I am a PhD student studying mathematical and theoretical biology at Royal Holloway, University of London. I have a strong background in Mathematics and Biology, with a BSc (joint honours) from Bristol University in both areas and an MSc in Advanced Mathematical Biology from York University. I am a keen and enthusiastic scientist with a great deal of passion for the areas in which I am able to teach. My PhD time is highly flexible and I am happy to travel if required & it is possible.
I have 6 years of tutoring experience in various forms: personal tutoring for A-levels, GCSE and undergraduate level Mathematics and Science; writing and marking assessments as a visiting lecturer in mathematical biology modules at University of London; supervising undergraduate science projects at Royal Holloway.
I was a college tutor at Vanbrugh college during my MSc at York, meaning I was tutoring in some capacity on a daily basis. This was both in a pastoral role and in an academic role giving me the chance to develop both attributes allowing for a well-rounded approach to tutoring. The college comprised of roughly 600 1st year students, of which I was directly responsible for 150. I organised and lead maths workshops giving undergraduates the chance to ask questions and work on problems together. I also offered one to one tutoring for electric bass guitar, maths or biology, which I did for about 6-10 hours a week.
Before this, I gained 2 years of tutoring experience in the form of private tutoring for GCSEs and A-levels in both biology and maths in the Shropshire and North Wales area, one year of which was through this website. See the testimonials and reviews for an overview.
My first experience of tutoring professionally was offering music theory lessons and electric bass guitar lessons again in the Shropshire and North Wales area after achieving my Grade 8 qualification in both.
I believe first and foremost that engaging with a subject is the crucial step towards success for students. Engagement is typically fostered by providing the key insights into the depths of a subject so it becomes enjoyable and fascinating. This is usually achieved by instilling passion in the student by use of examples which outline the applicability and breadth of the subjects being taught.
Ensuring the student in comfortable with the pace and approach to teaching is also crucial. As it is all too often, students disengage due to an ineffective style of the teaching.
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|Bristol University||2013||College||BSc Joint honours maths and biology|
|Registry of guitar tutors||2009||Other||Grade 8 electric bass|
|Shrewsbury sixth form||2009||School||A-levels in maths, further maths, biology and music|
|University of York||2015||Masters||MSc Advanced Mathematical Biology|
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