My name is Kat, I am a scientist specialised in genes and genomics. I completed my BSc Biochemistry at Imperial College London. I have a wide range of hobbies which include music and art. My indulgence in my hobbies, however, did not prevent me from distinguishing myself academically. I want my students to understand and learn in an efficient albeit enjoyable way.
Biology, Chemistry, Maths
I enjoy teaching and have been a tutor for 7 years. I teach Biology, Chemistry and Maths. I care about students, and I wish that they could learn to love Science and Maths as I do. To achieve the high goals I set for my students, I require the cooperation of the student and a change in attitude. I believe that everyone is capable of getting an 9/A* in any subject, as long as they are dedicated to achieving that goal. I put emphasis on encouraging students, cultivating their natural interest and understanding of the subjects they chose to take. I have found this approach to be more effective in building confidence in students, motivating them, and in realizing their full potential - all of which are key to exam success.
I am very experienced in boosting exam grades and there are numerous success stories, some of which are as follows:
1. I helped a student who had a predicted B to achieve an A* in GCSE Biology within 2 months (By providing guidance on how to revise efficiently and on improving exam techniques).
2. I helped a student with a predicted C grade to achieve an A* in GCSE biology within 3 months (Through creating a revision plan which takes account of the human memory curve, and by enhancing understanding and exam techniques).
3. I helped a student with a predicted C grade to achieve an A in GCSE Maths in 6 months (Through enhancing understanding and adjusting revision habits)
4. I helped a top GCSE chemistry student to achieve near full marks within 2 weeks (Through identifying weaknesses in handling exam questions).