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11 PLUS Tutors

Maths

Chris Perkins
BSc (Hons) Chemistry, PGCE, DipRSL, QTS
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 Chris started teaching Key Stage 3 in Plymouth in 1994 and has a good understanding of the level of mathematical ability expected of the most able Year 7 students when they begin Secondary School. His daughter attended DHSG, so he has first hand experience of the 11 Plus process. Chris has completed an NSPCC course in Child Protection Awareness and additionally has a a fully enhanced up to date DBS certificate.

English

Nuala Taylor
BEd (Hons), QTS
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Nuala originally trained as a Primary School Teacher at the Institute of Education, University of London. In a teaching career spanning over 30 years in primary, secondary and tertiary education, Nuala has a wealth of experience. She has a particular interest in literacy skills and is trained in Child Protection Awareness. Moreover, she has a fully enhanced up to date DBS certificate.

Primary Tutors

Primary

Beth Carlisle
BA (Hons) Education with Psychology, QTS
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Beth’s ambition comes from the desire to deliver 1-2-1 individual lessons for those children temporarily ‘lost’ in the classroom environment. Perhaps most importantly, she was a Primary School Teacher for 17 years, before becoming a full time tutor. Above all, Beth enjoys helping every student to succeed and reach their potential.

GCSE &
A-Level
Tutors

Chemistry

Chris Perkins
BSc (Hons) Chemistry, PGCE, DipRSL, QTS
Chris-in-Studio-Tutor

Chris Perkins is an extremely experienced teacher, tutor and ex-Head of Chemistry. He has has worked in both state schools and private schools and has taught and tutored A-level chemistry since 1995. Chris has consequently helped countless students to achieve the high grades they often need for university entrance. Moreover, Chris has a fully enhanced up to date DBS certificate.

Biology

History

Geography

Jenny Wotton
BA (Hons), PGCE, QTS
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Jennifer has worked as a worked as a Geography teacher for 10 years in a wide range of schools in Cornwall, Essex and Plymouth, most recently teaching at Devonport High School for Girls. She has worked as an examiner for AQA for the past 3 years. Jenny is available to tutor GCSE and A-Level Geography online using Zoom and also potentially ‘Face to Face’. She has a fully enhanced up to date DBS certificate. 

Politics

Lee Howgate
BA (Hons), MA, PGCE, TESOL, QTS
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Lee’s teaching career lead him to become an Assistant Headteacher at Saltash Community School and he therefore has many years of teaching experience. In December 2019, Lee decided to leave the classroom to fully pursue his political career. Lee is both a Torbay Councillor (Lib.Dem.) and a former Diplomatic Service Fast Stream Officer at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Additionally, Lee has a fully enhanced up to date DBS certificate. In light of this, Lee Howgate is uniquely qualified to tutor Politics A-level online. 

Psychology

Lisa Williams
BA (Hons) Applied Social Sciences, MA Sociology, PGCE, QTS
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Lisa is a very experienced teacher of A Levels in Criminology, Psychology and Sociology.  She has 30+ years of teaching in comprehensive schools and for the last 27 years she has been Head of Social Sciences at Plymstock School.  Lisa has now taken early retirement in order to focus on tutoring and her work for the WJEC examination board, where she is a Team Leader.
 

French

German

Wendy Fox
BA (Hons), MEd, PGCE, TEFL, QTS
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Wendy Fox is a very well-qualified and experienced teacher of German with a BA (Hons) in Modern Languages from the University of Salford. She also has an MEd in Applied Linguistics from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia and PGCE from the University of Warwick. Wendy additionally has an RSA Diploma in TEFL from International House, London. She has been teaching for more than 30 years. This includes seven years as a German, French and EFL teacher at what used to be Plymouth College of Further Education. She has lots of experience with both face to face and online tuition.

Italian

Nicky Rogers
BA (Hons), Graduate Diploma in Secondary Teaching, CELTA, QTS
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Nicky Rogers is a fully-qualified teacher of MFL (Italian and French) and EAL, with over twenty years combined teaching experience, both overseas and in the UK. She has eleven years teaching experience in the independent sector, both in preparatory and in secondary education and has successfully taught languages from Year 3 to A level, with a track record of excellent results. Nicky speaks three languages fluently, having lived for 11 years in the Italian Alps, on the Swiss-French border and she holds Italian dual nationality. Nicky also lived and worked in New Zealand for 2 years.

English

Maths

Music Tutors

Drums

Chris Perkins
BSc (Hons), PGCE, DipRSL
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Chris started playing drums in 1980 and has played in various bands and also orchestras across the UK and Europe. He has been a private drum tutor since 2007 and as a result, has taught many students across the age and ability range. Previous students have achieved Grade 8 with distinction, taken rockschool diplomas and progressed to study drums in London. One ex-student has also gone on to teach drums. In addition, he has a fully enhanced up to date DBS certificate.

Keys & Piano

Singing & Vocals

Guitar

Rob Williams
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Rob has been playing guitar for 40 years and has played well over 1000 gigs! He is self taught with no formal qualifications but has been teaching Guitar since 2006 both in schools and private lessons at all levels. He also writes and records his own music for his own band and for others. Rob currently plays in 2 bands: The Filthy Gorgeous and The Hungry Bears, but over the years he has played in many others including Joey the Lips. He currently teaches at the King’s School in Plymouth.

Saxophone & Clarinet

Martin Dale
LRAM, LTCL, LGSM
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Martin is one of the busiest and most popular saxophonists in the South West. An Ex-Royal Marines Band Master, Martin worked on the Q.E.2 as lead alto player, backing such artists as Tom Jones, Neil Sedaka and Petula Clark. He has subsequently recorded for the BBC on radio and television sound tracks and to date he has released 8CDs which have been played on Radio 2,3 and Jazz FM. Martin makes regular appearances at UK Jazz festivals.

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