How Do We Tutor?

Lesson timesHow do we teach and what resources do we use?

We offer one-to-one tuition at our home in Tring, Hertfordshire. Our lessons are 45 minutes duration, and we use either standard text books (such as Folens, Letts, Nuffield, CGP etc.) or the student’s own school text book as a study basis.


‘Bring a Maths/Science Problem’

Our students take responsibility for coming to our tutorials with a topic they are having difficulty with. The specific problem area can then be addressed effectively – rather than covering new material as in a conventional ‘lesson’. In this way we aim to work alongside the student’s school lessons to help fill in any ‘gaps’ and help solve problems they have encountered in their studies.


Learning Area

Our learning area is equipped with broadband internet, white board, teaching aids and other resources (especially for occasional practical science demonstrations!)


Online Maths & Science

Although we find that face-to-face lessons are the most beneficial, several of our Year 9+ students find that online tutoring via Skype is also effective. It also offers benefits in terms of transport and timetable flexibility. Please contact us if you would like to discuss this option in more detail.


Learning Strategy

screen-bean-keyDuring each tutorial, together with the student, we create ‘flash cards’, a special technique that Lee-Anne and I have developed over several years of teaching, which helps the student to retain what they have learnt.

Flash cards are an essential part of our students’ learning process. We find that students make the best progress when they review their flash cards a day or two after the lesson.

We have also started a new website called to help students revise more effectively for their GCSE Physics exams.



We therefore ask that our students equip themselves for our tutorials with:

  • A pack of lined index cards and a box to put them in – any good stationer on the high street should have these.
  • An A4 ring binder file to store the notes we have made during our tutorials.

Please bring these materials to every lesson!


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