• I/GCSE Chemistry (AQA, CIE, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC)
• A-level Chemistry (AQA, CIE, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC)
• IB Chemistry
I have been working as a STEM-focused private online tutor since November 2016. During this time, I have provided individual long-term support to numerous students - helping them prepare for final exams, perform excellently on written assignments, and become more enthusiastic about studying the sciences.
I also independently planned and taught several intensive final exam preparation courses for IB Chemistry, and I have some teaching experience at undergraduate level. This academic year, I ran tutorials and provided written feedback for first-year Chemistry undergraduates at the University of Oxford.
I am an enthusiastic private tutor with 6 years’ experience in providing tailored support to students with a wide range of academic backgrounds. Most of my experience lies in tutoring Chemistry, and in particular I have supported many students preparing for exams during the last years of their secondary schooling. I have mostly taught IB/MYP students in the past, but am equally qualified to tutor A-levels/GCSEs!
I graduated from the IB program myself in 2016, and since then I have completed a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics as well as an MSc in Nanomaterials from Imperial. Currently, I am working on a PhD in Physics at the University of Oxford. I have always really enjoyed tutoring next to my daily work as a researcher.
I focus on tailoring lessons to suit each individual student's understanding of the subject, as well as their learning style. I also place a lot of emphasis on practice with real past-paper questions, especially for students preparing for exams. I greatly enjoy igniting students' passion for science by briefly presenting interesting examples of cutting-edge research alongside their syllabus content.
Over the past few years I have become proficient at using online teaching software to deliver lessons in a virtual environment, utilising shared whiteboards to encourage student participation.
What I do when I am not tutoring
I am currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Oxford, researching how to make solar panels more efficient. As a graduate student I have a flexible schedule which allows me to accommodate students at various frequencies and times of day.
''By the end of the course, I felt that all my gaps in knowledge had been filled, and had better exam technique. She was patient in reexplaining concepts, trying to use other explanations if the first one did not work too great. She backed all the concepts she was teaching with past paper questions, which really helped illustrate what would be expected in the actual exam. I could not be happier with how the sessions went.'' (IB2 Chemistry HL student)
''Flo was very kind and she explained so well! I've never had a teacher or video or study guide explain things this well and clearly to me. She gave great tips on how to answer questions and she always took the time to double-check anything she wasn't sure of. I trust her 100%.'' (IB2 Chemistry HL student)
''I found it incredibly useful that we balanced the ‘teaching’ part with practice questions. I liked going over the material first and then applying it to past paper questions afterwards.'' (IB1 Chemistry HL student)