I'm a London-based, northern-born medical student with a first-class degree in Biomedical Science.I tutor GCSE science.
Given that I'm a tutor it's perhaps unsurprising that I will work with you to improve your understanding of science, help you to identify gaps in your knowledge, and try to make our sessions stimulating and enjoyable. I try to culture a relaxed learning environment where you'll be able to make, and learn from, mistakes. Our sessions will be collaborative, with you having significant input into what we do, and there won't be any lecturing (unless you find that useful!).
Academics aside, GCSEs can be very stressful, especially if you have academic aspirations. As emotional wellbeing is as important as academic competence, I'll help you to address any academic anxieties or motivation and procrastination issues you may have. I'll also be sympathetic towards any physical or mental health issues.
I'm happy to provide regular feedback on your child's progress. I can offer a quick summary after each session detailing any difficulties, what we covered, and my plan for the next session. If the idea of 'sessionly' summaries doesn't appeal, I can wrap this feedback up into a monthly summary. I'm also happy to discuss any concerns you might have and offer my (hopefully) helpful opinion!
In addition to normal tuition activities, I'm particularly interested in teaching evidence-based study techniques. Many students utilise inefficient techniques which make understanding and retaining information more difficult; by making some small changes to your revision, we may be able to make significant improvements.
I will be available outside of study sessions should anything pop up. I am more than happy to answer questions and clarify confusing topics, but please don't message me about photosynthesis at 3am...
I genuinely want you to succeed, and I'll do my best to aid you in academic and non-academic endeavours; I aim to provide as much support as I reasonably can to help you achieve your goals.
(I thought I'd make it obvious)
This includes travel within 30 minutes of Baker Street (as determined by CityMapper). For longer distances, I charge the travel cost from Baker Street, which can be found on TfL's website.
You might be seeing me regularly for the next few months, so I propose we organise a short session where we can discuss your needs and see if I'm a good fit.
If not, I promise I won't take it personally!