In 2010 I graduated from Edinburgh University with BSc Hons Biological Sciences (Medical Biology): First Class. I have spent the last three years developing Removed, a web-based platform that captures Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs), and aims to improve patient care and outcomes.
I have also recently founded a business that teaches older people how to use technology. I am passionate that technology has a big part to play in alleviating loneliness and enriching the lives of older people, as well as steering ageing brains away from dementia and cognitive impairment.
Previously, I held the position as an Analyst within the Life Science and Healthcare team at a management consulting and technology firm.
-French girl GCSE Science: It is a total joy teaching this lovely girl who has recently come to live in the UK and needs to quickly get up to speed with the English syllabus.
-Highly intelligent girl with dyspraxia GCSE Science: This remarkably intelligent girl has struggled to apply herself in exams so we have worked hard together to improve her technique in answering exam questions.
-English conversation with French Surgeon: In preparation for IELTS exam.
-Girl GCSE Chemistry: I spent a great deal of time building up confidence in this lovely girl who had such potential but didn’t believe in herself.
-Girl with learning difficulties GCSE Biology and Chemistry: This girl had great difficulty in retaining knowledge. Through trial and error we came up with some effective ways of learning that she will be able to apply to her revision across all subjects.
-Twin girls KS3 Science: It was important to spot the girls’ individual strengths and weaknesses, and deliver each session in way that suited both of their learning needs.
-Boy with dyslexia (GCSE Biology): My challenge was to find imaginative ways of delivering the content as at the outset this boy appeared to have no interest in the subject or desire to learn. It was really rewarding to see him becoming more and more receptive each week.
-Older clients how to use computers and tablets: I really enjoy teaching people how to use technology at an Age UK cyber café and have also set up a business doing this on a more regular basis.
-Girl GCSE Chemistry: I enjoyed find inspiring ways to teach this bright young girl who simply lacked interest in the subject.
-Teaching assistant at Castle School for disabled children: Teaching these children basic literacy and numerical skills presented a huge challenge, and required much perseverance and patience, but was very rewarding.
My specialist subjects are Biology and Chemistry and I also teach Physics.
I believe that children always have the tools to succeed but often struggle to know how to use them. I really enjoy inspiring and building confidence in children, and helping each individual find effective ways of learning so that they are able to fulfil their potential.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|Edinburgh University||2010||Bachelors||Medical Biology: First Class|
|Downe House School||2006||School||Biology: A level|
|Downe House School||2006||School||Chemistry: A level|
|Downe House School||2006||School||Maths: A level|
|Computer Studies / I.T.|