Holly U.

Holly U.

£36 - £38 /hr

Volcanology (Doctorate) - Lancaster University

135 completed lessons

About me

I am a PhD student at Lancaster University, studying volcanoes. I did my undergraduate in Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford, completing my Masters in 2018. As an Earth Scientist I am fascinated by the world around us, and am passionate about trying to understand it further. Unlike most scientists, I use maths and all the sciences in my research every day, and this broad knowledge base is perfect for tutoring. I love to learn, and there is nothing more rewarding than helping someone e...

I am a PhD student at Lancaster University, studying volcanoes. I did my undergraduate in Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford, completing my Masters in 2018. As an Earth Scientist I am fascinated by the world around us, and am passionate about trying to understand it further. Unlike most scientists, I use maths and all the sciences in my research every day, and this broad knowledge base is perfect for tutoring. I love to learn, and there is nothing more rewarding than helping someone else improve their understanding.


I always want to achieve as much as I can in everything that I do, and this is seen in the way I tutor. I want my students to not just do better than they currently are, but make the most of their capabilities. I am very proud of my students. Over the last 7 years I have tutored students from pre-GCSE right up to university level, helping students to gain the grades that they wanted or better and develop a passion for subjects. Nothing could be more rewarding. I have also successfully prepared students for applications to top universities, including Oxbridge, helping with personal statement writing and developing the critical thinking skills needed for interviews, as well as university life.

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About my sessions

My sessions are very tailored to an individual, and this is why tutoring is so powerful. This is your opportunity to go over difficult concepts at the correct pace for you. I create an environment in which students feel comfortable having an interactive session, and want you to ask me all the questions you have, no matter how silly you think they may be. Expect me to ask you lots of questions too, as explaining a concept requires you to fully understand it, allowing me to not only spot gaps i...

My sessions are very tailored to an individual, and this is why tutoring is so powerful. This is your opportunity to go over difficult concepts at the correct pace for you. I create an environment in which students feel comfortable having an interactive session, and want you to ask me all the questions you have, no matter how silly you think they may be. Expect me to ask you lots of questions too, as explaining a concept requires you to fully understand it, allowing me to not only spot gaps in your understanding, but also help you to develop the communication skills needed in the wider world.


I will ask a student to highlight concepts that they are finding difficult, and once I have explained and discussed these, we will go through a number of example questions for practice and to check their understanding. While just memorising mark schemes may help you pass exams, it is not enough preparation for the unusual and unexpected exam questions that you need to answer successfully to reach the top grades. I provide my students with a wider knowledge and real understanding of the content of the course, so that we are not just memorising mark schemes to pass an exam, but learning in a more interesting and engaging way.


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Ratings & Reviews

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Alexander Student

24 Jun

Holly has really helped me improve my exam technique and question approach in addition to understanding how questions are worded and work within an exam within both chemistry and physics

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Pam Parent from Karen

11 Jun

Holly did a great job! She worked through the questions with a lot of patience and explained very clearly. The slower pace was really helpful so a great tutor for kids that need that bit of extra time to process the information. Thanks Holly!

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Kate Parent from Newhaven

1 Jun

Always reliable and a great tutor!

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Evie Student

22 Apr

Very patient and very good at explaining difficult concepts I don't understand in maths. Highly recommend!

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
ChemistryA-level (A2)A*
GeologyA-level (A2)A*
Further MathematicsA-level (A2)A*
PhysicsA-level (A2)A*
MathsA-level (A2)A*
Earth SciencesDegree (Masters)2:1

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
ChemistryA Level£38 /hr
Chemistry Summer CourseA Level£38 /hr
Further MathematicsA Level£38 /hr
GeologyA Level£38 /hr
MathsA Level£38 /hr
Maths Summer CourseA Level£38 /hr
PhysicsA Level£38 /hr
ChemistryGCSE£36 /hr
Chemistry Summer CourseGCSE£36 /hr
Further MathematicsGCSE£36 /hr
GeologyGCSE£36 /hr
MathsGCSE£36 /hr
Maths Summer CourseGCSE£36 /hr
PhysicsGCSE£36 /hr
Maths11 Plus£36 /hr
Oxbridge PreparationMentoring£38 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£38 /hr
Maths13 Plus£36 /hr

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