Cara M

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£ 25.00-40.00 p/h

Hi I am Cara Montiel. I have been teaching for 5 years with experience in private and state education. I have a BSc Hons in Biomedical science. My specialism is within Biology. However, I teach Biology, Chemistry and Physics up to KS4 level within the AQA specification. I trained as a teacher at the Institute of Education at University College London. I found growing up that the subjects I enjoyed the most were not necessarily to subjects I was most interested in. Rather they were the lessons conducted by teachers who whole-heartedly enjoyed their work and let that shine in their lessons. This is something I take into consideration every day as an educator. Any student can learn in a subject if a lesson is enjoyable and well planned with their success in mind. Giving a learner opportunities to shine builds confidence and is every bit as important in achieving success. In terms of pedagogy I utilise a variety of techniques bespoke to the learner. I use evidence informed and creative teaching practices in my day to day teaching to assess progress in every lesson. I make use of techniques such as retrieval practice, interleaving, and dual coding to reduce the "forgetting curve" and to diminish the cognitive load on the learner. I like to vary my lesson structure and assessment process to ensure that the format does not become stale for the learner. Depending on learner preference I can teach in different formats, utilising forms of digital media and assessment software e.g. Microsoft Forms quizzes, Carousel Learning, Nearpod, Exam Pro, and interactive whiteboards. I want to benefit my students as much as possible, so am open to recommendations from students and parents provided. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, or would like to schedule a lesson.

How would you describe your teaching style?

Supportive, differentiated and engaging

What qualifications do you have?

BSc in Biomedical Science Qualified Teacher status from UCL Institute of Education

Tell us about your experience...

3 Years teaching experience in a South London Harris Academy school

What locations do you tutor in?


What is your personal message to students?

Innate talent can never beat hard work and determination. You control your own success.

CRB/Disclosure Certificate: Yes
Home-based tutor: Yes
Travelling tutor: Lighthorne, Wellsbourne, Moreton Paddox, Ashorne, Chesterton, Combrook, Kineton, Gaydon, Walton
Online tutor: Tutor Via Microsoft Teams / Zoom
Subjects: Biology KS5/GCSE/KS3
  Chemistry GCSE/KS3
  Physics GCSE/KS3
  Science GCSE