"Eleanor is a unique tutor to come across, a specialist in science and highly knowledgeable in her field. Eleanor is a very good motivator and confidence builder, and takes real effort in actual teaching and helping the students to fully understand."
Karamveer, Science Tuition
2018-Present. St George’s, University of London. MBBS in Medicine (Graduate Entry)
2016-2017. Queen Mary, University of London. MSc in Biomedical Sciences with Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (Distinction/73.4%)
2010-2013. University College London, University of London. BSc in Natural Sciences: Biomedical Sciences and Synthetic Organic Chemistry (high 2.2)
2007-2009. The Maynard School, Exeter. A Levels: Biology (A), Chemistry (A), Psychology (A). AS Level: Physics (B)
2002-2007. The Maynard School, Exeter. GCSEs: Biology (A), Physics (A), Mathematics (A), English (A), English Literature (A), Spanish (A), History (A), Chemistry (B), Latin (C), Japanese (A*)
My specialist subjects are Biology and Chemistry (up to A Level) and I also teach Physics and Mathematics (up to GCSE level). I am very enthusiastic about science and I am keen to foster good relationships with those I am teaching, ensure they are enjoying the learning experience and adapt my teaching methods to suit their needs.
Please find a snapshot of my recent tuition experience below.
Isha (Nursing maths): Ad hoc. Isha is a nurse who wishes to improve her mental math ability. In lessons, we revise secondary school level maths and complete practice questions.
Nolia (Chemistry and Biology A level, OCR): 1 hour per week. Noli is a high-performing pupil who aspires to go to a Russel Group university. We tackle topics she struggles with, especially maths-heavy topics.
Jana (Combined Science GCSEs and Maths GCSE, AQA and Edexcel): 1 hour per week. Jana is very capable but lacks focus and motivation to study. We complete exam-style questions and I take care to make her enthusiastic about science by sharing interesting stories and facts related to the lesson content.
Zeynep (Physics KS3/GCSE and Maths GCSE, AQA and Edexcel): 1 hour per week. Zeynep finds her learning style is incompatible with her Physics teacher’s teaching style and so she struggles with certain topics. We revise topics she finds difficult and I test her with exam-style questions.
Tom (Numeracy): 1-2 hours per week for 2 months. Tom was preparing to take graduate scheme aptitude tests. I taught him the required numeracy skills and tested him with practice tests.
Caitlin (GAMSAT): 10 hours over 2 months. Caitlin was a BA graduate seeking to pass the GAMSAT to apply for Graduate Entry Medicine. We covered essay writing, verbal reasoning, as well as Chemistry, Biology and Physics topics of similar difficulty to A level.
Ellie (Physics KS3): 3 hours over 3 weeks. Ellie was struggling with maths questions within KS3 Physics. We revised all the equations she had to know. I tested her understanding through exam-style questions and discussion
Saryah (GAMSAT): 10 hours over 5 days. Saryah was a BSc graduate seeking to pass the GAMSAT to apply for Graduate Entry Medicine. We spent 5 hours on essay planning and writing, followed by 5 hours running through Chemistry and Physics practice questions.
Ellie (GAMSAT): 5 hours over 5 weeks. Eleanor was a BA graduate seeking to pass the GAMSAT to apply for Graduate Entry Medicine. I tested her understanding of science and maths topics with GAMSAT sample questions to improve her familiarity with the test format.
Violet (Chemistry A level, OCR): 1 hour per week for 19 weeks. We ran through topics she found challenging, especially the more mathematical topics. We used a textbook additional to that given by her school which focuses on maths skills required for A level and ran through past exam questions. Violet was successful getting a place to study Biology at the Royal Veterinary College.
Jake (Science GCSEs, OCR): 1 hour per week for 9 weeks. Jake wanted additional support with exam technique and difficult topics. In lessons, he completed past paper questions with my supervision to improve his exam technique.
Ajit (Science GCSEs, OCR): 1 hour per week for 8 weeks. Ajit was scoring poorly in his school science assessments. Each lesson I re-taught Ajit a topic he found difficult, and then he completed past exam questions with my supervision. He went from a D to a high B in more than one school assessment.
Lucy (Maths GCSE and Science GCSEs, Edexcel and AQA): 2 hours per week for 23 weeks in both maths and science. She aspires to be a vet and so she was keen to achieve all A*s at GCSE. We ran through topics she found challenging and completed past exam questions as much as possible
Acelya (Maths GCSE, Edexcel): 1 hour per week for 8 weeks. She is a very bright student and enjoys maths however this was not being reflected in her grades. We ran through past exam questions as much as possible. Acelya’s mother commented that I was extremely helpful in improving Acelya’s confidence in tests.
Cecilia (Maths GCSE, Edexcel): 1 hour per week for 11 weeks across the summer holidays. Cecilia had dropped down a set for Maths and wished to re-enter the top set. We identified the topics she found the most challenging and worked through past exam questions together. Cecilia’s mother commented that I was the best maths tutor her daughter had ever had.
Saffron (Maths GCSE, Edexcel): 2 hours per week for 10 weeks in the lead up to her GCSE exams. We worked together to improve her exam technique and understanding of basic mathematical concepts. We reviewed topics she already knew but did not feel confident with, and I also taught her a handful of topics from scratch, such as histograms and vectors. She went from C grades in her mock exams to achieving her target of a B in the final exam.
Rochelle (Science GCSEs, AQA): 2 hours per week for 9 weeks leading up to her GCSE exams. She had scored Cs in her mock exams and was keen to achieve Bs. She lacked confidence in exam conditions and how to effectively revise, and so we focused entirely on completing past exam papers together and study skills she would find helpful for improving her performance under exam conditions. Rochelle successfully achieved her target of Bs in her science GCSEs.
Hobbies and Interests
Science, including psychology
Gym and fitness
“Experienced and very professional in her teaching, would definitely recommend.” – Yasemi
“You’re a really good teacher. My daughter says you’re the best maths tutor she has had.” – Denise
“Eleanor is a unique tutor to come across, a specialist in science and highly knowledgeable in her field. Eleanor is a very good motivator and confidence builder, and takes real effort in actual teaching and helping the students to fully understand.” – Karamveer
“Eleanor Lillian is one of the best educators I have met. You will not be disappointed as she is amazing. I give Eleanor a 10 out of 10 and would highly recommend her.” – Lara
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