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Clare (Tutor in Derbyshire)

Derbyshire DE75
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Member Since: 11/05/2013
Last Login: 6 days ago
Response Rate: 100%
Expected Response: < 40 minutes
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Nottingham Trent University
Studies in Education
Distinction  (2013)
Imperial College London
Pass  (2001)
Diploma of Imperial Coll...
Imperial College London
Pass  (2001)
Sheffield Hallam University
Biomedical Chemistry
2:1  (1996)
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Rates summary: 50.00 to 75.00 per hour
GCSEA-LevelDegreeAdult Learner
Information about Clare

I am an examiner in biology, an ex-University lecturer in pharmacy (University of Nottingham) and I teach chemistry at IGCSE and A`level at a leading independent online school. I also have experience of teaching within secondary schools in the state sector.

I hold a PhD from Imperial College London. have a strong academic track record and have led cutting-edge research teams for Unilever, GlaxoSmithKline, Zeneca, Novartis and other major pharmaceutical and biotech companies. I am fascinated by science and maths and I believe my genuine enthusiasm for the fields, combined with my working knowledge, based on years as an active researcher, is evident in my teaching.

I enjoy working with students of varying ages and abilities and take pride in encouraging students to reach their full potential. I am patient and understanding in my approach, which I will adapt to meet the strengths and needs of individual learners. I have an up-to- date knowledge of the national curriculum, enabling me to teach biology, chemistry, physics and maths at KS3 and KS4. I am experienced in teaching both AS and A2 level biology and chemistry.

I have years of experience as a tenured university lecturer where I taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. I have supervised 8 PhD students to successful completion of their thesis. Having interviewed numerous UCAS candidates for degree places, I can also offer advice to hone your personal statement.

Tutoring Approach:

I believe in taking a very individual approach to tutoring, adapting approaches and resources to fit the needs of the individual. Prior to commencing tuition we will agree tuition goals and I will work with these to develop a personalized scheme of learning. During tuition I will monitor student progress and keep records of this so that learning and attainment can be tracked and approaches can be continually adapted to meet the developing needs of the learner.

However, most importantly of all, I believe learning should be fun. I am friendly and approachable and I work hard to ensure students enjoy having tuition, which ultimately will maximize the progress they make.

Availability: I currently have availablity on:

Mondays 16.00-17.00, 17.15-18.15 or 18.30-19.30

**Please note that I do not travel to students after being a victim of a serious road traffic collision in February 2017**

All face-to-face tuition is carried out in a dedicated study within my home, or if you prefer tuition in the comfort of your own home, please consider trying online tuition.

After School

Willing to travel: Home Only

Experience: I get booked up quickly, so first come, first served!

I have nine years of full-time personal tuition experience. I am extremely familiar with the requirements of all the major examination boards (AQA, OCR, EdExcel, IB, CIE) at GCSE/IGCSE level and A`level, I have been a University lecturer in pharmacy for 8 years, I currently teach chemistry at a leading independent online school at both IGCSE and A`level, I have state school-based teaching experience in all three sciences at secondary level and I am a current experienced biology examiner. My tutoring approach focuses not just on telling students what to write, but helps deepen their fundamental understanding so they understand why.

I am also the immediate past Vice-President of The Tutors Association, the professional body for the tuition industry. I was elected into this position by members of the tutoring profession and tutor as a full-time profession.

DBS (CRB) Check: Yes

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We have a total of 7 review(s) for Clare.

Lisa (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Claire is a great tutor. My daughter feels comfortable with her, is able to share her concerns and worries about the work and Claire responds positively and helpfully. Highly recommend.

Tutors Response :

Thank you so much, Lisa. It`s a pleasure working with your daughter.

Rajan (Mr)

5/5 Rating

I had Clare as a Biology tutor when I was in year 13. She would always consult with me the topics that I wished to cover prior to our lessons, therefore I felt that our sessions were as productive as they could possibly be. I felt that by the end of our lessons I felt that I understood the complex biological theories that I had struggled with, for example I learnt how to draw and to recognise the different genetic crosses for inheritance, also the complicated theory of amplifying DNA. Clare`s tutoring approach benefited me as she was able to break down the theory into bite size chunks so that I could comprehend the information at each level, this was also further coupled with exam practice so that I would be able to recognise and answer the questions in the exams.

Tutors Response :

Thank you, Rajan. It has been a pleasure teaching you and I wish you the very best of luck at University.

Eamon (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Excellent teacher friendly manner very helpful my daughter has made great progress in a short time

Tutors Response :

Thank you very much for your kind words, Eamon.

zahra (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Brilliant tutor, my daughter really enjoyed her lessons. She has excellent knowledge of chemistry and biology, taught in a relax manner with great emphasis on developing & improving understanding and preparation for exams. Highly recommended.

Tutors Response :

Thank you so much for your kind words. Your daughter is an extremely intelligent young woman who I believe will go far.

Graham (Mr)

5/5 Rating

So far, we are very pleased with Clare. Our daughter likes her and feels she is learning and improving already, which is great for her confidence, ready for her exams.

Tutors Response :

Thank you very much for your kind feedback. Your daughter is a pleasure to teach.

Pamela (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Clare is an excellent, patient, knowledgeable tutor. I would highly recommend her.

Tutors Response :

Thank you for your feedback, Pamela. It is much appreciated.

Hannah (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Clare very quickly assessed my sons needs and he is already feeling more confident - and happily attends the sessions!

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