Institute of Education, University of London
Teach First Leadership Development Programme
University of Bristol
Information about Alexandra
I hold a masters in Chemistry from the University of Bristol and I completed the highly competitive graduate scheme `Teach First`. I am a fully qualified teacher with lots of experience in teaching Science up to A-level across all main exam boards (AQA, OCR & Edexcel).
I am able to tutor Maths, Physics, Biology and Chemistry up to GCSE level and Chemistry A Level.
I have a strong pedagogical understanding which is integral to my practice and enables my students to make `Outstanding` progress. It is important to note that I place great emphasis on equipping students with exam strategies and also provide exam materials that are relevant to the syllabus being taught. I also integrate strong contextual elements into my sessions which engages students and allows them to realise the real life applications of what is being taught. I continue to develop my pedagogical understanding and aim to maximize each and every students` outcomes by understanding, and catering for their individual needs.
Availability: Week nights and weekends.
Willing to travel: 10 miles
Experience: For seven years, I have offered private tuition in Maths and Science GCSE and Chemistry A Level. I have tutored 10 pupils privately over the past year. I have also worked in a school as part of a Science intervention team tutoring pupils struggling at GCSE.
I used to be a Secondary School Science Teacher at an inner city London school as part of the Teach First programme. I was rated `Outstanding` as a teacher by Ofsted and I have a plethora of experience with the new grading systems and specifications. I am now working as a consultant at Accenture.
Feedback For Alexandra (9)
Alex helped my daughter prepare for GCSEs in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Although the exams did not go ahead in the end as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, my daughter`s awarded grades were excellent (8, 8, 7). Although she is certainly academic, my daughter leans very much to the arts and sciences were not her strong point. I should emphasise that my daughter`s school were scrupulous with their awards and were deliberately not over-generous in order not to be downgraded (which was to meet the original criteria for exam awards). On that basis, I could have expected my daughter to achieve the same high grades, had she been able to take the exams. As a tutor, Alex is efficient and she always prioritised the essential learning objectives. She is very articulate, and easily engaged my daughter, with an enthusiastic and friendly manner. I would very highly recommend her.
We have been impressed with Alexandra, in a short time she has given our son confidence in Chemistry we did not think possible. Extremely professional we would highly recommend.
Alex has been easy to deal with and my daughter is really enjoying the sessions (GCSE Science).
Very good science Tutor. Prepared, punctual and professional.
Alexandra is great. She is helping my son to build his confidence and ability in maths and science. The one to one attention is working really well.
Excellent tutor, personable and approachable. My son is making great progress. I would highly recommend her.
Alex is a fantastic tutor and is helping our Yr 11 daughter consolidate her knowledge in advance of her GCSEs next May. Highly recommend!
Alex stepped in very last minute to help me with my exam perpetration for A Level chemistry and she`s been great!
She worked with me to perfect my approach to questions and has really helped my with my confidence. Alex very quickly found the gaps in my knowledge and always made sure we talked over anything I wasn`t confident with. She has helped me build on my knowledge and ensured that really understood the theory so I could apply that knowledge to any questions.
Alex has a real depth of chemistry knowledge and has helped me feel fully prepared for my exams.
Would highly recommend her.
We`ve only had a couple of lessons with Alexandra but she has been excellent. She is clearly very knowledgeable about her subject and she can teach it in a clear and accessible way. She`s very well prepared and within the first session had worked out my daughters anxieties about science and a way to address them. I am sure that in a few weeks time I will be saying how much improved my daughter is as she is already understanding things she didn`t understand in school and starting to feel better about the subject. I would highly recommend Alexandra