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Full-time tutor with over 10 years teaching experience, DPhil in Biochemistry from University of Oxford.

Dr Claire
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  • Attended:
  • Cardiff University
  • University of Oxford

I am an erudite and very capable educator with over 10 years of teaching experience in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics at both GCSE-level and A-level.

I gained my DPhil in Molecular Biochemistry and Chemical Biology from the University of Oxford. During my DPhil I published first-author papers in highly-regarded journals and filed a patent on my research. I also gave undergraduate tutorials and I was an admissions interviewer in the Biochemistry department for three years.

I work full-time as a private tutor and educational consultant. I am highly organized and plan my lessons thoroughly to ensure my students gain in both knowledge and confidence. I also ensure my students develop good examination technique with plenty of practice answering exam-style questions. I am an Assessment Specialist with both CIE and OCR and thus have an excellent understanding of the examination process.


For the past thirteen years I have provided tuition in economics, philosophy, mathematics and psychology on a full-time basis, ranging from KS1 all the way through to PhD level. I have also provided coaching for Oxbridge interviews through the charity Teach First.

I have taught students from various universities including Cambridge, Oxford, LSE, and Harvard. I have also led undergraduate classes at UCL in logic and philosophy, and am a senior mentor for the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust.


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

Awards & Achievements

  • Blue Flame Award for most highly requested plasmid - Addgene, Boston
  • Best Speaker Prize - Final Year DPhil Symposium, University of Oxford
  • Best Poster Prize - RSC Chemistry of the Cell Conference
  • Graduate Scholarship - Somerville College, University of Oxford
  • Biochemistry Society Project Prize for Best Undergraduate Dissertation - Cardiff University
  • K. S. Dodgson Prize for Best Final Year Biochemistry Student - Cardiff University
  • Second place in the UK Trainee of the Year Competition - IAESTE
  • K. S. Dodgson Prize for Best Year Two Biochemistry Student - Cardiff University
  • K. S. Dodgson Prize for Best Year One Biochemistry Student - Cardiff University
  • EPTA Piano Trophy - Abertawe Festival for Young Musicians


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