Biology (A Level AQA)
Chemistry (A Level AQA, A Level Edexcel, A Level OCR, IB Standard Level and IB Higher Level)
Claire did a Master of Chemistry Degree at the University of Liverpool and achieved a 1st Class. Following this she worked at a Clinical Scientist for the NHS and was promoted to a senior post managing the cardiovascular section of the laboratory. During this time, Claire studied for a MSc in Clinical Biochemistry at the University of Manchester. In 2013 Claire trained to become a teacher due to her passion and love of learning and inspiring other in Chemistry and Biology. She worked in both the UK and also Shanghai as a Teacher of Chemistry and Biology and due to her Outstanding teaching record was promoted to Head of Science.
In her spare time Claire enjoys to walk her dog Laika and go running.
Claire qualified to teach Chemistry in 2013, and holds a PGCE from Edge Hill University.
|University Name||Name of degree||Year of graduation|
|Manchester||MSc. Clinical Biochemistry||2008|
|Liverpool||MChem Chemistry with Pharmacology||2006|
Claire has taught IB Standard and Higher level Chemistry for five years. Claire's students achieve well above the World average, with a significant number of level 7 grades. Claire has been on official IB training and is an expert in IA preparation and marking. Her marking is always in agreement with the Chief Examiners. Claire also has experience with Chemistry Extended Essay and her last student achieved an A grade.
"Our daughter has quickly built a good relationship with Claire and is gaining confidence. Claire is reinforcing parts of the syllabus that she finds difficult and things are going well. Claire is reassuring and good on a one-to one."
Sunday, 10th January 2021
Mother of IB Chemistry student
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Claire is the rarest of the rare. An expert in her subject area and an outstanding teacher. I've come across few people as balanced as she is in these regards. Writing this testimonial is bitter-sweet because while I give my highest recommendation I deeply wish for her to come back and work in my school again. My loss is your gain. You would have to be mad not to take the gem that is Claire.
Tuesday, 15th September 2020
Claire is a truly outstanding professional educator both for students and staff. Claire has a remarkable strength of character, is professional at all times, cares deeply about her students is extremely knowledgeable about Science, in particular Chemistry, which Claire has taught up to IB Diploma level. As a Head of Department I rank her as one of the best I have ever come across in my nearly 30 years of teaching experience. Claire's work ethic is second to none and supportive of management.
Tuesday, 15th September 2020
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Claire, 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.