I specialise in teaching GCSE (AQA) and IGCSE (Edexcel) Biology and Chemistry. I am familiar with the requirements of the different exam boards, and can tailor my teaching specifically to your needs. Homework is set online each week to consolidate understanding, and to gain practice with answering exam-style questions.
Throughout my medical degree, I have successfully helped prospective university students and medical students with their application process, including personal statement review, interview preparation (panel interviews, multiple mini-interviews, Oxbridge interviews) and UKCAT/BMAT revision.
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.
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
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 more than 600 hours of private teaching experience, including 35+ hours of online tutoring experience. I have helped more than 250 learners at various levels: secondary school, undergraduate and postgraduate.
Additionally, I have formal training in instructional methods having completed a pedagogical degree. I apply educational principles to make the learning experience enjoyable, effective, and useful.
My teaching philosophy is that everyone can learn, grow, and improve if they are guided in the right direction. Therefore, I will adapt my approach and find the one that works best for you.
At the same time, some of the techniques I have found to be effective are, linking the teaching material to real work experiences, regular feedback, and encouraging deep engagement with the material.
I've tutored students to GCSE level for 3 years and am good at explaining unfamiliar concepts. I invested a lot of time during my A Levels to make sure I really understood concepts and that has given me a really good scientific grounding which I can use to help students. I aim to break complex problems into manageable chunks and ensure that students can fully understand each step. I studied Biology, Chemistry and Maths to A2 and Physics and Further Maths to AS all on AQA.
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.