Olivia is a qualified teacher who tutors all 3 sciences up to GCSE (and Physics to A Level). She has a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London. Olivia aims to foster confidence and independent learning skills in all her students.
Primarily Teaches: GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry, GCSE Physics, AS/A Level Physics
Also teaches: 13+ Science
- GCSE Biology
- GCSE Chemistry
- GCSE Physics
- A Level Physics
I have now been a tutor for a total of 10 years both in person and more recently entirely online. I also have 4 years of classroom experience teaching Science and Maths GCSE and A Level Physics, both at a top independent school in the NW and at an academy in Croydon. This variety of experience has allowed me to build invaluable skills in supporting students with all kinds of learning needs, both scaffolding and varying activities for students with specific learning needs, and stretching those at the top end, ensuring all students reach their fullest potential. I have also led GCSE Maths and A Level Physics online workshops and multi-day courses for tens of students across the globe in the lead up to their exams.
I grew up in South Manchester and completed my secondary school experience at one of the top independent schools in the North West, Withington Girls' School, where I gained A*s in Maths, Chemistry and Physics at A Level. I then went on to gain a 2:1 in my Masters degree in Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. Shortly after university I gained my Qualified Teacher Status through the Teach First Leadership Development Programme in 2017, when I fell in love with teaching. I have been classroom teaching and tutoring online since 2016.
My philosophy for teaching is to cultivate a supportive environment that fosters confidence and independent learning skills that will stand my students in good stead for their further education beyond school years. I am also a qualified yoga teacher and am passionate about introducing my students to mindfulness and somatic practices for calming the nervous system where appropriate so that they have tools to call upon when they are feeling anxious or stressed. With 4 years of classroom experience and over 10 years of tutoring experience, I have an abundance of resources available to me to deliver engaging sessions for my students.
I am a full-time online tutor, teaching students from all over the world, and the flexibility of working online allows me to travel around the country and abroad. My most recent trip was to Mallorca in January 2023 where I took a 3 day yoga course and then explored the beautiful island for 2 weeks enjoying the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, quaint towns and stunning beaches.
'Olivia has been tutoring my son for the past 1.5 years and during this time his confidence in Chemistry and Physics has improved tremendously. His respective Science teachers also saw the growth and it was clearly evident in his iGCSE results. She is extremely thoughtful and she always checks on his progress with me. My husband and I are grateful to Olivia for the ongoing support she has given.' (Mother of an ongoing A-Level student)
'You are so great and my daughter loves you' (Mother of an ongoing A-Level student)
'Proof that you rock: Yellow Tickets are given for exceptional performance. X got this today! Possibly the first one she has got in Physics all year!!' (Mother of Year 9 student)