I have over 4 years of experience in tutoring the sciences across a range of exam boards and levels, and am focused on ensuring each of my students understands how they will best reach their goals.
I am passionate about the subjects that I tutor, and am able to deliver them in innovative and engaging ways. My aim is to build up the confidence of my students in any given subject, and to help each individual to realise their potential.
Amongst other students and balancing degree work, I have recently home-schooled a student through her GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics exams. I taught the courses over 1 year instead of 2, and taking her from a predicted B in double award to A/B/B in separate sciences. Most tutoring was over Skype, so I'm familiar with how to keep attention over video and check students understanding without being in the room. I've been working with Spires for almost a year now and I'm really enjoying the platform.
I have worked as a science tutor for the past two years and have loved every minute. During my PhD and subsequent time in academia I taught a range of levels and am expert in teaching Biology, Chemistry and Physics from GCSE level up to University level. At higher levels of education I can teach my specialist subjects including Biochemistry, Structural Biology and Molecular Biology.
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 have successfully taught all subjects I am offering up to and including A Level. Experienced with AQA, OCR, Edexcel, and Eduqas. As a senior leader I have coached and mentored new and experienced teachers giving me a deep understanding of teaching methodologies. Skilled in differentiating learning, my student-centred approach ensures all students make progress. I am dedicated to developing the passion for lifelong learning in others.
Please note no evening availability remaining for 2020-21. Daytime availability remaining - can work well for A Level students in a free period.
I am a highly experienced Chemistry teacher with over a decade of teaching experience. As a recent Head of Chemistry, you can be confident that I understand the rigours of the subject and have a wealth of resources to share with you. I am an expert teacher with a PGCE and a Masters in Science Education from the University of Cambridge. I also have a PhD and MSci in Chemistry from the University of Cambridge. I taught for six years at one of the top independent schools in the country.
I pride myself on drawing the best out of my students. My years of teaching expertise mean that I can quickly ascertain what it is students do not understand and tailor my teaching methods to support their individual needs and learning style. I have an in-depth understanding of the specifications and exam papers, coupled with teaching methods that improve attainment. I am also an Expert Examiner for two of the major exam boards. I provide bespoke consolidation work to accompany each tuition, which means the benefits of my teaching reach beyond the tuition itself.
All but one of my A Level students achieved a grade A in Summer 2020. Two students improved from a grade E in their end of Y12 exams to a grade A. This year I have had three students accepted for Medicine, two for Vet Medicine and one for Chemical Engineering at Cambridge.
As a professional tutor, helping my students to achieve the best possible results, using my considerable educational expertise, is my number one priority.
I have years of experience both tutoring and mentoring young people, and am now working as a chemistry teacher, so I have access to useful resources, across KS3, 4 and 5. This means I can ensure the right support to help students truly understand the topic and get the best grade possible.
I have been a Chemistry tutor with Spires for three years, during which time I have tutored A Level students, university applicants, undergraduate and postgraduate students. I mostly work with A- Level Chemistry students - last year my best student improved from a B grade (predicted) to an A* grade (actual) in 17 lessons.
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.
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I have been tutoring in the UK for over 20 years.
In the last five years my success rate with my students has been of a very high achievement: for 2018/19 for example my A-level students' results were 8 A*'s and 2 A. Three of my students gained entry to Oxford and Cambridge: one to study medicine and two to study chemistry.
I have tutored successfully pharmacy students in their Foundation Year of study and for two years I was a tutor at Birkbeck College (University of London) where I was in charge of the Foundation Course for medical and pharmacy students.
I have a great deal of experience in not only tutoring students for medical programmes , but for pharmacy, vet and other chemistry related courses.