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Helen N


Enthusiastic science tutor, looking to help you succeed.

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Hi, my name is Helen. I've been teaching science for 25 years, to a variety of ages and abilities in secondary schools. I have also been employed as a personal tutor for 5 years, preparing GCSE pupils for their exams. Throughout my time as a teacher I have covered material from the AQA and Edexcel and OCR Science for the 21 Century exam specifications. I am a physics specialist, but have extensive experience at teaching biology and chemistry to Higher GCSE level. I am passionate about my subject, keeping up-to-date via periodicals, books written by experts, online lectures (Royal Institution), scientific societies (Cafe Scientifique, there may be one near you!), and MOOC courses. The MOOC courses have included ANU's Astrophysics series and Harvard's Super Earths and Life course. I repeated the latter in order to act as a teaching assistant. In short I am a life-long learner and am constantly amazed at the applications of science in the natural world that make GCSE science relevant to my students. In my teaching I aim to pass on my enthusiasm for learning to my students, overcoming barriers to learning, whether those are gaps in knowledge, misconceptions or lack of confidence. I am aware as a learner myself that some topics can appear daunting and determination and resilience are needed to succeed. Having broken through the pain barrier myself, I understand how students feel, but also enjoy seeing the joy of success which a little gentle encouragement can produce or the confidence pupils can gain when they learn to appreciate their abilities. I look forward to meeting with you to discuss your child's learning needs. I specialise in teaching science from Year 7 through to Year 11. I have taught foundation and higher level. I have tutored pupils studying for the OCR, AQA and. Edexcel exam boards. During a lesson I try to find out what the pupil already knows, looking for gaps in knowledge and misconceptions. I willcorrect these before continuing with the topic. After knowledge input I assess that the pupil understands, can recall and apply the new knowledge. I like to apply the lesson to everyday life to show pupils the relevance of the work. I first started tutoring about 7 years ago at a Kip McGrath Education Centre. This has included KS3 and KS4 students. During this time i have. helped fill gaps in knowledge, helped with study skills and built pupil confidence.

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Subject Level
Science KS3
Biology GCSE
Chemistry GCSE
Physics GCSE
Combined Science GCSE

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