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Biology/ Chemistry/ Physics Tutor in Leeds - Sarah Dawson

Sarah Dawson A-level Biology Tutor (Leeds)

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  • Otley and Yeadon (LS19)
  • Last Logged In: 05 Jun 2018
  • Sex: Female
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Personal Message
Highly experienced and engaging tutor with proven excellent results. Passionate about the Sciences and the art of learning. Member of the Royal Society of Biology and The Tutor's Association.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
Experienced in teaching all three Sciences up to GCSE/iGCSE level and A level Biology.
Tell me about your qualifications.
PGCE in Secondary Science Education specialising in Biology (University of Leeds)
BSc (HONS) in Applied Biology (University of Leeds)
Coaching in Education Certificate
What kind of experience do you have?
I have taught in a variety of schools from the independent sector to inner city schools throughout my career spanning twenty years. For the last fifteen years I have marked for the exam boards which has given me an in depth understanding of exam technique that benefits my students immensely. Strong subject knowledge is not enough to do well in external exams and my experience has enabled students to successfully secure the higher grades at both GCSE and A level.

My tutoring experience has also been over the last fifteen years with a wide variety of students from all different backgrounds. I personalise the session to meet the requirements of each student. This may be subject knowledge, exam technique or to boost self confidence. This has also included UCAS applications; essay writing; ISA preparation and revision technique. I have worked with students who are still at school, as well as mature students and graduates wishing to move on to alternative careers.
How much do you charge?
KS3 Science £35 per session
GCSE Science £35 per session
A level Biology £35 per session
Group lessons POA
Where do you teach?
Face to face sessions are run from my office at home. Areas covered are Leeds, Bradford and the West Yorkshire area.
I also offer online tuition for students throughout the UK and worldwide.
When are you available?
Monday to Friday daytime and evenings
Which ages and levels do you teach?
11- 18 years and mature students
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
GCSE/iGCSE and A level
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I use Skype, a collaborative whiteboard and a HD document camera to tutor online.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Association for Science Education (ASE)
Member of the Tutor's Association - MTA
Elected member of the Royal Society of Biology - MRSB
Tell me about some of your current students.
Recent students have gone on to study degrees such as optometry, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, marine biology, physiotherapy and midwifery at universities throughout the country.

75% of my students this year achieved one or two grades higher than their predicted target grade. This included a number of A* grades at A level for OCR and AQA exam boards and at GCSE.

Students have worked with me who have been home educated; struggling at school with dyslexia or personal circumstances that have meant that they have missed a lot of school. They have gone on to be extremely successful at GCSE and A level.

Sessions I offer are very much personalised and can be intensive revision sessions leading up to the exams or ongoing weekly sessions throughout the year.