Zillah has tutored science and maths for the past twelve years with extensive experience of students with a range of ability levels and attitudes to learning. Her experience includes working with students with Asperger’s syndrome, learning disabilities and other special educational needs.
Zillah is a patient, fun and engaging tutor, who will tailor her approach to suit each individual pupil’s interests.
As a rule, she works closely with the syllabus, covering all areas with which the pupil needs help in the time available. She covers each topic with the pupil, using a series of structured questions to build a genuine understanding, before moving on to the recall of key facts. Zillah will set extra homework where the family feels this would be helpful, depending on the workload set by school. Typically this will focus on past exam papers, and Zillah encourages pupils to mark their own work and learn from any mistakes.
Zillah completed her first degree in Natural Sciences at Cambridge, and then moved to London where she undertook a PhD in Neuroscience at UCL. Since then, she has worked at the House of Lords as a specialist to the Science and Technology select committee, and the civil service.