Established in 2007, Keystone Tutors is one of the UK’s leading private tutoring organisations. Here is a sample of the GCSE Biology tutors that we represent. They are predominantly based in London and work online with families based outside of London or overseas.
Anthony is Physics Graduate from the University of Imperial College, London. He tutors across the board from 11+ through to A Level and has taught over 2,500 hours with Keystone as well as having considerable tutoring experience prior to joining our team of full-time tutors in 2017.
Dominic is an experienced Science tutor with a PhD in Chemistry. He has tutored for years and aims to make his lessons interesting and fun. He also recognises the importance of exam technique.
Before joining Keystone Claudia taught Science at Westminster Cathedral Choir School for four years. She urges her students to look at Science beyond the syllabus as it makes it easier for students to understand concepts and improve their skills.
Shirin is an experienced tutor with a PhD in Nanotechnology (Physics/Chemistry). She is patient and calm and loves to see her students improve and grow in understanding and passion for their subjects.
Rory started tutoring whilst at Oxford and has worked with students of all ages. He teaches Maths, Science and English across the board. He is enthusiastic and encouraging and gets great feedback from his students. He has worked over 2,600 hours with Keystone.
Ben is a first class Zoology graduate who teaches a variety of subjects across a range of year groups. He is passionate and caring and aims to make his lessons engaging and interactive.
Jon is a former Head of Science with over 10 years' experience in teaching GCSE Science and A-level Physics. He joined Keystone in 2012 and has helped 170 Keystone families over this period, teaching more than 6,300 hours.
Greg is a professional tutor with a stellar academic record - he achieved a first class Masters degree at Imperial College London. He has tutored with us full-time since leaving University, amassing over 4,700 hours of lessons and helping over 100 families.
Kate is a qualified Teacher and an experienced tutor. She teaches across the age range and her tutoring has taken her across the globe. She has now settled back in London where she tutors full-time.
Sarah is a Biological Sciences graduate who is now completing a PhD at Imperial College London. She loves to inspire her students and make them see Science and Maths in a different light.
Keerti studied at King's College London and is a qualified Science teacher who gained experience through the Teach First programme. She has taught a range of ages and levels and has billed close to 1,000 hours through Keystone alone.
Having completed a PhD in Molecular Neuroscience Linda has a wealth of experience in the Sciences and Maths. Linda's lessons are highly interactive and bring learning to life.
Joe is a UCL graduate and a Geography, English and Biology tutor. He can also help with 11+ and 13+ prep.
Ewan is a qualified Science and Maths Teacher with a fantastic academic record. He achieved a First in an integrated masters degree (MPhys) in Experimental Physics. He has a passion for his subjects that he loves sharing with his students.
Katie is a first class graduate who is also a qualified teacher, obtaining her PGCE from King's College London. She is personable, diligent and well versed in the school curricula and has taught 2,500 hours through Keystone.
Olivia is an Oxford graduate and a full-time tutor. She teaches Science and Maths as well as French and Music. She is an enthusiastic and inspiring teacher who really impressed us at interview.
Sean is a Science and Maths tutor with years of experience. When he isn't tutoring he works for his own film company and produces dramatic British film and Science for television.
Alex is a Physics and Maths tutor who achieved a first in his degree. He is now studying for his MSc in Astrophysics at University College London. Alex is patient and calm and helps students of all abilities.
Ying is a Science and Maths tutor as well as a medical student. He makes his lessons as interactive, fun and interesting as possible whilst encouraging his students to work hard and learn beyond the prescribed boundaries of their courses.
Ainesh is a medical student at King's College London. He has tutored for several years alongside his studies. He is engaging and encouraging and aims to boost his students' confidence and grades.
Julien is an Oxford graduate with a wide range of teaching and tutoring experience. He loves to see his tutees excel and ensures that they have a deep understanding of the concepts behind the methods used in maths and science.
Claire is a qualified Science Teacher with a passion for her subject. She has recently returned from teaching at a school in China where she was Head of Department.
Geraldine is a qualified Science teacher with 22 years' experience. She has taught over 700 hours with Keystone and works mainly online and has considerable experience outside of her work with Keystone as a private tutor as well as being an examiner with Edexcel (one of the UK's leading exam boards).
Daniel is an experienced Science tutor and a medical student. His great sense of humour paired with his patient approach has helped him develop a highly successful style of tutoring.
Davina has been tutoring for over 10 years. Her teaching is marked by its sympathy and diligence. She plans her lessons exhaustively and structures rigorous long-term programmes. She is particularly talented at helping her pupils get to grips with the perils of the English language, and making Science more accessible to those who have struggled to understand it in class.
Bryony's engaging and supportive teaching style helps to give students confidence. She began tutoring whilst at school and is committed to tutoring for the long term.
Rebecca is a qualified Science Teacher with over ten years of experience. She has developed a variety of resources and techniques which can be adapted to each student's needs.
Eleanor is a confident and passionate Maths and Science tutor. Her ability to make the subjects she teaches fun makes her a real hit with her students.
Philippa is a qualified Biology teacher with years of classroom and tutoring experience. She identifies each students' learning style and then tailors her lessons to each individual.
Ryan tutors alongside completing his PhD at Cambridge. He is a highly academic but also a very personable individual with a love for Science.
Dominic combines tutoring with his research on sharks at Imperial College University! His style of tutoring is both supportive and exam specific.
Maria is a Science and Maths tutor who started teaching in 1991. She likes to boost her students' confidence and takes huge satisfaction in watching them reach their goals.
Darius is a Science and Maths tutor who has taught since university. He believes students need to build a strong knowledge of subject content and exam technique. He also helps his tutees foster a keen curiosity for their subjects and learning.
Genevieve taught in a top London Independent School before moving into a research position. Her academic and teaching experiences ensure that she is able to support the needs of her students as well as providing them with real world context for their learning.
Eva is a qualified teacher who tutors alongside her Masters in Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice. Eva is used to teaching children of all abilities and tailors her approach to each student.
Hani has recently completed an MA at UCL in Health Humanities and she is currently studying for her degree in Medicine at King's College London. Her strong subject knowledge in combination with her supportive approach allows her to tailor her approach to each of her students.
Jonathan is a graduate-entry medical student with a plethora of academic qualifications under his belt. He is methodical and thorough in his teaching approach and most importantly enthusiastic!
Kathryn is a qualified Teacher with years of experience. She aims to stretch her tutees' academic ability and to equip them with the tools required to tackle exams with clarity and confidence.
Lila is a highly academic Oxford graduate who teaches across the age range. She tutors alongside training to be an opera singer.
Alex is a fully qualified Science teacher. He has excellent subject knowledge and a detailed appreciation of both i/GCSE and A Level examinations.
James tutors alongside reading Dentistry at King’s College London. He believes that tuition should be a team effort between the tutor and tutee and loves to see his students grow in confidence and academic ability.
Holly is an Oxford educated tutor who covers a wide range of subjects. She aims to instill confidence within her students and encourages them to be intellectually independent.
Will is a Science tutor who is also undertaking accelerated medicine at Kings College London. He is passionate about Science and likes nothing better than sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm with his students.
"Hi Geraldine, just wanted to let you know that I am very happy (and surprised) with my results! I got 9s in all the Sciences! Thank you so much for all your help over the last year. You really helped me so so much and I truly enjoyed the lessons - my love for Biology was definitely inspired by some of our conversations and I’m thinking of taking both Biology and Chemistry for A level partly because of how you made the subjects interesting for me. Thank you again for everything."GCSE Science student
"Natasha helped my son enormously to prepare for these hard exams in all 3 Sciences - Physics, Chemistry and Biology - covering all points with him whilst helping/teaching him how to think and solve scientific questions by himself + practising past papers all along. Natasha is a lovely, kind, punctual, nice, friendly, responsible, committed and very professional & experienced Science tutor and we are very grateful to her for her precious lessons."Mother of GCSE student
What is the difference between IGCSE and GCSE?
GCSE and IGCSE are certainly very similar. Both qualifications are at the same level: they are designed to test the completion of the UK National Curriculum's "Key Stage 4". They are usually sat at the end of UK Year 11, in the year a student becomes 16. They have no age restriction, though - and have been sat by many students younger and older. By most higher education institutions and employers, they are seen as equivalent qualifications.
It’s that time of year again and here is some advice to help you to navigate GCSE results.
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