Hi, I am a fully qualified Science teacher with Biology specialism (5 years experience) tutoring in and around the Harrogate area. I can provide face to face or Skype/zoom lessons from KS3 Science level through GCSE (Biology and Chemistry) and up to A level ( Biology). I have daytime availability for homeschooling and availability between 4 and 8 pm Mon-Thurs evenings.
How would you describe your teaching style?
I am a friendly approachable tutor, with a relaxed teaching style. For KS3, I aim to make my lessons fun and engaging, For GCSE and A level, good knowledge of the current curriculum means I can match the learner with a learning style that suits them, to the level they need, whether support or stretch. From the first session, where we look at strengths and weaknesses and set some targets, to the final lessons before exams, where we review progress and fine tune exam skills, the sessions are led by the students needs and tailored individually to each student.
What qualifications do you have?
A level Biology, Chemistry, Maths BSc Hons Biological Chemistry (Hons), 1st class, Leicester 2001 PGCE (Chemistry Specialism)
Tell us about your experience...
My academic background truly is a mix between the two sciences of Biology and chemistry, having studied Biological Chemistry at degree level. During my degree I completed a year in industry in Sweden working as a Synthetic Organic/Medicinal Chemist. After graduating, I worked for 12 years as a Research Scientist/Senior research Scientist in the Drug Development sector of the Pharmaceutical industry, specialising in chromatography and mass spectrometric techniques. I re-trained as a Science teacher 5 years ago and have been teaching with a Biology Specialism for that time, using the new 9-1 AQA syllabus, however I am also familiar with Edexcel/ Salters.
What locations do you tutor in?
Harrogate and surrounding areas (max travel time 25 mins)
What is your personal message to students?
If you think I might be a match for what you are looking for, please do not to get in touch. It would be great to hear from you and discuss your needs, under no obligation of course! I am increasing my tuition workload from the coming Sept 2020, due to taking a break from full time teaching, so currently have open diary availability for the upcoming yea (as of Aug 1st), so there is a great chance I could accommodate a time of your liking for a session.
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