A fully qualified science teacher (QTS/PGCE) and PhD. I specialise in online teaching Biology, Chemistry and Physics at GCSE and Chemistry at A Level.
My key goal is to provide science tutoring that identifies areas of weakness quickly and unlocks barriers to succeeding in science learning.
Understanding difficult concepts is key to doing well in science. The ability to apply scientific ideas and knowledge in unfamiliar circumstances is critical to doing well in exams.
My exam based tutoring approach builds knowledge and improves understanding, and encourages students to learn how to think through scientific questions. It specifically helps students develop the confidence, agility, and analytical skills required to resolve unfamiliar or challenging problems at GCSE and A Level.
I achieved my doctorate from the University of London and my PGCE in Science (Chemistry) from the University of Gloucestershire. I specialise in tutoring Biology, Chemistry and Physics at GCSE and A Level Chemistry across AQA, OCR, Edexcel, and WJEC specifications.
I have returned to teaching and private tutoring later in life, following an academic career and success in management and senior leadership roles in London and Bristol. I bring to tutoring a strong understanding of what universities look for in their students and employers want from employees - the knowledge, behaviours and tools young people really need to succeed.
I tailor my approach to the needs of each, individual, student and can focus on specific difficult topics, help study effectively for exams, or help students learn and understand science subjects more successfully over time.
In your first session we will discuss your needs and learning so far, identify learning barriers together, and agree what type and style of help is needed.
If we decide to go ahead, we will confirm a learning plan tailored to your needs and review and adjust it together as progress is made. This makes sure that tutor time is always well spent, always develops learning at school or university, and builds towards the improvements you want to achieve.
I will design tutoring around your year of study and exam board, and will provide teaching, challenge activities, and exam-based resources as they are needed. I only tutor online and you will need a laptop or desk top PC along with relevent software if sessions are online and a good internet connection. We may also find appropriate textbooks useful for tutor sessions.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|University of Gloucestershire||2017||PGCE||Science (Chemistry) Grade 1|
|University of Gloucestershire||2017||QTS||Science (Chemistry)|
|University of London||2002||Doctorate||PhD|
|University of London||1997||Bachelors||BA (Hons) 1st class|
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