Ruth E

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£ 45.00-45.00 p/h

I am an experienced science tutor with a medical background, teaching biology, chemistry and physics at GCSE. I am passionate about science and love inspiring my students to get excited about the subject. I share my enthusiasm with my students so they become motivated to work hard and do well because they enjoy what they’re studying. As well as teaching my students science, I aim to teach them how to approach learning in a way that they enjoy and can get the most out of. I am proud to say that all my students to date have achieved top grades, with most going on to study at least one science A Level.

How would you describe your teaching style?

My lessons are interactive and engaging and I work collaboratively with my students to give them a sense of ownership over their learning. As a trainee psychotherapist, I am very good at building relationships with my students and tailoring the way I work to best suit them. I find that approaching each student in an individual way helps me to help them reach their full potential. I am particularly good at breaking down difficult concepts so that my students can understand them easily. I always ensure that I give my students a solid foundation of knowledge, teaching from first principles so that they have a thorough understanding of the subject. This prepares them very well for the exams, as well as for future study, as it means that they can rely less on rote learning and recall.

What qualifications do you have?

I have a BSc in Medical Research and a BMedSci from the University of Leicester, as well as top A Level grades in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths. I am currently working towards a Masters in Psychotherapy.

Tell us about your experience...

I have extensive tutoring experience across the exam boards with excellent feedback from both my students and their parents. I pride myself on drastically improving my students' relationships with science and all my students to date have achieved top grades in their GCSEs, no matter how much they were struggling when we started working together. The majority have also gone on to study at least one science A Level even though most of them thought they ‘hated science’ before our lessons! In addition to one-to-one tutoring, I have taught on the PMT Easter revision courses held at Imperial College London. I also have teaching experience in several other settings. While at medical school I taught on one of the faculty's Student Selected Components and ran revision sessions for other medical students. I also mentored students from disadvantaged backgrounds applying for medical school.

What locations do you tutor in?

I tutor in North London in the area around Barnet, Finchley, Golders Green, Hampstead, Highgate, Southgate, Elstree, Borehamwood, Mill Hill. I am also tutoring online during lockdown.

What is your personal message to students?

I look forward to working together!

CRB/Disclosure Certificate: DBS
Home-based tutor: No
Travelling tutor: Barnet, Finchley, Golders Green, Hampstead, Highgate, Southgate, Elstree, Borehamwood, Mill Hill
Online tutor: I tutor online via Zoom
Subjects: Biology GCSE
  Physics GCSE
  Chemistry GCSE
  Science GCSE