Information About Heather - East Grinstead tutor - (10 reviews)
This is how 2 referees rated Heather:
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 (93% 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.
All exam boards plus IB, Medicine (university)
GSCE: This year's students achieved cracking results in biology, chemistry, maths, physics and geography. Almost all As and A*s - I was very proud of them!
Again, almost all As in biology and chemistry. Most came to me with predicted Ds so we were all delighted with the results.
My own children were partially home-schooled so I have copious experience there!
I currently tutor in maths and science, I used to run a weekend biology group for adolescents and have taught English as a secondary language at this level
I write medical literature for ongoing GP training. 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 the 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 take a more supportive than harsh disciplinarian approach.
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
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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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