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Lessons offered by Emily
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Biology
  • Cellular biology
  • Genetics
  • Physiology
  • Zoology
  • Botany
Levels
  • All Levels

Professional Oxford Biology graduate offering Biology online tutoring for GCSE/A-Level, based in Oxford

Methodology

My aim is to help you in the areas you're struggling, and to consolidate your knowledge. Come to me with your knotty areas, "I think I missed this" topics, and exam prep, and we can go over what you need to know! I'll help you get to grips with the finer details, while also helping you to understand its wider biological context.

Experience

Hello, my name is Emily, and I'm here to help you through your Biology courses and exams! I studied Biology at the University of Oxford, and have a Masters in the ecological sciences (Species Identification and Survey Skills) from the University of Reading.

I have over 50 hours of experience of teaching GCSE and A-level Biology, and pre-GCSE (Y9) science, and enjoy teaching at all of those stages, with students of all abilities. My teaching style is relaxed and student-led, to help you the most in the ways you need it.

I've spent much of my time since I was at university working in development for a charity passionate about science communication, but am currently turning my attention to passing on my passion for science to you! I really enjoy my subject and helping you to grasp both the basics and the complicated concepts with confidence.

I am based in Oxford (Rose Hill) and teach from home or online.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £25/h

Details

GCSE level - £25/hr
A-level - £28/hr

Full fees must be paid if cancelling less than 24hrs before the agreed lesson.

Lessons offered by Emily
Individual
The lessons will be held
at her home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Biology
  • Cellular biology
  • Genetics
  • Physiology
  • Zoology
  • Botany
Levels
  • All Levels

Emily's CV

Emily Sturgess
UK Nationality; DOB: 28.03.1990, Oxford

With training in Biology/Ecology, work experience in the charity sector, and plenty of experience in communication and working one-to-one, especially with students, I am moving my occasional activity of tutoring the odd GCSE/A-level student here and there to a more full-time role.

Education
Oct 2012- Sep 2013 – University of Reading, MSc in Species Identification and Survey Skills (Merit)
• Training in animal and plant surveying and identification techniques in lab and field, along with experience of habitat surveys. Experience across all taxa, in botany and zoology, specific to UK flora and fauna.
• Training in research, report writing and tendering for environmental consultancy.
2008-2011 – University of Oxford, BA in Biological Sciences (2.i.)
• Studies related to animal and plant biology, genetics, evolutionary theory, neuroscience and palaeontology; specialising in animal biology and environmental biology.
• Essay-based tutorial experience.
• Independent research project studying zonation patterns in intertidal ecology: experiment design, arranging logistics, data collection, species identification and handling of samples.
2003-2008 – Northampton School for Girls
• A levels – Biology A, Maths A, English Language A.
• AS levels – Music Technology B.
• GCSEs – 10 A*s, 3 As; including Maths, 2 x English, 3 x Sciences.

Work Experience
October 2013-November 2018 – Development Officer at Christians in Science
• Development role within a mid-sized charity, which includes establishing and supporting local and student branches of the organization, promotion, project management, communications, training, media, presentations , events management and publications (including building and editing a new web-magazine for students to grow their communication skills (connect.cis.org.uk))
• Co-ordinated and delivered four national conferences.
• Experience of writing a successful grant proposal.
• Highly interpersonal role, with networking, mentoring and offering support to members, from students to professors.
March 2013-September 2013 – Ecological Field Assistant at RSK, as part of MSc at the University of Reading
• Experience of field surveying (phase one general surveys and bat, newt, water vole and breeding bird surveys) and report writing.
August 2011-September 2012 – Administrator at Oxford Community Church & Administrative Assistant at Oxfordshire Community Churches
• Experience of managing volunteers at a variety of levels.
• Understanding and implementing Child Protection and Health and Safety Policies across a family of 15 churches, organising training sessions and ensuring compliance with national regulations
• Development of problem-solving skills, setting up systems and managing projects within specific time-frames.
• Liaison with leadership at all levels across the family of 15 churches.
Summer 2010 – Internship at University of Oxford Museum of Natural History
• Internship involving conservation and curation of small mammal skulls, with time also spent in the malocological collection, developing familiarity with collections and collection care.

Positions of Responsibility and Leadership
2010-2013 – Member of the student leadership team; and founded and led an active community group relating to the arts, at Oxford Community Church.
2004-2009 – Volunteer leader at weekly children’s club, along with regular voluntary work with the Northampton Association of Youth Clubs, earning an ‘Above & Beyond’ award with the Millennium Volunteers for contribution to youth work in Northampton.

Publications
Chapter contributed to the book ‘Christians and Evolution’ (edited by R.J. Berry), published by Lion Hudson (Monarch books), 2014.

Other Skills
• Good time management and organisational skills, with high levels of self-motivation.
• High level of experience with Microsoft Office, databases, internet research, and experience using Adobe InDesign and with basic website maintenance.
• Full & clean UK Driving licence; car owner.
• Health and Safety Level 2 qualification.
• University of Oxford Counselling Service accredited qualification in Peer Support.
• Active blogger and involvement in social media.

Other interests
Music –
• Grade 8 violin, 2008.
• Played in Northamptonshire County Music service orchestras 2002-2008; played in Oxford University Philharmonia 2008-2010.
Photography –
• Interest in floral and macro-photography, and experience of small-scale events photography.
British Sign Language –
• BSL level one passed during 2011/12.

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