Caroline A

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£ 40.00-50.00 p/h

I obtained my teaching degree in 1997 and have worked as a teacher in many State and Private Schools across London and as a private tutor. I have taught all the major examination boards for GCSE and iGCSE Biology, Physics and Chemistry. I start with the basics and build up complex concepts. Throughout the lessons, exam questions are set. Working in Singapore for 4 years, I taught MYP Science, IB Biology and the Australian Curriculum Maths and Science. When I teach A Level and IB Biology, I make sure students can be successful independent learners. I work to ensure that students can access information in their text books (building on the foundations laid at GCSE), build up concepts and write detailed answers in exams. I spend time with students developing revision skills. I find that it is important for students to feel in control of their own learning and that they have the skills to their own success. My lessons are clear, fun, engaging. We discuss real life examples and up to date research.

How would you describe your teaching style?

I have many years teaching all three sciences and maths. I start with the basics and build on each concept to a high level of detail. I then connect each concept and each subject. I ask many questions and ask students to explain concepts both orally and written down. I teach students how to revise for exams and tests and ask them to answer exam questions to become successful independent learners.

What qualifications do you have?

I have 20 years teaching in UK schools and 4 years teaching the IB abroad. I have a degree in microbiology and a teaching degree.

Tell us about your experience...

I have worked in many different schools and tutored many different students over the years. In every school I have written schemes of work and out together teaching aids. I enjoy running science clubs in schools and have been on many different field trips around the world with Alevel and IB students. I was head of year for two years and always been firm tutor. I have acted as a private tutor for many years:

What locations do you tutor in?

I like tutoring in line. Students have come to my home over many years.

What is your personal message to students?

You will never stop learning throughout your life. Learn as much as you can about as much as you can and deepen your knowledge. If you don’t understand something ask questions until you know that subject inside out. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.

CRB/Disclosure Certificate: No
Home-based tutor: Yes
Travelling tutor: No
Online tutor: I tutor via skype or facetime
Subjects: Biology Alevel or IB
  Chemistry GCSE or iGCSE
  Physics GCSE or iGCSE
  Maths KS3