I like to tailor each tutoring session to meet the individual needs of the client; whether that means spending an hour improving understanding of a particular topic, going through practice questions or devising a revision plan to help with exams.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
UCAS Personal Statement writing
- Tell me about your qualifications.
A-Levels: biology, chemistry, geography, maths
BSc (hons) University of St Andrews: Molecular Biology 2:1 class
Research project: "Does the understanding of the genetic and sporadic Parkinsonism inform the development of preventative measures?" 1:1 class
cECBS European College of Bowen Studies
Emergency First Aid at Work - British Red Cross
International Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (iPGCE) - University of Sheffield
- How much do you charge?
£50 per hour
(lessons length can vary according to your request e.g. 1 hour 30 minutes)
- Where do you teach?
I teach online via Skype. My students also have a members area on my website where they can log in to access notes, exam questions, and past papers.
- When are you available?
I tutor full time, and am available weekdays, evenings and weekends.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
GCSE: biology and geography
A-Level biology and geography
University biology and geography
UCAS personal statement and university admissions advice
BMAT essay writing and biology questions
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Biology GCSE & A-Level on AQA, OCR, Edxcel exam boards
Geography GCSE & A-Level on AQA, OCR, Edexcel exam board
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Online tuition works almost exactly the same as an ordinary tuition lesson; the only difference is we talk on Skype video phone instead. All lesson notes, questions and mark schemes are the same whether the lesson is online or not, and the lesson format is no different. Students are able to write exam answers in the Skype text window so we can read the answer together before going through the mark-scheme. The edit button on Skype allows students to make any necessary changes to their answers. Skype allows hands-free communication, so students can type or read while talking, and the webcam enables improved communication.
Online lessons are more efficient than conventional home lessons, with no travel expenses or time wasted through travel. Lessons also have a greater degree of flexibility enabling many students to continue with tuition whilst abroad during school holidays or away at boarding school.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I like to tailor each tutoring session to meet the individual needs of the client; whether that means spending an hour improving understanding of a particular topic, going through practice questions or devising a revision plan to help with exams. I appreciate that everyone learns in different ways and have found that 1:1 tuition and a fresh perspective can help unblock troublesome topics and lead to an improvement in grades as well as self-confidence in the classroom.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I graduated with a BSc(Hons) Biology from the University of St Andrews in 2009, where I was awarded a First in my research project on the neuromuscular disorder Parkinson's disease.
In 2009 I began working full time as a private tutor; and have since taught over 250 students, both from the UK and abroad.
Upon moving to France from 2010 until 2012 I continued to build my tuition business by teaching UK students online. As well as this, I also taught in the French private sector, including teaching at the prestigious Epitech (Ã‰cole pour l'informatique et les nouvelles technologies, also called European Institute of Technology). I moved back to the UK in 2012.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Tell me about some of your current students.
I have a range of students on a local, national and international scale.
Students have tuition for a variety of reasons:
- to supplement their school work
- to improve their grade in a resit exam
- if they are studying outside of conventional education e.g. distance learning
- mature students wanting a change of career
• BSc (hons) University of St Andrews
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