Ellen C. GCSE Biology tutor, GCSE Chemistry tutor, GCSE Maths tutor, ...

Ellen C.

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Studying: Medicine (Bachelors) - Cardiff University

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About me

Being a young person is tough – really tough. Faced with an ever-growing expectation to perform in exams; it is more important than ever before to support the young people of today. I believe that my own journey through education has taught me how important it is to find what you are passionate for and to start to develop skills to be able to find your own sense of identity.

But what happens if you are not passionate about your up and coming GCSE maths/science exam? I like to take the time to really get to know each student to understand how they work best, what they enjoy and revision techniques that suit them. I’m not saying I can magically ensure that every student will adore maths, but I can say confidently that I approach each tutorial with a smile, warm manner and enthusiasm.

I'm currently studying Medicine at Cardiff University and am looking to support students in any way I can. My previous experience includes tutoring biology, chemistry and maths at both GCSE and A-level standard. My most notable achievement to date was supporting a student who failed their GCSE science (U grade) to achieve an A* in their re-take. 

Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile,

Ellen

Being a young person is tough – really tough. Faced with an ever-growing expectation to perform in exams; it is more important than ever before to support the young people of today. I believe that my own journey through education has taught me how important it is to find what you are passionate for and to start to develop skills to be able to find your own sense of identity.

But what happens if you are not passionate about your up and coming GCSE maths/science exam? I like to take the time to really get to know each student to understand how they work best, what they enjoy and revision techniques that suit them. I’m not saying I can magically ensure that every student will adore maths, but I can say confidently that I approach each tutorial with a smile, warm manner and enthusiasm.

I'm currently studying Medicine at Cardiff University and am looking to support students in any way I can. My previous experience includes tutoring biology, chemistry and maths at both GCSE and A-level standard. My most notable achievement to date was supporting a student who failed their GCSE science (U grade) to achieve an A* in their re-take. 

Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile,

Ellen

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About my sessions

What I will deliver to each student I tutor:

1) Endless enthusiasm for the subjects

2) Genuine interest in getting know the student to truly understand how they work best

3) A personalised timetable for scheduled tutorials (This can be flexible to whatever suits you best)

4) Reliable and consistent 

5) Flexible and empathetic approach

A standard tutorial will include:

- A free 15 minute introduction where I ask lots of questions about what style of learning you prefer and ask what I can do to support you. This will involve planning a timetable if you want more long term structure support.

- An introduction to the session (this may be some questions to go through together for the session)

- I will then check you are happy with the content of the session to proceed

- I will then provide comprehensive understanding of the questions/concepts to go through (as I ensure I have completed them myself before the session)

- We will then finish on any concerns/ things to review further

Please do contact me if you have any other questions or need any other information.

What I will deliver to each student I tutor:

1) Endless enthusiasm for the subjects

2) Genuine interest in getting know the student to truly understand how they work best

3) A personalised timetable for scheduled tutorials (This can be flexible to whatever suits you best)

4) Reliable and consistent 

5) Flexible and empathetic approach

A standard tutorial will include:

- A free 15 minute introduction where I ask lots of questions about what style of learning you prefer and ask what I can do to support you. This will involve planning a timetable if you want more long term structure support.

- An introduction to the session (this may be some questions to go through together for the session)

- I will then check you are happy with the content of the session to proceed

- I will then provide comprehensive understanding of the questions/concepts to go through (as I ensure I have completed them myself before the session)

- We will then finish on any concerns/ things to review further

Please do contact me if you have any other questions or need any other information.

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Ratings & Reviews

5from 10 customer reviews
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Susan (Parent)

March 20 2017

Great first session, Ellen prepared well and this paid dividends.

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Melisa (Student)

March 10 2017

Enjoyed the tutorial so much, it was very helpful. She's patient, clear and so lovely :))

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Zara (Student)

November 17 2016

Great first tutorial

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Kam (Parent)

October 8 2016

Excellent tutorial on selecting an EPQ topic

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
MathsA-level (A2)A
ChemistryA-level (A2)A
BiologyA-level (A2)A
Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)A-level (A2)A*

General Availability

Before 12pm12pm - 5pmAfter 5pm
mondays
tuesdays
wednesdays
thursdays
fridays
saturdays
sundays

Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
BiologyA Level£24 /hr
Extended Project QualificationA Level£24 /hr
BiologyGCSE£22 /hr
ChemistryGCSE£22 /hr
MathsGCSE£22 /hr
-Medical School Preparation-Mentoring£24 /hr
-Personal Statements-Mentoring£24 /hr

Questions Ellen has answered

How can you show that you have learnt from your work experience in your personal statement?

Try to keep a logbook of specific examples when on a work experience placement as this will become very useful when preparing for an interview and writing your personal statement. Remember to remove any names or identifiable characteristics of the patient to adhere to confidentiality. http://www.gmc-uk.org/guidance/ethical_guidance/confidentiality.asp

In your personal statement, talk about a few of these key examples and describe the professional's actions and reactions in the situation, how you felt during the placement and what you felt you learnt about the medical professional as a result of it. You may also want to comment on what you felt you learnt about yourself as a result of the placement. It is better to reflect on a few key examples than to cram lots of examples in with very little explanation.

For example,

"During a GP placement I saw a distressed patient who thought he had Parkinson’s disease after looking on the internet. The GP explained how anxious patients could become after self-diagnosing and I saw how challenging it is for doctors to then reassure their patients effectively."

"During a GP placement I saw a distressed patient who thought he had Parkinson’s disease after looking on the internet.” I described here what I saw during one of my placements.

“The GP explained how anxious patients could become after self-diagnosing” I commented on how the professional reacted in the situation.

“I saw how challenging it is for doctors to then reassure their patients effectively” I commented on what I learnt from the situation, and a deeper level of understanding of the demands of the career.

Try to keep a logbook of specific examples when on a work experience placement as this will become very useful when preparing for an interview and writing your personal statement. Remember to remove any names or identifiable characteristics of the patient to adhere to confidentiality. http://www.gmc-uk.org/guidance/ethical_guidance/confidentiality.asp

In your personal statement, talk about a few of these key examples and describe the professional's actions and reactions in the situation, how you felt during the placement and what you felt you learnt about the medical professional as a result of it. You may also want to comment on what you felt you learnt about yourself as a result of the placement. It is better to reflect on a few key examples than to cram lots of examples in with very little explanation.

For example,

"During a GP placement I saw a distressed patient who thought he had Parkinson’s disease after looking on the internet. The GP explained how anxious patients could become after self-diagnosing and I saw how challenging it is for doctors to then reassure their patients effectively."

"During a GP placement I saw a distressed patient who thought he had Parkinson’s disease after looking on the internet.” I described here what I saw during one of my placements.

“The GP explained how anxious patients could become after self-diagnosing” I commented on how the professional reacted in the situation.

“I saw how challenging it is for doctors to then reassure their patients effectively” I commented on what I learnt from the situation, and a deeper level of understanding of the demands of the career.

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