On this page you’ll find feedback from groups that have used our services. They are posted here as written by the teacher, with immense gratitude. Many thanks.
We have now worked with Stephen for a number of years to allow students to complete their GCSE controlled assessment. His knowledge and expertise is excellent in the area and the students gain a great deal from completing their controlled assessment with him! Stephen’s advice and opportunity for students to meet with him and understand about the area from someone who knows it really well engages them far more. His efforts are much appreciated and this was reflected in our exam feedback from last year where they praised the level of fieldwork they completed.
Miss Pearson, Isambard Community School Swindon
I have been using Stephen’s services for my AS and A2 geography fieldwork for several years now. Stephen has excellent local knowledge of the Brecon Beacons and surrounding area and provides expert tuition on the Rivers, Glaciation and Ecosystems fieldwork that he does with my students. The Youth Hostel at Danywenallt provides a convenient and well appointed base for introductory tuition for the fieldwork and Stephen is always very well prepared with up to date materials which are e-mailed beforehand. He has a strong understanding of the Specification requirements and tailors the fieldwork accordingly. He actively seeks feedback and acts to improve the fieldwork experience for the students. Stephen builds purposeful relationships with the students throughout the day and encourages them to apply the data collection methods accurately and to think how the methods could be developed further. He is highly professional and always enthusiastic.
Lucy Motson, Gloucestershire College, Coleford
I have had the pleasure of working with Stephen for more than 5 years on GCSE and A Level fieldtrips in the Abergavenny area. He is always well researched and prepared for our students. Activities are tailored to our needs and he provides plenty of information and recording sheets, maps etc according to our requirements. He delivers an enthusiastic introduction and engages with all students in the fieldwork, helping and guiding them through each activity. I thoroughly recommend Stephen as a fieldwork tutor for geography.Pat Waters, St. John’s College, Cardiff
Thank you Stephen for yet another well organised and smooth Geography residential trip for our year 12 students. The data they collected on the fieldwork days was excellent and will allow them to do a great deal of detailed analysis back in school before their exam. Also your linkage back to exam specification really helped develop their exam technique whilst out in the field.
Look forward to seeing you next year.D Bibby, Ranelagh School, Bracknell
Once again Stephen’s contributions to the Worthing College A2 Geography residential field trip in November made a huge difference to student learning and the success of the trip. Always prepared to take on new challenges, this year he developed some exciting new materials on the Energy Security theme using HEP at Talybont Reservoir and a micro-generation scheme, involving students in practical investigations and direct experience of community involvement in developing sustainable energy security at a local level. Based around the theme of Consuming the Rural Landscape we also used the honeypot sites of Llangorse Lake and Pen y Fan for hands-on investigation of conflicting leisure activities and footpath erosion. As always, Stephen’s strengths included thorough preparation, innovative ideas, clear delivery and strong engagement with the students.
Antony Allchin, Worthing College
Thank you again to all contributors on this page.