role as a senior Analyst/Economist in the UK Civil Services coupled with my previous experience working in range of large organisations and as a senior student ambassador at the University helped me develop skills necessary for any tutor.

I am a dedicated and experienced tutor, with a passion for helping students truly understand the material they are learning. My teaching approach is based on providing intuition and understanding, tailoring my lessons to meet individual students needs and ability. Before each class, I carefully prepare and plan the topics to be covered. I like to end the lesson by going over some exam-style questions and provide feedback to allow students to improve.

To reinforce the concepts, appropriate homework is assigned after each class, allowing students to practice and solidify their knowledge. My goal is to help students grasp the material in a meaningful and comprehensive way, setting them up for success in their future studies and beyond. Many of my students have been successful in their studies, achieving their desired grades and enrolling in their preferred college/universities. I look forward to working with you and your child in the future and support them with their academic goals.

The subjects are inclusive of the following:

  • Economics (GCSEs & A-levels)
  • Mathematics (KS3/4, GCSEs & A-levels)
  • Further Mathematics (GCSEs)
  • Statistics (KS3/4, GCSEs & A-levels)
  • Chemistry (KS3/4 & GCSEs)

Simon LG Cohen

Simon is a qualified teacher with over 20 years’ experience in mainstream and SEND schools and colleges. He has a broad understanding of SEN issues and strategies.

Whilst in a mainstream he tutored pupils for GCSE science which is when he first realised that his teaching style is better suited to one-to-one relationships or smaller groups than large classes.

He has consistently developed good relationships with his pupils and tutored a student on line throughout the period when College was closed during the Covid pandemic, organising a week’s work for the pupil assigned to him as tutee and giving him Zoom lessons daily, having dropped off the work they would be doing in daily work pouches.

Over the course of his teaching career, Simon has learnt different ways of phrasing questions and presenting topics to stimulate interest and participation from pupils, regardless of cognitive ability or ability to communicate.

He can adapt his teaching strategy to suit different cognitive abilities and behaviours. As an example, during one independent travel training lesson, the pupil refused to get on a tram as he had not been on a tram before. He took the pupil back to college, but during subsequent lessons, showed the pupil videos of trams and people travelling on them and walked with him to the tram station to watch trams arriving and departing. Eventually the pupil agreed to get on a tram and travel for one stop. Gradually the distance of the journey was extended and finally he was able to make a return journey to Bury as one of a group of students The preparation and reinforcement of the objective gave the pupil confidence to try something new.

Apart from science, Simon has taught practical Maths and English, practical skills such as shopping, cooking and travel training. He is keen to ensure that pupils are given appropriate help to become the best they can be and lead as independent a life as possible, having acquired the necessary skills. He believes that facilitating pupils’ skills to become more independent is important.

When not teaching Simon enjoys outdoor pursuits. His main hobby is cave diving in the UK but he also spends time looking after the garden and growing a variety of fruit and vegetables.

Pakeeza Rauf

I am a BSc (Hons) Chemistry graduate from the Manchester Metropolitan University with a strong interest in teaching in this subject. My course has provided me with an exposure to challenges and opportunities. I am currently taking a MSc Chemistry degree at University of Manchester before seeking a professional role.

My passion in teaching grew stronger as in college I was able to take up role of mentoring year 10 and 11 students to complete specific tasks and help them to achieve their target grades. During my study years I have take up role of assistant teacher at a Primary School and high school. (Manchester). During this experience I was given the opportunity to explore classes with students from different age groups and needs, allowing me to gain transferable skills and learn how to deliver topics in an exciting and creative ways .This helped me to build confidence in presenting and understand the importance of adapting lesson plans to engage students with different abilities.

From all the experiences I have gained valuable skills in implementing strategies such as gentle competitiveness between students. From observing different lessons, I have been able to understand the education system and how lesson should approach and focused on delivering important materials in an effective manner. My main goal is to allow students to understand the topics and practice to increase their knowledge.

The subjects I can teach are of the following:

- Chemistry (KS3/4,GCSEs & A-levels)

- Biology (KS3/4, GCSEs)

- Maths (KS3/4)

Catherine Kennedy

Catherine Kennedy

I qualified as a primary school teacher in the summer of 2004 and since then have gained a wealth of experience within teaching and tutoring different age groups. I taught for many years within a school setting, covering every year group ranging from Early Years up to Year 6, whilst spending the majority of time teaching in years in years 1, 4 and 5.

Due to family commitments, I left my school employment in 2019 and soon after began to concentrate and specialise in teaching children with Special Educational Needs, whilst also keeping abreast with all current areas of the primary curriculum.

My keen interest in teaching children with Special Educational Needs, and in particular dyslexia, became more apparent when my own son began to struggle at school and started to show some dyslexic traits. All the challenges that my own son was dealing with were impacting significantly on his learning, but by implementing helpful strategies things did greatly improve. Going through these difficulties first hand, has given me the insight into the problems that so many children experience whilst trying to learn.

My ambition within teaching is to continue to help ease the anxiety surrounding the learning process for children, by providing encouragement and coping strategies to help guide every child to make progress and develop. I like to draw out each individual's abilities, to encourage them, raise their self-esteem and therefore their resilience. Increasing their confidence in this way, in turn helps them to achieve their highest potential.

Having a wide and varied teaching career enables me to inspire and motivate children from all backgrounds and whatever their learning difficulty might be.

I look forward to the potential opportunity of working with with you and your child in the near future.

Neda Kassas

Neda Kassas

I've been teaching English for 35 years. I worked in several UK Secondary schools before going out to teach ESL in Egypt. There I also taught a variety of skills including GCSE, SAT's, IELTS and GMAT preparation. I worked at the American University in Cairo's English Language Centre for 25 years where I helped students to achieve proficiency in all areas of Academic English skills including listening, speaking, academic reading, essay writing, vocabulary, and grammar. I also lectured on Shakespeare in the University's English Literature Dept. I returned to England in 2017 and have been working as an English tutor since then, mainly GCSE literature and language.

I hold a BA (Hons) degree in English Literature, PGCE English Lit, MA in TEFL, a wealth of experience, lots of patience and a sense of humour!