Introducing The Geography Tutor

Inspiring, Engaging and Experienced Geography Tutor

I provide high quality private tuition and support in Geography (along with a few other related subjects). I tutor all levels, from 11+ and KS2 through to GCSE, A-Level and university level, to students in all parts of the world. I am based in Cambridge and London, UK and tutor mainly online but also face to face and do overseas residential placements.

All About The Geography Tutor

Sebastian Weiss
PGCE secondary Geography with QTS, the University of Cambridge
BA Environments with Environmental Geographies, Politics and Cultures major, the University of Melbourne

Part time teacher of Geography at an independent school in central London

DBS checked

Experience:

- A-Level Geography (AQA, Edexcel, CIE, OCR, WJEC) and Geology

- Pre-U Geography
- GCSE and IGCSE Geography (AQA, Edexcel, CIE, OCR, WJEC) including entrance exam preparation
- 13+ and 11+ and common entrance preparation for Geography
- KS2 (primary level) and KS3 Geography

- International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Geography and Environmental Systems and Societies standard and higher level
- University level Geography

I am a fully qualified teacher with over 8 years private tutoring experience, over which I have taught, helped and inspired hundreds of students across thousands of hours of lesson time. I have taught both A-levels and GCSEs as well as the IB (International Baccalaureate) and younger year groups, including KS2, KS3, 13+ and 11+, and common entrance exam preparation. I have experience teaching the following exam boards: AQA, Edexcel, CIE, OCR and WJEC. I have worked as an AQA examiner, giving me first-hand experience with the exam technique required to get high marks in exams. I have had a very large and diverse range of clients, including various SEN students. I have also tutored university students in Geography and have guided them through essay and dissertation submissions and exams. I have been working as a Geography teacher in independent as well as state schools in and around London over the past four academic years, teaching GCSEs and A-Levels as well as KS3. Finally, I have tutored Geography on an international level in South Korea, and in Kenya for a private placement. Especially applicable to Geography, my lessons have a strong focus on exam technique, including essay structure and language; and effective exam preparation.

 

Professional Services

What The Geography Tutor Provides

Geography Tutoring

Tuition in Geography of all levels tailored to each students' individual needs.

- A-Level
- GCSE and IGCSE

- 13+ and 11+ and common entrance preparation

- KS2 (primary level) and KS3

- International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

- University level (undergraduate)

- NEA/coursework support and guidance for GCSE, A-Level and IB

- PGCE/teacher training support

I am based in Cambridge and London, UK and tutor mainly online but also face to face and do overseas residential placements. I tutor mainly one to one but also do group lessons (clients will required to form their own groups).

If I am fully booked for lessons, I work with a small team of highly experienced and fully qualified Geography tutors and teachers that can also tutor and support you.

 

For bookings and any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch via the contact section.

Exam Technique and Essay Writing Tutoring

Tuition in exam technique and essay writing. 

Exam technique is a vital component towards success in a Geography exam (as well as in many other subjects). I specialise in teaching students the right exam technique with a strong focus on longer answer and essay questions. Whilst my lessons have a strong focus on this regardless, I can also dedicate lessons solely to exam technique and essay writing.

 

For bookings and any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch via the contact section.

Residential Placements

I do residential tutoring placements. This involves travelling regionally or internationally to tutor a client face to face for a period of a few days up to a few months.

 

The client will be expected to cover travel and accommodation costs.

Recent residentials I have been on include Kenya, helping to prepare an A-Level student at an international school in Nairobi for their final exams.

For bookings and any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch via the contact section.

Tutoring in Other Subjects

I also provide tuition and support for Geology (A-Level and university level) and Environmental Systems and Societies (IB Diploma).

If you require help in any other subjects aside from Geography or the above, don't hesitate to get in touch via the contact section. I work with a team of highly experienced and fully qualified tutors and teachers across a range of subjects that will be able to tutor and support you.

Study Materials, Resources and Revision Booklets

Study materials, resources and revision booklets for all levels of Geography are available for purchase. If interested, for a list of products available and prices, or if you have any questions, kindly get in touch via the contact section. Online shop coming soon!

Education Consulting

Education consulting for both UK and international schools, Geography courses, and university Geography degrees and the university application process, including personal statements.

For bookings and any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch via the contact section.

 

Fees and Pricing

All tuition for all levels and subjects, and consulting is charged at £55 per hour

Included with this price for each lesson:

- student access to a shared folder (Google Drive, One Drive or Dropbox) with resources including topic notes, diagrams, case studies, exam technique information, exam style questions and past papers

- ongoing student support via WhatsApp or email

- ongoing parent feedback and updates via WhatsApp or email

 

Face to face lessons may incur an additional travel charge.
 

 

Client Testimonials


“My son has been having lessons with Sebastian for about 6 months now. His grades have more than doubled since he started tuition with Sebastian and his understanding and confidence have improved considerably during this time. Sebastian is very knowledgable, organises the lessons well and explains things clearly. He always responds promptly to my messages and is very flexible when it comes to arranging lesson times. I would highly recommend him.” - Nana H, mother of GCSE Geography student

“I employed Sebastian as a private tutor for my daughter to help with ‘A’ level Geography revision. Sebastian had a calm but systematic approach and helped my daughter to organize her notes and material thoroughly. He talked my daughter through essay questions and through discussion enabled her to reach answers logically, sealing her knowledge. He also provided a very useful list of exam tips. My daughter received an A* in the final exam and secured a place at her first choice university. Sebastian helped her achieve this. I have no hesitation in recommending Sebastian as a private tutor.” - Sally J, mother of A-Level Geography student

“My son is preparing for 13+ scholarship exams for schools in London and has found Sebastian's style of teaching very helpful, very encouraging. After the initial assessment of my child's preparation level, Sebastian identified areas where focus is required and has adopted a targeted approach to cover gaps. Many thanks! I see a definite improvement in my child's confidence and preparation level.” - Prerna L, mother of 13+ Geography student

“My son had few lessons with Sebastian through Skype to fill up his missing knowledge. It looks quite efficient. Sebastian used some online whiteboard, video, graphs to explain, I guess the kids like that. My son said he understands the knowledge now, building up confidence, and passed his exam with a big progress.” - Mrs Fu, mother of 11+ Geography student

“Sebastian is a fantastic Geography tutor, with excellent subject knowledge and teaching experience. His approach is professional and goal oriented but in an interesting and fun way. He helped my son prepare for GCSEs this year and we have been very happy with the results. Skype session format works well too. My son is very happy with his Geography GCSE exams.” - Houman A, father of GCSE Geography student

 “Our College has hired Sebastian to teach small group classes for A level and GCSE Geography. He has been very amenable and has developed a good rapport with the students. His subject knowledge is excellent. I would not hesitate to recommend Sebastian.” - Steve P, private GCSE and sixth form college, St Albans

“Sebastian has been providing weekly support sessions, utilising Skype, for my son who is 17 for the past three months. My son advises the sessions are very worthwhile and Sebastian's infectious enthusiasm for Geography is matched by his clarity of explanation of it. My son's confidence in and otherwise little appetite for the subject, one of his 3 A Levels, has risen significantly.” - Michael C, father of A-Level Geography student

“Complex and puzzling content was so well explained, and all topics were revised in large depth.” - Agnes B, mother of GCSE Geography student

“Sebastian is clearly very experienced with excellent subject knowledge and tutoring techniques. He helped my daughter prepare for her final A-level exams and she found his help extremely useful. Sebastian takes a clear and systematic approach and has a strong focus on exam technique. He was always available for questions and answered them speedily. I would not hesitate to recommend Sebastian as a tutor!” - Joelle, S, mother of A-Level Geography student

“Sebastian really helped my son with his Geography GCSE. I was rather dubious at first about an online tutor but they connected really well straight away. Sebastian explained concepts clearly and really helped support my son in areas that he was feeling stuck. He is now doing A level geography - so Sebastian was obviously a great help. He was flexible with lessons and I would highly recommend him.” - Judianne, J, mother of GCSE and now A-Level Geography student

“My son found Sebastian to be an absolutely excellent help as he prepared for his GCSES. As well as content generally he really zoned in on exam technique. I would highly recommend him.” - Bronagh, G, mother of GCSE Geography student

“Sebastian has been a positive support for my son's Geography A2, providing very useful revision notes and feedback on practice essays and questions. He tutors him on Skype which works well and is time efficient and we would certainly recommend Sebastian” - Lulie H, mother of A-Level Geography student

“Sebastian has been an excellent tutor for my Daughter providing geography tuition for school entrance exams and her IGCE. He has provided great study materials and delivered the lessons in an interesting format. My Daughter has really enjoyed the sessions” - Catherine, W, mother of IGCSE Geography student

“He has an excellent skill for GCSE exam and flexible arranging schedule.” - Saori I, mother of GCSE Geography student

“Sebastian worked for four months on both a one-to-one level and group level, teaching A level geography in a school setting. Very adaptable to varying hours. Feedback from both students and staff - outstanding. Strong academic background coupled with years of tutoring experience - highly recommend without reservation.” - James M, tutoring company founder

“I called upon Sebastian a couple of times to help me through an assignment I was having difficulty with. Sebastian was information and clear throughout each session. Even though my assignment wasn't Sebastian's specialty (Geo-Politics and all I only needed help with essay structure) he went above and beyond what was asked and researched my essay title in particular, he then went ahead and made suggestions on what he believed would get me the most marks. I ended up receiving a high mark for the assignment Sebastian helped me with, well above the grade I would usually get without help. I would without any hesitation recommend Sebastian to anyone looking for help or guidance.” - Eamonn C, university Geography student

 

For Lesson Bookings, kindly get in touch

Questions, comments or requests? Feel free to reach out, we’d love to hear from you.

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The Geography Tutor Terms and Conditions

Registration
Clients are required to provide adequate contact details.  This will enable me to communicate with you effectively. Mobile numbers (including Whatsapp or SMS) and email are my preferred methods of communication.  I will only use these to contact you with regard to tuition and I never pass them on to someone else unless you request for me to do so. Please ensure that you inform me if any contact details change during the academic year. 

Payment
Lessons are paid for either in advance, right after each lesson or on a weekly billing cycle by bank transfer or cash (if face-to-face lessons).

Invoices

Invoices should be paid in full by bank transfer or cash (if face-to-face lessons) within 7 days of receipt of the invoice (sent by email). The account details, for bank transfer purposes, are provided on the invoice. For clients wishing to pay via Paypal, you will be charged a fee of 3.5% for each transaction as this is what Paypal charge me to receive funds.

Lesson Cancellation Policy
If a lesson needs to be rearranged or cancelled this must be done at least 24 hours before the scheduled lesson time. Missed lessons within 24 hours will be charged at the full hourly rate. If I cancel for ANY reason and you have already paid, I will rearrange the lesson or can also issue a refund.

 

Termination Policy
If you wish to terminate your regular tuition sessions, please let me know as soon as possible. The above cancellation policy applies.


Student Progress Feedback

If your child has face-to-face tuition, I regularly give verbal feedback, at the start or end of each lesson. If your child has online lessons, then please join the video call at the beginning or end of the session for your verbal feedback. Of course I also provide ongoing feedback and communication via Whatsapp, SMS or email. You can also schedule in a free call at a later date to discuss your child's progress.

 

Time Keeping
Unless otherwise arranged, all one-to-one lessons are one hour in duration.  Clients are responsible for arriving for tuition on time, and lessons will end at the designated time to enable the next student to have their full lesson. If you wish to speak to me, in detail, about your child's progress then please do this during the first few minutes or the last few minutes of their lesson.

Behaviour
Parents are responsible for ensuring that their children know how to behave well. I reserve the right to cancel any bookings for students whose behaviour is unacceptable. You will, of course, receive a refund for outstanding sessions if I need to enforce this.

Special Requests
I reserve the right to charge for special requests. Examples include, but are not limited to: full written progress reports, references, setting of summer homework (without booking lessons), signing of certified true copies (e.g. of passports), completion of forms/questionnaires for other education or medical professionals.

 

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