During tutoring sessions, I believe that contributions from the student are extremely important. I aim to create an environment where students feel that they can ask questions and attempt answers without holding back. I encourage students to solve problems themselves by guiding them with leading questions. This method reaffirms the student’s understanding of the subject material and allows them to apply their knowledge to different questions, which in turn improves confidence. In addition, I realise that if a student is genuinely interested in a subject, they will engage more in the work and perform better. I therefore aim to ensure that each student enjoys our sessions and the subject material. During sessions, I ask questions of the student to assess their knowledge and understanding, which allows me to identify learning objectives. I then tailor the sessions to meet each individual’s needs, using learning techniques which suit each student. Students can expect well prepared and structured sessions which work towards defined goals.
2 years tutoring GCSE and A-Level sciences and maths.
Throughout my PhD I have been a Graduate Teaching Assistant, led undergraduate tutorials in biology and biochemistry, and supervised several master’s and undergraduate students through their research projects and dissertations.
MRes Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, Distinction, Imperial College London
MBiochem Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, First Class Honours, University of Oxford
Biology and Chemistry Advanced Extension Awards
Biology (A), Chemistry (A) and Maths (A) A Levels
Further Maths (A) and Critical Thinking (A) AS Levels
9 GCSEs (7A*, 2A)
I have snorkelled with manta rays!