Kate P.

University: University of Cambridge

Degree Subject: Natural sciences (physical)

Location: UK

Teaching Subjects:
Natural sciences (physical): University Q&A, Personal Statement, Oxbridge Admissions Test, Oxbridge Interview
A-Level: Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics

About Myself

I graduated with a first class honours degree in Natural Sciences (Chemistry) from the University of Cambridge in 2017, and am now completing a Masters degree in Chemistry. I have four years of previous part-time teaching/ tutoring experience, both in person and online, and am able to assist in a variety of science subjects. Additionally, I have experience as a classroom teacher and private tutor in China, teaching English during my year abroad and two summer camp internships. Since 2013, I have reviewed UCAS personal statements and given mock interviews for various science subjects - including over 10 successful Oxbridge applicants. Therefore, I am also happy to assist with UCAS/ Oxbridge application advice.

Tutoring Approach

I begin lessons by discussing any issues the student has had that week in class, briefly reviewing the topics covered the previous week or any homework set, then working through worksheets and past exam questions. I usually set a small amount of homework each week to revise the topics covered in our lessons.

Teaching Experience

- English summer camp teacher, Guangzhou (2018)
- English summer camp teacher, Beijing and Shijiazhuang (2017)
- English as a Foreign Language private tutor, Harbin (2015-17)
- Oxbridge Application Mentor (2013-17)
- UCAS Personal Statement Reviewer (2013-2015)
- Private tutor to AS students in science and maths (2013-14)
- Voluntary teaching assistant in a Use of Maths class (Lent term 2014)
- Voluntary teaching assistant in Chemistry classes and lunchtime workshops (2012-13)

Extracurricular Interests

- Rowing
- Sailing
- Outreach activities
- Science societies