Emily B.

Emily B.

£24 - £28 /hr

Earth Science (Integrated Masters) - Alumni - Oxford University

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About me

I graduated from the University of Oxford with a Masters in Earth Science (first, honours) and I am taking time out to travel and gain valuable experience in teaching and working with young people, which I hope will form an important part of my future career in academia.

I have been with MyTutor for a few months and completed many great tutorials. I love working with students to tackle challenges together and enthuse them or boost their confidence in science and geography related subjects. Before this I completed a voluntary position teaching ages 8-13 science, maths and english in India, without speaking any Hindi. I have experience in tutoring my own younger sister and friends, editing personal statements and preparing students for university interviews. Other experience with young people includes university outreach and admissions activities (ages 16-18), giving me insight into the admissions procedures at Oxbridge. In addition, I worked with 13-15 year olds during an international summer camp in Oxford.

I graduated from the University of Oxford with a Masters in Earth Science (first, honours) and I am taking time out to travel and gain valuable experience in teaching and working with young people, which I hope will form an important part of my future career in academia.

I have been with MyTutor for a few months and completed many great tutorials. I love working with students to tackle challenges together and enthuse them or boost their confidence in science and geography related subjects. Before this I completed a voluntary position teaching ages 8-13 science, maths and english in India, without speaking any Hindi. I have experience in tutoring my own younger sister and friends, editing personal statements and preparing students for university interviews. Other experience with young people includes university outreach and admissions activities (ages 16-18), giving me insight into the admissions procedures at Oxbridge. In addition, I worked with 13-15 year olds during an international summer camp in Oxford.

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About my sessions

I only give lessons in subjects and to levels I am comfortable with. I am happy to discuss careers in science and geography with students, and help with university admissions including personal statements and interview preparation.

As a tutor I have found that many students simply need a confidence boost to be comfortable in their subject, for this reason I will focus on emphasising to the student what they do know and how to apply that knowledge. This involves questioning the student throughout the lesson e.g. "if we know theory A, what do you think this means for object X?", asking them to explain concepts verbally in their own words, and lots of small practice questions throughout.

Working something out for yourself not only makes it easier to understand, but easier to remember. I also try to find analogues and examples that are more relevant than those in school textbooks! The next step to exam success is practice, so once content is covered sessions will focus on example questions.

I only give lessons in subjects and to levels I am comfortable with. I am happy to discuss careers in science and geography with students, and help with university admissions including personal statements and interview preparation.

As a tutor I have found that many students simply need a confidence boost to be comfortable in their subject, for this reason I will focus on emphasising to the student what they do know and how to apply that knowledge. This involves questioning the student throughout the lesson e.g. "if we know theory A, what do you think this means for object X?", asking them to explain concepts verbally in their own words, and lots of small practice questions throughout.

Working something out for yourself not only makes it easier to understand, but easier to remember. I also try to find analogues and examples that are more relevant than those in school textbooks! The next step to exam success is practice, so once content is covered sessions will focus on example questions.

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Lauren Student

15 Feb

Lauren has had two lessons with Emily so far and her understanding of physics has improved as a result already. Brilliant start!

15 Feb

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Wow thanks for the review! It's always great and reassuring reassuring to know I'm having an impact!

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
Graduate Record ExaminationUni admission testVR:159(83RD), QR:155(58TH), AW:4.5(82ND)
MathsA-level (A2)A*
ChemistryA-level (A2)A*
PhysicsA-level (A2)A*
GeographyA-level (A2)A
Welsh BaccalaureateA-level (A2)A

General Availability

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
ChemistryGCSE£24 /hr
GeographyGCSE£24 /hr
GeologyGCSE£24 /hr
PhysicsGCSE£24 /hr
ScienceGCSE£24 /hr
Oxbridge PreparationMentoring£28 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£28 /hr

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