My approach to science and maths tutoring

science and maths tutoringWhether you are studying GCSE maths, preparing for an A-level Biology exam, or returning to studies after a long time, my first goal in science and maths tutoring is to boost your confidence and make the path clearer for you.

“We can always make complex ideas clearer…”

I offer tutoring in Maths, Chemistry, Physics and Biology (and combined science) at GCSE; and I specialize in A-level Biology tutoring. I offer one-to-one and/or small group masterclass sessions. Find out more about our services and fees.

Previous clients have warmed to the approach of putting you and your needs first (see the testimonials page). With a PhD in Biology and Mathematics, and over 10 years’ experience in cancer and mathematics research, I offer an unique and – hopefully – exciting perspective!

While every student has different needs, a typical session might involve:
Reviewing any topics you find challenging – really exploring new ways to relate to topics.
Possibly hopping between two or three sciences to “troubleshoot” what you’ve covered in school this week.
Recapping topics you may have covered in recent lessons in school or college.
Focussing on how to apply your knowledge to exam questions. Learning some tips for exam technique.
With A-level biology specifically, putting topics into a wider context, such as research or medicine, often helps students to recall information.
In-between sessions I welcome questions via Skype.

Alongside science and maths tutoring I am an award-winning science writer. I have a wealth of experience in science communication and editing undergraduate and postgraduate essays and reports. I am very good at making seemingly complex ideas clearer and more accessible.

While tutoring is a big part of what I do (I really enjoy helping clients of all ages to understand tricky concepts), the mentoring side of my job is just as rewarding. Helping people to become more confident, and sometimes even to have fun!

I also have extensive experience of helping students on the autistic spectrum and those with anxiety. I have taken several home-schooled students through GCSE and A-level.

It’s also always a privilege to help adult learners, who may be returning to studies after a while away. Facing fears about maths or science takes a lot of courage, and is perfectly normal. But you don’t need to do it alone and I want to help you on your journey.

My sessions are relaxed, informal and focussed. All our tutees have free access to our ‘Ask a scientist‘ service for help and support in-between sessions.

Find out more about my services and fees, and please get in touch to arrange a free consultation about your needs.


Woolton Village, Liverpool, L25