I am a 4th year PhD student at Imperial College London. I previously graduated from Queen Mary University of London with a 2:1 in Chemistry, and have been passionate about all science subjects since selecting my GCSE's.
My enjoyment of the sciences has, in part, been due to the teachers I have had. I hope that I too can help students enjoy science and achieve their full potential.
Working at Imperial I am happy to tutor anyone on route from South Kensington to Brixton. I am willing to travel to tutees in central London on weeknights, and further on weekends.
I have been teaching undergraduates at Imperial for the last 2 years, assisting in laboratory classes. During this time I have taught alongside lecturers and fellow PhD students to guide students to answers through understanding, rather than simply giving the answer.
Last year I tutored 2 people, both achieving the grades they required to get accepted onto the university course of their choice.
Outside of academic circles I have taught dance to 11-60 year olds, from total novices to more experienced dancers.
During my time teaching at Imperial I have found that each student learns in a different way. As such each student needs to have lessons personalised to allow the best development. I believe that lessons based on a pre-agreed topic, which is covered extensively and any gaps in understanding or learning filled by note taking and written exercises, is the most productive.
For students struggling with the subject, it is important to initially get the student to engage with the field generally before covering the challenging topics. The best way to do this is find something that the student finds interesting and develop ideas from there.
For those students comfortable with the subject, but struggling to achieve top grades, it's best to explain things in multiple ways. Having been at different institutions I have experienced a variety of teaching methods to help me find the right option for teaching each student.
The final hurdle is good exam technique. Working through old exam papers is something I found particularly helpful, and I am happy to either mark them or sit and work through them with students as needed.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|Queen Mary University of London||2014||Masters||MSci Chemistry Degree|
|Neale-Wade Community College||2010||College||A-Level Chemistry|
|Cromwell Community College||2008||School||GCSE Chemistry|
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