I am an Advanced Skills Teacher (AST) with extensive experience teaching both Biology and Chemistry at A Level and GCSE. I also work as a senior examiner for two of the major exam boards and regularly write questions for GCSE and A Level Biology and Chemistry examinations.
Following graduation I completed the Teach First graduate programme and went on to teach Biology and Chemistry at a variety of secondary schools and sixth form colleges. More recently I have returned to university to study Medicine (I am currently in my final year at UCL) and am therefore ideally placed to guide aspiring students through the medical/dental application process.
For your peace of mind, I have an Enhanced DBS check and am happy to bring along my certificate to our first meeting.
I have worked as an Advanced Skills Teacher (AST) for more than 10 years and have a wealth of experience teaching Biology and Chemistry at A Level and GCSE. I have taught in some of the best schools in London, but also in some of the most challenging, which has allowed me to develop strategies to get the very best out of students from a range of different backgrounds. I have an exceptional track record with students of all abilities, having helped to motivate and stretch the brightest students with aspirations to study at the most competitive universities as well as those who are struggling with Biology and Chemistry or who may have experienced previous failure in the subjects.
I have also held the role of senior examiner for two of the major GCSE and A Level exam boards for more than 5 years, helping to write papers for various Biology and Chemistry exams. These experiences have allowed me to gain an excellent understanding of how students are assessed and the mistakes which tend to prevent them from realising their potential. As far as I know, no other tutor operating in this region of the country is able to offer a similar level of insight.
I currently tutor students across a wide range of A Level (AQA, OCR and Edexcel) and GCSE/iGCSE (AQA and Edexcel) syllabuses
I have a relaxed, yet focused teaching style and am hugely approachable. It is important to me that my tutees feel comfortable, confident and happy to express their thoughts and opinions. I prefer to teach in an active manner, using diagrams and modelling where appropriate, but am more than happy to adapt to the requirements of individual tutees.
My extensive experience as a teacher means I can effectively assess the level that my tutees are working at, identifying areas that require attention quickly. Experience has taught me the importance of helping my tutees to develop their ability to communicate their understanding in written form, which is usually how they are assessed.
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|General Teaching Council for England||2007||QTS||QTS|
|University of Southampton||2005||Bachelors||Biomedical Science|