I have been tutoring for 7 years and have been working as an online tutor since December 2017. This has proved to be popular as it is more flexible and her students can be based anywhere in the world. Each student has their own personal webpage where work can be viewed and also kept for revision purposes. I use an online interactive whiteboard so problems can be worked out and demonstrated. One off lessons or continuing support is offered. Constantina is a former analytical chemist, amateur astronomer, professional artist and eligible member for Mensa.
How would you describe your teaching style?
My teaching style is based on encouragement and building self confidence, whether for a specific problem area or subject as a whole. My aim is to assess the root causes of any difficulties and to find creative ways to overcome blocks to progress. I like to give thorough explanations after discussion and then test understanding in a variety of ways. Using online tools and visual prompts, plus downloadable and printable study pages and worksheets students can focus on specific topic areas and then progress to more demanding problems once they feel confident.
What qualifications do you have?
I have an Open University degree in sciences which included credits in geology, physics, chemistry, astronomy and biology and maths. I also have a Creative Writing Credit from Strathclyde University.
Tell us about your experience...
My experience is with students from Yr 5 upwards to A level plus adults requiring help with maths and english for professional purpose, expecially nursing. I work equally well with very bright and able students who wish to get the top grades and also with those who are struggling and need to make some progress to attain a higher level. My work with a student is both creative and varied so lessons are lively and engaging. Working online has proved to be a great advantage as students do not need to leave the comfort of their own homes and I have many more resources available if the need arises during the session.
What locations do you tutor in?
Online - unlimited venues worldwide. Locally, Bridgend area in South Wales.
What is your personal message to students?
If you need extra help to improve your grade, gain more confidence in a topic area or are working towards a specific goal and need extra tuition, I can help you. I work in an engaging and creative way online and create a webpage for you to use both during and outside the lesson. We can work together on an online interactive whiteboard and discuss and work and practice examples and exam questions till you feel more knowledgeable and confident. Each lesson is prepared in advance but I am also knowledgeable and flexible enough to be able to switch to another topic if something has come up in school or in your homework that you are unsure of.
|Travelling tutor:||Bridgend area|
|Online tutor:||I tutor via Skype using online webpages created for each student|
|Subjects:||Maths||GCSE and Some Additional|
|Chemistry||A level and GCSE|
|Biology||A level and GCSE|
|11 Plus||Verbal Reasoning & Non-Verbal Reasoning|