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Oliver offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!

Chemistry

Hourly RateOnline Lessons
Hourly Rate
Primary £25.00£20.00
Secondary £30.00£24.00
GCSE £30.00£24.00
A-Level £35.00£28.00
Casual Learner £30.00£24.00

Biology

Hourly RateOnline Lessons
Hourly Rate
Primary £25.00£20.00
Secondary £30.00£24.00
GCSE £30.00£24.00
A-Level £35.00£28.00
University £50.00£40.00
Casual Learner £30.00£24.00

Combined Science

Hourly RateOnline Lessons
Hourly Rate
Primary £25.00£20.00
Secondary £30.00£24.00
GCSE £30.00£24.00
Casual Learner £30.00£24.00

Geography

Hourly RateOnline Lessons
Hourly Rate
Secondary £30.00£24.00
GCSE £30.00£24.00
A-Level £35.00£28.00
University £50.00£40.00
Casual Learner £30.00£24.00

Psychology

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Hourly Rate
Secondary £30.00£24.00
GCSE £30.00£24.00

Medicine

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Hourly Rate
A-Level £35.00£28.00
University £50.00£40.00
Casual Learner £30.00£24.00

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Personal Description:

Hello, I'm Oliver and I hope to help either you or your child achieve the best possible educational outcome.

I am originally from Silsden in West Yorkshire but I have been away for a number of years studying at university. I am now back home and looking to help students in their education through private tuition.

I graduated from St Andrews University in 2012 with a BSc (Hons) in Cell Biology and then in 2017 with an MSc in Molecular pathology from Queen's University Belfast. Before this, however, I benefitted from private tuition myself during my GCSE's and A-Levels, so I have a good grasp of the benefits of tuition and the benefits it can bring. I had two very experienced tutors in chemistry and biology, whom I learned a great deal from, and now I feel ready to pass what I learned on to current students.

My main subject area is biology, but as this is a discipline which rests on the fundamentals of chemistry I can teach that subject as well. Biology is also the basis for psychology and geography which I have an interest in and thus offer tutoring in those subjects in addition.

Tutoring Experience:

I am relatively new to private tuition but have had teaching experience in the past. During my masters programme I lead small group tutorials for first and second-year biomedical science students.

I also have had experience in teaching the English language to non-native speakers from China in preparation for their TOEFL qualification.

I have had experience in teaching younger students during my prior summer holiday job. I worked as an educational tour guide taking groups of up to 40 American school-aged children and 4 teachers around the UK and Ireland on an educational programme lasting three weeks. During the tour we focused on British history and increasing cultural understanding.

Tutoring Approach:

My approach to tutoring is simple yet effective; to tailor every lesson specifically for the needs of the individual student and help motivate learning through a dynamic one-to-one dialogue that only private tuition can deliver.

Every pupil comes to private tuition in order to meet their own educational needs. Thus, every pupil has individual requirements. My approach is to work with students and parents to identify the best approach to enhance the lessons and so maximise their attainment. I recognise that the buildup to exams can be a stressful time and no student performs best under such conditions. My aim is to make learning enjoyable and through seeing swift improvements in achievement reduce exam stress with beneficial effects in attainment.

I also believe that private tuition offers students a unique opportunity in learning. As a direct interaction occurs between student and tutor it allows for focused attention on the subject without classroom distractions. It also enables a variety of teaching styles and techniques to be quickly tried, changed and optimised to facilitate learning. In addition, questions that come to the students' mind during lessons can be immediately answered before they are forgotten or undermine further aspects of the subject matter. I also aim to put the subject material in the proper context and answer wider questions not directly covered in the syllabus; this assists learning as understanding the generalities or principles of a subject makes memorizing the specifics much easier and builds confidence as the student has a much wider knowledge base to draw from.

Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • Queen's University Belfast (2017) - Molecular Pathology (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • University of St Andrews (2012) - Cell Biology (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • Craven College (2007) - A-Level Human Biology, and Geography (College) (✘ Not On File)
  • Harrogate Tutorial College (2007) - A-Level Chemistry (College) (✘ Not On File)

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