Zoe C.

Zoe C.

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Neuroscience (Bachelors) - St Catherine's College, Oxford University

99 completed lessons

About me

Hi, I’m Zoe, and I graduated this year from Oxford with a BA in Neuroscience. I tutor Biology, Chemistry and Maths, as well as help with Oxbridge and university applications. I have experience tutoring younger undergraduates and working with children.

 

I really enjoyed studying neuroscience at university. Many people may think that science subjects are all about facts and rote learning, but I found the opposite. Studying neuroscience gave me the opportunity to combine my love for...

Hi, I’m Zoe, and I graduated this year from Oxford with a BA in Neuroscience. I tutor Biology, Chemistry and Maths, as well as help with Oxbridge and university applications. I have experience tutoring younger undergraduates and working with children.

 

I really enjoyed studying neuroscience at university. Many people may think that science subjects are all about facts and rote learning, but I found the opposite. Studying neuroscience gave me the opportunity to combine my love for science with my creative side, through critically reading literature and devising new ideas for research and experiments.

 

I left school with some of the best grades in my year, despite not having the best teachers and teaching most of the course to myself. While difficult at the time, this has given me a lot of knowledge about the most effective way to study for exams to help you achieve your best grades.

 

During my degree, I learned all I could about what Oxford really want from applicants. I want to share this knowledge to give people the same opportunity I had! I can help with personal statements, BMAT and interview practice.

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About my sessions

I will base sessions around an individual's needs to make sure our time is spent effectively. I actively encourage you to let me know what kind of teaching style works for you or fits your specific needs, but I do have my own teaching style that focuses on 'active recall'.


I believe the best way to learn is by applying your knowledge to a problem. This not only helps you to identify gaps in your knowledge, but also improves your memory for the material you'r...

I will base sessions around an individual's needs to make sure our time is spent effectively. I actively encourage you to let me know what kind of teaching style works for you or fits your specific needs, but I do have my own teaching style that focuses on 'active recall'.


I believe the best way to learn is by applying your knowledge to a problem. This not only helps you to identify gaps in your knowledge, but also improves your memory for the material you're trying to learn. Studies have shown that ‘active recall’ strategies – which is just anything that requires you to use cognitive effort, or 'brain power', to retrieve information from your memory – are more effective studying techniques than other commonly used methods such as note-taking and passive reading (Dunlosky et al, 2013).


To apply this to a tutorial, I might ask you to complete some questions or a past paper so that we can talk through your answers and identify areas for improvement. If you had any problems understanding a concept, I'd always try to ask you to explain it to me as much as you can, and then lead you in the right direction with a few pointed questions, as this is what will help you actually learn!

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Jane Parent from Watford

13 Mar

Zoe is an excellent tutor and has enabled my daughter to feel confident about Biology and enjoy the subject.

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Evie Student

7 Feb

Zoe makes Biology very easy to understand and remember.

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Syeda Parent from Portsmouth

27 Jan

I had a very good first lesson and Zoe was brilliant at explaining concepts in details for Biology.

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Holly Student

24 Jan

Really good 1st session, not only did I manage to learn and understand the topic. I got a deeper understanding.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
BiologyA-level (A2)A*
MathsA-level (A2)A*
ChemistryA-level (A2)A
SpanishA-level (A2)A
BMAT (BioMedical Admissions)Uni admission testSECTION 1: 4.9, SECTION 2: 7.1, SECTION 3: 4A
NeuroscienceDegree (Bachelors)2.1

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
BiologyA Level£32 /hr
BiologyGCSE£30 /hr
ChemistryGCSE£30 /hr
MathsGCSE£30 /hr
Oxbridge PreparationMentoring£32 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£32 /hr
BMAT (BioMedical Admissions)University£32 /hr
BiologyUniversity£32 /hr

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