I am passionate about science and enjoy teaching all levels, especially A-level Chemistry. I have a 1st class degree in chemistry and a PhD from the University of Manchester. I have five children of my own (the youngest is 16 years old), which I believe gives me insight and added maturity when working with young people of different ages and ability.
During my PhD, I was employed as teaching assistant, where I received feedback as being very helpful and approachable, giving student’s confidence putting them at ease. Prior to this, during my degree, I was employed to teach foundation chemistry by way of tutorials. Since finishing my PhD, I have been engaged in home tutoring in A-level Chemistry (AQA/OCR), with which I have excellent teaching resources, and GCSE Sciences, including year groups 8 to 11.
I always discuss the needs of my new pupils very carefully and aim to build their confidence in the subject. This enables students to reach their potential, maximizing grades. With respect to teaching A-level, it often requires practicing exercises together including plenty of discussion to ensure subject knowledge is strong. I find that practicing exam techniques invariably helps to rapidly improve grades.
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|References Available||On File|
|The University of Manchetser||2016||Doctorate||PhD Physical Chemistry|
|Manchester Metropolitan University||2009||Bachelors||Chemistry BSc|
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