I am a researcher at Oxford University Centre for the Environment (OUCE) and also work for a rainforest research institute in Oxford. I hold an MSc (at Distinction level) in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management at OUCE. I took a year out to work in conservation in Poland and consultancy in the UK between my undergraduate degree (in Geography, also at Oxford) and the MSc.
I am organised, positive and enthusiastic about tutoring, and am capable of building a rapport with tutees so that they look forward to and enjoy their sessions, even when we are working on complex and challenging material. I have an excellent personal academic record, winning an academic prize for my MSc performance, achieving 100% in several of my AS and A2 exams (3 A*s and 2 As) and attaining 8 A*s and 3 As at GCSE.
I have extensive tutoring experience from 11+ to adult learners developed over a number of years. My tutees are often preparing for exams, but sometimes just wish to improve their skills in a certain subject for school or for their own enjoyment. I am particularly experienced with GCSE, A Level and university level students. For university students, I carry out a range of work from helping with exam preparations and ongoing support with essay writing to detailed support for a specific piece of coursework or a dissertation.
My approach is to create an encouraging, supportive environment for those who I teach. I ensure that every lesson is fitted to the unique needs of each student, and employ psychological learning style profiles and lesson planning in order to do so. Tutees should look forward to sessions and so I focus strongly on interactive tutoring and encouraging lateral thinking - there is very little talking 'at' tutees in my sessions and we work together to build confidence and understanding.
I believe in encouraging those who I teach to expand their thinking and understanding of subjects whilst remaining supportive. This means that any tutee should feel able to ask any question without worrying that they could feel embarrassed. One of the best ways to improve academic performance is to foster enthusiasm for a subject in a pupil - all of the courses I enjoyed at school and at university have been taught by excellent teachers - and so I aim to do the same when I am teaching.
|Languages||English (British), French|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (evenings)|
|References Available||On File|
|University of Oxford||2013||Bachelors||BA (Hons), Geography|
|Bootham School||2010||College||3 A* grades and 2 A grades at A level|
|Bootham School||2008||School||8 A* grades and 3 A grades at GCSE|
|University of Oxford||2015||Masters||MSc Biodiversity, Conservation and Management - Distinction|
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