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Daniel

Daniel

Highly-experienced, first-class Cambridge-graduate

Available now to cover all of science GCSE second paper material before exams

Friendly, positive and supportive

Adaptable to all needs: in-depth understanding and experience teaching all sciences and maths at all levels

Nine years’ experience as full-time tutor and education consultant

Services

• GCSE tuition (all main boards)
• A-level tuition (all main boards)
• IB science tuition
• University applications (personal statement, outside reading, Oxbridge, entrance tests - eg. ESAT)
• Entrance exams
• Homeschooling
• SEN teaching (including ADHD and ASD)
• Undergraduate chemistry and biology
• Study skills and revision methods
• Essay writing
• UCAS submissions
• School entrance exams and academic scholarships (including common entrance, Eton, Westminster, Winchester Election)
• University interview training
• Oxbridge applications (push capable A-level students beyond the syllabus to prepare early for tests such as ESAT and interview)
• Mentoring

Mentoring

I offer a more involved long-term mentoring/personal training role. This consists of being there for the student 24/7, advising on every aspect of their education. Ad hoc questions answered vie e-mail, phone and WhatsApp. Guidance with study and complementary soft skills, working together to bring academic success and promote general well-being. I enjoy nothing more than seeing my students thrive and do everything I can to make this happen.

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions on this service.

Tutoring Experience

In addition to having worked with hundreds of students and their families to help achieve their academic aims, highlights include:

• Helping over 20 students secure a place at Oxbridge

• Teaching an International student the entire Physics IGCSE syllabus, leading to a high grade 9

• Preparing a student for the prestigious Winchester Election, allowing him to secure a Scholarship* (A section of the notes I prepared for him are provided below - other sections available on request)

• Lifting grades of student who disliked the sciences from grades 5/6 in year 10 mocks to all 9s in IGCSE science exams. Now guiding him with A levels in physics and maths

• Advising two students how best to prepare science essays for the Peterhouse College, Cambridge essay competition: both were named winners

• Assisting a student from abroad with his chemistry IA and IB HL revision. His ambition was to study Chemical Engineering at Imperial; together we lifted his grade to the required grade for acceptance

Oxbridge

For A-level students aiming for Oxbridge, I push them beyond the syllabus to start preparing early. I introduce more advanced and interesting scientific concepts; begin working through NSAA/ESAT papers for the Natural Sciences; and advise on outside reading. What they learn can be included in their personal statement and prepare them for Oxbridge interview.

I have worked with lots of successful candidates for Natural Sciences at Cambridge and science subjects at Oxford.

Undergraduates

For University students, I can help with undergraduate material in chemistry and biology. Common first-year undergraduate topics I have been asked to clarify in the past include MO theory, thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, and maths for science.

Tutoring Approach

• Flexibility is crucial: I tailor my approach to the needs and character of each individual

• Generous with motivation and praise: confidence is crucial

• Strive to instil belief and optimism, promoting students’ resilience to setbacks and fighting spirit in the face of all challenges. Lots of students come to see me as a trusted friend: here to support them in any way I can

• For exams, the requirements of the exam board is paramount. I show students how to revise most efficiently and write their answers to score maximum marks

• When exams are not the focus, lessons can be filled with absorbing discussion on all areas of science. This can promote communication skills, passion for learning, and in-depth thinking

• Homework is provided on request

• Advise on general study skills and revision techniques to promote self-sufficiency outside of lessons

LanguagesEnglish (British), German
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

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Qualifications

Cambridge University2011MastersNatural Sciences
Cambridge University2011BachelorsNatural Sciences - 1st
Institute of Biology2007SchoolBritish Biology Olympiad - Gold medal

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