Gerry

My Passion & How I Inspire

As each child is different, initially it is important to detect their learning style, which approach best suits them and plan accordingly. It is vitally important to get to know the child and make them comfortable in your presence, because no matter how well resourced or efficient you are as a tutor if the child does not take to you or dislikes you then you will have problems. There is always a need to get the balance right between a laid back care free type of demeanour and making sure the child knows exactly what is expected of them and how you are there to help them achieve. The key is being able to know how far you are able to extend the child in order to get the best result; this might mean that you need to change the pace of the sessions from time to time. Tutoring can and should be fun for all concerned.

My Experience

I have been tutoring for six years, in that time I have tutored many children both boys and girls who have been very challenging. Some have not been able to cope in mainstream and have needed one to one input; they may have had problems such as ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, Dyslexia or as whole host of other reasons why they have needed the extra provision.

Subjects That I Teach

  • English
  • English - GCSE
  • Geography
  • Geography - GCSE
  • History
  • History - GCSE
  • Maths
  • Maths - GCSE

My Qualifications

6 GCSE’S

2 A’ Levels French and History

Certificate of Education, Northumberland College of Education

My Reviews

I have taught approximately 40 students in 6 years getting referrals from special schools and Fostering agencies.

My Video Introduction

Fun fact

In my footballing days I scored a goal in 4 seconds. The Guinness Book of records looked into it but it was only ‘semi-professional’ so it didn’t count. However it is included in the records section of the Nationwide Football Year Book each year available at all good WH Smith!