Online Tutor Elena

Elena

Elena

Secondary and Science PhD, PGCE and QTS

5.0

$59/hr

Qualified Science Teacher available for online tutoring. Specialised in Science GCSE and Chemistry A level

Elena
5.0
916 classes

University of Liverpool & Liverpool Hope University - Secondary and Science - PhD, PGCE and QTS

Qualified Science Teacher available for online tutoring. Specialised in Science GCSE and Chemistry A level

Recent Students: 19
Total Hours: 960
Last Online:
All-time Students: 76
Total Classes: 916
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Recent Students: 19Total Hours: 960Last Online:
All-time Students: 76Total Classes: 916Signed Up:

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 in teaching IGCSE (Edexcel and CIE), GCSE (AQA and Edexcel) and A level (AQA and OCR).

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 through Spires and I can provide support via messages between sessions. Also, I am available for marking work students may wish to complete between sessions, at no extra cost.

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.

Currently, I am the manager of a tuition centre in Liverpool and I provide small groups or one-to-one lessons there and on Spires.

Please check out the testimonials on my profile for some insights on what students think of my lessons and on how helpful they found them to be!

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.

Please check out the testimonials on my profile for some insights on what students think of my lessons and on how helpful they found them to be!

Client Reviews

Great first lesson, looking forward to more!

- Biology

Amazing! She has helped me so much.

- Chemistry

Elena has been really helpful during the first session, helping me to understand the topics in greater depth!

- Chemistry

very good :)

- Chemistry

Brilliant teaching, and I loved her in depth approach!

- Chemistry

My son was very happy with this and apart from finding the Italian accent difficult at times , felt as if the topic was explained well. Elena has been really helpful and efficient.

- Chemistry

Topics were not covered in depth

- Science

My first lesson - I really enjoyed being taught by Elena.

- Chemistry

amazing as usual :)

- Chemistry

Marvellous as ever

- Science

Testimonials

15.10.21

Good morning, Elena,

I just met with Nadya's Science teacher during Parents' Day.

Thanks to your support, Nadya is motivated to study Science. Her teacher said some good things about her positive attitude.

Nadya did well for the first test in Biology (84% compared to the class average of 60%). Her second test was a pop quiz on atomic structure and the periodic table. She scored 41% and would need to brush up on that. The class is still working on that topic.

I asked her teacher about doing triple Sciences for the GCSEs as Nadya would like to pursue Zoology in the university. Her teacher explained that Nadya will be able to decide at the end of Year 10 for her to take the exams at Year 11. She expressed that should Nadya continue with her good attitude and results, she will have a high chance of being selected.

I hope the above helps you with your planning for Nadya.

Thanks again for your hard work, Elena.

[Note: Nadya moved to top set in Y10]

GCSE AQA Biology, Chemistry and Physics, Y9 and Y10

29.08.23

Hi Elena,
Edwin has a good score, and got place in Uni, for Aeronautics engineering, our sincere thanks to you for teaching him. Thanks Julie

Y13 OCR A Chemistry

09.05.23

Hii miss, I got 24/25 in the test!!! I can’t believe it thank you so much!!! I hope it made ur day as much as it made mine ♥️♥️

18.05.23

The exam was good. I’ll update you on the grade but I just wanted to thank you for helping me out in this journey it was VERY VERY helpful

Zainab, LF Introductory Organic Chemistry (University foundation year)

16.07.22

Hi Elena. This is Mehak's Mum. Mehak has been predicted C in chemistry. She needs at least a B for the course she wants to do. [...] Her teacher said she was improving from how she was at the start but she needs a lot of hard work to put on this subject. Please contact us as soon as possible to arrange the next lesson. Thank you

17.08.23

Hi Elena, I'm delighted to tell you that I got an A in my chemistry A Level and that I have been accepted into my top choice university! Thank you so much for all your help, it truly helped me so much! :)

Mehak, Y12 and Y13 AQA Chemistry

17.08.23

Hi, I got an A, i got 211 overall, 76 in both paper 1 and 2 and 59 in paper 3. I am going to do Medicine at leeds next year, thanks you for all your help.

Balram, Y12 and Y13 Chemistry AQA

17.08.23

Hi Elena just wanted to let you know I got an A in chemistry - thank you for all your help

Georgia, Y13 OCR A Chemistry

Good morning Elena, I hope you had a nice summer. I got a B in Coordinate Sciences on the IGCSE exams. - Ludovica CIE IGCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics

hi!! sorry for the late reply but i got an A in chemistry !!! thank you so much for helping me i couldnt have done it without you hehe :) im off to uni soon and i’m very excited ! - Megan Y12 and Y13 A-level Chemistry OCR A

Hi Elena ,Thanks for all your help. Luke was awarded a grade 8 in his chemistry exam. He was delighted and is very grateful for all your support. - Denise (Y11 IGCSE Edexcel Chemistry)

I just wanted to say 'thank you' for being such a great tutor - I really valued our classes - and I'm hoping to do them justice come results day!!!

The hard work (combined with your guidance!) got me a B in Chemistry, and overall secured me a place at the University of Liverpool.

Shaan (OCR B Y13 A-Level Chemistry)

Hello Elena, I have just gotten my IGCSE results and I am super happy with them: two A*s! Thank you again for your great classes, they helped me so much along the way! :)) - Laurine (Y11 CIE IGCSE)

My daughter is in year 12 and studying AQA chemistry. She found chemistry very challenging however after we met Elena through Spires I can confidently say my daughter’s confidence has grown and more importantly her understanding has greatly improved. She said to me ‘Mummy I wish I had Elena as my chemistry teacher’ . She’s patient and very flexible with her time too. - Sheila

Hi Elena, I would like to thank you for the great tuition you have given Evie. Science was her weakest subject and this was giving her great anxiety, which was also impacting her learning in other subjects as well. Thanks to your tuition Evie now feels comfortable with foundation Science, and it has given her time and confidence to work on other subjects as well. I am not sure if there is a process for stopping classes, but if there is can you please let us know. Once again we would like to offer you our heart felt gratitude and appreciation for all the help you have given Evie. - Tracie (Y10 and Y11 AQA GCSE)

Hi Elena, just a short note to say Evie took foundational science and got the top 5/5 she could get. Looking at the grade value she got 23 over what she needed so could have potentially taken a higher paper, but she knew her own mind and I can not argue because it allowed her to get 8s and 7s in all other subjects. A massive thank you goes to you for helping Evie feel comfortable with Science and helping her achieve her great results.

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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)

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