I have worked as a science tutor for the past year and loved every minute. I had the opportunity during my PhD to conduct a placement in Argentina as an English teacher and this is where I honed my teaching skills with all age ranges of students.
With enthusiasm, careful planning and knowledge you can improve a students results and enjoyment of the subject, Tutoring is such a rewarding business to be involved in and what makes me a good tutor is that I teach out of love for the subject.
Fraser's last completed
Biological Sciences job with Iman:
1-2 hrs/week -
> My name is Iman, and I'm a second year Neuroscience student at the
> University of Edinburgh. I've had quite a tricky time at university
> following my Major Depressive Disorder and PTSD diagnoses at the end of
> first year. Despite that, I sat my exams in the summer with and average
> 79% for 1st year. I am now moving in to third year in September, and this
> where my degree will begin to count towards my final classification. I am
> quite anxious about this transition into honours-years, especially owing
> my personal circumstances.
> I would be hugely interested in organising regular tuition with you for
> year if this is possible (1.5 h pw). I have selected my courses and
> therefore would be able to get across some preliminary information on the
> syllabus to get started in September.
> Thank you for your time.
I have been a tutor throughout my PhD and I found that it is my patience and willingness to put in the extra hours with students which makes a difference. Often it is something simple that is tripping them up and they need someone to give them confidence and make them feel comfortable to ask questions. There is a lot of pressure in the lecture theatre and the classroom. I like to take that away and give them their own space to think things through.
Erin's last completed
Biological Sciences job with bonnie:
Occasional - I am studying biology at bristol uni, i am looking for someone to help me with the unit 'cell and developmental biology'. i have attached some sample lectures which i am finding difficult. i have an exam in a week and am hoping to do well in it with your help
Erin's last review in Biological Sciences from Scarlett: Erin proof read my masters dissertation and suggested ways to improve it. She was really friendly, helpful, her ideas were intelligent, and she got my work returned to me extremely fast! couldn't recommend her more. Definitely the best tutor I have found online.
I did my professional teaching course last year but had to give up teaching after qualifying for a great PhD opportunity. My favourite part of teaching was spending time with small groups and helping them realise they could do things they thought they couldn't.
I predominately taught GCSE and A-level classes In all three of the sciences. I also had to teach quite a lot on maths within the Physics A-level as well as helping out in GCSE maths classes. I really enjoyed teaching the sciences to people who were struggling as it would give rise to the "OH I get it now!" moment that most teachers crave.
Before teaching I studied at the University of Nottingham where I gained my masters in Biochemistry and Genetics. During this course I was lucky enough to study a large variety of topics as well as take part in research projects at the university which gave rise to further works. I thoroughly enjoyed my degree as well as my research which is why I am now studying for my PhD.
Morgan's last completed Biological Sciences job with bonnie: Over 2 hrs/week - i am struggling with content in sensory biology which has some elements of physics, i am struggling with how the eyes and ears of different organisms work. i can email over more documents if needed
First up, I enjoy the subjects I tutor immensely and I feel this is one of the most important qualities in a good tutor. In addition, I am friendly and confident and have experience of communicating with others in a teaching environment. Coupled with my enthusiasm for the subjects, this will make for a productive and enjoyable learning environment for students. I have extensive tutoring experience, particularly at GCSE and A-levels and have been working with some students for multiple years. Beyond this, I have been asked by my school to return after my first year of university to regularly help prospective Oxbridge students with their personal statements and applications and was an advisor on interview technique.
I have been tutoring for over 10 years, since starting my PhD at Oxford. Since this time I have taught at "Britain's brainiest school" (Cardiff Sixth Form College) and now I am an examiner. I am used to teaching international students, young students and mature students of all abilities. I have experience as a lecturer at Oxford and Cardiff Universities, and also in interviewing students for admission to Oxford.
Because of these experiences, I know that not all students learn in the same way and I am very used to explaining difficult concepts in many different ways. I have accumulated excellent resources over time and am very patient and understanding :-)
-PGCE and 7 years classroom teaching Biology.
-PhD in Marine Biology - (Including taxonomy, population genetics and molecular taxonomy) which I can teach to undergraduate level.
-Currently examiner for WJEC - I have excellent knowledge of the WJEC and Eduqas GCSE and A Level syllabus as well as AQA and Edexcel
-Excellent one to one teaching skills - I have tutored over 30 students face to face with exceptional feedback.
-As a PhD student I mentored students through their dissertation project.
-A number of students and tutees I have taught have gone on to study Medicine and Veterinary Science at University, including at Russell Group universities.
Scott's last completed Biological Sciences job with Holli: Occasional - I have some coursework using blast and clustal. Looking at coding regions and finding the possible cellular locations of proteins. I wondered if someone could look over it for me and tell me where i am going wrong (or right!). Over email is fine, screen shots might be helpful. Thank you
With almost 2 years' tutoring experience, I am confident in being able to deliver engaging and informative lessons for pupils of all ages.
I am experienced in tutoring biology, chemistry and maths to varying levels (GCSE, A-Level, IB), and across many exam boards and specifications, including OCR, Edexcel, AQA and more. My greatest strength lies in biology, where I am able to deliver tuition to undergraduate level, as well as provide support with dissertations.
I also have experience in preparing students for university entrance examinations, such as the UKCAT.
My teaching style will vary according to students' needs and I make my lessons as interactive as possible to ensure students remains engaged. I believe that confidence is half the battle won so I aim to encourage my students and empower them to take back control of their studies.
Busra's last completed Biological Sciences job with Scarlett: Occasional - Looking for a tutor to pre-mark and proof read my dissertation (<6000 words).
2016-18, Tutor in Evolution & Social Evolution (taught 27 undergraduates in 1:1 or 2:1 sessions) on topics of Social
Evolution & Major Evolutionary Transitions, University of Oxford
2016-17, Demonstrator for the “Organisms - Invertebrate Practicals” course run by Jonathan Green, Department of
Zoology, University of Oxford (involved in demonstrating, dissections & marking)
2017-18, Invigilator for undergraduate student exams, New College, University of Oxford
2017, Demonstrator for the “Tree of Life” practical run by Sebastian Shimeld, Department of Zoology, University of
Oxford, (involved in demonstrating, DNA extractions, PCR reactions, gel electrophoresis & sequencing)
2015, Demonstrator for an “Experimental Evolution Practical” course run by William Durham, Department of
Zoology, University of Oxford
Stefania's last completed Biological Sciences job with ikky: Occasional - second year student studying biomedical science got exam in 10 days need some help on a module
Having previously worked in research in academia and industry, I have over five years of personal, private tuition experience covering GCSE Biology and Chemistry as well as A-level Biology and Chemistry. I have tutored students studying WJEC, OCR and AQA syllabus'. I also have experience of taking tutorials for undergraduate students.