Standlake, Witney OX29
Private Science Tutor
Hello, I'm Natasha. I grew up in mid-Wales, though I have lived in Oxfordshire for 20 years now. I live with my husband and two children, both currently in primary school. Being a Biologist I love animals, so we have two dogs, rabbits, an aquarium and bees!
I offer face to face and online tuition for all Sciences at GCSE, and Biology to A-Level and Degree level. Alongside my tuition, I’m also a principal examiner and write exam papers and mark schemes in Biology for a UK based International Examination Board. As such, I am experienced in teaching students important aspects of exam technique, in addition to all subject material.
Before becoming a tutor, I worked as a senior research scientist in a research laboratory. Prior to this, I completed my doctorate in Genetics and Neuroscience at Christ Church, Oxford after achieving a 1st Class Honours in Pharmacology from the University of Leeds.
I’m a passionate scientist and I love sharing my passion for science as a whole with all of my pupils. My tutoring style is informal, working with each student to improve their approach to learning whilst maintaining motivation.
My teaching is clear, concise and to the syllabus, I pride myself on being able to break down the subject so it’s easier to understand, making even the most demanding topics attainable. I have a huge array of past questions which I often use in my lessons – the best way to learn how to tackle the questions is to practice lots of them!
I am a reliable, smiley person but most of all patient – at the end of the day, learning should be fun!
Face-to-face tuition is based from my home in Standlake or I offer 'online' tuition for those who are unable to travel or live far away, even abroad.
My availability is weekdays during term-term.
My hourly rate is £60.
Please contact me here to discuss your requirements or for more information. Testimonials included below.
"Natasha has turned my A level biology around. I came to her with a lack of confidence, lack of motivation and a lack of good grades in AS biology however very quickly her passion for the subject changed all of that! She broke down all the areas I struggled with into much more manageable chunks which we then tackled using her fab question booklets. These helped me learn how to answer the questions as well as learn the syllabus content which caused my grades to massively improve. Her patience, expertise and just general loveliness has boosted my confidence no end and I will never be able to thank her enough! She is an utter superstar!"
"Natasha has been tutoring my son in Chemistry, Physics and Biology at GCSE level for a number of months now. He has gone from finding a lot of it totally bewildering to really understanding key concepts, and perhaps more importantly, feeling much more confident about science. For a 16 year old to say that his tutor is excellent speaks volumes!"