I teach with a focus on good understanding - I believe this is the best way to ace exams. Having only done A levels recently I am aware of all the common pitfalls which exams present to students.
I can particularly help well with exam technique, and fundamental principles of maths/chemistry/physics which may be difficult to learn at first. If I don't think my student has truly understood a concept, I will not move on until they're completely confident. At the end of a topic I will ensure a student can teach me the content back without regurgitating words - not just rote learning.
Online lessons will proceed similarly to face-to-face lessons, combining written and aural explanations for each concept. Chemistry is a subject where a student will benefit from tackling questions they may not be able to do at first, but with hints from the tutor, being able to gradually work their way through it. This kind of learning sticks more than simply copying/listening to a tutor. The approach is similar to the Oxford tutorial system.
For college students I'm also able to help with UCAS applications, specifically for Oxbridge (writing personal statements, preparing for interviews, giving advice for higher reading, and teaching certain Chemistry first year university topics to supplement an interview).
Hi I'm Ned, and I'm currently studying Chemistry at Oxford University (2nd year). I went to Portsmouth Grammar and studied Chemistry, Physics and Maths A levels, achieving A*s in all three, I also achieved second in the year for my First year Organic Chemistry exam (Year group of ~170 people). In my spare time I play guitar in a band, climb, and Ice skate. I have +20hrs tutoring experience on another tutoring website which I maintain a 5/5 star student reviewer's rating on.
I may have to charge a few pounds extra per lesson if the student address is further than a 20 minute cycle.
2016 -present Oxford University, Chemistry MChem. Oxford, Oxfordshire
-Achieved a 2:1 in Preliminary exams – this was comprised of 4 papers (Mathematics, organic, physical, and inorganic).
-Achieved 2nd in year for the organic preliminary exam (out of 172 candidates).
-Achieved a collection prize in Michaelmas Term 2017.
2003-2016 Portsmouth Grammar School Portsmouth, Hampshire
-A level grades achieved: A* (Mathematics), A* (Physics), A* (Chemistry),
-AS level grades achieved: A (Economics)
-IGCSE grades achieved: 9 A* grades (English literature + language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Music, Spanish). 1 A grade (Business studies).
-GCSE equivalent IFS course in Finance and Money Management A*
Private Tutoring Summer 2017 - Present
- Maintain a 5/5 rating on Tutora.com.
- Prepare concise lesson plans for each students and receive outstanding reviews.
- Focus on A level Mathematics and Chemistry.
Pearson UK Summer 2017
- Conducted quality control for A-level Further Mathematics textbooks and exam papers.
- Presented possible modifications/improvements for existing textbook questions.
SSBV Aerospace & Technology Group (Unpaid) June 2014
- Developed problem solving skills in an electronic engineering context.
- Immersed myself in a professional team working environment.
SKILLS, ACTIVITIES & INTERESTS
Languages: Native English; iGCSE Spanish level
Activities: Playing Lead guitar in 2 performing bands. Climbing Society Oxford, Alternative Ice Hockey society, Oxford Ice Skating society.
I.T skill: Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint). Especially proficient in Microsoft Excel (strong emphasis on excel formulas during lab work).
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