Online Tutor Katie



PhD Biomedical research


I am a science communicator and tutor. My main interests and areas of expertise are human biology and biochemistry.

Katie732 classes

UCL - PhD - Biomedical research

I am a science communicator and tutor. My main interests and areas of expertise are human biology and biochemistry.

Recent Students: 0
Total Hours: 652
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All-time Students: 153
Total Classes: 732
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Recent Students: 0Total Hours: 652Last Online:
All-time Students: 153Total Classes: 732Signed Up:

About Me

I returned to education at the age of 30. I had always been a promising student but circumstances disrupted my academic career as a teenager.

At 30 I did an Access course in applied sciences in order to obtain a place at King's College London to study Nutrition and Dietetics. I fell in love with the underlying science and felt that my skills were better used in pursuing more science rather than becoming a clinician so I went on to do an MSc in Drug Discovery. This furnished me with a better understanding of science and medical research and my very inspirational project supervisor urged me to pursue a research career and to apply for PhD programs.

I learnt huge amounts during my PhD, had many interesting experiences and was fortunate enough to have lots of teaching experience. Since leaving academia I have been pursuing my interests in science communication and have been working freelance as a fact checker and researcher. I always found tutoring very rewarding. It is wonderful to see students attain their optimal grades and to thrive.

Tutor Experience

I have been tutoring with Spires since 2019; in that time I have taught/mentored students from GCSE to PhD, mostly in biological sciences, although I also have considerable experience with statistics and critical appraisal of the literature. I also teach maths and sciences at GCSE and maths at the equivalent of AS or specifically the maths required for entry to biological science degrees. Previously to joining Spires, I tutored many students during my PhD, from school leavers wanting lab experience to tutoring fellow PhD candidates in sterile tissue culture techniques. The longest tutoring project I have undertaken during my PhD was supervising a third year medical student for his intercalated BSc in Physiology. He won the prize for top project in his year (mainly due to his hard work and dedication) and was a joy to teach and really fuelled my interest in nurturing younger minds.

Topic Expertise

My French and Italian are of a level where I would be confident to tutor to GCSE level. My maths is excellent, especially the maths used in the sciences (I attained 100% in AS maths in my Access course).

My strongest subject is human biology at an undergraduate level and related sciences at A level or below.

Client Reviews

Amazing tutor- 10/10.

- Medicine

Truly Amazing Tutor, the best around!!

- Biological Sciences

Amazing help, as always!

- Medicine

Thanks for all your help with the questions!

- Biology

Very kind and helpful!

- Applied Science

AMAZING as always!

- Biological Sciences

Really inspiring, Katie simplifies and has a great technique for getting the best out of you. I have learned so much in a relatively short time. Highly recommended, one of the best. Katie is a real credit to Spires. Thank you

- Biological Sciences

thank so much

- Biological Sciences

She is the best tutor .

- Biological Sciences

Excellent help with biology questions

- Biology


Tommy, aged 15:

Katie was a great tutor; she was patient, encouraging, and committed. She really helped me with my studies and revision, raising my grade from a six to an eight over the course of a few months.

Background Checks



BSc (Hons) Health Science (1)
MSc Drug Discovery (Distinction)
PhD Biomedical Science