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Subjects Taught


Hourly Rate
GCSE £25.00


Hourly Rate
GCSE £25.00
A-Level £30.00


Hourly Rate
GCSE £25.00


Hourly Rate
GCSE £25.00
A-Level £30.00


Hourly Rate
GCSE £25.00

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Personal Description:

I've been teaching youngsters for 5 years now and I just love it. I graduated from King's College London a few years ago, having studied Biomedicine, and now work in marketing. In brief, I think the world's a pretty interesting place and being able to inspire a little curiosity in students is why I do it.

Tutoring Experience:

Having grown up in the US but attended university in the UK, I'm perfectly comfortable with both systems. From years of GCSE and A-level tutoring, I've developed a working knowledge of exactly what the UK system expects. I'm always conscious of the nuances of each exam board and syllabus, which is essential as tailoring knowledge and understanding of a subject to an upcoming exam is a vital skill in the UK. As for my understanding of the US system, my achievements as a high school student (an SAT score of 2160 and 6 APs at grades 4 and 5) mean I'm well equipped to tutor and advise for entrance into American universities. I know exactly what's required during the transition between systems, a surprisingly complicated process that I have undergone myself. I'd be excited to help anyone through it.

Tutoring Approach:

While it's important for a student to be studying the right subjects for him or her, I've always believed that with the right tools, most students can be successful in a broad range of subjects. These tools can come in the form of study skills acquired throughout an education but can also be taught quickly. As well as reinforcing factual knowledge, I consider it my job to teach these essential skills. I pride myself on being able to adapt my style to give the student the best chance in their subject(s), as well as arming them with the study skills necessary for them to be successful in whatever they take on in the future.


  • King's College London (2013) - BSc Biomedical Science at King's College London (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • College Board (US) (2010) - 6 APs: 3 with a score of 5 (Biology, English, French), 3 with a score of 4 (Chemistry, European History, Statistics) (School) (✘ Not On File)
  • College Board (US) (2009) - SAT: 2160 (School) (✘ Not On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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