11 Plus (Maths, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Science)
13 Plus (Maths and Science)
Biology (KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR and IGCSE)
Chemistry (KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR, IGCSE, A Level AQA, A Level Edexcel, A Level OCR, IB Standard Level and IB Higher Level)
Maths (KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR and IGCSE)
Physics (KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR and IGCSE)
Science (KS2, KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR and IGCSE)
Isabelle has worked with children aiming to attend the following schools:
3 students to Dulwich College, 3 students to Whitgift School, 2 students to Trinity College, 2 students to Eltham College, 1 student to Tonbridge School, and 1 student to Sevenoaks School.
Isabelle has a degree and a PhD in chemistry, and a Masters in Education. She is reliable, organised and has excellent subject knowledge across the science curriculum. Isabelle has a strong experience in planning lessons which are structured around clear learning objectives, and in finding and developing engaging activities and resources tailored to the needs of her students.
Isabelle was a full-time science teacher for 17 years in a secondary school in London. As a teacher, she has many years of experience in preparing students for exams, helping them to tune their exam techniques and maximise their exam performance to meet or exceed their target grades.
Isabelle has extensive experience in teaching all three sciences at KS3 and GCSE, and in supporting students in achieving their full potential across a wide range of abilities and needs, e.g. Gifted and Talented students, students on the autistic spectrum, students with dyslexia, students with English as an additional language and students with ADHD.
Isabelle is now a full-time tutor. She has experience in tutoring KS3 Science, GCSE and iGCSE Science, Chemistry A-level, KS3 Maths, and GCSE and iGCSE Maths. She has experience of the AQA, OCR, Edexcel and Cambridge exam boards.
Isabelle has experience in tutoring Maths and Science 13+ Common Entrance, supporting students to be successful in the entrance exams to Dulwich College, Trinity College, Eltham College, Tonbridge School, Sevenoaks School and Whitgift School.
Also, she has experience in tutoring online, using document sharing (Google Doc and Google Drawing) via video calling on Skype, Zoom or Google Meet.
Being an experienced educator and a good listener allows Isabelle to identify each student’s own strengths and areas for development, enabling her to provide the necessary support to ensure the student is ready to face challenges with confidence and maximise their performance.
In her free time, Isabelle enjoys keeping fit and healthy, cooking, reading and listening to music.
Isabelle qualified to teach Science in 1995, and holds a Secondary School Science Teaching Qualification ( 'Agrégation', which is equivalent to the PGCE in the UK) from The University of Namur in Belgium.
|University Name||Name of degree||Year of graduation|
|St Mary's University, London||Masters in Education||2016|
|University of Namur, Belgium||PhD in Chemistry||1998|
|University of Namur, Belgium||BSc in Chemistry||1993|
"In the first year of GCSEs my daughter struggled with some of the sciences, chemistry in particular. She started lessons with Isabelle at Owl Tutors a year before the final GCSE exams as we didn’t want any last minute panic. I liked the fact that Isabelle was not only highly qualified in her subject but also had training in education. She also did some biology lessons with my daughter for some of the trickier subjects. Because of the pandemic all tutoring had to be done online. It quickly became clear that Isabelle has all the required qualities to make an excellent tutor. Every lesson topic is planned and agreed in advance. She is well organised and punctual. Even more importantly, she is extremely patient, calm and went over past material as often as necessary without making my daughter feel awkward in any way.
Isabelle’s steady and kind approach proved invaluable in what has been a tough year for students. Her monthly progress summary is detailed and comprehensive.
We could not recommend Isabelle more highly and are very grateful for her hard work and dedication."
Thursday, 15th July 2021
Parent of a GCSE Science student
"Our 13 year old was greatly helped by having maths sessions with Isabelle. She was clear, consistent and patient, making sure he understood each task before moving on and always revising the work covered at the previous session at the start of each new lesson."
Tuesday, 8th December 2020
Parent of online Maths student
"We all loved Isabelle. She was impeccable in her times and very professional. She and our son developed an excellent report and he ended up getting a A** in Chemistry. So couldn’t be happier. We are back in Australia. If Isabelle was here we would still have her tutor the boys!"
Wednesday, 7th October 2020
Mother of GCSE science students
We collect references for all of our tutors when they join. Not all referees agree to have their reference publically listed, but when they do we show them here.
Isabelle is a highly experienced and professional Science teacher who always delivers an excellent standard of teaching across all the Key Stages. The outcomes her students achieve at GCSE level are consistently above the national average. Isabelle is particularly skilled at adapting her teaching to the needs of the individuals she teaches to ensure they are making, at the least, good progress. Her teaching is methodical, clear and concise which is complimented by her excellent subject and curriculum knowledge. Where necessary Isabelle will devise individualised progress plans for her students to support them during lessons as well as at home. This was one of her effective strategies she adopted when she was the Gifted & Talented Co-Ordinator.
Monday, 30th July 2018
Having worked with Isabelle for 11 years, initially as a colleague and then for 7 years as her Head of Department, I unhesitantly support her application. She is an excellent teacher with experience of a wide range of KS3 and KS4 teaching across the ability range. Her lessons are meticulously prepared and delivered using a range of strategies to allow for individual learning styles. Rigorous marking and assessment underpin her planning to ensure appropriate learning pathways are provided to move students forward. Her knowledge and understanding of Science is excellent and this, coupled with the effectiveness of her teaching, has ensured students in her care have achieved their full potential in terms of examination results.
Monday, 30th July 2018
Isabelle is available for online tuition to students anywhere in the world. Find out more about online tuition.
Isabelle, like all of our tutors, is a qualified teacher and has been interviewed by us personally. All of our tutors have at least two years of classroom teaching experience and come with fantastic references and criminal records checks.