Welcome to Kilner Education
Hi, my name is Michael Kilner. I am 38, and I have been a teacher for over 10 years.
I offer private tuition in a variety of subjects.
See the Subjects Taught page for a list of academic subjects offered. I also teach chess, and offer a range of Environmental Education services.
Lessons in any subject are usually 1 hour long, but longer sessions can be arranged if required.
Primarily, I am a science teacher, but as you will see from this site, there are a number of other topics that I am able to teach. I work mainly within Torfaen, Newport, Blaenau Gwent, Monmouthshire and Caerphilly, but I am prepared to travel further afield if required. Sessions are flexible, at times to suit you, and I will come to you for the lesson - leave the travelling to me.
I have experience in teaching to all age groups from pre-school to adults. I am flexible, and able to adjust they way in which a subject is taught in order to meet the needs of my students. Whether you are learning for exams and university places, or just for fun, it is important that what I do works for you.
I am an enthusiastic teacher with a genuine love of my subjects. I believe that education is about more than just learning facts. It should be practical, and apply to the real world. Basic skills such as dealing with numbers are essential for both children and adults.
Learning should also be enjoyable. Enthusiasm for a topic makes it easier to learn. I aim to stimulate an interest in a subject, rather than concentrating on rote learning in order to pass exams.
On the following pages I give details of the types of lessons and services that I offer. If what you are looking for is not there, please use the Contact Form to the right of the page to ask for more information. Similarly, if you want to ask about lessons in a topic that is not listed, please get in touch. I will listen, and give you an honest and straightforward answer about whether or not I can provide what you want.
For more information about me, please read my blog, 'Harvestman at Large'.