SCIENCE TUTORING

A friendly and personalised approach

We provide 1-2-1 and small group tuition in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics including General Science. Be it an introduction, longer-term support or exam preparation we can help.

COSTS:

Individual tuition - From £45 per hour session 

Very small group tuition - From £35 per person per session

 
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OUR TUTORS

We love what we do

 "Helena tutored me during my A-Levels and helped me achieve an A in my biology exam. She was amazing, not only did she help me understand areas where my knowledge was lacking, but helped me with my exam technique and made me feed confident in my knowledge and ability."         J. Hughan

 

HELENA

Science lover and chief soup taster

Helena is a highly regarded Science teacher, specialising in Biology with a particular interest in assessment and examinations.  She received a bursary and completed a certificate in the Principles and Practice of Assessment from University of Cambridge in 2013. Helena has examined A level biology for over five years and was selected to write questions for the new A level specification for the OCR exam board. She has tutored students with a wide range of abilities and learning styles and taught in both the state and private sector, thus acquiring an appreciation for the nuances between them and the pressures placed upon the students. She especially enjoys building students’ self esteem, mentoring and challenging young people to reach their full potential both inside and outside the classroom. 


A former international rower, Helena possesses a real sense of adventure and has led numerous school expeditions as far as the high Arctic.

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LIZ

Cracking Chemist with an explosive humour

Liz has been teaching Chemistry in both state and grammar sectors for over 20 years. Before this she spent time as a Haematologist at UCH, as a result she is able to apply industry related experiences to her teaching and put the syllabus into context, making it relevant and dynamic. Liz has been part of a number of highly successful departments, spending much of her vocation heading up these teams. She understands how to communicate even the toughest aspects of the Chemistry curriculum with ease and teases out the best of each individual.
Whilst Head of Department Liz ran an effective programme with many of her pupils gaining places to study Chemistry, Medicine and Veterinary Science. She has also mentored students through the Oxbridge selection process as well as offering support and encouragement to those perusing other avenues post A Level.
Throughout her career Liz has managed many changes to the Chemistry Curriculum at GCSE and A Level, specialising in OCR and Edexcel exam boards. She understands the importance of a balanced lifestyle enjoying singing, cycling and painting. As the current reforms take hold, with her wealth of experience, Liz is exactly the tutor you need to guide you confidently and calmly through the changes.

 

MALCOLM

Physics geek and space cadet

Malcolm is a highly experienced teacher within both Grammar school and Independent school sectors specialising in Physics and Astronomy. He has a proven track record of success teaching all major exam boards.
Malcolm’s philosophy towards teaching Physics is simple. People tend to excel at the things they enjoy, so make Physics enjoyable. Success in Physics is not a big problem, just a series of small problems which need to be solved in a logical manner. 
After graduating in 1980 with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Physics with Physical Electronics, Malcolm embarked on a career in the Electronics / Computing industry. His career developed from Development engineer to Chief Operating Officer for a leading edge digital switch company. In 1996 he was awarded an MBA from Durham University.
In 2002, Malcolm decided on a career change, moving into teaching.  In 2005, Malcolm spent the summer working in a village school in South Africa. He participated in a student expedition to the high arctic. His passion for astronomy and space exploration has, since 2009, resulted in him taking over 200 students to the US Space and Rocket Centre in Huntsville, Alabama where they participated in the Advanced Space Academy.

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TAMARA

Chemistry AND Biology Wiz...snap, crackle, pop!

New to the gang in 2019 we are pleased to welcome Tamara into the family! From schools in Australia all the way back to Henley she has a keen interest in Science education and the pastoral side of teaching. With over 13 years of experience Tamara is currently specialising in Chemistry GCSE having previously held a position as Head of House and contributed to the Teacher Training Programme. Her dynamic personality and positivity is infectious. Tamara is just the perfect balance for students needing expertise and motivation to move them forwards in their Science GCSEs. 

When not in the classroom Tamara can be found walking her dog, running, cycling or rowing. The latter of which she most enjoyed when completing her PGCE at Oxford. 

 

JESS REINHOLD

Super Sporty Scientist

Having worked internationally as a tutor, full time teacher and head of science Jess has taught students of all abilities and ages.  However, it has always been the 1-2-1 sessions that she’s found most rewarding.  Developing a nurturing and supportive environment in which students can learn has always been at the core of her beliefs as to what good teacher should offer. 

Teaching in schools including Pangbourne College, CATS College, London and currently Sir William Borlase with widely differing ethos’s has allowed Jess to pick the best features for her students. Their learning is paramount and she seamlessly adapts her approach to suit students’ needs.  Having studied for her PGCE at Cambridge and now a Masters in Education (focusing on non-native English speakers), Jess resolutely believes that you should never stop learning and her down to earth approach and sense of humour are never far away.

As if all that wasn’t impressive enough Jess is a Yogi, international sailor and all-round water and snow sports natural.

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SARAH

Supercharged science star...nothing can stop her!

Originally from the West Country Sarah was a natural born scientist going on to study one of the rarest degrees at the time - Neuroscience. Even then she was drawn to teaching and funded herself by working in primary schools. This helped shape her decision to become a teacher in Secondary Science. 

Sarah has now been at Gillotts in Henley for over 13 years. As KS3 coordinator she knows how important early foundations in science are for GCSEs. So much so she runs a STEM club, encouraging students to engage in subjects outside of the curriculum.

Sarah's positivity and genuine love of learning is ever present. Although understated in her achievements Sarah's battle with breast cancer highlights the determination to succeed and bring others with her. 



 

NICKY

Pure Physics

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