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Hannah

Hannah

Private Online Chemistry and Biology Tutor

CURRENTLY FULLY BOOKED, BUT TAKING BOOKINGS FROM LATE MAY/EARLY JUNE ONWARDS.

I am a patient, friendly and enthusiastic tutor. I come from an academic background, with a Ph.D in Molecular biology followed by 3 years Post-doctoral Research at University of Edinburgh and therefore have a thorough and extensive knowledge of the subjects I tutor in. I enjoy sharing my enthusiasm with others and I'm also good at explaining some of the more complex elements of Biology and Chemistry . I thoroughly enjoy helping students make the links between different areas of the Biology and Chemistry courses.

When I am not teaching, I enjoy cooking, swimming, playing tennis, walking my dog and listening to all kinds of music!

Tutoring Experience

I have been a full-time Private Tutor for 14 years, mainly in Biology at A-level, but also GCSE Biology and Chemistry. I have tutored or fully taught students studying with all the exam boards at A-level. For GCSE/iGCSE, most of my teaching has been for the AQA, Edexcel and CIE boards (Biology and Chemistry). I am more than happy to accept students of all abilities and endeavour to assist tutees in reaching their full potential, whether they need an A* for Oxbridge/Medicine/Dentistry/Veterinary courses or just need a boost in confidence to reach their target grade.

Tutoring Approach

My approach varies depending on the student as all have different needs and learning styles. For GCSE/A-level tuition, I predominantly concentrate on exam practice, with in-depth topic study for any problematic subjects. I also use multimedia aids to help students visualise biological/chemical processes where appropriate and I have created PowerPoint files covering all A-level and GCSE Biology and Chemistry topics, tailored to each syllabus/exam board. My academic research background has given me a very sound understanding of how to interpret and analyse scientific data, a major theme in A-level Biology exams and one that many students struggle with. I will happily assist students in building their confidence with respect to this trickier element of the course.

Since last March, all of my tuition has been online (via Zoom) and I have adapted my lessons to work equally well, using interactive tools and easy sharing of resources. I always send resources (questions, reading material etc) in advance of the session and will provide copies of my teaching material after the session too.

I try to keep the sessions as relaxed and enjoyable as possible. I will provide students with extra exam practice questions and will always be happy to mark these in my own time. I am also more than happy to assist with essay practice for A-level Biology and have a few different resources and tactics to use. I can also assist with the Maths skills essential for Biology and Chemistry.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

University of Edinburgh2002DoctoratePh.D Molecular Biology (University of Edinburgh)
University of Edinburgh1998BachelorsB.Sc (Hons) Molecular Biology (University of Edinburgh)

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