Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get Personalised Learning Support?
When we have our first tutoring session, this will be when we find out what kind of support you need: whether it's homework, coursework, exam technique or simply a little extra help understanding some topic you find difficult. Once we work out what you need, I will tailor the tutorial time specifically towards your requirements.
You will need to bring your laptop as well as any of your textbooks and notes.
For Online support, you will need a decent internet connection, a computer with a webcam and microphone and somewhere quiet to focus.
How does Tutoring Work?
I can help you with your A level Computer Science exam at both AS and A level for the AQA and OCR exam boards.
I can help you with your A level project ideas, development and write up. I can help with both AS and A2 Computer science theory and exam technique.
I can support you in nearly all of the BTEC IT units taught at Level 2 and Level 3.
I can support you in your GCSE Maths Exams foundation level for the Edexel Exam Board.
I can also support you in your GCSE Computing exam for OCR.
From November 2019 I will be offering support in A Level Biology as well as certain units for the Level 3 BTEC in Engineering
What can I get help with?
What's the minimum time to work with a tutor?
An hour long face to face tutorial session for A level, GCSE and BTEC is £50 per session.
Block Booking discounts are available:
5 sessions are £225 (£45/ session)
A discounted rate of £10 per hour is available for any student in receipt of a Henley College Bursary. Please ask for more details. Bursary sessions are limited to 5 sessions per week.
Online tutorials are at a fixed rate of £40 per hour. If homework is a requirement, this will be marked at a flat rate of £15 per copy.
You can spread your payment by instalments, please email to enquire.
One day revision courses: prices vary. See individual courses for details.
How much is each session
I tutor GCSE Mathematics, A level and BTEC Computer Science and A level Biology for Henley College students on most days of the week at the Henley College between 09:00 and 16:00.
I also offer GCSE Maths and A Level Computer Science revision courses during the Easter and May holidays and A level project support workshops during the Summer Holidays
Online support is also available most days of the week between 09:00 and 16:00. I have supported students from Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Wales and the Midlands, via Skype and Teams.
Please check my booking page for times and availability.
What times are you available?
You can make a booking directly through this website, simply click on any of the 'Make a Booking' buttons on any page, or click 'Book Online' from the main menu. Please make sure you read the booking T&Cs before you do.
Alternatively, you can get in touch with me by email or contact me using the form on the home page if you have any questions or want to find out any more information before making a booking.
Each tutorial session lasts for one hour. In that time you can expect to get 1 : 1 help and support on homework, coursework, exam questions or exam technique. If any work is set by me, it will be marked in the first half of your next session.
Are You DBS Checked
Yes. Because I carry out tutoring at The Henley College, I am required to have a current, valid Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. I am required to renew this every two years and I am subscribed to the DBS renewal service so my DBS is updated yearly.
This provides peace of mind for the Parent, for the student and for myself.
Where does Tutoring Happen?
For Henley Collge students, face to face tutoring occurs during the day room D224 at The Henley College, Deanfield Campus, so you don't have to make any special trips after college.
Each tutorial lesson is scheduled to fit within the existing lesson structure of the Henley College, so you can have a 1:1 Tutorial during a free period.
Online support can happen anywhere in the UK, all you need is a computer and an internet connection!
Why should I choose TheComputingTutor?
As an experienced classroom teacher, I can quickly assess the levels of support that you need and then put things into place.
A Levels and Level 3 subjects require an advanced level of curriculum knowledge to support you through your exams.
For GCSE maths, I can quickly find out where you need help with and tailor a plan for you to help you succeed.
My work starts before our session and goes on way after our session as I put together a personalised plan for you or provide individual resources tailored specifically for you.
At the end of each session I report back to the Parent or Guardian, as well as the classroom tutor for Henley College Students, what occurred during the session and recommended next steps so that everyone is working together to help you succeed.
How does Online Support work?
The first thing you will need is a good, stable internet connection, then you will need a computer with a webcam and microphone.
After that support is a simple matter of sharing screens. I can share my desktop with you, to demonstrate the subject we are studying, and you can share your desktop with me.
I have interactive whiteboard software which you can log into, so that we can work together - live - on any problem. It will help if you have either a touchscreen computer or a graphics tablet.
Any files can be shared directly within the chat window.
I have complete support for VB.NET, C#, Java and Python. In addition I can support MySQL, Access, SQLLite and SQL Server.
I also have a Microsoft TEAMS account so we can set up communication that way if you prefer.
Since offering this service, I have carried out over 600 hours of online support for students in Birmingham, Harrow, Dagenham, Aylesbury, Wales and Reading so far in 2020 / 2021.