I have 23 years of experience in tutoring learners to achieve their goals. I tutor GCSE, A-Level, CAIE/CIE, EPQ, IB, PRE-U, Undergraduate, Postgraduate/Doctoral students, UCAS and Oxbridge applicants, and professional clients in Academic Research and Writing, Business Studies, Creative Industries, Critical Thinking, Cultural Studies, Drama, Education, English, Essay Writing, Film, Government and Politics, Marketing, Media, Oxbridge Entrance/UCAS, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Social Sciences, Theology, Theory of Knowledge, and Visual Arts.
I combine two decades of experience in the education sector with my earlier career in the creative industries to offer engaging learning opportunities relevant to our daily lives. I am a passionate advocate of 'affective' learning and well-being through creativity, critical inquiry and philosophical reasoning. I invite you to engage in these ways of thinking that can empower you with relevant skills to support your personal growth. I have extensive experience in tutoring GCSE, A-Level, CAIE/CIE, IB, PRE-U, EPQ, Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Professional learners. My presentation style is engaging and interactive. I convert complicated theories and paradigms into straightforward ideas, with practical worth, and impart useful advice for my clients.
I have over 6 years of tutoring experience, both online and offline, and I absolutely LOVE teaching. Nothing gives more joy than being able to share your knowledge and allow others to reach their true potential!
I am a neuroscientist and psychologist by training. The nature of my professional qualification allows for my broad knowledge of natural science, psychology, neurobiology, research methods, and academic writing. Additionally, my PhD at the moment deals with how our brain integrates senses when we see products and labels, so I also have avenues of knowledge and expertise in Marketing and product design.
I have tutored psychology, neuroscience (cognitive, behavioral, neuropsychology), research methods (design, acquisition, analysis, understanding) and academic writing (being able to put all of the above into the high standard writing required from the academic community).
As an Oxford graduate, I can also consult on Oxbridge applications and help students successfully entered their Oxford University career with my help.
Tutoring stats 2018-2019:
Oxford Experimental Psychology entry: 5 successful candidates
Dissertations: 7, all marked 2.i and 1st
Essays: >10, average 1 class grade rise
Research projects: >10, average 1 class grade rise
Students tutored: 13
Hello :) I specialise in particular to University students, MA and PhD studies. My students feel empowered and like they know what they are doing after our lessons, and I like to help them get on a good start! Its all about giving the right tools- showing the right way to study to students! I really like teaching and feeling like I can help students reach their goals!
I have been a Teaching Assistant at King's College London for two years at the Departments of History and Business. I have assisted Undegraduate students preparing for exams, and corrected their essays while delivering power point lectures on subjects from 1700 to 1989. I am competent to teach any subject/period of history-
My expertise includes International Relations, Sociology, Academic Writing for Qualititative Methods, Philosophy and Politics
I have taught adults and bilinguals for more than 10 years and I am experienced with SEN students, and students who need some inspiration to study.
I have been teaching research methods and supporting both undergraduates and postgraduates with research-based dissertations and academic writing since 2004. Much of this support has been conducted on-line over the last three years.
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
Have taught at tertiary level within the University of Surrey (UK) and the APM College of Business and Communications (Sydney, Australia).
Courses taught include the Principles of marketing, Marketing Fundamentals, Direct and digital marketing, Sponsorship and Events marketing
1. Fundamentals of marketing
12 week course covered the fundamentals of marketing from a theoretical construct perspective including:
o The scope of marketing
o Developing marketing strategies and plans
o The use of research to determine product development
o Forecasting demand
o Creating customer value and loyalty
o Customer behaviour
o Customer segmentation
o Market segments
o Brands and brand equity
o Brand positioning and why this is important
o The 7 Ps
2. Direct marketing course
The second 12 week course was the role and impact of direct marketing or digital marketing
o The role of marketing communication
o SEO/Effective targetting
o Role of above the line and below the line advertising
o Integrated marketing programmes
3. Sponsorship & Events Marketing
- This course focused on how to use sponsorships and partnerships to grow a brand. This included the selection of the appropriate sponsorship property for the company, the contract negotiation, the implementation process and the integration of the property with the company’s marketing and communication programmes
o Included teaching specific theoretical aspects of marketing for example segmentation and why this factor is important in marketing planning and strategy.
o Students are encouraged to develop an understanding for how the principles impact their actual place of work or a theoretical place of work.
I have 10+ experience in teaching engineering courses to undergraduate majors in EECS. Topics I cover include signal processing (both DSP and statistical estimation and detection theory), probability and random processes, signal and systems theory, wireless communications and circuit analysis. Tools that I use in my research and teaching include MATLAB, R, MATHEMATICA, C/C++ and Python.
In my 19 years as a teacher, I have taught writing and English literature to students in IB, AP, College, and University. I have also worked for many years as a professional writer for many businesses and institutions, and believe that I therefore more able to offer tools, techniques, and strategies that writers actually use to communicate meaningfully and effectively.
As an English teacher, I believe that many people are under the mistaken belief that you're either born a writer or you're not. That is a myth. Instead, what I try to reinforce is that writing IS work for EVERYONE, and that the trick is to recognize it as a process. Personally, while I have won awards in my professional career as a writer, I have NEVER once written something that was great the first time I wrote it. And while there is no magic formula to great writing, there are some very real skills and strategies that I have learned as a writer which I believe make me uniquely qualified to teach students to be successful in whatever assessment or assignment they may be working on.
I have also taught IB film since it was in its pilot program, and guided hundreds of students through the assessments, either in my own face-to-face classrooms or as an online teacher for Pamoja Education. l work as a team leader and examiner for IB so I am one of the people who grades the actual assessments once they are submitted.
In addition, I currently teach a number of college film courses in feminist and queer film theory, which, in addition to film history and analysis, is an area I am particularly interested in.