Summer Courses

The perfect way to keep things ticking over in the summer holidays and learn something new! 

Express Your Viewpoint

Preparation For IGCSE/GCSE

Students will explore a variety of articles on current affairs and will develop their persuasive and discursive writing skills. Topics will include: ‘Dangerous Selfies’, ‘The Sleeping Teenage Brain’, ‘Speeches that shook the world’, ‘Teenagers and Social Media’.

Format: 

  • Group online sessions of no more than 10 students.
  • Interactive online whiteboard.
  • 50 minute weekly live session over skype call.
  • 30 minute homework task set and marked for each session using Google Classroom.

Details

  • Tutor – Nektaria Papanicola
  • Time: Tuesdays 10am August 3rd-31st inclusive.
  • Target age: 12-15 years.
  • Cost: £8 per week.
  • 5 Week Course

Five Children and It

Novel study: ‘Five Children and It’ by Edith Nesbit.

Students will explore a range of extracts from this classic novel, focusing on 11+ style
comprehension questions and creative writing tasks.

Format: 

  • Group online sessions of no more than 10 students.
  • Interactive online whiteboard.
  • 50 minute weekly live session over skype call.
  • 30 minute homework task set and marked for each session using Google Classroom.

Details

  • Tutor – Nektaria Papanicola
  • Time: Tuesdays 11am August 3rd-31st inclusive.
  • Target age: 9-11 years.
  • Cost: £8 per week.
  • 5 Week Course

Introduction To Particle Physics

It’s Not Rocket Science!… It’s Particle Physics! 

This course covers the basics of particle physics, quantum mechanics and the laws that govern them. Perfect for any student interested in particle physics.

Format: 

  • Group online sessions of no more than 15 students.
  • Interactive online whiteboard.
  • 50 minute weekly live session over skype call.
  • No homework for this course.

Details

  • Tutor – John Yates
  • Time: Mondays 11am July 19th – August 9th inclusive.
  • Target age: 10-16 years.
  • Cost: £8 per week.
  • 4 Week Course

Maths Logic Problems

Perfect For GCSE/IGCSE Students Aiming For Grade 7+.

Students will be set 25 maths problem solving questions each lesson. In the lessons we will go through the questions, exploring the logic of each and discussing extension exercises.

Format: 

  • Group online sessions of no more than 10 students.
  • Interactive online whiteboard.
  • 50 minute weekly live session over zoom call.
  • 25 problem solving questions per week.

Details

  • Tutor – John Yates
  • Time: Mondays 10am July 19th – August 9th inclusive.
  • Target age: 12-16 years.
  • Cost: £8 per week.
  • 4 Week Course

our teaching team

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John Yates

C0-founder, Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Astronomy Tutor

John is the ideas guy and co-founder of Priority Learning, he’s full of crazy ideas and loves to go off on tangents but is very focused and direct when he needs to be. This comes across with his enthusiastic, fun but learning filled style of tuition. John likes to focus on problem solving questions and real life applications of the maths and science he teaches.

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Jettie Baker

Co-founder and Maths Tutor

Jettie is our co-founder and has written most of the many printable maths worksheets and mark schemes we have at Priority Learning. She has a real passion for maths and students go into her lessons not liking maths and come out of them not only loving it, but understanding it!

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Anita Sharma

Business studies tutor and childrens mental health specialist.

Anita is our head of Business Studies and well-being. She has twenty years experience in education with outstanding success in adding value to students. She has a fantastic reputation for creating a comfortable and positive learning environment quickly so that the student feels at ease and ready to learn. My role as a tutor and a coach allows me the opportunity to inspire and empower students of all abilities to enjoy education and achieve their full potential.”  Anita also offers sessions in Personal Growth and Wellbeing Coaching for Young People which is vital in the tough world young people face today.

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Nektaria Papanicola

English Tutor

As the eldest of 5 children, Nektaria was always encouraged to strive for academic and personal excellence. Growing up in Toronto, Canada, she was obsessed with reading literature, creative writing and playing the violin. She completed her undergraduate degree in English Literature and French Language and Literature at the University of Toronto. She then qualified as an English and French Language teacher at the Ontario Institute of Education where she was awarded a Bachelor of Education.

She specialises in one-to-one and small group online tutoring and greatly enjoys being able to support and guide students through their examination preparation and English studies. 
She loves being able to learn about her students’ individual abilities and challenge them to improve. She enjoys getting to know her students and weaving their personal interests into lessons so as to engage them. For her, humour and frequent praise are indispensable tools, as are clearly articulated learning outcomes and high expectations. 
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