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Hannah

Hannah

Online Biology and Geography Teacher

Hannah has worked as a full-time private tutor since 2009, and has taught over 500 UK and international students in one-to-one, classroom, and online lessons.

Hannah completed her undergraduate degree at the University of St Andrews, where she was awarded First-Class Honours in her research project on the neuromuscular disorder Parkinson’s disease. She then qualified as a Bowen Therapy practitioner, before completing her international teaching degree at the University of Sheffield.

Tutoring Experience

In 2009 Hannah began working full time as a private tutor. Alongside this, Hannah also taught in the French private sector at the prestigious Epitech Montpellier (École pour l'informatique et les nouvelles technologies, also known as the European Institute of Technology) and has also built up strong relationships with a variety of schools within the UK. Aside from France, Hannah has previously lived and worked in the Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland, and England and has a keen interest in differing international pedagogical approaches and how this can affect attainment levels of students.

Hannah specialises in tuition for students with dyslexia or slow-reading speeds, and is currently studying a Level 5 CPD award in Dyslexia Learning Support.

Tutoring Approach

A-LEVEL BIOLOGY & GEOGRAPHY
During her time teaching at Tuition Matters our principal tutor, Hannah, has authored detailed notes on each topic on the A-Level course. As well as this she has an extensive collection of exam questions and mark schemes, grouped together by topic. Each registered student will be given log in details and will have access to all these documents online.

To supplement written notes, students often watch short videos that can help explain difficult topics more easily. Students can also work through a selection of relevant exam questions which can be done together during the lesson, or which the student can do at home in their own time. These are then marked together using the official exam mark schemes so that the student knows exactly what examiners are looking for in a high-level answer.

UNIVERSITY APPLICATIONS
Medical and dentistry BMAT, UKCAT, and GAMSAT entrance exam preparation is also available, as well as help with UCAS applications, personal statement writing and interview preparation.

ONLINE TUTORING
Using their unique log in details, students have online access to documents containing detailed notes and diagrams on a specific topic which they then discuss together via Skype during the lesson. Skype is a way of doing free video calls via the internet. Online lessons are more efficient than conventional home lessons, with no travel expenses or time wasted through travel. Lessons also have a greater degree of flexibility enabling many students to continue with tuition whilst abroad during school holidays or away at boarding school.

Hannah's office has recently installed fibre optic broadband, which ensures that the internet connection is very fast and that Skype calls are excellent quality.

DISCLAIMER
Please give 24 hours notice for any cancellations by phone, otherwise there will be a charge of 50% to cover costs; during the exam season this is charged at 100%.
Missed lessons are charged at full price.
Late payments mean the lesson will be forfeited and the student will be charged as per a missed lesson.
Please email any work to be marked at least 24 hours before the tutoring session to ensure there is enough time to read it through thoroughly.

Lesson length is flexible and can be adapted to suit each student.
Group lessons are available by request.
Revision plans tailored to each student are available by request.

EXAM BOARDS:
Biology: AQA, OCR, Edexcel, EDUQAS / WJEC
Geography: AQA, OCR, Edexcel, EDUQAS / WJEC

SEPTEMBER 2019:
Currently only taking on first year A-Level students, as all places for second year students have been filled.

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

Qualifications

British Red Cross2012OtherEmergency First Aid at Work
European College of Bowen Studies2012ProfessionalBowen Practitioner
University of St Andrews, Scotland2009Bachelors2.1 BSc(Hons) Biology, 1st in dissertation
University of Sheffield2018ProfessionalInternational Postgraduate Certificate in Education

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