I specialise in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) 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 International School
• IB Maths: International School Geneva, Zurich International School, Sevenoaks, Haileybury School
• 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, St Paul's Boys
• A Level Chemistry: St Paul’s Girls, 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.
I went to boarding school at Cheltenham Ladies' College where I studied the IB. Taking Physics, Chemistry and Maths at Higher Level, and English, History and Spanish ab initio at Standard Level, I achieved 41/45 overall in the diploma. I went on to do an undergraduate Masters degree (combining three years of study and a research year) at Jesus College, Oxford; where I interned at the Lunar and Planetary Insitute/Johnson Space Centre in Texas as part of my research on the atmosphere of Saturn. I wrote a first class thesis, giving me a 2:i overall. I started tutoring sciences and maths before I moved to London to study at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design (2015-16), and continued while researching for my doctorate at UCL (2017-2020). I'm currently a researcher in social studies of outer space.
I focus on developing independent learning in my students both in preparation for their exams at school, and their careers as undergraduates at university. With over five years of experience tutoring, spanning digital and face to face tutoring, and qualifications with the Higher Education Academy, I am well equipped with different learning strategies to support my students. Through developing confidence in the theoretical parts of the course and skills at recognising exam question styles and methods of answering in our lessons, and plenty of practice questions and scaffolding for studying on their own, I guide students towards success in their exams.
What I do when I am not tutoring
I am an academic researcher affiliated with UCL, with a focus on social studies of outer space including the geographies of space science and the display of space science in museums. I teach research methods and science communication at UCL and Imperial College London at BA/BSc and MA/MSc levels.
I believe that a life-long enthusiasm for STEM is really important for young people of the twenty first century and I'm supportive and enthusiastic for get students into these subjects. In addition to tutoring and my academic work, I also am a freelance museum professional and science communicator. I got my training as an "Explainer" at the Science Museum, and have subsequently freelanced at the National Maritime Museum, Edinburgh Science Festival, Science Gallery London, University of Cambridge Museums, Vienna Technical Museum and Brussels Department of Culture.
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