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Hannah Ellis - Biology & Geography Tutor

Hannah Ellis - Tuition Matters A-level Biology Tutor (Gloucester)

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  • Professional Qualification BSc (hons) University of St Andrews
  • Professional Qualification certECBS
  • References References are available upon request

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Personal Message
I like to tailor each tutoring session to meet the individual needs of the client; whether that means spending an hour improving understanding of a particular topic, going through practice questions or devising a revision plan to help with exams.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
A-Level Biology
A-Level Geography
University Biology
University Geography
UCAS Personal Statement writing
Tell me about your qualifications.
A-Levels: biology, chemistry, geography, maths
BSc (hons) University of St Andrews: Molecular Biology 2:1 class
Research project: "Does the understanding of the genetic and sporadic Parkinsonism inform the development of preventative measures?" 1:1 class
cECBS European College of Bowen Studies
British Red Cross: Emergency First Aid at Work
What kind of experience do you have?
I graduated with a BSc(Hons) Biology from the University of St Andrews in 2009, where I was awarded a First in my research project on the neuromuscular disorder Parkinson’s disease.

In 2009 I began working full time as a private tutor; and have since taught over 250 students, both from the UK and abroad.

Upon moving to France from 2010 until 2012 I continued to build my tuition business by teaching UK students online. As well as this, I also taught in the French private sector, including teaching at the prestigious Epitech (École pour l'informatique et les nouvelles technologies, also called European Institute of Technology). I moved back to the UK in 2012.
How much do you charge?
£50 per hour
(lessons length can vary according to your request e.g. 1 hour 30 minutes)
Where do you teach?
I teach online via Skype. My students also have a members area on my website where they can log in to access notes, exam questions, and past papers.
When are you available?
I tutor full time, and am available weekdays, evenings and weekends.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
A-Level biology and geography
University biology and geography
UCAS personal statement and university admissions advice
BMAT essay writing and biology questions
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Biology A-Level on AQA, OCR exam boards
Geography A-Level on AQA exam board
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Not currently.
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Online tuition works almost exactly the same as an ordinary tuition lesson; the only difference is we talk on Skype video phone instead. All lesson notes, questions and mark schemes are the same whether the lesson is online or not, and the lesson format is no different. Students are able to write exam answers in the Skype text window so we can read the answer together before going through the mark-scheme. The edit button on Skype allows students to make any necessary changes to their answers. Skype allows hands-free communication, so students can type or read while talking, and the webcam enables improved communication.

Online lessons are more efficient than conventional home lessons, with no travel expenses or time wasted through travel. Lessons also have a greater degree of flexibility enabling many students to continue with tuition whilst abroad during school holidays or away at boarding school.
Tell me about some of your current students.
I have a range of students on a local, national and international scale.

Students have tuition for a variety of reasons:
- to supplement their school work
- to improve their grade in a resit exam
- if they are studying outside of conventional education e.g. distance learning
- mature students wanting a change of career
Do you have a personal message for students?
I like to tailor each tutoring session to meet the individual needs of the client; whether that means spending an hour improving understanding of a particular topic, going through practice questions or devising a revision plan to help with exams. I appreciate that everyone learns in different ways and have found that 1:1 tuition and a fresh perspective can help unblock troublesome topics and lead to an improvement in grades as well as self-confidence in the classroom.