• A-level Biology
• A-level Chemistry
• A-level Physics
• (I)GCSE Biology, Chemistry, Physics
The year 2022 brings my tally of private tuition to 21 years. With both one-to-one and small groups for GCSE and A-levels in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, Medicine, PhD thesis write up, university reports and assignment support, I tailor each session to the needs of the audience, simultaneously addressing topic and exam practice (where applicable).
This started during GCSEs where I volunteered time at a local youth centre, then following A-levels, continued through medical school and beyond. I have also been privileged with the opportunity to lecture for 1 year at a private medical university on Anatomy, Physiology, Neuroscience and Psychiatry to ages 18+ students.
My 21 year history is decorated further with mentoring and coaching students for university admissions supporting personal statement writing, guidance on choices for UCAS and coaching on interviews. Furthermore, students who have opted for GAP years have also had support in planning a successful GAP year.
Working with other NGOs, I completed 5 years of running OSCEs for medical students preparing for practical and oral examinations, with personalised feedback for each student.
Following on from private teaching, so far I have completed 7 years mainstream school teaching (6 years of this have been in leadership) covering GCSE and A-levels in Biology, Chemistry and Physics across the breadth of UK exam boards.
Following qualification as a medical doctor (M.D.) with a BSc in Cardiovascular Science (Imperial College), I have catered to my passion for the subject but continued also to develop communities through science and medicine. What started as a career break, quickly snowballed into a career in which I have swiftly accelerated to Assistant Headship (Teaching and Learning) building on 21+ years teaching experience in the private sector (including medical school lecturing in Anatomy, Physiology, Neuroscience and Psychiatry) and some of Britain’s top performing schools. I have evolved into an engaging and dynamic communicator, providing diagnostic feedback to students and teaching staff I develop. Currently, I have moved to a role closer to home (a boys grammar school) and taken responsibility for the UCAS programme for the KS5 cohort.
I specialise in students wanting to get into Russell Group universities, Oxbridge, and especially STEM careers (and those applying abroad). I have tutored students and managed teaching departments of all 3 sciences (Chemistry, Biology and Physics) as a successful specialist in Science, Maths and Medicine for 21 years. Having reached Assistant Headship, I have trained other tutors and teachers to mature their practice. My sessions are designed to be syllabus specific, tailored to the student, and efficiently focusing on both understanding of the topics and then their application in exam questions simultaneously. I promote scholarship and metacognition, and have a proven track record of delivery in pressured environments.
With this breadth of experience, I have become highly skilled in synthesising diagnostic management plans that allow myself, students and parents/guardians to track progress empowering the student’s success.
What I do when I am not tutoring
Currently leading a UCAS programme and teaching all 3 sciences to A-levels both privately and in a grammar school, whilst mentoring and coaching students for UCAS interviews. With a house move on the horizon, I am trying to improve my DIY skills: moving on from household furniture to a treehouse!
''Hi ... some amazing news... **** received a level 8 for her biology exam. We are over the moon. Thank you so much for all your time and effort in helping her achieve this grade. Absolutely elated. Thank you'' (Mother of year 12 student).
''My daughter passed her A-level Physics with A*'' (Parent of A Level Student).
''Each patient we treat will benefit from the guidance you have given us all'' (London medical student after they passed their final exams).