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Clare (Tutor in Derbyshire)

Clare
Clare
Tutor
Derbyshire DE75
Feedback Score:
+5
Member Since: 11/05/2013
Last Login: 2 days ago
Response Rate: 100%
Expected Response: < 48 minutes

Qualifications

PGCert
Nottingham Trent University
Studies in Education
Distinction  (2013)
PhD
Imperial College London
Biochemistry
Pass  (2001)
Diploma of Imperial Coll...
Imperial College London
Chemistry
Pass  (2001)
BSc
Sheffield Hallam University
Biomedical Chemistry
2:1  (1996)
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Information about Clare

I am currently fully booked for September 2017. Please do contact me if you would like to be added to my waiting list, or if you would like occassional ad hoc sessions.

I am an examiner in biology and ex-University lecturer in pharmacy (University of Nottingham). 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 also employ another two tutors one of whom is a physics graduate and a qualified teacher, whilst the other is a senior lecturer in maths and statistics at university. The former offers physics and maths tuition at GCSE and A`level, whilst the latter offers statistics tuition at GCSE and A`level.

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 two tuition slots available, both on Fridays after school from 4pm-5pm or from 5.15pm-6.15pm.

Please note that I do not travel to students in the evening 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.

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Willing to travel: Home Only

Experience: I get booked up quickly, so first come, first served! 2017 linear A`level results were: 100% A*-C 85% A*-A 8% B 7% C. 100% of students got into their first choice universities and 31% achieved placed in medical school. These grades are representative of the results achieved in previous years.

I have five years of personal tuition experience, I am familiar with all the major examination boards (AQA, OCR, EdExcel, IB, CIE), I have been a University lecturer in pharmacy for 8 years, I have recent school-based teaching experience at secondary level and I am a 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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Feedback For Clare (5)
We have a total of 5 review(s) for Clare.

Eamon (Mr)
14/10/2017

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)
18/08/2017

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)
15/05/2016

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)
25/03/2016

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)
28/07/2014

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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