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Lessons offered by Ruth
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Natural Sciences
Levels
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • Undergraduate

Recent MIT graduate in Glasgow with 3 years experience teaching chemistry, maths & physics

Methodology

Ideally prepared to teach secondary school (especially National 4/5-Advanced Higher level) and more junior university students. I am happy to tailor my tutoring style to the clients' needs. In general, I begin lessons with a concise overview of the previous session's concepts, and then work through a prepared problem sheet, answering questions and clarifying concepts throughout. I am happy for clients to request specific subjects/bring their own work they would like help with, but prefer if the subject matter is communicated at least 24 hours in advance so I have time to prepare.

I try to ensure students understand the underlying concepts behind the problems they work on, so this knowledge can be applied to problem solving questions as opposed to only being able to answer on a case-by-case basis. As cheesy as it may sound, there is no such thing as a stupid question, and I really encourage students to ask away!

Experience

Hi! I am a Class of 2020 Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate with a double major in Chemistry and Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Science. I have been teaching/tutoring science and maths subjects since 2015. At university, I was a Teaching Assistant for Introduction to Chemistry and Organic Chemistry classes. As a TA, I designed lesson plans and taught groups of 20-30 students, as well as holding both regular and by appointment office hours in which I reviewed concepts with individuals or smaller groups. I have worked with over 100 students, improving their exam results and final grades.

Rates

Transportation Fee : £4
Rate for online lessons : £20/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £85

Details

Lessons cancelled with less than 24 hours notice must pay 50% of the total lesson cost, excluding travel.

Lessons offered by Ruth
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Natural Sciences
Levels
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • Undergraduate

Ruth's CV

Education:
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY - Cambridge, MA, USA
Chemistry & Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science BSci
August 2016 – May 2020
5.0/5.0 GPA. Based on academic merit, inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Society, as well as receiving the Royal Society of Chemistry Certificate of Excellence and W.O. Crosby Award for Sustained Excellence.

PEEBLES HIGH SCHOOL - Scotland
Graduated with all A’s in 16 Curriculum for Excellence Courses
August 2011 – May 2016
Studied a varied curriculum finishing with all A grades in Advanced Higher Mathematics, Mathematics of Mechanics, Chemistry and Physics.

Teaching Experience:
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY - Cambridge, MA, USA
Department of Chemistry Teaching Assistant
September 2017 – January 2020
Lead blocks of twice weekly recitations for undergraduates in MIT’s Introduction to Chemistry and Organic Chemistry I courses. Taking on position commonly held by graduate students to design recitation problems, as well as grading assigned problem sets and holding office hours for student queries.

MIT GLOBAL TEACHING LABS - Marrakech, Morocco & Palermo, Italy
Teacher
January 2018 & 2019
Designed and taught chemistry lessons to S1-S4 students at the American School of Marrakech, exposing them to high level chemical concepts with a hands-on practical approach to learning. Taught a drug biochemistry unit to high school seniors in Palermo, Sicily, designing lectures and tasks as well as an end of unit assessment.

PEEBLES HIGH SCHOOL - Peebles, Scotland
Tutor and Classroom Assistant
June 2015 – May 2016
Worked as a classroom assistant for S1 science class, leading experiment demonstrations and clarifying student understanding. Tutored several struggling students as well as one-on-one class supplementation for a student with behavioral and learning challenges.

UP2U, NOT ALONE, MVP - Scottish Borders
Student Mentor & Peer Educator
2012 – 2016
Spearheaded various peer mentoring projects during high school, addressing issues of bullying and drug abuse through leading class discussion and providing one-to-one counsel.

Chemistry-Relevant Work Experience:
IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON- London, UK
Research Assistant, Department of Chemistry
June – August 2018
Focused around research into kinetic template guided tethering, using fragment-based approaches to identify small molecule staring points for drug discovery campaigns. Specifically synthesizing chiral acrylamide-based inhibitors which were then biologically assayed to determine viability for further study.

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY - Cambridge, MA
Research Assistant, Chemical Engineering Department
December 2016 – June 2017
Researched in the lab of Professor Yuriy Román in collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to investigate the conversion of biomass to produce renewable fuels and chemicals. Particularly studied the extraction, depolymerization and upgrading of lignin, to create a viable fuel source as well as synthetically useful chemicals. Presented research findings to sub-group bi-weekly and gave a large-scale open presentation to the department at completion of research.

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