Josephine F

My Passion & How I Inspire

I am a good listener, and a patient tutor. I always seek to build a trusting relationship with the tutees, whose learning progress and comfort is a top priority.

I structured my teachings according to the goals and the objectives of my students. I use a variety of teaching techniques that includes practical experimental set ups if it is for Scientific subjects.

- Structured teaching aligned with syllabus

- Guidance in generation of revision notes

- Exam techniques

- Time management targeted for exam preparation

My Experience

I am half Chinese, half Thai. I grew up from a mixed-cultural background, having lived in Hong Kong, Singapore, and currently London. I hold a BSc in Biology from Imperial College London and a D Phil in Ophthalmology (Visual Neuroscience) from University of Oxford (Wolfson College).

Having gone through the GCSE and IB system myself, I offer students specialized support in subjects including Biology, Chemistry and Mandarin Chinese (Standard or Higher). I am also familiar with the A-level system as I have been teaching students in London over the last 12 years.

Additionally, I am keen on supporting beginners or business professionals who are interested in learning Mandarin Chinese.

Subjects That I Teach

  • Biology
  • Biology - A-Level
  • Biology - IB
  • Biology - GCSE
  • Biology - 11+
  • Biology - Key Stage
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry - A-Level
  • Chemistry - IB
  • Chemistry - GCSE
  • Chemistry - 11+
  • Chemistry - Key Stage
  • GRE
  • GRE - A-Level
  • GRE - IB
  • GRE - GCSE
  • GRE - 11+
  • GRE - Key Stage
  • Mandarin
  • Mandarin - A-Level
  • Mandarin - IB
  • Mandarin - GCSE
  • Mandarin - 11+
  • Mandarin - Key Stage
  • Science
  • Science - A-Level
  • Science - IB
  • Science - GCSE
  • Science - 11+
  • Science - Key Stage

My Qualifications

University of Oxford, Wolfson College: D Phil in Ophthalmology - Pass

Imperial College London: BSc in Biology with a year in Industry/Research at GlaxoSmithKline- 2:1 Upper Division

United World College of South East Asia, Singapore

International Baccalaureate Diploma: total 41 points (max 45 points)

Higher Level: Mathematics (6), Biology (7), Chemistry (7)

Standard Level: Business & Management (7), English A1 (6), French (5)

Additional points from Extended Essay in Biology and Theory of Knowledge (3)

11 GCSEs: 6 A*s (Biology, Physics, English Literature, Geography, Business Studies, Mandarin Chinese) and 5 As (Chemistry, French, Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, English Language)

Fun fact

I am a freelance artist and I do commission work for restaurants and hotels.