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