Hello and thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am a personal tutor based in North Yorkshire, currently teaching online. I have an academic background in Biology up to masters level, as well as A-Levels in English Literature, Media Studies and Sociology. I understand that all students have different learning requirements. I aim to tailor my teaching methods around the learning strategies that work best for each individual student. I am a friendly, outgoing individual, and my satisfaction comes from helping students maximise their potential. I am passionate about the subjects that I teach and my goal is to pass that passion and enthusiasm on to my students.
Most recently, I completed a masters in Human Anatomy and Evolution at York University, having previously studied BSc Zoology (Hons) at The University of Nottingham. Inbetween my studies I have had a vaired working career. I have worked as a field ecologist in protected species conservation; an operations manager at a student housing charity, where I worked closely with vulnerable students to ensure they had the best possible provisions available to them; as well as an environmental policy advisor, where I advised local businesses on how to become greener.
My grounding in Biology came at The University of Nottingham, where I studied a range of topics including ecology, animal behaviour, microbiology and genetics. I have a special interest in evolutionary biology and anthropology, both of which I explored in-depth in my MSc. For my MSc dissertation I digitally reconstruced the skull of a mandrill, manipulating the morphology of the skull to gain insight in to the relationship between skull morphology and functionality. I am passionate about biological conservation and have worked both in the UK and abroad in protected species conservation. Whilst studying for my undergraduate degree I volunteered as a research assistant for Operation Wallacea in Honduras, where I helped ecologists and conservationists collect and analyse key data for assessing biodiversity and implementing conservation strategies.
My decision to study science came after leaving school. Having studied A Level English Literature (A), A Level Sociology (A) and A Level Sociology (A), my developing passion for science prompted my to take a Foundation Science access course at The University of Nottingham where I gained A-Level equivalencies in Biology, Chemistry and Maths, allowing me to study Zoology at degree level. Although my decision to study science was a good one for me, I maintain an interest in the humanities. I am a keen reader of fiction and social science, as well as being a big fan of contemporary cinema. Given my diversity of study areas I am able to offer tutoring in several humanities subjects as well as in Biology.
I have experience of tutoring at a range of academic levels, as well as experience tutoring across multiple exam boards. I aim to tailor my tutoring to suite the needs of each individual student. Whilst helping students improve their understanding of the subject, I seek to embed this knowledge through working on exam practice and technique. I am able to provide independent learning tasks and feedback for both students and parent.
I offer online tuition in the following:
Biology (GCSE and A-Level)
Science (KS3 and GCSE)
English Literature (KS3 to A-Level)
Media Studies ( GCSE and A-Level)