Information About Giles - Edinburgh tutor


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Subjects Taught

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


Hourly Rate
GCSE £20.00
A-Level £20.00
University £25.00


Hourly Rate
GCSE £20.00
A-Level £20.00


Hourly Rate
GCSE £20.00
A-Level £20.00
University £25.00

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Personal Description:

I am a senior honors undergraduate, pursuing a Bsc in Evolutionary Biology. I have devoted my academic life primarily to science, and have studied Physics and Biology to university level. My dissertation will be targeted towards the medical application of modern Bioinformatics and will call upon my experience with evolutionary theory, population genetics, and genomics.

Outside of my studies, I occupy myself with app development and am currently building an online learning environment as part of an Edinburgh based tech start up.

Tutoring Experience:

My duties as a depute head boy included providing academic support to younger members of the school community. Often, this overlapped with my responsibilities as a peer mentor. Partaking in study syndicates with my classmates at school and university has exposed me to a broad range of peer to peer tutoring methods and I have been able to discern which ones are most effective from both tutor and tutee perspectives.

Recently, these skills have been further honed by preparing a relative for secondary school entrance exams. Away from the academic setting, I enjoy the teaching opportunities refereeing and coaching rugby provides.

Tutoring Approach:

My primary focus when tutoring is to fully engage my tutees by drawing out their curiosity for a topic based on their existing knowledge base. The efficient use of time to identify and address areas requiring improvement is of paramount importance to me and I always approaching tutoring in a professional, well prepared way. I believe that an open dialogue allows the tutor to thoroughly inspect the student's understanding of a topic and equally permits the student to raise any queries they may have. I am particularly strong with examination preparation techniques, and know how to direct attention towards particular content in a progressive and effective way.


  • University of Edinburgh (2017) - Bsc (Hons) Biological Sciences (Bachelors) (in progress)
  • Lomond School, Helensburgh (2012) - Advanced Highers (School) (✘ Not On File)
  • Lomond School, Helensburgh (2011) - Highers (School) (✘ Not On File)
  • Lomond School, Helensburgh (2010) - Standard Grades/Intermediate 2's (School) (✘ Not On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Additional Languages: French, German, Italian
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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