Dr Claire

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Oxford graduate and qualified Science teacher with a PhD in Molecular Biochemistry and Chemical Biology


Claire is an Oxford graduate and veteran secondary-level Science teacher. She holds a PhD in Molecular Biochemistry and Chemical Biology from Oxford University, where she was also a graduate scholar and had her research patented. She has a 100% student satisfaction rate and has supported many students with their applications for Oxbridge and other top UK universities for Science. She has over 10 years of teaching experience in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics, and is incredibly organised and diligent in her tutoring style, caring deeply about all of the students she works with. As a result, Claire came Runner-Up in the award for Best Secondary-Level Tutor at the industry-wide National Tutoring Awards in 2022.


Cardiff University

University of Oxford


During my DPhil research, I took two courses offered by the Department of Education at Oxford University, focusing on teaching strategies and practices in Higher Education. I gave undergraduate Biochemistry tutorials and I was also an admissions interviewer in the Biochemistry department for three years, gaining an invaluable insight into the admissions process at this world-renowned institution. I also published first-author papers in peer-reviewed journals (such as Nature Methods), completed a number of Business courses at the Saïd Business School and filed a patent on my research.

After completing my DPhil I joined Winchester College, a prestigious boys’ boarding school, as a full-time Biology teacher. I taught IGCSE Biology and gave Oxbridge-level tutorials and mock interviews to the pupils applying to Oxford and Cambridge.

After teaching at Winchester College I moved to Switzerland to work exclusively as a full-time tutor for one family. I taught complete IGCSE courses in Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Computer Science and International A-Level courses in Maths and Physics. I also familiarised myself with the US education system and university application process (the Common App). I prepared one pupil for the US General SAT examination, as well as the US SAT Subject Tests in Maths and Physics. As I am still an eager student myself, I have taken the General SAT exam and Subject Tests in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths to both prove my mastery of the American curriculum and to have invaluable first-hand experience of the (very different) exam format.

I now work as a full-time private tutor and education consultant. I mainly tutor students in Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics at GCSE and A-Level and Biology / Biochemistry at undergraduate level. I also support students in numerous American high school courses, including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Trigonometry, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus and College Algebra.


  • DPhil in Molecular Biochemistry & Chemical Biology - University of Oxford (2011)
  • BSc Biochemistry - Cardiff University 2007 (1st)


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