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Catherine offers a discount of 25% on their first / introductory lesson!


Hourly Rate
GCSE £35.00
A-Level £40.00

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Personal Description:

I have recently moved to the area and have some availability for new tutees.
I am an Advanced Skills Teacher in Biology and Science with a huge enthusiasm for my subject and passion for teaching and learning. Although I have recently retired from classroom teaching, I enjoy continuing to support young people through tutoring to help them to fulfil their academic potential. I am a patient and friendly person with a warm sense of humour who forges positive relationships with tutees. I am totally committed to building their confidence and motivation.
Last year all of my tutees have just done incredibly well at both A-level, IGCSE and GCSE - I am very proud of them! This summer all five of my A-level Biology tutees did well and got into their first choice university.

Tutoring Experience:

I have over 30 years experience of teaching Biology and Science in a range of secondary schools. As well as being an AST, I am also a qualified Lead Practitioner in Coaching and have been a member of the Senior Leadership Team in several Kent grammar schools. My other extensive experience is as an examiner, team leader and reviser for A-level Biology. This has given me huge insight into how to approach exam questions and also the most effective revision strategies to prepare for GCSE and A-level Biology exams. I have also been an OCR Trainer for teachers new to delivering OCR A-level Biology. Currently I am an examiner for IGCSE Biology, Cambridge AS-level Biology and Cambridge Pre-U Biology. I am also a Reviser for A-level Biology, checking and proof reading future exam papers. I am very experienced in supporting students who aspire to medicine/vet medicine/dentistry or related subject areas.

Tutoring Approach:

I use a range of different teaching and learning strategies which best suit the individual tutee. While identifying areas of particular challenge to the tutee and focusing on clarifying these topics, I constantly use past paper questions so that the tutee is able to apply their knowledge and understanding. A significant input is also on exam techniques and revision strategies to raise achievement. Building confidence in the subject is also a key aim.

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


  • DfE (2005) - Advanced Skills Teacher in Biology, Science, Teaching and Learning (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • University of Leicester (1987) - Secondary Biology and Science (PGCE) (✔ On File)
  • Imperial College (1986) - PhD in Applied Entomology (Doctorate) (✔ On File)
  • University of Bradford (1979) - First class honours degree Applied Biology (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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