Currently only able to offer online tuition, on weekends
Former Head of Biology in a top independent school and currently Head of GCSE Sciences (accelerated course), I have always had a great passion for teaching and helping young people. I have been teaching for 10 years.
I did my Bachelors and Masters degrees at Imperial College London, which were:
BSc Biomedical Sciences with Neuroscience
MSc Human Molecular Genetics
I then went onto gain my teaching qualification and hold a QTS.
I have a deep love for teaching. I embrace the chance to be able to transfer my skills onto someone else and help them understand something that they may not be able to understand from their teachers at school, to keep going over something until they 'get' it. My aim is to make everything clear and to give them the best grades that they have the potential to achieve.
I currently work as Head of Biology in a top independent school. I have 10 years’ experience of teaching, Biology up to A-level and Chemistry up to GCSE level.
In my teaching history, I hold a strong track record of 75% of my GCSE students scoring grades 8 and 9, and 60% of my A-level students scoring grades A and A*.
The great majority of my students opt to continue their studies in the subjects I teach them and develop a great enthusiasm for them, opting to take them for A-level and at University.
My idea of a tuition lesson is one that is planned and structured to meet the specific needs of the individual person. My approach would be to teach in a way that I see is working to generate enthusiasm in the tutee to learn and which involves their participation; not just a 'monotonous sit-and-listen' lesson.
When I'm assigned a tutee, I first find out which areas in particular he/she would like me to focus on and what he/she feels his weaknesses are. I don't need to use textbooks unless the tutee prefers that I go through their current class textbook with them/ other books that they wish to study with.
In addition to going over things thoroughly, I also amalgamate exam question practise into my lessons and go over the questions together with the student thoroughly and help them build exam technique.
|References Available||On File|
|Imperial College London||2012||Masters||Human Molecular Genetics|
|Imperial College London||2011||Bachelors||Biomedical Sciences with a year in Neuroscience and Mental Health|
|Bancroft's School, Essex||2008||School||A-levels: Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths|
|TES Institute||2018||QTS||Qualified Teacher Status|
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