Joanna

Ferryhill Tutor

I've started as an academic with expertise in industrial Microbiology & Biochemistry having originally read Chemistry back in the 90s. I then moved to industrial R&D in the pharmaceutical industry . In the early 2000s, I set up as an entrepreneur in education & professional development in Reading. I was providing on line courses in Biotechnology & Quality Assurance to professionals in the Food Industry as well as 1-2-1 tuition services to GCSE & A level students, the latter from 2001-2009. This activity was based on my previous experience in developing teaching methods using computer based tools to communicate science to various audiences ( EU funded project) . I have just had a three year break from tutoring to undertake research for a biotechnology company in Cambridge , and Newcastle, and I am now starting to take up educational activities once again .

Tutoring Experience

I am qualified to a university lecturer's level but during my post doctoral years I participated in an EU funded project as a consultant of the key partner ( Greenwich, London) to perform research and develop user friendly methodologies in communicating cutting edge science such as biotechnology concepts to diverse audiences varying from food technologists & process engineers to A-level students. This experience triggered off my interest in education & professional learning, and , hence, I pursued it professionally the period 2001-2009. I tutored numerous pupils at different levels from KS3 pupils to A level students many of who successfully started their university degrees in the south east between 2001-2006, and in Cambridgeshire/Essex from 2006-2009.

Tutoring Approach

I have developed a user/pupil friendly, interactive approach to learning Maths and Science. It is based on communicating complex scientific terms & theories through logic, comprehension, and staged learning to motivate the student as well mentor them through their stressful preparation for the GCSE & A level exams. I have written modules & basic on line tools as teaching aids to help guide the pupil through the curriculum for most exam boards.

LanguagesGreek
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (evenings)
References Available On File

Qualifications

Aristotelian University, Greece1985BachelorsDegree in Chemistry
Strathclyde University, Glasgow1987MastersMSc in Food Science and Microbiology
Reading University, Reading1991DoctorateFood Science & Technology, Biotechnology

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Subjects taught
Maths
Secondary£22
GCSE£25
A-Level£30
Casual Learner£30
Physics
GCSE£25
A-Level£30
Casual Learner£30
Chemistry
GCSE£25
A-Level£30
University£30
Casual Learner£30
Biology
GCSE£25
A-Level£30
University£30
Casual Learner£30
Combined Science
Secondary£22
GCSE£25
Casual Learner£25