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Josephine F

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Subjects I teach

Mandarin Chinese- Beginner to Professional levels (all ages)
General Science- Key Stage 2-5, 11+, 13+
Biology- GCSE, A-level, IB, BSc
Chemistry- GCSE
Oxford University Science degree application
Personal statements

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.

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)

My Approach to Private Tuition

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

Fun fact

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