Mrs Geneva Sen Tutor

About Me

A highly-experienced Chemistry and Maths tutor, with over 20 years' experience. Specialises in working with multi-sensory strategies and techniques to boost students' confidence and self-esteem. Available for Chemistry or Maths, secondary including GCSEs and A-levels.

£90.00 Per Hour

minimum 1.5 hour sessions

Specialist Experience and Skills

I am a fully-qualified teacher and have been teaching Chemistry and Maths for over 20 years. I have extensive experience preparing students for their GCSES (IGCSE and EdExcel and A-level exams.) I am able to offer online sessions.

For the last 4 years I have been tutoring students  on a 1:1 basis as well as running a Science club. I strive to boost my students' confidence to help them believe in themselves so that they can be as successful as possible. Many of my students have challenges with concentration, focus and anxiety, but over time I have been able to gain their trust and work toget... Read More
I am a fully-qualified teacher and have been teaching Chemistry and Maths for over 20 years. I have extensive experience preparing students for their GCSES (IGCSE and EdExcel and A-level exams.) I am able to offer online sessions.

For the last 4 years I have been tutoring students  on a 1:1 basis as well as running a Science club. I strive to boost my students' confidence to help them believe in themselves so that they can be as successful as possible. Many of my students have challenges with concentration, focus and anxiety, but over time I have been able to gain their trust and work together so that they excelled in their exams.

I believe that building a positive relationship with the student is paramount, and I like to gain a thorough understanding of how each of my students learn. I differentiate my teaching style in accordance with the learning style of each of my students, to ensure they achieve their true potential.

I am able to teach Chemistry and Maths from secondary (GCSEs) to A-level. I believe that hands-on learning is one of the most successful ways of ensuring a student understands what can be very challenging concepts both in Chemistry and Maths. One of my most valuable and highly-successful strategies is to involve students in doing experiments as a part of their learning. All experiments I use are linked to the exam syllabus, which inevitably helps students to better relate and conceptualise a topic. Recent experiments that I have done with my A-level students include making an Electrolysis and Electrochemical Cell with a battery, graphite electrodes and a voltmeter. For some topics, for example Shape and Polarity of the molecules with Covalent Bonds, making models of connected balloons helps tremendously and enable students to make predictions on the shape and polarity of unknown molecules. These simple models explain and help students to visualise the VESPR theory and students look at the real linear, trigonal planar, octahedral, etc. shapes. Such questions would otherwise be difficult to understand. Another well-functioning technique is to capture these experiments as photos and videos, and return to them when needed. So far this is one of the best ways to raise students' confidence and help them to remember the correct answers for the exam.

Working with students with Dyscalculia in prep for Math’s GCSE  gives ideas on how to work together by repeating the same questions again and again. This emphasises the different aspect of each question and therefore improves, in the student's mind, the logical links between the different parts of the solutions. Repetition ensures the student has enough time to assimilate the types of questions making them easy and familiar, which then allows students to solve similar questions. By doing this I am also able to find the specific area where the students have difficulties or lack of understanding.

Ask student to complete a task on their own and based on their training and practice. Making mistakes here is inevitable , especially when they do some new type of Maths problems. Confidence includes knowing what to do when mistakes come to light. For instance, I used to teach a girl who had very low running self esteem because of lack of experience, lack of knowledge, not able to share with friends, etc. By working togheter she improved her understanding and was able to make links between the topics, formulas, etc. Finally, she became so confident that she asked me for help via video calls on specific parts of solutions  of the problems given to her HWs. She did stick on some parts and by giving her a small push she was able to finish the problem on her own. Being able to call and speak to her teacher who does believe in her skills and ability to prosper, makes tremendous change  into her academic accomplishments. Got B in GCSE Maths and B in the Trilogy Science

Depends on student’s skill and grades, teacher  is planing and preparing how to get through the new topics. Once student successfully completes tasks, his/hers confidence that he/she can complete the same and simular problems. I do try each of student’s goals to fit SMART criteria. Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timed.

In addition, visualizing the problems helps tremendously, for instance, making a quarter by cutting an apple, finding the area/volume of a triangular pyramid with a Toblerone, etc. There is also software designed to help students learn faster and to improve their memory, becoming being better thinkers. I often use Quick Math, Rocket Math, Smart tick, etc. with boys from Year 8/9. These games are not only great fun, but they allow students to follow their own pace and track a player’s progress.

I fundamentally believe that effective teaching involves allocating time for each and every student, careful planning in accordance with their individual needs, dedication, patience, firmness and consistency, and a good sense of humour.

I use the practical side of Chemistry to inspire and motivate my students but what is also key is for them to understand the logical connections between formulas and rules, and why and when to apply them for solving problems and exam papers.

True learning incorporates active participation by the student to be prepared, especially for GCSE and A level exams.

Specific methods to improve Poor working memory are related to underline the reason why something happened and connect this rule/law with different topics by making logical links. Plus find various ways to apply the same law/rule on many topics. For instance, Redox Reactions in writing down short equations, Electrolysis, Row of Electrochemical Activity and Hydrogen fuel cell. Raise up student motivation and creativity when she/he put hands on experiments and visualise learning : electrical circuit from a battery and solid and liquid solutions helps tremendously with Bonds and makes easily to understand and memorise. Most importantly by making logical and experimental connections student is able to reduce learning by heart and increase creation and understanding.

 

My Teaching Philosophy

I always try to provide clear explanations so that students are able to thoroughly understand the taught concepts. I break topics down to ensure they are more manageable and easily understood, and teach logical links between the related scientific reasons/rules. This will raise students' motivation and ability to sort more complex problems.
Encouraging learners to reveal their strong and weak point in learning

Something Sensational About Me

I love experiments, both simple and more complicated. I believe that they bring excitement, inspiration and a long-lasting positive attitude to the subject and to help develop an understanding our complex world.

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    Availability

    • Monday 2pm, for the Summer,online - 3.30pm
    • Wednesday 5pm - 6.30pm
    • Saturday 2.30 - 3.30
    • Monday 5pm - 6.30pm

    Qualifications and Training

    - Qualifies Teacher Status (QTS) - MSc - STEM Training for successful experiments - Practical skills and Techniques in Chemistry - IELTS, Academic level, University of Westminster - First Aid Training - Safeguarding and Child Protection Awareness in Education - Keeping Children safe in education - Council of Europe-Learners and Learning in Environmental education - NILE, Norwich-From Key Principles to Best Practice, Teaching English across the curriculum;... Read More
    - Qualifies Teacher Status (QTS) - MSc - STEM Training for successful experiments - Practical skills and Techniques in Chemistry - IELTS, Academic level, University of Westminster - First Aid Training - Safeguarding and Child Protection Awareness in Education - Keeping Children safe in education - Council of Europe-Learners and Learning in Environmental education - NILE, Norwich-From Key Principles to Best Practice, Teaching English across the curriculum;

    Choose me if…

    • - you want to achieve higher grades in your GCSE or A-level Exams- you need to build your confidence and creativity

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    Camden, Hampstead, Belsize Park, Kilburn, Wembley, Charlton, plus any other part within good access of public transport within 10 miles radius

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