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Harry L.
  • Oxford, biochemistry
  • London
I am a graduate from Oxford University with BA and MSc in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. I was awarded an Exhibition by Oriel for academic excellence, and was a visiting scholar at Princeton University during my 4th year. Before Oxford, I held the top academic scholarship at Wellington College, one of leading boarding schools in the UK. I like teaching which is why after graduation I’m working in the education sector, tutoring and mentoring students. I have been tutoring Biology, Chemistry and Maths to students and helping them prepare for university admissions in Chemistry and Biochemistry.

I have taken GCSEs and IB at Wellington College and have had broad interests in a range of studies including biology, chemistry and languages (French, Latin and Greek). My IB subjects are as follow:
HL - Biology, Chemistry, Maths  
SL - English Lang & Lit, History, French  
EE - Chemistry     

My favorite and best teaching subject is IB Chemistry and, in particular, enjoy teaching  Topic 10 - Organic Chemistry  Topic 8 - Acids and Bases  Topic 7 - Equilibrium  Topic 4 - Bonding  Topic 3 - Periodicity     

My teaching resources include  IB study notes - compressed version of Pearson publication (my own)  Question bank - topic specific year by year past paper & Pearson/Oxford/Cambridge publication practice questions
1. When explaining concepts and ideas, I tend to make comparisons and use models/kits to help students understand. I love using Molecular Kit which is often used in school chemistry class.
2. For exam preparation revision class, using my question bank, I go through the different types of possible exam questions.      

All tutorial directions will be decided after the initial meeting with the student and also  depending on the student's learning speed, attitude and goals. This means that for uni entrance mentorship, students' areas of interests in the subject and extracurricular readings need to be identified before any feedback work on personal statement is done. As for GCSE and IB revision tuition, I believe that it is important to identify the topics that the students find difficult by giving them a past paper to do and then drill the areas of weakness with multiple past papers.

Most importantly, my tutoring aim is to help students enjoy their subjects by simplifying problems and showing them that they can achieve a full marks on a question because often if you are praised for being good in a subject, you will like the subject.

I have first started tutoring my brother and brother's friend since the age of 17 in GCSE Chemistry and Biology on twice a week basis for two months. This was for no charge because I enjoyed it. I enjoyed watching my students slowly changing the way how they tackle questions an eventually get the right answers. Upon becoming an university student, I took the tutoring career onto a higher level by joining an after-school study academy in Korea as a part time teacher. During then, I have tutored all possible subjects, including year pre-GCSE Latin and French, because these are subjects that I had studied upto AS and A-Level standards.

Since then, I've spending every summer vacation tutoring mostly GCSE and IB biology and chemistry on 1:1 basis.
- Music (piano)   
- Travel (backpacking for local experience)  
- Photography  
- Gymming