Kim

Kim

Cambridge Tutor

I am a PhD student at the University of Cambridge and a scholar of Jesus College. I am part of the Balasubramanian group, Department of Chemistry, and my primary interest is in G-quadruplex nucleic acids. In 2018, I received the Roscoe Medal & gold award for presenting my work at a House of Commons poster competition (STEM for Britain). I enjoy sharing my interest in science by teaching; there are few things more pleasing to me than inspiring a student.

Outside academia, my main interest is badminton. I have been President and captain of my College club, and currently am Secretary for the University club. I am also a keen musican, holding a DipABRSM Diploma in Piano Performance and have played in the Cambridge University Music Society and was Secretary of Jesus College Music Society, as an oboist.

Tutoring Experience

I have had around 10 pupils to date, with whom I have had good relationships. I regularly teach Cambridge's undergraduate chemistry courses as a supervisor (2-3 student tuition) and a laboratory demonstrator. I also have helped OxbridgeSciences, a tuition program focusing on university entry to Cambridge and Oxford. At school, I was an assistant in Maths Surgery, reinforcing understanding of core material. I also helped at Maths and Science Masterclasses, encouraging and challenging the brightest children in our local area.
Currently, I am also an assistant instructor in the martial art Wing Chun, as part of Cambridge Kung Fu. I have also taught beginners' piano to young children and tutored ABRSM Music Theory up to Grade 5.

Tutoring Approach

My aim is to be as flexible as possible when tutoring, as I believe that teaching should be adapted for different learning styles and situations. The eventual results should however be similar - a strong and fundamental understanding of core concepts, the ability to apply these concepts in any capacity and the motivation & confidence to become a self-sufficient learner. Whether I achieve this by encouraging independent thinking or by developing skills in revision and exam technique is up to the student.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (evenings)
References Available On File

Qualifications

University of Cambridge2015MastersMSci Chemistry, 1st Class
University of Cambridge2014BachelorsBA Natural Sciences, 1st Class
Loughborough Grammar School2011SchoolA*s in A Level Chemistry, Physics, Maths & Further Maths
Loughborough Grammar School2009School12 A*s at GCSE, inc. Biology English Language & English Literature

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Maths
GCSE£45
Physics
Secondary£45
GCSE£45
Chemistry
Secondary£45
GCSE£45
A-Level£45
Biology
Secondary£45