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Biology

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Primary £20.00
Secondary £20.00
GCSE £20.00
A-Level £20.00
University £35.00
Casual Learner £25.00

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Hey, I'm Andre and am an enthusiastic, fun, and patient tutor. I am a University College of London graduate with a MSci (Hons) in Human Genetics (2013), and a recently awarded PhD in Fish Immunology at the Institute of Aquaculture (2018). I am from Vancouver Canada *west side best side :)* but have been in the UK schooling system for most of my life. I have completed common entrance exams, GCSEs, and A-levels in the UK with the help of personal tutors, thus, I understand how a complementary teaching style can make all the difference when it comes to learning. Being from Vancouver, I am quite an active person and enjoys the "great outdoors", which includes fishing, hiking, camping, triathlons, running, and cycling.

Tutoring Experience:

During my PhD, I was a teaching assistant with postgraduate and undergraduate lab practicals surrounding ecology and biology subjects. This also involved marking and correcting work/reports. Additionally, I supervised undergraduate and postgraduate research projects, involving experimental planning, data collection and analysis, scientific writing and presentation. Informally, I also consult fellow PhD students and post-doctorate researchers with proof-reading, discussing theory, and experimental planning.

For the last two years of my MSci degree, I was involved in Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots programme. This is a youth service programme focusing on teaching younger generations to foster and care for the environment and living things. This involved visiting local primary and secondary schools in London and teaching the children about the impact of biodiversity, recycling, resources, and conservation.

Having gone through the A-level and GCSE system myself, I also have a strong understanding of the grading systems and what the requirements are to achieve a targeted grade. I believe a holistic and tailored approach has the most impact in achieving a goal.

Tutoring Approach:

I was personally on a negative path during my secondary schooling, but there was a key tipping point where a few positive words of encouragement and appraisal from teachers at the right time was monumental in positively changing my academic path. This was followed by a tutor recognising and cutting down my excess consumption of fizzy drinks, which led to a greater focus, and better grades. Ultimately, I was more motivated to work hard to achieve my target grades, leading to a positive spiral of extra teaching, study groups, and being much happier overall to place me at a well-ranked university.

Thus, I like to understand the individual, and identify what key motivators or lifestyle changes can be effective in helping achieve that desired grade. This is reflected in the students and colleagues I've worked with, as using their personal motivators is much more effective than simply telling somebody to do x and study y.

In a face-to-face situation, I really enjoy teaching and sharing knowledge with the use of analogies, as this uses common language to make new and complicated information more digestible and fun. However, I am also an advocate in putting the work in to achieve the goal. Just like with sports, you put the hours in training and it makes the race/match a piece of cake.

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Native Language: English (American)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • University of Stirling (2018) - Fish Immunology (Doctorate) (✘ Not On File)
  • University College of London (2013) - Human Genetics (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Stowe School (2009) - A levels and GSCE (School) (✘ Not On File)

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