I have worked in independent education for 11 years which has allowed me to play to my strengths outside of the classroom. I am a seasoned hockey goalkeeper, now playing outfield for Oxford Hockey Club and Adastral Hockey Club, whilst I have spent hundreds of hours as a school photographer producing images for marketing materials and the school magazines. I have a keen interest in IT which started at a young age and also enjoy a lot of weight lifting and the occasional running event like Tough Mudder if I have to!
I am an experienced teacher of Chemistry with a great track record with students of all abilities. Some of my key strengths are exam preparation, clarity of explanation of important concepts and the ability to communicate effectively with young people.
I have taught GCSE, IGCSE, A-level and IB Chemistry at both Canford School and St Edward's Oxford and also worked at Greene's Tutorial College in Oxford where I was a Personal Tutor, managing programmes of individual tuition. I have also taught on Chemistry Easter Revision Courses at Clifton College and Magdalen College School and am an IB Chemistry assistant examiner and OCR GCSE and AS-level Chemistry Assessor.
I have tutored 2000+ hours in the last few years which has included GCSE, A-level and mature students.
Tutoring is an incredibly personal experience; the focus switches directly back-and-forth between tutor and student and there is no-where to hide! In that respect, a successful tutorial is one where both parties are prepared and involved in shaping the direction of the tutorial such that the time allocated can be used to best effect. My aim in any given moment of teaching is to offer clarity through an alternate explanation, diagram, analogy or perhaps an interesting hand-formation...
I have successfully helped a range of students including an 11-year old sitting their first AS module, mature students on access courses for medicine and nursing, and those who may have found their AS examinations didn't go quite as planned.
If I don't feel I am the right tutor for you then I will let you know early in our discussions. As a career educator it is important to me that students receive the right advice for their situation, and find a tutor who suits their personality and the way in which they think.
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|University of Surrey||2007||Bachelors||Chemistry|
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