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Marina

Marina

Over the past 12 years I have helped dozens of students achieve their potential and feel more confident in the maths and sciences. I have recently completed my PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Manchester.
I have an MRes (Distinction) in Biological Sciences from the University of Manchester and a BSc in Biology from Imperial College London with First Class Honours.

I am a Science examiner for the 2023/24 season.

Tutoring Experience

I have been a private tutor for 12 years and have had dozens of students, ranging from 4-37 years of age.

I have additionally held a post as a teacher trainer, supporting Science and Health teachers to deliver the best quality for their students.

I have held a position with an exam board and have experience with working on the other side of assessment.

I continue to work with awarding bodies to create resources for teachers to use to delivery science and maths content.

As well as academic qualifications, I have experience delivering content relating to the Health & Science T levels.

Tutoring Approach

Tutoring is something that I thoroughly enjoy. It makes me feel like I have made a difference when I am able to help someone better understand and apply something that, up until then, teachers or peers have failed to do.
A large part of my role as a tutor, particularly with younger students, is to improve self-confidence, I give them additional knowledge, confidence to apply and convey it and confidence to ask questions.

I believe that the path to exam success involves three things:
-Thorough knowledge of subject material
-Exam technique (what to write/say to get the marks)
-On-the-day performance

I feel that my job as a tutor is to assess these points in my students and to help them with whatever stage they require to boost their performance.

YOUNGER STUDENTS: when tutoring children I find that it is important to continuously change the activity or topic every 5-10 minutes so that the student is engaged and gets the most out of the lessons.
In my lessons I play games based on the material and use tools such as white boards, the feedback I receive is that my students really enjoy and look forward to our lessons.

SECONDARY LEVEL & OLDER STUDENTS: I feel it is important for my students to understand how the topic they are learning fits into the wider picture. Often I find that the reason my students struggled with some subject areas is that they were not taught the broader concepts or that knowledge was assumed, this is particularly common with Chemistry. I aim to fill this gap so that students learn and understand the syllabus learning points as opposed to just memorizing them.
With Maths I go through many practice questions with my students. I set a question and we will work on it together or independently, then I will give the answer and show my working. My students find it very helpful that I work alongside them and provide them with a full solution including method, as opposed to just an answer.

If you are looking for a tutor in Maths, the Sciences or Entrance Exams I feel I am able to help you improve grades, gain more confidence and, most importantly, enjoy the subject and what you are able to achieve with it.
I hope to hear from you.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekdays (all times)
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Qualifications

Imperial Collge London2015BachelorsFirst Class BSc Biology (Hons)
The University of Manchester2022DoctoratePhD in Neuroscience
The University of Manchester2016MastersMRes in Biological Sciences

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