Miranda - Biology, Chemistry and Science Miranda – 279


Biology, Chemistry and Science

Miranda's biography:

Miranda graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in Biochemistry, during which time she spent a year on the scholarship programme at the University of California, Berkeley and a summer doing a research project for the US Department of Agriculture. A desire to teach led her to train through the prestigious Teach First program, a fast-track route into the classroom for high achieving graduates. Here she gained a PGCE whilst teaching a full timetable in a challenging inner-city school, becoming deputy head of a large science department and taking responsibility for the GCSE results over of 200 students. Under her watch these results improved by over 20%. She has recently completed a Masters degree in Leadership and Education at the Institute of Education.

Miranda is currently studying undergraduate Medicine, something she brings into her tutoring with a high-level understanding of science that is both current and profound. Returning to being a student from the classroom means that she understands the frustrations that can occur with learning while also having the benefit of teaching experience to adapt my approach to suit the learner. When not teaching or tutoring, Miranda enjoys surfing and represents her tennis club in league competitions. (When the English weather doesn't allow for either, she has recently converted to running).

Miranda's qualifications:

Miranda qualified to teach Science in 2011, and holds a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) from Canterbury Christchurch University College.

University NameName of degreeYear of graduation
University of EdinburghBSc (Hons) Biochemistry2009
Institute of EducationMA Leadership in Education2012

Recent testimonials:

"Miranda , thank you for being so brilliant with Kit, he has started at his new school with confidence in all his science lessons and very much up to the school's level. He is also enjoying it, which is so important. Many thanks for all your hard work, you did a great job."

Wednesday, 26th October 2016

Mother of 13 Plus student in South West London

"Very helpful in explaining work in a way which worked for me. Miranda also gave me lots of helpful revision tools and made sure that I was working as hard as I could. Very pleased!"

Thursday, 5th May 2016

Student in Hong Kong

"Miranda was brilliant and really helped Kit reach his goals. He very much enjoyed his lessons with her."

Monday, 8th February 2016

Parent in London