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Physics

Hourly Rate
Secondary £20.00
GCSE £30.00

Chemistry

Hourly Rate
Secondary £20.00
GCSE £30.00
A-Level £40.00

Biology

Hourly Rate
Secondary £20.00
GCSE £30.00
A-Level £40.00
University £40.00

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Personal Description:

Hello there,

I am in my early twenties and last year I graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree and masters in Biochemistry and prior to that I completed the International Baccalaureate diploma at School where I studied higher level Biology, Chemistry and English.

I have a passion for the life sciences and hope to share my expertise to help students with school, GCSE, Sixth form and University entry sciences; particularly Biology and Chemistry where I have the most of my own personal academic experience.

In addition to my academic background I am an eager athlete and musician having played Rugby and Netball throughout my University career and I currently play for a Rugby club in London. Therefore, I appreciate the time demands on students who wish to pursue other interests in addition to excelling in their studies.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Tutoring Experience:

My experience predominantly lies in subject specific University entrance tests/interview preparation (2 years’ worth of application cycles).

Additionally, I have experience in GCSE Science and IB Biology examination preparation and revision.

I am very familiar with the English school system and with the GCSE and A-Level/IB exam boards.

Tutoring Approach:

I believe the most effective way to retain and understand information is through regular consolidation of material coupled with practise questions. Most courses I offer would follow a pattern of a few questions to be worked through together in the tutorial and then a series of questions for the student to work through independently. Naturally each course will be tailored to the student’s specific needs. Given that most students will be working towards an exam or entrance test, practise and study skills we be orientated towards this aim.

Early in the process I like to establish certain smaller goals too, such as accomplishing certain overwhelming topics or carrying out more taunting calculations and using these as accurate milestones to indicate progress and this should feed through to building the confidence of the student.

From my own personal experience I am an advocate of interactive learning, finding that tools such as flash cards are incredibly useful in memory retention. I appreciate that certain learning skills do not suit every student however; therefore, the first few sessions will be spent attempting to get to know the most beneficial learning style. From there we can adapt certain revision strategies that the student can utilise away from the tutoring sessions and I will be able to prepare specific work sheets.

I also think it is essential to indulge the student’s intellectual curiosity. I have access to additional scientific material such as the New Scientist and other subject specific articles that I can suggest to students to complement their course and help their wider appreciation of the field.

Finally, I myself have always found exams very daunting so I would also aim to make exam nerves a primary work on for students as this will inevitably feed through to performance.

Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • Oxford University (2017) - Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • King's College School Wimbledon (2013) - International Baccalaureate (School) (✘ Not On File)

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