Biology is a subject for which exams traditionally require large amounts of content to be synthesised, with students regularly expected to draw upon knowledge from across the syllabus and apply it to problems not always explicitly taught. Many students find this aspect of the subject tough, feeling as though they are taught only to memorise content from lessons, and thereby being caught out in exams when expected to understand the wider context of the topics covered.
I place emphasis upon preparing students for this, attempting to help develop problem solving and critical thinking skills relevant to content covered in the syllabus, thus instilling the confidence and ability to think independently when approaching the most challenging exam questions. This is best achieved by ensuring the student has a solid understanding of the basic principles of the course, before focussing on problem-based questions to develop more in-depth learning .
I am a current Master of Biology student at the University of York, able to provide tuition in Biology at any level up to, and including, A-Level and International Baccalaureate. Whilst at school, I gained experience aiding younger students in science subjects.
University of York, 2014-Present:
Fourth year Master of Biology (MBiol) student - completed third year on a First Class mark, and will graduate this summer, with an offer of a PhD position at Imperial College London beginning in October.
King’s Priory School, 2007-2014:
A Levels (2014) - Biology (A*), Chemistry (A), Geography (A), Mathematics (B)
GCSEs - 9 A*s in Biology, English Literature (IGCSE), Geography, History, I.T., Mathematics, Physics, Spanish, Statistics, and 2 As in Chemistry and English Language
Internship at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria, July 1st - September 15th 2016:
Gained a place on the ISTernship programme as one of less than 25 successful applicants from over 1200 applications for the summer 2016 programme.
One week at each of the following:
Conservation and community work at the Abernethy Ardeonaig Centre, Perthshire, August 2013.
Work experience at the Newcastle University Dove Marine Science Laboratory, October 2013.
Work experience with the Keeper of Live Animals at the Great North Museum, February 2014.
Work experience in the Pathology laboratory at Nuffield Health Newcastle Hospital, September 2015.
Head of School at the King’s Priory School, Tynemouth (2013/14).
Head of the King’s School Charities Committee (2012/13).
Secretary of Constantine College (at the University of York) Football Club (2015/16).
Vice-President of the University of York Men’s Football Club (2017/18).
Won a Foresters Competitive Scholarship for post-secondary education, based upon academics and community involvement.
Won the King’s School Sixth Form Proctor and Gamble Prize for Biology, Sixth Form Proctor and Gamble Prize for Chemistry, and the Sixth Form Geography Prize.
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