Sophia

Meet Kate!

  • Tutor Tier:

    Sequoia Tier
  • Highlight:

    Kate is a qualified teacher and an experienced full-time tutor. She teaches across the age range and her tutoring has taken her across the globe.

Kate holds a first degree in biomedical science (2.1) and she completed the medical school graduate entry program at SGHMS University of London, before pursuing a PGCE to formalise her teaching skills. As a lifelong learner herself, Kate has also taken up an MSc at the University of Surrey in nutritional medicine, following from an online course she took in disease prevention and nutritional medicine with UCSF. After a teaching science at two UK state schools, Kate moved to the Independent Sector where she spent a year teaching science at Hampton Court House, before being invited to teach biology at Chelsea Independent College – where she was appointed as Head of Biology. Throughout her post-secondary education and career in education, Kate has worked as a private tutor, building her clientele via word of mouth referrals. Her tuition experience has taken her overseas in recent years to support international students in Zurich, Antibes, Athens and most recently Monaco. Kate has successfully supported student entry into St Pauls Scholarship, Eton Scholarship, Wycombe Abbey, Westminster, The Emanuel School, and Dulwich alongside a wide variety of other top independent and grammar schools.

As a tutor Kate strives to tailor her knowledge and input to each individual student based on their needs. She feels strongly that an optimistic, ‘you can do it’ approach – alongside eliminating a student’s fear of particular topics by broaching them at the get-go and instilling good exam technique are all essential. Kate really enjoys the journey that culminates in success when teaching one-to-one and the freedom it allows her to teach in a way that is unlimited in its scope. This is not possible when teaching classes in a school. Kate is also highly experienced at helping students looking to study medicine or those professions allied to medicine through GCSE/IGCSE preparation in all three Sciences and biology at A’level.

Kate’s hobbies include music and reading great literature.