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Rachel (Tutor in West Ella)

West Ella, Yorkshire
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Member Since: 28/09/2017
Last Login: 1 day ago
Response Rate: 95%
Expected Response: < 25 minutes
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Newcastle University
Molecular Biology
.  (2011)
Newcastle University
Medical and Molecular Biosciences
Distinction  (2007)
Newcastle University
Medical Microbiology and Immunology
First  (2006)
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Information about Rachel

I am a professional private tutor, specialising in A-level tuition. I have a First class honours degree in Microbiology and Immunology and a PhD in Molecular Biology from Newcastle University, and therefore have an extensive knowledge of biology at all levels.

I offer long-term or intensive tutoring, to suit the needs of any student. Unlike many tutors who tutor as a side-line to their own studies or a full-time teaching job, I am a professional tutor and so offer continuity throughout the academic year.

I am very patient, friendly and able to tailor the style of my tutoring to the age and learning needs of each individual student. I work through the specification in a logical way with each student, to ensure the basics are understood before moving onto the more complicated aspects of the specification. I endeavour to keep tutoring sessions light-hearted and as enjoyable as possible, as students are most productive when they enjoy their lessons!

My husband is a doctor and we have two school-aged children.

Availability: Availability can be discussed with each individual tutee.

When making an enquiry, please could you include your exam board and general availability.

Please note - the free first lesson only applies to online lessons.

After School

Willing to travel: Home Only

Experience: Tutoring can take place face-to-face or via Skype. I tutor A-level Biology (AQA, OCR A, Edexcel, International A-level), IGCSE Biology and GCSE combined/triple sciences. I am married to a doctor, and therefore have insight into medical school applications and a full appreciation of what is expected of prospective medics. I have tutored students of all abilities, but specialise in tutoring students wishing to apply to Medicine or Dentistry.

My style of tutoring is tailored specifically to each student. Some students struggle to grasp the basic concepts and so need to be re-taught the specification, whereas others just need help converting their knowledge into effective answers, and therefore we concentrate on exam technique using topic-specific past questions. I encourage students to contact me via e-mail or Skype if they have any problems or concerns in between lessons. I am also happy to mark essays and past papers in my own time, with feedback given via e-mail or during the next lesson.

In addition to topic-specific revision, I also help students to develop study and exam skills and am happy to assist with revision planning and technique, essay writing skills, practical skill revision and mathematical skills for biologists.

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Feedback For Rachel (18)
We have a total of 18 review(s) for Rachel.

Andy (Mr)

5/5 Rating

A fantastic teacher who`s very efficient and knowledgeable. Highly recommended!

Raghad (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Excellent tutor with outstanding subject knowledge.

Gautam (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Rachel taught my daughter just a few weeks before her A level exam. It boosted her confidence immensely before the exam. Rachel prepared lot of notes and practice questions specifc to my daughter`s requirement and her board.

Maryam (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Dr May is a great tutor. She has the knowledge and she explains very well.

Raj (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Dr Rachel has tutored my daughter in A level biology over a number of months. My daughter has found the tuition very helpful for getting better understanding for the subject and much improved exam technique.
Highly recommend

Lisa (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Rachel has tutored my daughter for 3 lessons so far on A-level biology. My daughter already feels she is a fantastic teacher who focuses exactly on Rebecca requires to boost her grades. Rachel`s support & feedback between lessons is excellent. Would highly recommend.

Tony (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Rachel is highly organised and knowledgeable has been tutoring our son at GCSE level biology for the last 2 months. Tutoring is via skype, which works well. Learning is enjoyable and adapted to his individual learning and fitting around the topics and depth covered in the school course and tests.

Sherry (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Rachel tutored my son for the four months leading up to his biology A level resit exams last May. He had left school and was resitting the exams studying at home. He was extremely happy with Rachel`s friendly style of tutoring and he said she helped him significantly with his exam technique and particularly with the short answer questions. We are very pleased with Rachel`s help and advice and don`t hesitate to recommend her. He achieved grade B (up from D the previous year).

Bridget (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Rachel is an amazing tutor for our daughter. We are delighted with our choice of tutor and could highly recommend her.

Diane (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Rachel is very clear and explains things well

Elena (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Rachel is a very supportive and relaxed tutor. She established a rapport very quickly with my daughter and not only gave the most excellent academic support but also the much needed morale booster during the A level exams. My daughter referred to Rachel as her `exam Angel` and she most certainly was. I would have no hesitation in recommending Rachel as a tutor, not only does she know her subject very well and in depth, she also went that extra mile to help and support with resources, exam techniques and encouragement. Thank you from all of us, but especially from Elena.

Suzanne (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Professional, friendly and very approachable.

Sandra (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Our daughter is taking Biology A level this summer and was worried about exam technique. She started online tutorials with Rachel in March and it has made a great difference in her attitude to the exam; I wish we had looked for Rachel earlier. She has been a calming influence in a stressful time and is taking our daughter through the course methodically and is accessible through emails between lessons. Absolutely fantastic and our daughter likes her which is always half the battle when stress is involved.

Sherry (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Very helpful

Pamela (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Rachel is an extremely conscientious tutor. She prepares for every lesson, without fail, and focuses not only on the content of the course but the vital skill of exam technique. She can explain more complex topics and make them very understandable for students. Rachel also knows when to include further information to aid understanding and is a very reliable and genuinely nice person. Fully recommend.

Arun (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Very knowledgeable,well organised and an excellent tutor.Prompt to teaching lessons and friendly.Makes good preparation prior to the lesson.
My daughter is really pleased with the teaching for her A level. Highly recommended.

Andy (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Dr Rachel has been a tutor for our son for the past 4 weeks. Since our son has been having 1-1 Skype Biology lesson once a week, his knowledge and confidence has significantly increased. Dr Rachel`s approach and constant support with weekly materials, has enabled our son to catch up with his A`level Biology lessons. Dr Rachel is very well organised, friendly and patient. We cannot thank her enough and look forward over the coming months, for her to enable our son to go from a C to a B, or even an A... if he puts in the study required. Thank you so much and we would highly recommend Dr Rachel if your child requires additional support and confidence in this area.

Ollie (Mr)

5/5 Rating

I was really struggling with A-level Biology and Rachel has really helped build my knowledge and confidence. She is so organised and provides brilliant resources and packs of exam questions for each topic we cover. She`s also always happy to answer e-mail questions in-between lessons. I already feel much more confident about the exams. Would thoroughly recommend!

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