Croydon Tutorial College

Teaching, Tutoring and Progress Coaching

For Young and Mature Students and Technical Apprentices

Our Ethos and What We Do
Croydon Tutorial College is a registered Community Interest Company (CIC) with a goal of
providing quality teaching, both distance learning, self-study and face to face.

Our mission is to provide educational, mentoring and consultancy services to students (both young and old) wishing to master new technological skills especially in the computer technology and embedded systems fields.

We are a specialist tutoring college based in Croydon, which is located near Sutton and Croydon (London, England) and specialising in Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Computer Science tuition, as well as emergency help with homework or project crises. We also provide after school activities in computer programming and robotics, as well as coaching in more advanced computer programming.

We are a Cisco Netacad and can provide teaching and coaching for professional certification courses in Python, C, C++ and JavaScript programming, Linux command line and shell programming, IoT, networking and cyber security to both college age students and mature students thinking of a career change.

CTC can also provide teaching and coaching for students wishing to begin a career in data analytics and machine learning. For students without GCSE / A Level Maths we run intensive GCSE Maths, A Level Maths and A Level Further Maths courses.

Specialised computer courses include COBOL programming and teaching / progress coaching for students planning to study for the BCS HEQ Level 4 and Level 5 qualifications.



Croydon Tutorial College provides a wide range of courses, tutoring and teaching in a wide range of technical subjects including

  • GCSE and A Level STEM subjects (Maths, Further Maths, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry and Biology)

  • Cisco Netacad sponsored programming courses in C, C++, Python and JavaScript leading to professional certifications at basic and intermediate levels

  • Teaching and progress coaching for students planning to take the basic and intermediate level Microsoft Azure Data Analytics certification exams.

  • C and C++ programming courses (Arduino and RaspberryPi) for young computer scientists interested in robotics, embedded systems and IoT (Internet of Things) and their teachers.

  • Block programming , Python / Micropython programming for Arduino, RaspberryPi, Raspberry Pi Pico, and the BBC Microbit for young computer scientists and their parents/teachers.

  • Scratch 3 and Snap! programming and follow on Python courses for adults taking their first steps on a journey to become computer literate

  • Teaching and Progress Coaching for BCS HEQ (Higher Education Qualification) exams.

  • COBOL programming for those interested in developing a career maintaining and developing COBOL applications



Other services include

  • Help with homework, assignment and project difficulties and emergencies (including undergraduate projects)

  • Proof reading of theses and dissertations

  • Preparation and coaching for "viva voce" exams and interviews

  • A Level Tuition for young people with Anxiety, Aspergers, ADHD, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia

  • Enrichment programs for students wanting something more than "the Standard Fare that is the School Curriculum"

  • Family Oriented and Teacher Oriented Programming and Robotics Courses

  • Advice, Teaching and Progress Coaching for Mature Students changing to a new career in science and technology



Service and Course Delivery Methods

Our course and service delivery modes include distance learning as well as face to face teaching. The distance learning technologies we support include Skype, Microsoft Teams, Zoom and Cisco Webex.



Our Vision and Principles
Our vision and principles as a social enterprise company are
exemplified by the kinds of classes we can run and the teaching we can provide.

A Level Tuition for young people with Anxiety, Aspergers, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia
Croydon Tutorial College is actively considering starting up small tutorial classes for students with aspergers, dyspraxia, dyslexia, anxiety who are studying for their A levels but are experiencing difficulties with certain aspects of their work. We can provide tuition in a calm, non judgemental atmosphere where a student will be encouraged to develop ways of working that are best suited to their individual needs and personality. The subjects we cover are Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Psychology and Computer Science.



Enriching the Standard Fare that is the School Curriculum
Some students find the way A Level Science and Maths courses are taught as very much focused on simply "getting good grades at GCSE or A Level".

Opportunities for pursuing topics that enrich the standard "teaching fare" are in relatively short supply. Lack of opportunity for exploring "beyond the curriculum" can also be a handicap when it comes to doing well at interviews for university places for which there is much competition.

Tailored Computer Science Programming
We run, on request, courses on C
/C++ , Java and C# programming for either young programmers with a special interest in one of these languages , or for those selecting one of these languages for use in a programming project.

Family Oriented and Teacher Oriented Programming and Robotics Courses
We
can run programming courses for parents, home educators and teachers who need to get more proficient in their computer programming skills so that they can better teach their children, or teach and understand what is required of them in the current computer science curricula from the major A Level examination boards.

For example, we have run courses for lecturers at Carshalton College and Port Talbot College in various aspects of RasbperryPi and Arduino programming such as Python, C and C++ programming and Bash shell programming introducing teaching modules involving the use of these technologies. and for teachers in the local area on Python programming for the RaspberryPi.

Help for Undergraduate, Higher Vocational Qualification and Masters Degree Students
Sometimes students on a university course run into problems either with a final year project or with a particularly tough programming assignment, where, sometimes, sadly the lecturer has not explained everything as clearly as they might have liked and who are struggling with their assignment.

  • An example at undergraduate level was a very bright student who, based on work experience, had undertaken as his final year project the implementation of a "web page scraper" in C# that would extract salient marketing and advertising features from targetted web pages and then feed that data into a Microsoft SQL server database.

    • We do not write or help write code or text for such assignments.

    • In this case what was needed was an intensive 5 day course that covered various approaches to tackling the problems that needed to be solved, and filled in gaps where certain topics had simply not been covered as part of his course.

  • Another case involved a student on a tough masters course in numerical analysis.

    • He had been set an assignment at relatively short notice, and it was apparent from the course lecture materials I read that some of the more subtle issues associated with using C++ template programming required to solve partial differential equations problems had simply not been covered.

    • An intensive one day course filled in any gaps in his knowledge and gave him the confidence to complete the assignment.

For more information call us and leave a message or send an email

Enquiries line: 07739 642996
Send an email to andrew.eliasz@gmail.com or, to, awe@croydontutorialcolledge.education