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Ellie A

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Subjects I teach

11+ (Maths, English, VR and NVR)
13+ (including common entrance)
English and Science up to GCSE (including iGCSE)
Maths, Physics and Chemistry up to A Level
SAT and ACT Exams

My Experience

Throughout my time at school, I worked with younger students struggling with Maths in order to improve their understanding of basic topics, so that they could progress with their class. I continue to help friends and family with
I was a full-time tutor, also working in a management capacity for a tuition centre, where I was responsible for overseeing the curriculum for 11+, KS3 and GCSE. In this capacity, I taught small group classes in English, Maths and Science, as well as working with home-schooling students. I tutored students individually in Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology at A Level. I also worked as an exams officer for Edexcel, and so have a good understanding of what is required in order to succeed in public examinations. Having sat the SAT and ACT for US college entry, I have a good knowledge of the requirements of these tests, and have successfully worked with a number of students on these exams.
I have spent time volunteering in southern Africa, where I worked with children in deprived areas, teaching them English as a second language. I currently volunteer at a school in North London, teaching students about international politics and diplomacy.

My Qualifications

I am currently studying for an MSci in Natural Sciences at UCL, where I specialise in physics and science policy.
I attended St Albans High School for Girls in Hertfordshire, where I obtained A*AAA (a) in Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. I was awarded an academic prize for overall performance every year of high school. During sixth form, I was also a prefect working with younger students to ensure a smooth transition into senior school.

My Approach to Private Tuition

My job as a tutor is to ensure that my students are understanding and engaging with material, and enjoying their learning! So often, schools are unable to provide an individualised approach to learning, as they are required to follow a strict curriculum to prepare for exams. I think that it’s really important that we work together to ensure that sessions are productive, and that there is no such thing as a silly question. I am always available to answer questions, even outside of scheduled sessions. I have a lot of experience with different exam boards, and I can use this knowledge to ensure that the whole syllabus is covered in detail. Tuition is about building confidence, both in terms of specialist knowledge and also exam technique. Sometimes, a student just needs help making a colour coded revision schedule, and as a private tutor, that’s part of my job too. I can even provide glittery pens!

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Fun fact

I can name every country in the world.