Hi, my name is Hannah. I graduated with a 1st class degree in Chemistry from Oxford University in 2016, and am offering tutoring in both Maths (up to GCSE) and Chemistry (up to A-Level).
-Studied for my GCSEs (9.5 A*, 1 A) at Surbiton High School
-Awarded an academic scholarship for Years 12 and 13
-Continued at Surbiton High School to gain my A-levels (3 A*, 1 A)
-Published my first paper in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C in 2016, and co-authored my second paper, published in ACS Catalysis, also in 2016
-Graduated with a 1st class MChem degree in 2016. My highest exam marks were in any modules involving Maths!
-Completed 1.5 years of a PhD in the theoretical modelling (C++, Python) and experimental investigation of nanoparticle dissolution and diffusion through a biolayer, also at Oxford
-Currently searching for part-time work having moved back to Kingston
Chemistry and Maths can be challenging subjects for many students, especially when concepts are not explained in a way they can grasp. Unfortunately, many class teachers are simply too overstretched to focus on the needs of individual students, especially if they don`t make a fuss! In these subjects especially, when gaps in understanding develop early on, later material often feels `impossible` to grasp as it builds on that unsteady foundation. It can lead even the brightest students to feel as if they are `not clever enough`, or underconfident students to worry they will fail, and nobody deserves this. Know that if you have been struggling in lessons, it is not your fault, and that improving your grade is well within your capabilities.
As exam season nears, there is a drive to memorise answers and methods for common exam questions. Whilst this has its place, it is not engaging or creative. For students who lack confidence, the difficulty of this task is compounded by trying to memorise something you don`t understand in the first place! For the student looking to achieve top grades, it is not enough. Whilst they certainly have their place, taking the time to fully understand the underpinning concepts is what differentiates between top grades: examiners will be looking to test this through questions at the end of the paper to differentiate between the students deserving of top grades.
My aim is to identify and fill any gaps in understanding, starting from the most basic concepts if necessary. It will also be important to spend time analysing mark schemes so that this knowledge can be conveyed to the examiner with the format and keywords they expect. Feel free to bring along anything you need help with, from specific questions to general topics. We can then work through these together, and I will explain any concepts which were not made clear in school lessons, until you are confident in your understanding and ability to answer similar questions.
I am new to tutoring (I`ve worked with one client so far), but have helped many friends in the past academically. I hope I can do the same for you!
Available immediately, all days of the week. Looking to take on one to two students per week to begin with.
Feel free to get in touch through Tutor Hunt profile for further info.
Availability: Any day of the week, any time before 6:30pm.
Willing to travel: 4 miles
Experience: No formal tutoring experience but frequently explained concepts to friends and helped them with homework questions at GCSE & A-level. Contact this Tutor