Subjects and levels:
Physics and Mathematics: KS4 (GCSE, IGCSE), KS5 (A Level, IB Diploma)
Biology and Chemistry: KS4 (GCSE, IGCSE)
Thinking and Learning Skills: KS3, KS4, KS5
Exam and Revision Techniques: KS3, KS4, KS5
University application support
CV and job application support (all ages)
Qualifications and experience:
MA (2.1 Hons), Natural Sciences
MSci, Physics, and PhD, Astrophysics (all from University of Cambridge)
PGCE, Secondary Science (University of Cambridge)
5 years teaching Maths and Physics in UK state secondary schools (incl. 3 years as Head of Physics);
3 years at Cologne International school in Germany as Head of Mathematics and Physics.
Tutoring experience: full-time tutor since 2014, including home-schooled students and students overseas (online); former physics supervisor for colleges at University of Cambridge for three years.
(I am also a writer of school resources for educational publishers.)
Availability and Areas:
Available Monday to Thursday, all times of day (except Thursday evenings).
Some availability on Fridays and weekends (but not every week).
Tutoring in tutor’s home (10 minutes’ walk from centre of Knaresborough) preferred.
Can come to your home in Knaresborough.
Online tuition available.
Group tuition available.
£30-£38 per hour
Group rates negotiable.
My teaching is very personalised, and the style and level depend on each student’s needs and abilities. I find out where the student is and meet them there, regardless of whether that is the expected level for their age. I aim to develop students’ independence so they head towards a point where they no longer need a tutor.
My strengths include inspiring and challenging gifted students, and making learning accessible to students who feel they are struggling. I am experienced at helping students whose maths or science is ‘broken’ (perhaps because of negative experiences) to lose their fear and repair their gaps and misunderstandings, so their progress accelerates and they enjoy the subject.
As a former sixth form tutor I have helped many students to ensure their university applications, job applications and CVs fully do them justice. I also work with adults of all ages on CVs and job applications.
Testimonials for Amanda George:
I first met Amanda when she was the Head of Science and Mathematics at my son’s secondary school in Cologne. I was immediately impressed with her level of professionalism, dedication to teaching and her attention to detail regarding the individual needs of the pupil.
She dealt with my son on a one to one basis, and provided me with clear concise updates on his progress. She was fully responsible for setting, marking, and timetabling his curriculum. She was always punctual, prepared, and proved flexible and understanding when his timetable became difficult. Both my son and I, were and are impressed by her ability as both a tutor and a mentor. She is an inspirational teacher.
I cannot recommend her highly enough. She is more than suited and qualified to teach individuals or groups of all ages.
I asked my two sons now ages 11 and 14 to say what words come to mind to describe their favourite teacher.
Philippe age 11 came up with: Fun Fun Fun; always happy and positive; patient; intelligent.
Julian age 14 said the following; She even made science fun; innovative; punctual and organized; good sense of humour.
I agree with all of the above. Amanda goes beyond what is required. Tireless worker that always demonstrated her enthusiasm and knowledge in all subjects and was able to customize it to their personal needs. She made learning something they enjoyed.