I specialise in STEM subjects and IB Theory of Knowledge. I have extensive experience with teaching the IB Diploma curriculum, and work often with students from around the world, in both remote and residential placements.
Selected tutee school locations:
• IB Chemistry: Sevenoaks, Kings Wimbledon, Godolphin and Latymer, Hong Kong International School, UWC Singapore, Amsterdam Internation School
• IB Maths: International School Geneva, Zurich International School, Sevenoaks
• IB TOK: Sevenoaks, International School Singapore, Hong Kong International, International School Padua, Beijing Western Academy
• A Level Physics: Putney High, Christ’s Hospital School, Godolphin and Laytmer
• A Level Maths: St Helens and St Katherine’s, Christ’s Hospital School, St Helen and St Katherine's, Francis Holland.
• A Level Chemistry: St Paul’s, Haberdasher Askes’ School, Eton, Ashbourne College
• Chemistry Pre-U: Downe House
I also have experience teaching GCSE Maths, triple sciences, US Curriculum Mathematics for students at American schools around the world (for students 10-13 years old) and 13+ and 11+ entrance exams (Maths, Reasoning) to London and UK based schools.
Studying IB at school has lead to a perpetual interest in interdisciplinary studies and research. I studied Chemistry at Oxford, working in researching Atmospheric Chemistry on Saturn for my Masters. I then studied Art and Science at Central Saint Martins and I'm currently researching for a PhD at UCL. I'm particularly interested in how researchers from different academic backgrounds can work together, and how science gets shown in museum spaces as a result. Outside my academic research, I have extensive science communication experience (Science Museum, Science Gallery, Royal Society Science Exhibition, Edinburgh Science Festival, Cheltenham Science Festival) and I've been tutoring for 4+ years. I specialise in STEM subjects, and their interplay with Theory of Knowledge during the IB programme.
I'm particularly focused on supporting students who aren't really interested and engaged with Science and Maths by helping them see the relevance of these subjects to the rest of their studies to improve their commitment. With students who love arts and humanities, I tend to use physical models and image or narrative based techniques, to engage them through the subject matter that interests them. Once more interested in the subject matter, I focus on maintaining the enthusiasm by ensuring they understand the material. I know there's no one-size fits all solution to why students might not being engaged with their studies, and I work closely with each of them to find what works for them.
What I do when I am not tutoring
When I'm not tutoring I write a PhD looking at how space science is show in science museums; and teach science communication and research skills at UCL (I hold an Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy).
I also work in science communicaiton - previous loactions include the Science Museum, the National Maratime Museum, the Science Gallery London, Royal Society Science Exhibition, Edinburgh Science Festival, and Cheltenham Science Festival. I believe that a life-long enthusiasm for STEM is really important and work to make this happen!
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