Robert

Robert

Islington Tutor

My eclectic background - which diversely spans from biochemistry to acting - means I am a well-rounded, personable and versatile tutor. This dichotomy of science and art means I have a balanced approach to teaching, and am very flexible in my approaches to learning, and the range of subjects with which I can assist students.

I have held a passion for the acting since a young age - leading me to train at The Oxford School of Drama last year, after previously completing my Masters in Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry (2:1) at Worcester College, Oxford. My work as an actor has ranged from all manner of plays, films, TV and radio work; I also record audiobooks for the RNIB Talking Books service, and am a member of the human rights theatre company iceandfire. I love to remain on the other side too, and hence attend the theatre and cinema as often as possible.

I am extremely passionate about languages and am in the process of teaching myself German, Spanish and Norwegian at present; and - when the opportunities arise - am a huge enthusiast of swimming, skiing, SCUBA diving, and badminton. I also love driving, singing and photography; and one day would love to make the most of my dual nationality to explore New Zealand and the surrounding regions.

Tutoring Experience

I have garnered five years' extensive experience as a Private Tutor with a variety of students and skillsets, after graduating from Oxford University with a 2:1 Honours Masters degree in Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry.

Particular focus areas include GCSE Triple Sciences (Biology/Chemistry/Physics), GCSE Double Sciences (Core & Additional) iGCSE Biology and A Level Biology.

Under my tuition, a recent iGCSE Biology mature student went from zero prior knowledge to an A* grade in just one year. Another international student, new to the UK system in Year 11, went from a U grade standard to an A in her Biology GCSE, after a week's intensive study together over the Easter holidays.

For the past two years, I have also worked as the resident Science/Chemistry teacher at Rhodes Farm School, an independent hospital school, in North London. Here I teach students at KS3, GCSE and A Level; whilst also communicating with the pupils, their families, and their home schools to ensure they can keep up with their studies, and prepare for eventual reintegration into mainstream education.

Tutoring Approach

My work as a professional actor means that I am an open, engaging, animated, and communicative teacher.

I encourage my students to take an active role in their own learning, making their own notes and feeling free to ask questions - however silly they may seem - as we work. I always avoid an approach of simply reciting and copying - always challenging students with guided questions and visualisations of the problem at hand.

Most of all - I try to make my lessons fun and enjoyable! Science is a fascinating, vital topic; and if I feel I have instilled a sense of this in my students, then the lesson has been a success. When this happens, exam success tends to follow!

LanguagesEnglish (British), Spanish
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

University of Oxford2011MastersMolecular & Cellular Biochemistry (2:1)
Pate's Grammar School2007SchoolA Level: Biology (A), Chemistry (A), Theatre Studies (A)
Pate's Grammar School2006SchoolAS Level: German (A)
Pate's Grammar School2005SchoolGCSE: Biology (A*), Chemistry (A*), Physics (A*), Maths (A*), English (A*), English Lit. (A*), History (A*), German (A*), Drama (A*), Music (A*)

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25% discount on your first lesson!
PhysicsOne-to-oneOnline
Primary£50£47.50
Secondary£50£47.50
GCSE£55£52.25
Casual Learner£55£52.25
ChemistryOne-to-oneOnline
Primary£50£47.50
Secondary£50£47.50
GCSE£55£52.25
A-Level£60£57
Casual Learner£55£52.25
BiologyOne-to-oneOnline
Primary£50£47.50
Secondary£50£47.50
GCSE£55£52.25
A-Level£60£57
Casual Learner£55£52.25
Combined ScienceOne-to-oneOnline
Primary£50£47.50
Secondary£50£47.50
GCSE£55£52.25
Casual Learner£55£52.25