GCSE specialist

Mrs Ruth Campbell is a qualified secondary school teacher teaching science in school at KS3 and KS4, and an experienced tutor specialising in maths and science to GCSE level. She holds the following qualifications:

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  • PGCE: Secondary Mathematics -University of Leicester (2018)

  • Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (1995)

  • Degree: B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering (1988)

  • A levels: Maths, Physics and Chemistry

  • O levels: 8 grade A’s including maths, English, physics, chemistry and biology

  • Valid Enhanced DBS (2021)

Ruth has tutored in many subjects privately since school, and more recently has done a maths PGCE. She now teaches science and maths in a small school, while also tutoring privately in maths and science. She appreciates and teaches visual methods of understanding maths, while recognising that everyone is different and students may have different preferences. She tries to work flexibly with the student, finding out how they understand things and starting from that understanding, rather than insisting on a particular method or wording. She encourages questions and follows where students’ interests and questions lead.  Science and maths are big subjects and Ruth learns from her students as well as teaching them, so they are co-explorers of the world.

Since Covid, Ruth has found that students have many small misconceptions and gaps that need to be uncovered and corrected, and that they have missed out on talking about the science they have been taught. So Ruth likes students to explain their understanding, and talk her through their working.

For all students, Ruth focuses them on showing their working clearly when solving problems, so that other people can follow their reasoning. This helps the student keep track of their own process, reduces mistakes, and enables the student to check their working more easily.

At GCSE level Ruth encourages plenty of practice of exam questions, to get used to their wording and learn what sort of answers will get you good marks.

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GCSE and A-level specialist

Ms. GeorgieRobertson tutors up to A-level Maths and Chemistry and up to GCSE maths and science. She holds the following qualifications/certificates:

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  • Degree: 2.i Msc in Material Sciences - University of Cambridge

  • A-levels: Chemistry (A*) and Maths (A*), Physics (A*), Philosophy (A).

  • GCSEs: A* in Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Religious Studies, Design & Technology, French, English Literature, Latin. A in English Language and Additional Maths. 

  • Valid enhanced DBS certificate (2020)

  • Specialism: Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics

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Georgie enjoys helping her students discover a passion for their scientific and mathematical studies, she has been tutoring privately over the last couple of years. With modules in chemistry, maths and physics in her undergraduate degree, she has a practical and interdisciplinary approach to making sure the curriculum is well understood.  She is currently tutoring alongside studying for a PhD in Materials Science at Cambridge University. 

GCSE and A-level specialist

Miss Shamaila Hussain tutors up to A-level maths and science (biology, chemistry and physics), and up to GCSE English. She holds the following qualifications/certificates:

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  • Degree: BSc (Hons) Computer science - University of Brighton (2020)

  • A-levels: Biology (A), Chemistry (A*) and Maths (A*), Physics (A), further maths (B) 

  • GCSEs: 9As and 1 A*

  • Valid enhanced DBS certificate (2021)

  • Specialism: Maths and science

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Shamaila studied biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and further mathematics at A level. She has been tutoring each of these subjects up to A-level standard for 6 years and is also capable of tutoring computer science/programming (up to degree level). Shamaila is very good at communicating with children of all ages and presenting information at the appropriate level. She builds up from foundations, is patient and methodical in her approach. Although Shamaila is highly academic in the core subjects, she has an amazing ability to communicate with secondary school students by keying into watch engages them in real-life and using this to help them with their maths and English skills. 

GCSE and A-level specialist

Mr James Desmet tutors up to A-level maths, biology and chemistry and up to GCSE physics. He holds the following qualifications/certificates:

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  • Degree: Chemistry - Imperial University (Present)

  • A-levels: Biology (A*), Chemistry (A*) and Maths (A*)

  • GCSEs: 9 GCSEs A*-C

  • Valid enhanced DBS certificate (2020)

  • Specialism: Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics

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James has been privately tutoring for the past two years and has a passion for  sciences and maths. He is currently tutoring several GCSE and A-level students.

He enjoys helping young people learn and sharing his knowledge and techniques with others. James is also very good at giving exam advice and study techniques.  

James is studying Chemistry at Imperial University and tutoring alongside his degree. 

GCSE and A-level specialist

Ms Yasmin Vince tutors up to GCSE English, Maths and Science. She holds the following qualifications:

  • Degree: Politics and International relations - (Present)

  • A-levels: English Language & Literature (A*), Politics (A*) and History (A)

  • GCSEs: 11 GCSEs, all grades 8-9, including 9s in Maths, English Literature and Chemistry and 8s in English Language, Biology and Physics.

  • Valid Enhanced DBS certificate (2021)

  • Specialism: English

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Yasmin loves learning and helping others to learn. She understands the importance of making learning enjoyable and uses various techniques to install this in her tutoring sessions. Having experience as both a tutee and a tutor of family and friends, Yasmin is in the best position to tailor her tutoring to the student and ensure the session caters to their academic needs and best method of learning. After completing her A-levels at Hills Road Sixth Form College, Yasmin has begun studying Politics & International Relations at university. Yasmin explains all concepts clearly to the students so they can understand why you may choose a particular method for answering an exam-style question. 

GCSE and A-level specialist 

Ms Sara Morsi tutors up to GCSE maths and Science and up to primary level English for Cambridge Online Tuition. She holds the following qualifications:

  • Degree: 2.1 (MPharm) Pharmacy – University of Reading (2014-2018)

  • A-levels: Biology (B), Chemistry (B) and English Literature (B)

  • GCSEs: 12A*-B grades

  • Valid enhanced DBS certificate (2020)

  • Specialism: Maths, English and Science

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Having completed a Masters degree in pharmacy, and with A levels in biology, chemistry and English literature, Sara has in-depth knowledge and skills in the core subjects. Sara is passionate about sharing with others through tutoring and takes pride in preparing and delivering interesting and interactive sessions to students of various ages to empower them to learn and achieve their goals. Sara is very understanding that every child learns differently and in order to achieve their full potential, you need to understand how that child learns and in turn, improve their confidence. 

GCSE and A-level specialist

Mr James Tunnicliffe-Wilson tutors up to A level maths and physics and GCSE chemistry and biology. He holds the following qualifications:

  • Degree: Economics (Cambridge University - Present)

  • A-levels: Maths (A*), further maths (A*), physics (A*) and history (A*)

  • GCSEs: 7 9s at GCSE including core sciences + maths. 8s in computer science and astronomy, with 13 GCSEs at level 7 and above. 

  • Valid enhanced DBS certificate (2020)

  • Specialism: Maths & physics

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James has a strong academic background, studying maths, further maths, physics and history A levels at Hills Road sixth form college. He also has experience tutoring family and close friends for their GCSEs. James uses his personal experience with the new GCSE and A level specifications to tutor in maths and science. He uses his understanding of, and passion for, these subjects to build a bedrock of core concepts which can then be expanded on to stretch tutees and help them move forward with their learning. He is planning to carry on tutoring while studying  economics at Cambridge university in September 2021.

GCSE and A-level specialist

Ms Leonia Depledge tutors up to A level maths, English and French and up to GCSE double/triple science. She holds the following qualifications:

  • A-levels:  Maths (A) English Literature (A*) French (A*) and Spanish (A*) 

  • GCSEs: All grade 9-7 including 9s in English literature, Spanish, French, biology and physics, 8 in maths and 7 in English Language. 

  • Valid Enhanced DBS certificate (2021) 

  • Specialism: English, Maths and the sciences.

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Leonia is a 2021 graduate from Hills Road Sixth Form College with a strong interest in the core subjects and other languages. She incorporates her passion for these subjects, along with a love of teaching, into tutoring. Recognising the importance of engagement when it comes to academic success, she tailors lessons to the individual student through a variety of interactive resources, activities and regular reviewing. This solidifies knowledge and builds student confidence and motivation. Leonia is a patient and hardworking tutor who focuses not only on teaching subject content, but also explores exam practice, revision techniques and adapting to mark scheme requirements. She uses personal experience of the course, her strong academic background and in depth subject knowledge to create lessons that are well-prepared and engaging. Leonia is taking a gap year, throughout which she will continue to tutor, before attending a Russel Group university in September 2022.

GCSE and A-level specialist

Mr Mahdi Khademi tutors up to AS level maths, biology and chemistry and up to GCSE double/triple chemistry/biology. He holds the following qualifications:

  • Degree: Chemical Engineering (University of Birmingham - Present)

  • A-levels: Biology (A),  Chemistry (A) and Maths (A).

  • GCSEs: A* Chemistry & physics, A Biology & Maths - 10 in total A*-C.

  • Valid enhanced DBS certificate (2020)

  • Specialism: Maths & Science

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Mahdi enjoys learning about the sciences and maths and using his passion to teach them. He believes learning the theory of the subject is equally as important as doing exam practice and tries to incorporate that within his lessons. He is good at explaining complex concepts and at giving revision techniques. He has mentored A-Level chemistry students in the past and recently started privately tutoring. Madhi plans to study chemical engineering at University in 2021. 

GCSE and A-level  specialist

Ms Naomi Vince tutors up to GCSE maths, science and English Language. She holds the following qualifications:

  • Degree: Law (Cambridge University - Present)

  • A-levels: Maths (A), History (A*) and Classical Civilisation (A*)

  • GCSEs: 8 grade 9s, including maths, English, physics and biology, and 2 grade 8s, including chemistry

  • Valid Enhanced DBS (2021)

  • Specialism: Maths

Naomi has a passion for studying both science and humanities subjects and utilises this passion to help motivate and encourage learning in others. She understands the importance of learning different methods and strategies for answering questions as well as tailoring her tutoring to ensure the best understanding of the student. She has experience tutoring family at the KS2 and KS3 level as well as close friends at GCSE. Naomi is planning to study Law with a focus on International Law at a Russell Group University from 2021.

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GCSE and A-level specialist

Ms. Shakira Tayabali tutors up to A-level psychology, biology and history. She holds the following qualifications/certificates:

  • A levels: Psychology (A*), Biology (A*), History (A)

  • GCSES: 11 A*-A including sciences, maths and further maths

  • Valid Enhanced DBS certificate (2021) 

  • Specialism: Biology and psychology

Shakira is a sixth form graduate who specialises in Psychology, Biology and maths. Shakira has experience tutoring a range of students at different abilities and ages from primary school to A-Level. She believes each student should have a safe, supportive and comfortable environment to learn and thrive in. Each lesson is tailored to her students’ needs in order to maximise their learning experience. Her lessons are structured to support students providing a range of revision and exam resources to enable students to achieve the best of their ability. Shakira places emphasis on exam technique by going over past papers and questions to ensure each student feels confident entering the exam. Shakira is currently taking a gap year and will study psychology at a Russell group university in 2022.

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GCSE specialist

Mr Luca Crijns tutors up to GCSE, Maths, Physics and Chemistry. He holds the following qualifications/certificates:

  • 2018 IGCSE: Maths A* 

  • 2019 AS-level: Maths A

  • 2020 GCSEs: Maths (9), Chemistry (9), Physics (9), Spanish (9), Biology (8), English Language (7), English Literature (6), Geography (7)

  • 2020 City and Guilds Level Tech Award in Digital Technology (Distinction)

  • Enhanced DBS certificate (2021) - Pending

  • Specialism: Maths and Physics

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Luca passed his IGCSE Maths with an A* in year 9. He has been helping his friends study maths and physics since he started secondary school. Luca sat his AS-level two years early and his A-level maths in year 12. He will also sit exams for Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry, totalling 4 A-Levels and is expected to get straight A-s for all of them.

Luca is fluent in English, Spanish and Dutch. He enjoys science, football and playing games.

GCSE specialist

Ms Maria Santos-Adeyeye tutors up to GCSE maths and science. She holds the following qualifications:

  • Degree: Bsc (Honors) Biochemistry – Manchester (2020-present)

  • A-levels: Maths (A*) Chemistry (B) and Biology (A)

  • GCSEs: 10 GCSEs including Maths (9), biology (A*), physics (A*) and chemistry (A*).

  • Valid Enhanced DBS certificate (2021)

  • Specialism: Maths and science

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Maria is currently studying Biochemistry at University. In her tutoring sessions, she firstly identifies gaps in her students' knowledge and topics that they find particularly challenging, focusing on improving these first so they can feel more confident in the subject. She then goes through plenty of practice questions so they can begin to understand and identify key words and concepts that the mark scheme is looking for and with enough practice these will become a part of their muscle memory. She has always been the person to help a struggling classmate understand a topic and looks forward to being able to do the same for my students

GCSE and A-level specialist 

Miss Aru Sinha tutors up to GCSE maths, biology, chemistry and physics. She holds the following qualifications:

 

  • Degree: Pure Mathematics (Durham University - Present)

  • A-levels: Maths (A*), Further maths (A*), computer science (A*) and economics (A*)

  • GCSEs: 8 grade 9s, including maths, English, physics, biology, and chemistry

  • Valid Enhanced DBS (2021)

  • Specialism: Maths

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Aru has been tutoring privately for over two years and specialises in maths. Aru enjoys working with students and ensures that they have a solid foundation of knowledge which can be built upon before exploring different topics. As someone who tries to engage her students as much as possible, Aru plans her lessons in a way that they contain different types and levels of questions. Not only does the practice help solidify students’ understanding, it is a more active form of learning. This makes learning more efficient and effective. For topics that are difficult to grasp, Aru uses real-world examples to illustrate concepts and breaks the topic down into smaller steps. Drawing parallels to the real world make the concepts easier to remember, while breaking ideas down often make them simpler to understand. Having plenty of exam experience herself, Aru teaches plenty of effective revision techniques and exam technique. 

GCSE and A-level specialist

Ms Jada Bellarose Odero tutors English Literature up to A level and English literature and language up to GCSE. She holds the following qualifications:

  • GCSEs – 9 all grade 7 and above

  • A Levels – English (A), history (B) and French (A*).

  • Valid enhanced DBS certificate (2021)

  • Specialism: English

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Jada is currently a second year student at the University of Manchester studying politics and modern history. She studied English at A-level and over the course of her studies, she has acquired several literary techniques which have allowed her to enrich her understanding of a text and its context. She enjoys passing this knowledge on to other students and has been tutoring for roughly two years during her A-levels.

GCSE and A-level specialist

Ms Lyra Whyte tutors maths up to AS level and science up to KS3. She holds the following qualifications:

  • GCSEs range from 9-6, including 9 in maths, 8 in physics and 7s in chemistry and biology and A in further maths

  • A Levels - Maths (A*), history (A) and politics (A).

  • Valid enhanced DBS certificate (2021)

  • Specialism: Maths 

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Lyra has a real passion for maths and enjoys helping others discover this too. She has experience tutoring family and close friends for their GCSEs and has just finished A-Levels at hills road sixth form college. Lyra thinks it is important to have a firm grasp of the basic principles in order to fully understand more complex concepts in maths and science. She will work closely and carefully to build your confidence and ensure you have a comprehensive understanding in a topic and then help you apply your knowledge to feel comfortable and assured in answering exam questions. She will tailor her tutoring to a style that best suits you and your learning needs. Lyra is taking a gap year to teach herself Russian and Data science and plans to go to a Russel-group university to read PPE in September 2022. She will continue tutoring throughout her gap year and degree.

GCSE specialist

Ms Katie Gethings tutors the core primary and secondary school subjects, maths, English and science. She holds the following qualifications:

 

  • Degree: Psychology – University of sterling (2020-present)

  • A-levels: Psychology (A), Maths (B) and History (B)

  • GCSEs: 11 GCSEs, including A* in History, Biology, physics, 8’s (A*) in Maths, English Literature and Language. A in Chemistry,

  • Valid Enhanced DBS certificate (2021)

  • Specialism: Maths, English and science

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Katie is a psychology student at university with a passion for education and learning. She has a levels in Psychology, Maths and History and utilises her varied skills to confidently cover the core subjects. She has ample experience within the education sector, both as a student and in an educator role, which allows her to make her tutoring materials accessible and engaging to a wide range of students. She is enthusiastic about building tutees confidence and enjoyment in their subjects as these are fundamental to successful learning. Katie understands the importance of spaced revision for long-term learning and aims to incorporate this into her tutoring sessions. She is dedicated to individual development and helping each tutee meet their personal goals. 

GCSE specialist

Ms Asia Gosieniecka tutors up to GCSE maths and science. She holds the following qualifications:

  • Degree: Meng Molecular Bioengineering – Imperial (2020-present)

  • A-levels: Physics (A*), Maths (A*) Chemistry (A) and English (A*)

  • GCSEs: 100% in Maths and Science

  • Valid Enhanced DBS certificate (2021)

  • Specialism: Maths and science

Asia is currently studying Molecular Bioengineering at Imperial College London and finished her first year with 1st class. She is passionate about Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology and has been helping students from primary and junior high schools with their maths and science studies. She enjoys transferring her knowledge to others and works through the curriculum in a methodical way, building on the fundamentals which then aids in addressing the more tricky questions.

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