I have been tutoring and teaching for over 15 years, and over half of that has been spent in the position of Head of Science or assistant principal. I believe that I am easy to be around and students feel comfortable when working with me and are confident that they can ask any question, no matter how silly they may perceive it to be. I always try to think of relevant and engaging ways to tackle a topic to enable all abilities to understand.
Having left teaching in September 2018 to spend more time with my baby daughter, I've set up my own business that designs lesson resources for other teachers. This not only means that I have access to hundreds of resources that I share during lessons to back up the learning but also means that I'm aware of the intricacies and key details of all of the specifications, including the International ones
I am an enthusiastic and energetic individual who is both self-motivated and proactive. An excellent communicator at all levels internal & external, can be relied on to work well both as part of a team and individually. Thrives on a challenge and have delivered my best results when faced with pressing targets.
I hold a Bachelors degree from queen Margaret University in pharmacology, a MSc in Cancer Therapeutics from Barts and the London School of Medicine and I currently finishing my PhD from Barts Cancer Institute. I have a vast experience of teaching at all levels and currently teach two days a week.
I am a biomedical research scientist with over 10 years experience of teaching in universities and over 5 years experience of online tutoring. I have delivered lectures and tutorials on a wide range of biomedical topics at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the UK and Canada. I have supervised BSc project students and proofread numerous PhD and MSc theses, as well as acting as an examiner in mock PhD vivas. I have helped many biomedical undergraduate and PhD students to improve their writing and critical analysis and gain top marks. Recently, I helped a biochemistry student at the University of Glasgow with learning difficulties.
I have also tutored many GCSE students in Science and Maths with the main examboards being AQA and Edexcel.
I am a friendly and patient tutor. I benefitted from one-on-one tutoring at Oxford University and feel that this personalised approach can enhance learning for every student. I am ready to work with students to help them achieve their specific educational goals.
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 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. More recently I tutored a young man who wanted to take his GCSE a year early; his spoken French was excellent but the writing was letting him down. I identified his weaknesses and we worked on those to raise his grade to an 8 overall.
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.
I have experience tutoring students in biology, chemistry, mathematics, English, and history, and have also helped with university admissions.
I have worked in three different paid tutoring positions, both full time and part time. I have worked with groups and one-on-one with private clients, and have experience tutoring online. My clients have ranged in age from 6 to 18 years of age.
Apart from this, I have also worked as a volunteer tutor in less formal arrangements at school and university. These were generally with younger students in the same courses who benefitted from my prior experience of the syllabus.
12 years experience as Pharmacology and Biomedical Science Lecturer
5 years experience as Medical Animation Designer
I am a highly experienced tutor with over 700+ hours of tutoring experience, having tutored from KS3 level all the way upto A-level, IB and University level.
Being a high achieving Medical Student, with a first class Cardiovascular Science degree from UCL, I have also tutored many pupils for their UCAT exam and for the interview and application process for Medicine.
My experience, depth of knowledge and teaching ability is attested to by the achievements of my students: some of whom have recieved offers from, or are now studying Medicine at internationally recognised London universities, such as King’s College London and St George’s Medical School.
I also have extensive experience in teaching to students with Special Education Needs. I have helped students with Phenylketonuria, ADHD, Autism and Crohn’s Disease in achieving their potential . This has allowed me to hone my ability to adapt and teach different students with varying needs and requirements.
Having finished further education with an excellent academic record in 2016, I have an expertise with syllabus content especially for the Sciences and Maths, and am very well acquainted with the academic system and its challenges. Along with this, I have honed and developed an optimal study strategy and technique for school/college examinations, which I share with my students and this has helped dozens of my students to achieve their potential, and achieve As and A*’s.
As a tutor I share my extensive knowledge in the subject I teach to my tutees, in a simple and engaging manner to helping them in understanding difficult concepts.
I instil within my students the best study strategy, through continuous practice, so that they are able to get the best grades possible!
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