Information About Heather - East Grinstead tutor - (17 reviews)
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I have 10 years experience of teaching and tutoring at all levels up to university (lecturer for 5 years) and have all 5 star feedback. My tutees get great results (92% As and A*s this year) and most importantly, show outstanding improvements in both understanding and confidence.
I am really passionate about both science and teaching: during my academic career, I have been fortunate enough to have plenty of opportunities to combine the two at a variety of levels. I come from a very large family and have been involved in work with children from a young age - from riding instructor to homework 'buddy' and in the last 10 years tutoring and teaching. I love the moment that you see the light of understanding come on in the person that you are working with - I got into science for these moments myself and to be honest, it's almost as rewarding to see them in someone else! It is particularly exciting when you see someone go from frustration to 'getting it'.
I'm extremely patient, calm and focused. I work best with individuals or small groups of 2-3 students.
I have successfully tutored students from a range of schools in the South including:
Burgess Girls School
Reigate Grammar School
I cover all exam boards plus IB, Medicine (university)
Almost all A*s in biology and chemistry. Lots of veterinary, medicine and dentistry students off to follow their dreams after achieving excellent results! Some students came to me after getting Ds in the lower sixth mocks so we were all delighted with the outcome.
GSCE: This year's students achieved cracking grades in biology, chemistry, maths, physics and geography. Mostly 8s and 9s - I was very proud of them!
I currently tutor in maths and science and also run a STEM club for younger teenagers
I do freelance medical writing such as the preparation of materials for ongoing GP training, and emerging research dissemination. I have lectured at university level on a range of subjects including physiology, biology, biochemistry, nutrition and immunology, and have successfully tutored medical students in these within the last two years.
The foundation of my approach is to building confidence and enthusiasm in my pupils. I use a combination of exam questions and structured sessions. This allows the student to become familiar and comfortable with the format of questions, and to more easily identify what the examiner is asking. It also allows me to focus the effort on where there are gaps in knowledge or understanding.
I am extremely patient & able to come up with new and innovative ways to help my students overcome whatever problems they experience in the subjects I teach. I like to see the students put in some effort because I think the best results are achieved that way but I always take a more supportive than harsh disciplinarian approach.
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- University of Iceland (2013) - PhD (Doctorate) (✔ On File)
- University of Aberdeen (2007) - MSc (Masters) (✔ On File)
- University of Roehampton (2006) - BSc (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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George was wonderful to work with and I am absolutely sure he is going to be an outstanding doctor.
Ilda – Beatriz
Such has been her skill that at GCSE both predicted grade B students passed at A*.
At A level my eldest achieved an A and A* and my younger has gone from predicted B B at A levels in Chemistry & Biology to predicted A* A.
I can honestly say that this improvement was entirely due to the skill, patience and determination of Heather. I believe they have the choices available to them because of the help she gave them and their determination to succeed.
Heather forged a wonderful relationship with both the girls and I know that they loved having her as a tutor and will keep in touch with her.
I would not hesitate in recommending Heather, she is naturally an inspirational teacher who has brought the best out of my two daughters whilst installing a love of science and a desire to learn. Thank you Heather
Heather was extremely knowledgeable in the subject & spent time printing off extra work for my daughter to do at home. Heather was very friendly, approachable & patient & went through many past papers and exam questions with my daughter.
My daughter loved her tutor sessions with Heather and felt so much more confident at the end of each one
I would highly recommend Heather