Maria

Highgate Tutor

I hold a Master's in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London, where I did my thesis research on the topic of Science Education. I have previously worked at University College London, doing Biophysics research. I hold a first-class honours degree in Cellular and Molecular Biochemistry from the University of East Anglia and I have previously studied Psychology and Biology in the USA. I have worked as a mentor to first-year university students, providing academic and personal support. I am also mum to a 10-year old boy.

Tutoring Experience

** M.Sc. thesis on science education
** Teacher associate at a high school
** Science and Maths tutor at GCSE and A-level (self-employed) for five years, with a proven track record of helping students achieve their desired results
** Academic support to university students

Tutoring Approach

If you don't understand the basics, you will have a difficult time trying to move on. This is why I make sure that my students progress logically through the material. I understand the process of learning and I encourage students to find their own answers, not merely memorizing but actually understanding the subject matter. I offer advice on study strategies and techniques alongside the subject tutoring. I provide coaching on exam techniques as necessary. As different people learn differently, I do my best to adapt my approach in a way that makes science and maths accessible to the learner.

PLEASE NOTE There is a minimum charge for visits to the student, according to distance and duration of the lesson.

LanguagesBulgarian, German, Russian, Spanish
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

Imperial College2012MastersM.Sc. Environmental Technology
UEA2008BachelorsB.Sc. in Biochemistry (First Class)
Norwich City College2004CollegeLevel 2 certificate in Adult Learner Support

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Subjects taught
Maths
Secondary£40
GCSE£40
Casual Learner£40
Physics
GCSE£40
Chemistry
GCSE£40
A-Level£60
Casual Learner£40
Biology
Secondary£40
GCSE£40
A-Level£60
Casual Learner£40
Combined Science
Secondary£40
GCSE£40
A-Level£60
Casual Learner£40
Geography
GCSE£40