Elena

Elena

Secondary and Science PGCE and QTS

Qualified Science Teacher available for online tutoring

4.8 (6)

5 hours of classes

About me

I am an experienced tutor and a fully qualified teacher of Science with QTS (and a Doctorate in Science!). I taught for two years in two local schools and mentored Honours' and Master's students during my PhD. I have been tutoring one-to-one throughout the University years and occasionally after the submission of my PhD thesis. I absolutely love tutoring as it enables me to put all of my time and energy into supporting my students, and tailor my teaching approach to suit their individual needs.

Tutor Experience

I am a fully qualified teacher of Science with experience of AQA and Edexcel exam boards.

I have been tutoring one-to-one throughout the University years and occasionally after the submission of my PhD thesis. I absolutely love tutoring as it enables me to put all of my time and energy into supporting my students, and tailor my teaching approach to suit their individual needs.

My online sessions are taught on Zoom and I can provide support via email between sessions. Also, I am available for marking work students may wish to complete between sessions.

My approach is tailored to identify and suit each student's learning needs. As a qualified teacher I know the common misconceptions that students usually have, I can teach students exam technique and strategies to help them decode the questions and answer them correctly.

Topic Expertise

I completed my PGCE in Secondary Science in 2019 (Chemistry as specialism) and am qualified to teach Biology, Chemistry and Physics at KS3, KS4 and KS5. Previous to this, I attained a 2:1 Honours' degree in Chemistry and a 1st Master's degree in Advanced Chemical Methodologies. In 2012, I applied and successfully started a PhD at the University of Liverpool in collaboration with two research institutes in Singapore, where I spent two years. The four years of PhD not only allowed me to build a strong scientific background while doing experimental and computational research in the area of bio-nanomaterials (which resulted in two publications on peer-reviewed journals: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b04383 and https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.6b00587), but also to have a perspective on the current research panorama.

Client Reviews

Megan - Chemistry

Megan enjoyed her class and Elena taught it very clearly.

$46/hr

No upfront payments

Only pay as you go

Only teaches online

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Qualifications

BSc in Chemistry (Class 2:1)
MSc in Advanced Chemical Methodologies (Class 1st)
PhD in Biological Sciences
PGCE and QTS in Secondary and Science (Merit)

Availability

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