Specialist Online GCSE Maths & Science Tutor
Hi there, I’m Ollie, a secondary school Science and Maths teacher. After studying Biology at Oxford University, my love for learning quickly became a passion for teaching. With a PGCE, two years of teaching and 4 years of tutoring under my belt, I have a good understanding of how daunting exams can seem and how best to tackle them.
My students and I work together on clear, step by step explanations to the problems on their syllabus. We never move on before feeling 100% confident that everything is understood. We then take the time to repeat and practice the problems with challenging variations, until solving them becomes second nature. I expect a lot from my students, pushing them to think hard in lessons and work diligently in-between. They do not fail to rise to the challenge!
I currently tutor GCSE Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology alongside A-level Biology. If you have any questions please get in touch, I’d be happy to help.
Experience, Maths & Science Teacher
After studying Biology at Oxford University, with a particular focus on Mathematical modelling, I jumped at the opportunity to become a secondary school Science and Maths teacher through the Teach First program. For the past two years, I have been teaching these subjects full time to classes ranging from year 7 to year 11 as well as Biology to year 12 and 13, in a state school in south-east London. I have seen two classes of year 11s through their GCSEs and two classes of year 13s through their A-levels with many successes.
Teaching has drastically improved my ability to assess my learner’s weaknesses, plan great explanations and design purposeful practice worksheets. I have also gained an intimate knowledge of the GCSE and A-level exams through AQA conferences, examiner training and marking hundreds of mocks.
I completed my PGDE in 2019 with the Institute of Education at UCL. This got me thinking academically about how to maximise learning and helped shape the teacher I am today.
My passion for learning and sharing knowledge goes back to my school days, where I spent much of my GCSE study leave in school, helping friends get their heads around the seemingly complex Maths and Science that they had not understood in lessons. (I was a bit of a nerd!). The thrill I got from watching the ‘penny drop’ for those around me as I re-explained a difficult concept is one that I still pursue to this day in my teaching career.
I have been tutoring students in Maths and Science alongside my studies and career for the past four years. I particularly enjoy teaching students one on one since the explanations and work can be tailored to precisely meet the student’s needs. Progress is fast, students feel satisfied and a strong mentor-mentee relationship is formed.
Over the course of several years, I have invested time and energy in developing the online tutoring experience I provide. With a virtual whiteboard for written explanations, an HD webcam and easy document sharing, the experience is just as good, if not better, than face to face tutoring.
Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from UCL
University of Oxford (September 2015 – June 2018)
B.A. (Oxon) in Biological Sciences: 2:1
Caterham School (September 2013– June 2015)
A-level: Maths A, Further Maths (AS) A, Physics (A*), Biology (A*)
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