Home and Online Computer Science Tuition in Derbyshire

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A selection of Derbyshire Computer Science Tutors

Marc W

Mr Marc W

A-Level Computer Science Lessons

Derbyshire


Subjects taught:
Qualifications:
PGCE Bishop Grosseteste University (2019), BSc (Hons) Computer Science, Kingston University (2015)
Gary C

Mr Gary C

Computer Science Tutor Near Me

Derbyshire


Subjects taught:
Qualifications:
NCCE Certificate in Teaching GCSE Computer Science (2020). PGCE Secondary Education, ICT specialism, University of Reading (2006); BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology, Buckinghamshire New University (2000).
Farah M

Ms Farah M

Computer Science Tutoring

Derbyshire


Subjects taught:
Qualifications:
PGCE Computer Science, Sheffield Hallam University (2015). BSc (Hons)ICT, University of Bradford (2014).
Karl B

Mr Karl B

Computer Science Tutor Near Me

Derbyshire


Subjects taught:
Qualifications:
CPD Quality Mark Lead Facilitator, STEM Learning (2021). BCS Certificate in Coaching for Computing Educators, Computing at School (2021). The National Centre for Computing Education Certificate in Secondary Computing Teaching, NCCE (2021). The National Centre for Computing Education Certificate in Teach GCSE Computer Science, NCCE (2020). PGCE Computer Science, Middlesex University (2014). BSc (Hons) Computer Systems and Networks, Plymouth University (2013).
Peter G

Mr Peter G

A-Level Computer Science Tuition Near Me

Derbyshire


Subjects taught:
Qualifications:
PGCE Primary Education, Reading University (1989). BA (Hons) Music, Kingston University (1988).

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What is the difference between Computer Science and IT?

The school curriculum for computing has changed in recent years, with a greater focus now on the science of computing rather than on the applications. Computer Science is concerned with how computers and computer systems work, and how they are designed and programmed. IT (Infomation Technology) or ICT (Infomation and Communication Technology) deal with applying computer systems to solve real-world problems such as finding things out, exchanging and sharing information, and reviewing, modifying and evaluating work.

IT Skills

Digital culture and digital literacy have changed the way that people live, work, learn and play. Growing up in an IT-rich environment means that children need to have opportunities to experience and develop IT skills that will help them make the most of their adult life. IT is incorporated into practically every lesson at school, from the Primary Key Stages onwards; from interactive whiteboards and virtual learning environments, to educational computer games and cloud based technologies such as the internet, email and e-learning platforms. In the early years, the emphasis is on getting children familiar with the technology and in using the software for isolated tasks. Later, pupils will be taught how to use various programs for a particular task and may present their findings from an investigation. At higher levels, pupils should be able to design systems for others to use and to critically evaluate these systems.

GCSE and A-Level Computer Science

The GCSE Computer Science course is a very demanding and academic course, focusing on the founding principles and practices of computation and in the design and development of computer systems. At GCSE level, students are introduced to the Central Processing Unit (CPU), computer memory and storage, wired and wireless networks, network topologies, system security, system software, computational thinking, algorithms and programming. At A-Level, the course is divided into two complementary parts: theory and programming. On the theory side, students study the internal workings of a computer, right down the basics of how data is stored along with other aspects of computer architecture. On the programming side, students learn a programming language (usually chosen by the school) from C#, Java, Pascal/Delphi, Python and Visual Basic.NET. The A-Level is assessed with two exam papers (each 40%), plus a practical project (20%) which will typically be done over a period of 3 months.

Tuition with a qualified Computer Science teacher at your home in Derbyshire costs from £46.00 ph. Online tuition with a qualified Computer Science teacher costs from £40.00 ph. Create your own small tuition group and Computer Science tuition costs from £17.50 ph.

Because we only ever work with qualified and experienced Computer Science teachers in Derbyshire, you will always get a highly experienced teacher who is safe, reliable and up to speed with the current curriculum and exam requirements. There is no excellent learning without excellent teaching, and our Computer Science teachers are expected to teach in a way that inspires and motivates. We have over 20,000 talented teachers providing tuition, chosen for their broad range of experience, professionalism, academic specialisms, passion, and dedication to their students. We only ever offer qualified teachers as tutors, as we believe professional teachers provide the highest quality of tuition.

Location
Home Tuition: Involves a Computer Science tutor coming to your home in Derbyshire to provide one-on-one instruction. This offers convenience as you don't need to travel. Online Tuition: This can take place anywhere with an internet connection. Small Group Tuition: Typically with between 2 to 4 children, and often occurs in a physical location such as your home, though it can also be online.

Individual Attention
Home Tuition: Offers the highest level of individual attention, as the Computer Science tutor focuses solely on one student. Online Tuition: Still allows for one-to-one attention, but it may be slightly less personal than home tuition due to potential distractions. Small Group Tuition: Offers less individual attention as the Computer Science tutor must divide their time and attention among multiple students.

Cost
Home Tuition: This tends to be more expensive because it involves one-on-one teaching, and the Computer Science tutor is required to travel to your home, in Derbyshire. Online Tuition: Often more affordable than home tuition as your Computer Science tutor does not need to travel but may still cost more than small group tuition. Small Group Tuition: Generally, this is the most cost-effective option, as the costs are shared among several families.

Flexibility
Home Tuition: Offers flexibility in terms of scheduling and curriculum, as your Computer Science tutor will only be working with your child. Online Tuition: Provides flexibility in terms of location and may offer a wider selection of Computer Science tutors. Small Group Tuition: Lessons will be more difficult to schedule as lesson times will have to fit in with other families.

Interaction
Home Tuition: Offers in-person interaction, which can be beneficial for students who learn better through face-to-face communication. Online Tuition: Provides interaction through video conferencing tools and chat, which can be engaging but may not suit everyone's learning style. Small Group Tuition: Allows for peer interaction, which can benefit collaborative learning and discussions.

The choice between home, online, or small group Computer Science tuition in Derbyshire depends on your preferences, budget, and the student's specific educational needs. Each option has advantages and disadvantages, so it's essential to consider these factors when deciding.

How are Derby schools performing?

We connect you to the best teachers who work across several of the best primary and secondary schools in Derby (some detailed below). This means we can reliably provide you with a local and experienced tutor that fits your needs.

Derby primary school performance:

The Derby area has 50 primary schools (one of the top being Griffe Field Primary School with 32% of pupils achieving at a higher standard).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“Pupils’ achievement is outstanding and by the end of Key Stage 2, their attainment is well above average in both English and mathematics. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage make good progress from starting points that are usually average. Although the content of pupils’ writing is exceptionally good, their handwriting and presentation are not up to the high standard expected by the school.”

The Derby local authority has an average of 61% of students meeting the expected standards in reading, writing, and maths at primary school age (vs England's average of 65%). And has an average of 8% achieving higher standard (vs England's average of 11%).

 

Derby secondary school performance:

The Derby area has 28 secondary schools (one of the top being Landau Forte College with 59% of pupils achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“Attainment is high across the college, including in the outstanding sixth form. Students make rapid and sustained progress from their various starting points. Students’ academic and personal achievements prepare them exceptionally well for the next stage of their education and their future lives.”

The Derby local authority has an average of 38% of students achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs (vs England's average of 43%). And has an average of 91% of students either staying in education or entering employment after GCSEs (vs England's average of 94%).

Derby Ofsted ratings:

63% of Derby schools have received at least a 'Good' Ofsted rating, with 15 schools receiving an 'Outstanding' rating in their last evaluation.

Source: Gov.UK Website

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