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MSci graduate from University of Surrey, qualified secondary science teacher (PGCE/QTS) and long term student wellbeing advisor specialising in adaptive and inclusive tutoring

    • Kingston Upon Thames
    • at their home
    • at your home
    • By webcam

About the lesson

My Philosophy- I believe learning should be accessible to all, regardless of background, ability or previous experience. As such, my lessons and resources are tailored to the individual needs of each student. Rooted heavily in the constructivist theories of educators such as Posner, Freyburg and Koballa, I believe learning best occurs as an active and ever evolving process. ‘Assessment for Learning’ makes use of consistent formative assessment to identify personal misconceptions and address their root cause, breaking these down through discussion, experimentation and targeted activities. As such, my students are able to develop a deeper understanding of science, not only aiding in future assessment, but developing the key skills of ‘working scientifically’- an area poorly addressed in schools over the pandemic, due to restrictions on practical work. Consistent assessment in this way identifies personal gaps in knowledge and how to address them long term- ‘rebuilding’ rather than ‘putting a plaster over’ as it were.

In a deeply connectivist society, I adopt a ‘blended teaching’ approach, making use of education technologies such as Kahoot, NearPod and Microsoft Teams. The nature of sessions rely on students’ access and comfort using technology, and resources are differentiated and scaffolded to reflect learning needs. Making use of assessment tools such as Educake allows students to become accountable for their own progress, identifying areas for development and forming synoptic links between content that can be applied in school.

I am proud to be a part of the NEU’s No Child Left Behind campaign. Government plans to cut Universal Credit will have a devastating impact on low-income families with 5.5 million set to lose £1,040 per year, plunging 200,000 children into poverty this year alone. The pandemic has widened an already prevalent attainment gap between the most and least privileged children in the U.K., and I believe it is the responsibility of each teacher to address this. As such, I offer reduced tuition rates for students on Pupil Premium, doing my part to support fair education for all.

My Services-
* KS2/3 science tuition
* Combined/triple GCSE science tuition (foundation and higher)
* A Level Biology and Physics tuition
* BTEC Science and Health/Social Care tuition
* Degree level biochemistry/medicine, cellular and microbiology tuition
* SEND specialist tuition
* Study skills tuition (revision techniques, practise assessment and marking, exam technique)
* Advanced academic writing workshops
* Practical science workshops (great birthday party idea for the budding scientists in your life!)

I offer lessons between 30 and 120 minutes, both online and in person. No-contact tuition (provision of resources and curriculum plans, suitable for home learning) may also be offered


  • Biology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • +2

    Molecular biology



  • English


  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • +6

    AS Level

    A Level


    Adult education



About Sophie

About Me- I’m Sophie, a 24 year old science teacher from London. Originally trained as a microbiologist at the University of Surrey, I have worked in a range of clinical settings including child and adolescent mental health before finding my calling in education.
I have held roles within student unions, closely supporting student well-being
and developing inclusive curricula with university provost, alongside tutoring science privately for 8 years. I am a qualified secondary science teacher, hold a PGCE (distinction) in science and have had the honour to teach in a range of settings, from private to alternative provision. I am constantly engaging in CPD, eager to expand my knowledge and skill set to improve student outcomes, using techniques informed by robust evidence.

I adopt a holistic approach with my students, aiming to form positive professional relationships between us, parents/carers and schools. Effective communication and transparency is crucial in building trust that underpins effective tuition. I believe science is the most fun and interesting subject in the world, and aim to inspire that same enthusiasm in my students through fun activities, development of scientific capital and supplementary resources (trip lists, watch lists, etc).

I am safeguarding trained and enhanced DBS checked, and have received specialist training to work with students with SEND and those from underprivileged groups.



  • 5h: £100
  • 10h: £175


  • £25/h

free lessons

  • 45mins


• £25 an hour (+ travel if face to face)
• Please message re inclusive discounts
• All resources provided (inc. PowerPoint, lesson plan, worksheets)
• Interactive activities via NearPod, Kahoot and Teams
• Bespoke homework plans

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