Louis Skinner - Private Tutor in Sussex
I am a recent graduate from the University of Oxford with a high 2:1 in Chemistry. I have an A* in Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics at A Level and reached the final selection stage for the UK Chemistry Olympiad team in 2015. I have been tutoring for three years and specialise in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics at A-Level and GCSEs as well as University applications. Whether you are struggling with core material, or looking to push the boundaries of your course, I will do everything in my power to make you succeed and hopefully develop the same passion I have for these subjects.
Subjects I Teach
My Education & Qualifications
University of Oxford, 2015 – 2019
Chemistry (MChem): 2:1
School: Brighton College
A Levels: Mathematics - A*, Further Mathematics - A*, Chemistry - A*, Physics - A*
My Tutoring & Teaching Experience
I began teaching in my first year of University where I planned and gave STEM extension sessions at a school which has recently been named England’s Independent School of the Year. These sessions were either designed to push the boundaries of the curriculum for the brightest students or for direct preparation of Oxbridge interviews.
Following on from this, I moved into one on one tuition, which I have been doing for the past three years. The majority of my experience has been in GCSEs and A Levels for Chemistry, Maths and Physics. I have also taught Chemistry and Physics to 13-15 year old students at an award winning summer school in Oxford.
My Approach to Tutoring
In my tutorials, I strive to create a relaxed and open environment where students have the confidence to ask questions and discuss complex topics. Together, we will identify the areas needing improvement. I will break the related concepts into easy to understand, digestible chunks, go through them and then we will have another look at parts that were difficult to understand. Following this we will go through questions to reinforce the student’s knowledge. The student should then consolidate their knowledge outside of the tutorial and when we meet again we will reassess and focus on any problem areas. I have found this approach hugely successful in the past. It allows the student to develop the deep intuitive understanding necessary to achieve their goals.
Fun Facts About Me
I am a keen coder, participating in Hackathons and carrying out Machine Learning based projects in my free time. I am also an avid cook and love to keep on top my my fitness through running, cycling and swimming.
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