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Mr Richard Coles
Mr Richard Coles

BSc Honours Degree – University of Leeds 1988
Post Graduate Certificate in Education – University of Leeds 1991
Threshold Standard for Effective Teachers – Department for Education 2002
Diploma Certificate in Teaching Children with Special Educational Needs – Newcastle University 2003
Raising Achievement in Maths 2003
Diploma Certificate in Advanced Education Studies in the Teaching of Mathematics – University of York St. John 2011
Maths Development Programme for Teachers 2011
Grade 5 Certificate in Guitar – Rockschool 2013
Full Enhanced DBS clearance (formerly CRB)
GCSE Maths Examiner with EDEXCEL 2018
I am a full member of the National Education Union
First Aid Qualified
Instruments: Beginner and Intermediate Guitar.
Acoustic guitar.
Electric guitar.
Genre/Style(s): Electric
Ability Levels: Beginners to Intermediate


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I have been a Teacher and Tutor for more than half of my life. I was born in Darlington in the 1960s, the youngest of five. My family moved and I was raised and schooled in Eston in the 1970s. Aged 19 I left home to study in Leeds in the 1980s. Then I ventured south and started my teaching career in London in the 1990s. I returned to my native North-East just before the 2000s where I have lived and worked ever since.
For eight years I have worked as part of the team on justinguitar – one of the world’s largest guitar tuition websites. In that role I have mentored and coached countless students and written many articles about learning guitar. I have helped to run the forum dedicated to supporting guitar students.

Contact Richard

Address: Stockton on Tees
TS19 7HT
Phone: 01642657517
Mobile: 07508808979
Fee (60 minutes): £25.00

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