Joanne

Joanne

Sidcup Tutor

I am a research scientist that has worked within central London laboratories for 10 years; including Imperial, Kings and the Royal Veterinary College. I enjoy teaching enthusiastic A-Level Biology students in my spare time. I have a distinction grade MSc in Molecular Medicine from Imperial College and I have over 5 years of private tutoring experience.

TEACHING AVAILABILITY: I have availability once a fortnight, Saturdays at 11.30 or 5.30 (updated 15.10.2018).

Tutoring Experience

The majority of my students start lessons with me wanting to get in to Medicine or improve on an E or U grade re-sit situation.

Here are some previous student results with me:

SUMMER 2014: Two of my students received grade A on the EDEXCEL exam board- one student scoring 527/600 marks. My third student improved from ungraded to a C also on EDEXCEL.

SUMMER 2013: one of my students scored 86% in his Edexcel AS exam.

SUMMER 2012: Grade A (AQA) and subsequently accepted to study Medicine at Queen Mary's University, London. Mature mother at Greenwich University studying Nursing required me to read her course powerpoint slides and make her Biology understandable. She achieved 69% in her written Biology exams; 1% from a distinction.

Tutoring Approach

I like to meet a new student and their parents during our first session. I normally see students weekly at my house, and together we cover the entire exam syllabus required; diverting at times to complete school assignments and extended research projects. Lessons revolve around active learning. I ask lots of questions to build up student confidence-and with practice, refine a students ability to construct logical, well written answers.

My tuition fee reflects the amount of my spare time that I put into supporting your child outside of their lesson. For example, marking students coursework or homework they send me via Whatsapp or email. I thoroughly enjoy building a rapport with my students and very quickly convince them that an A Level in Biology is achievable and studying for it can be fun, which is why I have been recommended to many students through word of mouth.

Parents are more than welcome in my home during the tuition (I can sort you out a hot drink and a comfy sofa!), or I tend to frequently update parents on how lessons have been going with regular phone calls and emails.

If you like what you hear, please contact me to discuss your child's needs and then we can take it from there.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends
References Available On File

Qualifications

Imperial College London2011MastersMolecular Medicine
The Royal Veterinary College2007BachelorsVeterinary Science
Queen Mary's Collge2004College4 A levels Maths, German, Chemistry, Biology
Costello Technology College2002School11 GCSEs including Maths, English and Triple Science

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Subjects taught
Biology
Primary£35
Secondary£35
GCSE£35
A-Level£40