University of the West of England, Bristol
PGCE Secondary Science with Biology
University of Bristol
PhD Cancer Biology
University of Manchester
Cell Biology with Industrial Experience
Information about Victoria
I am an enthusiastic 37 year old female science teacher, passionate about science, biology and education. I have taught in secondary schools in North Somerset and South Glos for 7 years.
I like to focus on exam practice and reviewing theory with students, but will tailor sessions to the needs of each individual.
I am able to drive so can come to meet you.
Availability: Evenings and weekends
Willing to travel: 10 miles
Experience: I taught in a large secondary school in South Glos for 6 years. I teach general science to KS3 and biology, chemistry and physics to GCSE, with a Biology specialism at A-level.
I am confident in tutoring students across any exam board, but have specific experience with the following:
- KS3 science
- AQA combined science GCSE (including new specifications - trilogy and synergy)
- AQA biology GCSE
- OCR Biology A-level
- Eduqas / WJEC Biology A-level
- IB Biology (until 2015)
I am also an exam marker for Edexcel GCSE and Cambridge International.
Feedback For Victoria (3)
My daughter Evie was getting on very well with Victoria, preparing for science GCSE`s in June 2020. She really looked forward to Victoria`s visits, as her enthusiasm and positivity shines through at every lesson - who could ask for more when your child who is not a science fan comes out of their lesson with a smile on the face and eager to get stuck into their homework? Suddenly schools were shut! Victoria immediately and calmly switched to on-line Zoom lessons to keep up momentum in case exams were to be held in the Summer/Autumn instead. In the end, there were no GCSE`s at all, but results were given on predicted grades....thank goodness for Victoria who had already helped Evie move her predicted grades up and up so that she ended up with 6s (from 4s/5s). There is no way she would have achieved these results without Victoria and we are indebted to her. We cannot recommend her highly enough - she makes the subject come alive. She is fun, positive, professional and really cares about the student, adapting learning as needed, a truly outstanding tutor!
Victoria has boosted my daughters confidence with her friendliness, encouragement and patience. Victoria teaches in away my daughter understands and wishes her teachers at school were this good, my daughter actually looks forward to their lessons and is not afraid to say if she doesnt understand. My daughter would very much like to have Victorias support for A level too.
Victoria has always arrived when expected and been very confident and professional in her approach to my sons tutoring. He would be the first to sing her praises and I feel she has helped him gain confidence with his approach to his A-level biology course and would highly recommend her.