Virtual STEM Study Club

Impactful small group tuition

 

Green Tutors have been providing STEM specialist tuition since 2012. Our tutor team are all STEM professionals and Qualified Tutors who bring the dry curriculum into the real world applications of their roles. 

From rocket scientists, to Covid testers, synthetic chemists, to programmers, our team has a passion for learning about the world around us and sharing that with our students. 

In these regular STEM study sessions we’ll be applying the best of education research, STEM experience, and virtual classroom technology to give your child confidence ahead of their exams this year. 

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Who is this for?

If your child is sitting their GCSEs in 2024, and they have access to an internet-enabled device, this is for them.

You don’t need any special equipment to participate, and the sessions are priced to be inclusive of all budgets. 

The classes are low pressure, supportive, and designed to be low threat specifically to support anxious students. There is no whip-cracking discipline. We are here to bring the best learning experience for your child. 

The best of education research

The Education Endowment Foundation found that small group tuition has an average impact of four months’ additional progress over the course of a year. And there’s nothing average about our study club. 

Alongside weekly tuition covering maths, biology, chemistry, and physics, your child will get access to our unique Study Success Programme. This will teach them the science behind exam performance, and give them an edge over their peers. The Education Endowment Foundation reports that the potential impact of this metacognition and self-regulation approach is high (+7 months additional progress). The evidence indicates that explicitly teaching strategies to help plan, monitor and evaluate specific aspects of their learning can be effective, which is exactly what this programme is designed to achieve.

And that’s not all – this programme has an accompanying programme for you to learn what steps your child needs to take this year, how you can support them and yourself through the process, and how to tackle challenging conversations about their goals without meltdowns. 

Virtual classroom technology

Our virtual classroom is hosted by Pencil Spaces, sponsors of the Love Tutoring Festival at BETT, The Tutors’ Association Conference 2023, the TTA Awards 2023, and proud ambassador for the tutoring community. 

You can play with this technology in our demo classroom at Pencil Spaces!

Pencil Spaces was designed in close collaboration with tutors, including Georgina of Green Tutors, to make it the best virtual classroom experience for tutors and for learners. Their safety features, integrated technology, scheduling, and collaborative whiteboard make it easy for students to stay engaged in the lesson, and easy for tutors to monitor several students at once. 

Following the education research, we limit class sizes to 6 students for the maximum impact for each student. However every student gets their own workspace so they can have confidence to learn at their own pace.

Range of classes

We have created a selection of classes that your child can choose from each week. 

Each class is £15, running weekly from 26th February until 24th May (with one week break in April). To join your chosen class(es) for that time would be £180.

If you sign up before the 19th February you can access the early bird discount and access the classes for just £144 with a mystery bonus included. 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
7:45 pm 7:45 pm 7:45 pm 7:45 pm 6:30pm
GCSE Foundation maths GCSE Biology GCSE Chemistry GCSE Physics GCSE Higher maths

 

Our expert tutor is experienced with a range of exam boards, and is well able to cater the lessons to your child’s needs. 

How do I join?

Sign up and access the classes here.

One purchase gives you access to one class per week (with a mystery bonus included if you purchase before 12th February). 

With the early bird discount you can access each weekly class until May for just one single payment of £144. 

After this each weekly class will be £15, £180 for the series, or £900 to access all classes, all subjects. 

Georgina is brilliant, patient and has brought my daughter up from struggling with maths to being the first to put her hand up in class.

Keith, Stevenage

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She is one of a kind and really good at her job

Will, Northampton

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My daughter is struggling with maths and Georgina is really helping her to make sense of it! Georgina helped our son to pass his exams a few years ago, and so we can highly recommend green tutors!!

Tracey, Stevenage

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Chemistry class schedule

Session 1: Introduction to Chemistry

  • Date: February 28, 2024
  • Topics:
    • Introduction to chemistry and its branches
    • Matter and its classification
    • Atoms, elements, and compounds

Session 2: Atomic Structure and Periodic Table

  • Date: March 6, 2024
  • Topics:
    • Atomic structure: protons, neutrons, electrons
    • Structure of the atom
    • Periodic table: groups, periods, properties

Session 3: Chemical Bonding

  • Date: March 13, 2024
  • Topics:
    • Types of chemical bonds (ionic, covalent, metallic)
    • Lewis dot structures
    • Ionic and covalent compounds

Session 4: Chemical Reactions

  • Date: March 20, 2024
  • Topics:
    • Types of chemical reactions (synthesis, decomposition, single replacement, double replacement)
    • Balancing chemical equations

Session 5: Acids, Bases, and Salts

  • Date: March 27, 2024
  • Topics:
    • Properties of acids and bases
    • pH scale
    • Neutralization reactions
    • Salts and their preparation

Session 6: Energy Changes in Chemical Reactions

  • Date: April 3, 2024
  • Topics:
    • Endothermic and exothermic reactions
    • Energy level diagrams
    • Enthalpy changes

Session 7: Rates of Reaction

  • Date: April 10, 2024
  • Topics:
    • Factors affecting the rate of reaction
    • Collision theory
    • Catalysts and their role

Session 8: Organic Chemistry

  • Date: April 17, 2024
  • Topics:
    • Introduction to organic chemistry
    • Hydrocarbons: alkanes, alkenes, alkynes
    • Functional groups

Session 9: Electrochemistry

  • Date: April 24, 2024
  • Topics:
    • Redox reactions
    • Electrolysis
    • Electrochemical cells

Session 10: Review and Exam Preparation

  • Date: May 1, 2024
  • Topics:
    • Review of key concepts
    • Practice questions and problem-solving
    • Exam tips and strategies

Additional Sessions (if needed):

  • May 8, 2024: Extra practice and clarification on difficult topics
  • May 15, 2024: Mock exam and review of weak areas
  • May 22, 2024: Final review session and addressing last-minute doubts

Each session will incorporate interactive activities, demonstrations, and practice questions to engage students actively and reinforce learning. We will also provide resources for further study and encourage students to ask questions for better understanding.

Higher tier maths class schedule

Session 1: Algebra Basics

  • Date: March 1, 2024
  • Topics:
    • Solving linear equations and inequalities
    • Simultaneous equations (elimination and substitution)
    • Expanding and factorizing expressions

Session 2: Functions and Graphs

  • Date: March 8, 2024
  • Topics:
    • Introduction to functions
    • Graphing linear and quadratic functions
    • Transformations of graphs

Session 3: Trigonometry

  • Date: March 15, 2024
  • Topics:
    • Basic trigonometric ratios (sine, cosine, tangent)
    • Solving right-angled triangles
    • Applications of trigonometry in geometry

Session 4: Geometry and Mensuration

  • Date: March 22, 2024
  • Topics:
    • Properties of shapes (quadrilaterals, triangles, circles)
    • Area and perimeter calculations
    • Volume and surface area of solids

Session 5: Probability and Statistics 1

  • Date: March 29, 2024
  • Topics:
    • Probability basics (sample spaces, outcomes, events)
    • Calculating probabilities
    • Representing data using tables and charts

Session 6: Probability and Statistics 2

  • Date: April 5, 2024
  • Topics:
    • Measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode)
    • Measures of spread (range, interquartile range, standard deviation)
    • Probability distributions and expected values

Session 7: Advanced Algebra

  • Date: April 12, 2024
  • Topics:
    • Quadratic equations and inequalities
    • Completing the square
    • Solving simultaneous equations graphically

Session 8: Coordinate Geometry

  • Date: April 19, 2024
  • Topics:
    • Distance and midpoint formula
    • Gradient of a line
    • Equations of straight lines

Session 9: Further Trigonometry and Vectors

  • Date: April 26, 2024
  • Topics:
    • Trigonometric identities
    • Sine and cosine rules
    • Introduction to vectors and vector operations

Session 10: Review and Exam Preparation

  • Date: May 3, 2024
  • Topics:
    • Review of key concepts
    • Practice questions and problem-solving
    • Exam tips and strategies

Additional Sessions (if needed):

  • May 10, 2024: Extra practice and clarification on difficult topics
  • May 17, 2024: Mock exam and review of weak areas
  • May 24, 2024: Final review session and addressing last-minute doubts

Similar to the chemistry class plan, we will incorporate interactive activities, demonstrations, and plenty of practice questions to engage students actively and reinforce learning. Students will be provided with resources for further study and I encourage students to ask questions for better understanding.