Relatively new to the Spires platform, I'm a qualified chemistry teacher holding a Master's, a Doctorate and with over 15 years’ professional and industry experience working in chemistry
I have established an excellent reputation for helping students gain more confidence and achieve exam success. Every summer, over 80 % of my students achieve top grades and go on to study highly-competitive degrees such as medicine, dentistry, and veterinary medicine at Oxbridge and Russell group universities.
With examining experience for GCSE, A level and International Baccalaureate Diploma chemistry, I have a wealth of tips and strategies to improve exam technique and ensure exam success.
Now a successful online tutor, over the last 4 years I have delivered nearly 4,000 hours of tuition to students in 16 different countries. As a full-time tutor, I am 100% committed to my students' success and guarantee a reliable and professional service.
I provide high-quality resources (revision notes and booklets of past paper questions) matched to each specification at no additional cost.
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.
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.
Extensive subject knowledge and awareness of tricky concepts that cause problems. Easy to talk to. Can quickly devise strategies that can be used to help make rapid progress towards your goals. Can cover any exam board for GCSE chemistry and physics. Excellent knowledge of all UK Chemistry A level boards: OCR, AQA, OCR B, WJEC (Eduqas in England), Edexcel. Overseas boards, Cambridge International and Edexcel International chemistry A level are no problem. I aim to provide regular feedback and marking advice as part of the service.
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.
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'm an experienced Laboratory Demonstrator and Tutor with a history of working in the higher education industry. I have a thorough knowledge of Medical and Clinical science focused on Immunology, Genetics, Medical Biochemistry and Neuroscience. I'm a strong research professional currently a PhD candidate in Clinical Sciences and Immunology at University of Cape Town.
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.
A level Biology: I have taught around 200 hours and covered the OCR, AQA and Edexcel exam boards.
A level Chemistry: I have taught around 60 hours and covered the OCR, AQA and Edexcel exam boards.
GCSE Science: I have taught around 170 hours and covered the OCR (A and B), AQA and Edexcel exam boards.
GCSE Maths: I have taught around 130 hours and covered predominantly the Edexcel exam board.
Adult numeracy aptitude tests: I have helped young adults to succeeded in numeracy and numerical reasoning tests for graduate scheme applications.
GAMSAT: I have helped both science and non-science graduates to prepare for this tough exam. I can help with Section 1, 2 and 3.
Undergraduate Biology / Biomedical Sciences: I have mentored students in the year below struggling with BSc-level topics.
UCAS and Interviews: I have helped several students with their personal statements and interview preparation.
Overall, I have 3 years experience tutoring
I have been a private tutor for over 6 years and hold Qualified Teacher Status with experience teaching in schools in Suffolk and Devon. I was graded 'Outstanding' for my Teacher Training and have have worked hard to make sure students 'get' science ever since.
I am experienced in tutoring and teaching GCSE Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Physics tuition and A level Biology and Chemistry. I really like to break-down the difficult topics and train you how to give examiners what they want in your answers. I have worked with a wide range of students of all ages and abilities and the wonderful thing about tutoring is I can adapt it exactly to your specific needs. Having also worked as an examiner I know exactly the standard and requirements required to gain the marks!
I LOVE my subject and love discussion in order to further understanding. I think part of my success as a teacher is my enthusiasm and need to have fun. I try to remind my students exactly how exciting science actually is outside of textbooks.