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Maths

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Primary £35.00£31.50
Secondary £35.00£31.50

English

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Primary £35.00£31.50
Secondary £35.00£31.50

Chemistry

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Primary £35.00£31.50
Secondary £35.00£31.50
GCSE £35.00£31.50

Biology

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Secondary £35.00£31.50
GCSE £35.00£31.50
A-Level £45.00£40.50
University £50.00£45.00
Casual Learner £35.00£31.50

Craft and Design

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Primary £35.00£31.50
Secondary £35.00£31.50
GCSE £35.00£31.50
A-Level £35.00£31.50

PE / Sport Science

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Secondary £35.00£31.50
GCSE £35.00£31.50
A-Level £45.00£40.50

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I'm currently a final year PhD candidate at Imperial College University in London, based at the South Kensington campus. My own research relates to the exciting and expanding field of Synthetic Biology, which involves the design and assembly of novel synthetic DNA for numerous applications in different simple biological organisms.
Its great to be a part of such an exciting university, one which has a great track record of high quality scientific research. I'm actively involved in the laboratory each day but my studies also keep me up to date with current advances in many areas of science. I would consider myself to be fairly well rounded in all fields of science and feel confident in teaching both Biology and Chemistry as these are things I use in practice every day and have studied throughout my Undergraduate and Masters degrees and continue to expand upon during my doctoral studies.

Tutoring Experience:

I have significant experience with teaching and supervising students during their Undergraduate and Masters studies. I have always considered myself someone with a natural ability to pass on my own knowledge, specifically within science. I myself have had to face the kind of exams that potential students will be preparing for, and not too long ago so I feel I am in a particularly strong position to give technical advice and more general suggestions and tips of how to ensure successful preparation and dealing with the workload during exam time. I have a good understanding of the GCSE and A Level syllabus', and I am aware of the different requirements of the various exam boards. Although I personally believe students should be encouraged to be inquisitive and learn around the subject to improve their knowledge in wider areas, I fully appreciate the need to pass exams and achieve the highest grade possible. My own high grades were made possible by hard work and careful revision so I would hope to pass on some advice and strategy.

For the past two years I have been supervising Masters and Undergraduate students at Imperial on a day to day basis as per the requirement of my PhD, and have really enjoyed sharing some of my lab experience and underlying scientific knowledge with them. I have also found it extremely rewarding helping them with report writing and seeing them achieve the best grade possible, as well as helping them take the next step in their career i.e. overseeing post graduate or job applications.

Tutoring Approach:

I'm currently a final year PhD candidate at Imperial College University in London. My own research relates to the exciting and expanding field of Synthetic Biology, which involves the design and assembly of novel synthetic DNA for numerous applications in different simple biological organisms.
Its great to be a part of such an exciting university, one which has a great track record of high quality scientific research. I'm actively involved in the laboratory each day but my studies also keep me up to date with current advances in many areas of science. I would consider myself to be fairly well rounded in all fields of science and feel confident in teaching both Biology and Chemistry as these are things I use in practice every day and have studied throughout my Undergraduate and Masters degrees and continue to expand upon during my doctoral studies.
I have significant experience with teaching and supervising students during their Undergraduate and Masters studies. I have always considered myself someone with a natural ability to pass on my own knowledge, specifically within science. I myself have had to face the kind of exams that potential students will be preparing for, and not too long ago so I feel I am in a particularly strong position to give technical advice and more general suggestions and tips of how to ensure successful preparation and dealing with the workload during exam time. I have a good understanding of the GCSE and A Level syllabus', and I am aware of the different requirements of the various exam boards. Although I personally believe students should be encouraged to be inquisitive and learn around the subject to improve their knowledge in wider areas, I fully appreciate the need to pass exams and achieve the highest grade possible. My own high grades were made possible by hard work and careful revision so I would hope to pass on some advice and strategy.
My initial approach to teaching is to be fairly flexible with new students. I do not believe in rigorously sticking to set lesson plans, rather that each class should be adapted to the individual tutee. It is well accepted that we are not all the same type of learning, I personally have always found it easier to engage and understand a new topic with the help of visual diagrams and through verbal discussions rather than focus on a text book and set questions. Sessions can be changed to fit into the tutee's own study timetable and think the most beneficial approach is for the tutee to be honest and open to explain their areas of weakness. For example, if the student is able to choose a specific topic to work on each week and it can be agreed upon a few days prior, this would allow for a preparation of targeted and truly relevant teaching material. I would then hope to leave the student an exam style question for each topic, ready for feedback the following week. Nearer exam time, I would provide the student with past papers to complete and a mark scheme to go over together because from my own experience there is often a certain skill to the way in which you structure and answer certain exam style question, and these increase the likelihood of achieving top marks. This can be tailored to the specific exam board and paper.

Qualifications:

  • Imperial College London (2016) - Synthetic Biology / Molecular Biology (Doctorate) (✔ On File)
  • University College London (2011) - Synthetic Biology - Distinction (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Brunel University (2010) - Biomedical Science - 2:1 honors (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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