I am a fully qualified science teacher with QTS educated to doctoral level. I have 18 years experience of working in state and independent schools and 6th form colleges in the UK and overseas. I have had a number of roles in education, including management roles. Since September 2018 I have worked as a scientific advisor for my family Engineering Consultancy as an advisor as well as being a full time tutor. I am also an examiner for a number of exam boards. I take a professional attitude to my tutoring work and aim to instil a love of science and love of learning into my tutees. I am passionate about science and consider myself to be a scientist and an educator. I enjoy tutoring and find it a very rewarding profession. My approach to tutoring is to encourage learners to question and I use past exam papers in every session, not only to consolidate the learning but also to help prepare leaners for their final exams.
I have been a full time tutor since September 2018, teaching over 60 students. I have extensive tutoring experience during my time in secondary and post 16 education, having run 1:1 and small group support, revision and tutorial sessions. During my time in academia I tutored undergraduate students as well as mentoring and supervising Masters and PhD students.
I plan each student's lesson individually and each session is tailored to the individual student's needs and the outcomes they and their parents would like. I encourage questioning and desire to instil a love of science and learning. I have experience of all the exam boards and use the specifications in lesson planning. Each session I also use exam questions to consolidate the learning and to develop examination technique.
Exam Board Experience
I have marked GCSE, International GCSE and A level exams for OCR, AQA and Edexcel.
Student Success Stories
My students always met their set goals with the majority of my students exceeding, often far exceeding, their goals. As an example I started teaching an A level student at the beginning of the academic year who was working at an E level. She is now predicted to achieve an A. All of my GCSE students were awarded at least level 6 in the summer 2021 exam, with the majority achieving 7-9. Many of these students were predicted grades 3 or 4 before tutoring commence. I receive excellent feedback for both students and parents.