Qualifications / Experience and Awards:
- Full-time tutor since 2013
- Principal Examiner and exam paper author in Biology
- D.Phil in Genetics and Neuroscience – Christ Church, Oxford
- BSc. Hons (Ind) Pharmacology (1st class) – University of Leeds
- Awarded AstraZeneca Prize for Pharmacology (Leeds, 2000)
- Awarded AstraZeneca Prize for presentation of D.Phil research (Oxford, 2002)
- Biology, Chemistry and Physics to GCSE / IGCSE Level
- Biology to A level / IB / Highers and beyond
- 11+ and 13+ Science Common Entrance
- Biology Olympiad preparation
- Interview preparation
We all start life as a single cell with merely a set of instructions contained within. Over time we grow into a complex being with over 40 trillion cells, and yet this set of genetic instructions is 60% identical to the same instructions held in every cell of a banana! Just one of the extraordinary aspects of Biology.
During my Doctorate, I tutored many students in Biochemistry, Biology, Genetics, Human Science, and Medicine, and in my career as a Senior Biomedical Scientist, I was heavily involved in training employees in cutting edge aspects of Biology. Over the years, I had many comments from students and colleagues about my ability to break subjects down to ease understanding. With this feedback, coupled with my passion for science, I decided to change career and become a full-time science tutor in 2013.
I now have a wide range of experience in tutoring at various levels, to students with a broad range of abilities. In addition, I am a principal examiner and write exam papers and mark schemes in Biology for an International Examination Board – this work is invaluable to my role as a tutor and to the development of my students’ abilities in preparation for their examinations. My aim is to expand their scientific grasp, train them how to apply this knowledge to exam scripts; but ultimately to captivate them with the wonders of science.
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