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Farida Shafi A-level Biology Tutor (Uxbridge)

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  • Greenford (UB6) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 03 Oct 2017
  • Sex: Female
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Personal Message
I have been teaching Biology for more than twenty five years and am currently teaching AS and A2 Biology at a Sixth form college.
I am highly experienced having taught Biology and Science up to A Level (and beyond) for over 23 years.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
A level Biology
Tell me about your qualifications.
PGCE ( in Secondary sciences)
M.Sc (Microbiology)
B.Sc (Chemistry, Zoology, Microbiology)
What kind of experience do you have?
I have been an examiner for several exam boards throughout my career, At present I am an examiner of the International Baccalaureate Higher Biology paper, IGCSE and A level Biology(OCR and Edexcel).
I have taught at an American Church University in West Africa as Assistant professor of Biology for ten years.
I have taught KS3-KS5 in Bishop Ramsey School for 7 years.
I have also taught in two private schools and FE colleges ( about 4 years)
I have worked as a Clinical Microbiologist for 2 years.
Currently I am teaching A level Biology in FE colleges only.
How much do you charge?
For A level Biology I charge £35.00 per hour
Where do you teach?
I usually tutor from home in Perivale which neighbours with Wembley, Greenford, Harrow and Ealing. I am very close to Perivale Station on the Central Line. I do not go to student's house to teach.
When are you available?
Daily after 5.00pm on weekdays and all day weekends.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
A level
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Institute of Biology
Where and with whom did you train?
Institute of Education London in 2000
Tell me about some of your current students.
I am teaching A level Biology to A2 students who are aiming for A* grade. Some of them are planning to do medicine at university or for Oxbridge entry.
Do you have a personal message for students?
I am an examiner for OCR and Edexcel exam boards and this job helps me to improve students' exam technique. I find that many students are hard working but sometimes don't do well in exams. My teaching includes lots of exam practice particularly in understanding what the examiners require. I have been called an inspirational teacher by colleagues and by my students, so hopefully I can make tutoring sessions enjoyable for you.
I offer support and advice for students applying to university through UCAS and will review and advise on personal statements.