I'm a primary maths specialist and have worked with children from ages 4-11 in booster and extension groups. I am experienced at teaching children with gaps in their understanding and a variety of SEN. I use a concrete, pictorial and then abstract approach to building mathematical understanding with a focus on reasoning and problem solving. I am particularly experienced at teaching the KS2 primary maths curriculum but also have experience teaching the KS1 curriculum and early years number and shape, space and measure. As a teacher, I know exactly how to enable my students to pass tests particularly their KS2 SATs, maths GCSEs and 11+ examinations. I was a year 6 teacher for two years and in both years all of my maths set reached the expected level with 30% of children in my sets achieving greater depth. I have also developed an in depth understanding of the reading, writing and SPAG assessments for KS1 and 2 and have prepared whole classes and small groups for these assessments. If you haven't found your academic passion yet, I will help you find it.
I am an experienced educator, with a specialism in Geography/Environmental Science, as well as STEM in industry and Psychology. I have been a qualified teacher since 2008 and worked with children aged 4-18 in schools in the UK as well as international schools in East Timor and the Philippines. I currently manage an education service which specialises in providing students (5-18) with practical learning experiences to help them understand the links between what they learn in school and the relevance of these subjects in industry.
In addition, I am a qualified fitness instructor (2007) and Strength & Conditioning Coach. I have worked with students in schools as well as with adults both in group settings and on a one to one basis.
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
I have qualified teacher status, experience teaching in UK secondary schools as well as many sucessful years of 1:1 tutoring. I bring together my deep understanding of science, with my experience of learning styles and study techniques to support young people in achieving their academic goals!
I have a first class biology degree and have a first class approach to tutoring. My previous experience has been in tutoring/teaching GCSE Combined science as well as the individual Biology, Chemistry and Physics GCSE awards (AQA, OCR, EdExcel). In addition to this, I have been the lead biology teacher for A Level Biology as well as tutoring many A level biology students (OCR, AQA).
Seasonal Ecologist (2020)
Teaching Assistant (2020)
Demonstrator at the University of Hull (2019) - took part in a Passport to Higher Education Teaching course to be able to participate
Education secretary for the Aquatic Science Society (2016-2017)
Primary School Teaching Assistant (2014)
As a qualified teacher and having tutored students for the past 9 years, I have amassed a wealth of experience and resources in delivering effective and enjoyable lessons. Having achieved a First class degree in my subject and an MSc, my subject knowledge is extensive and I am able to convey complex information to my students in a simple and creative manner. I currently manage all A level and GCSE Geography classes at a high-achieving college in London where I am solely responsible for the planning, delivery and preparation of students sitting their exams. I internally moderate all A level coursework, as well as provide students with the skills necessary to complete their A level fieldwork and independent investigation to the best of their abilities. I frequently attend CPD training by exam boards so that I am in the best position to be able to support my students and know exactly what is expected of them by exam boards. As a creative, energetic and passionate teacher, my aim is to show all students how engaging and wonderful the subjects of Geography and RS are.
In my time as a tutor, I have taught a range of students and offer a wide variety of teaching services. I have worked with SEN students (autism, dyslexia, ADHD, anxiety disorders, slow processing), lived with families on residential placements, tutored online and offer intense courses over school holidays. I am currently homeschooling students online ranging from ages 10 to 18 and am fully equipped to deliver outstanding online lessons.
Having privately tutored over 150 students, I have had a resounding success rate. In 2017, 11 of my students achieved an A* or A grade in their A levels, whilst I have a history of pulling students up from a D grade to an A grade.
I have been a private tutor over the last five years or so, teaching biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and French at a range of levels from secondary up to A level standard. I have also taught the clarinet.
Some of my pupils in the past have been struggling or unmotivated and subsequently performed very well in their exams. One example was a girl who had failed her GCSE Mathematics (Lower Tier) and came to me to prepare for her retake. I gave her the confidence she needed and she passed with a 5, the highest possible score at Lower Tier.
I try to bring together different fields of study in my lessons and explain how they relate to one another. As a Natural Sciences graduate I can draw from my interdisciplinary knowledge of various biological, chemical, geological, environmental and mathematical topics. Thanks to a six-week-long exchange to a school near Paris, I am also reasonably fluent in French with a strong understanding of grammar and an appreciation of the French culture and colloquialism, while my interest in languages in general (I can also speak German and some Italian) allows me to understand the evolution and interconnections of language, and consequently to enrich my tutoring material. I will try to find ways not only to elucidate any problems students have, but hopefully to also allow them to appreciate the underlying meaning or beauty of these subjects.