I am currently fully booked. However please get in touch to be put on my waiting list in case of cancellations.
Who are you?
I’m Zoë, an independent online A-Level Biology, A-Level Chemistry and GCSE Science tutor. I have studied science (particularly biosciences) to PhD level, and have over 500 hours of tutoring experience. It’s rewarding to see students find enjoyment in science and reach their potential. Visit the testimonials page to see what my students say!
I currently tutor the following specifications:
- A-Level Biology: AQA, OCR A, Edexcel Salters-Nuffield
- A-Level Chemistry: AQA, OCR A, Edexcel Salters-Nuffield
- GCSE Science: AQA (note that biology and chemistry are my main focus – I will include some physics on request but it is not my subject area)
What qualifies you to be a tutor?
I am committed to providing safe and valuable tuition. I am a bioscientist with the following qualifications:
- PhD Nutritional Sciences, University of Nottingham
- MRes Biosciences, University of Nottingham
- BSc Animal Science, University of Nottingham
- Top grades in biology, chemistry and maths at A-Level and GCSE
- Member of The Tutors’ Association
- Enhanced DBS check
I have contributed to published research papers and have real life research experience. My PhD was based on lipid metabolism in the liver and enabled me to learn in depth about molecular biology and nutritional biochemistry. Other projects I have been involved with include developing computer vision technology to track animal behaviour. I have varied knowledge of what it’s like to actually work in science, and lots of practical experience.
If you are interested in my research, you can find all the papers I have contributed to here.
What do you charge?
My one-to-one tutorials are £26/hr typically on a weekly basis. This includes support with homework or questions via email during the week if you are struggling with something.
What do you do in the tutorials?
The sessions take place over Zoom. Normally I go through a topic using a virtual whiteboard and my hand drawn diagrams. I can go at whatever pace the individual tutee is comfortable with. We also spend time going through some past exam questions to get you used to applying your knowledge and recognising what mark schemes are after. Sometimes I will set some questions for you to do in between sessions to keep you motivated. However I am very flexible and will work with you to make the sessions as beneficial as possible. I am very friendly, relaxed and enthusiastic, and will do my best to support you. As an introvert myself I know that one-to-one lessons might seem intimidating, but you might be surprised how much it boosts your confidence! I offer a free 20-minute introduction session so you can meet me first with no pressure or obligation.
Visit the contact page to get in touch.