Sarah B.

Sarah B.

£30 - £32 /hr

Biochemistry (Integrated Masters) - St Peter's College, Oxford University

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About me

Hi! I'm Sarah, a second-year student studying Biochemistry at the University of Oxford. I love my subject and I believe that my enthusiasm really shines through when I teach. Personally, I find encouraging an interest for academic subjects in my students to be an immensely rewarding and worthwhile experience. In addition to this, I’ve learnt a lot from my past teaching experience, including how to break subject matter down to make it clearer as well as using a variety of techniques to reinforce understanding of tricky topics.


Tutoring has played a large role in my life over recent years as I've taken on a teaching role at a local primary school, mentored GCSE students in the sciences and worked with St John Ambulance teaching and providing First Aid. Often, I find the best way of improving understanding of a topic is by teaching slightly above the level of the syllabus, meaning my students have a more concrete understanding of their subjects than their peers.

Hi! I'm Sarah, a second-year student studying Biochemistry at the University of Oxford. I love my subject and I believe that my enthusiasm really shines through when I teach. Personally, I find encouraging an interest for academic subjects in my students to be an immensely rewarding and worthwhile experience. In addition to this, I’ve learnt a lot from my past teaching experience, including how to break subject matter down to make it clearer as well as using a variety of techniques to reinforce understanding of tricky topics.


Tutoring has played a large role in my life over recent years as I've taken on a teaching role at a local primary school, mentored GCSE students in the sciences and worked with St John Ambulance teaching and providing First Aid. Often, I find the best way of improving understanding of a topic is by teaching slightly above the level of the syllabus, meaning my students have a more concrete understanding of their subjects than their peers.

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About my sessions

Everyone learns in different ways and at different rates- as a result the structure of my lessons will largely depend on you and how you learn. It is likely that sessions will focus on one concept or subtopic, in which I will explain the topic and then we will go through exam questions from your exam board, with the ultimate goal of you being able to tackle an exam question confidently without assistance. However, this is completely flexible and if you have other requests I am more than happy to adapt the structure of my lessons (for instance if you require a more intense revision session covering a broad range of topics).


I prepare for every session and am happy to set homework which would be in the form of electronic flashcards to aid with memorisation, or exam questions taken from a question bank categorised by topic, meaning that you can focus on what you find most difficult and so improve more quickly. If you wish, I am also happy to set assessments roughly every two weeks to thoroughly track your progress. In addition to this, after every session I send written feedback to parents describing what we have covered and made good progress on.


Please don't hesitate to book a free 15 minute session with me in which we can discuss an approach that would be best for you!

Everyone learns in different ways and at different rates- as a result the structure of my lessons will largely depend on you and how you learn. It is likely that sessions will focus on one concept or subtopic, in which I will explain the topic and then we will go through exam questions from your exam board, with the ultimate goal of you being able to tackle an exam question confidently without assistance. However, this is completely flexible and if you have other requests I am more than happy to adapt the structure of my lessons (for instance if you require a more intense revision session covering a broad range of topics).


I prepare for every session and am happy to set homework which would be in the form of electronic flashcards to aid with memorisation, or exam questions taken from a question bank categorised by topic, meaning that you can focus on what you find most difficult and so improve more quickly. If you wish, I am also happy to set assessments roughly every two weeks to thoroughly track your progress. In addition to this, after every session I send written feedback to parents describing what we have covered and made good progress on.


Please don't hesitate to book a free 15 minute session with me in which we can discuss an approach that would be best for you!

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Hussam Parent from SUNBURY-ON-THAMES

19 Sep

Sarah is a great talented teacher, she puts in a lot of effort and tailers the lessons to our needs. I found her very professional and always available for any questions or requests. And above all our 10 yrs old daughter really enjoys her lessons and looks forward to it, that's says it all.

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Daniel Student Lesson review 10 Sep, 18:15

10 Sep

Very good at helping you to understand the things that you are stuck on

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Shan Parent from Edgware

6 Sep

Sarah is an outstanding Tutor! After failing a private school entrance exam. We were looking for a tutor to provide an intensive course in preparation for the 2nd choice entrance exam. Sarah was brilliant. She was so well prepared for each session. My daughter felt immediately comfortable with Sarah. Sarah was able to quickly identify her weak areas and address. She has a very good teaching style and had so many tips for exam success. She did particularly well improving my daughters english level. Thanks to Sarah my daughter passed the exam and has now started at that school. We are so appreciative of Sarah's help. I highly recommend Sarah if you are looking for a tutor.

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Saika Parent from Stockport

17 Aug

Sarah is well organised before lessons. My boys enjoy their lessons as Sarah helps them to understand topics with ease. Very happy with Sarah’s way of teaching!

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
BiologyA-level (A2)A*
ChemistryA-level (A2)A
LatinA-level (A2)A
MathsA-level (A2)A

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
BiologyA Level£30 /hr
ChemistryA Level£30 /hr
BiologyGCSE£30 /hr
ChemistryGCSE£30 /hr
LatinGCSE£30 /hr
MathsGCSE£30 /hr
Maths13 Plus£30 /hr
Oxbridge PreparationMentoring£30 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£30 /hr
BMAT (BioMedical Admissions)University£32 /hr
UKCATUniversity£32 /hr

Questions Sarah has answered

(Essay question) How are cycles important in biology?

To obtain a top mark in an essay for A-level Biology it is vital that you mention areas covered under all the modules of the course- the questions that are asked are usually very broad and your answer should mirror that! Cycles occur all over biology and this is a good example of a question where you should be able to mention an extensive range of subjects. I would aim to include the following: 1. The cell cycle including G1 (in which some organelles are replicated), S phase (in which DNA is replicated) and G2 then mitosis. This should include detail on the stages of mitosis. 2. The Krebs cycle should also be mentioned as part of respiration which occurs in the mitochondrion. 3. The cardiac cycle is another important one to mention- the control of contraction and relaxation of cardiac muscle by an electrical impulse (Include an account of how the impulse is initiated and propagates through the atria and then the ventricles) 4.   The carbon cycle 5.   The Calvin cycle 6. The menstrual cycle 7.    PCR should be included as a key procedure commonly used in labs. Include a list of all the ‘ingredients’ required and a description of the procedure Top tips for those aiming for an A*: -Get creative in including links between your different subject areas and paragraphs -Ensure that everything you mention is relevant to the question being asked and explain why it is relevantTo obtain a top mark in an essay for A-level Biology it is vital that you mention areas covered under all the modules of the course- the questions that are asked are usually very broad and your answer should mirror that! Cycles occur all over biology and this is a good example of a question where you should be able to mention an extensive range of subjects. I would aim to include the following: 1. The cell cycle including G1 (in which some organelles are replicated), S phase (in which DNA is replicated) and G2 then mitosis. This should include detail on the stages of mitosis. 2. The Krebs cycle should also be mentioned as part of respiration which occurs in the mitochondrion. 3. The cardiac cycle is another important one to mention- the control of contraction and relaxation of cardiac muscle by an electrical impulse (Include an account of how the impulse is initiated and propagates through the atria and then the ventricles) 4.   The carbon cycle 5.   The Calvin cycle 6. The menstrual cycle 7.    PCR should be included as a key procedure commonly used in labs. Include a list of all the ‘ingredients’ required and a description of the procedure Top tips for those aiming for an A*: -Get creative in including links between your different subject areas and paragraphs -Ensure that everything you mention is relevant to the question being asked and explain why it is relevant

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What's your best piece of advice for an Oxbridge interview?

Personally, going into the interview process, one of my biggest fears was not knowing the answer to a question and lapsing into silence. The best piece of advice I received before going into interviews was this: if you don’t know the answer to the question, just tell the tutors what you do know about that subject. The tutors will not be able to tell what knowledge you do have unless you tell them it. No one knows the answer to every question that is asked of them in these interviews and often the way that they must differentiate between candidates is how well the tutors feel they were able to help the student through a problem. If you give them somewhere to start, you make their job a lot easier!Personally, going into the interview process, one of my biggest fears was not knowing the answer to a question and lapsing into silence. The best piece of advice I received before going into interviews was this: if you don’t know the answer to the question, just tell the tutors what you do know about that subject. The tutors will not be able to tell what knowledge you do have unless you tell them it. No one knows the answer to every question that is asked of them in these interviews and often the way that they must differentiate between candidates is how well the tutors feel they were able to help the student through a problem. If you give them somewhere to start, you make their job a lot easier!

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5 months ago

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