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Elifsu A.

USD $30/hr

IB Chemistry Tutor (IB May 2022 Grad)

Tutor Information


Hello, my name is Elifsu. I am from Istanbul, Turkey but I am currently living in St. Andrews, UK. In the last 4 years, I lived in Toronto, Paris, and in the South of France at different boarding schools. I did my IB diploma at Sainte Victoire International School (SVIS). I took Chemistry HL and got a 7 in Paper 2 and an overall 6. I passed my IB examinations in May 2022 and I am currently a first year (undergraduate) biochemistry student at the University of St. Andrews. Throughout high school, I volunteered to tutor my friends, other high schoolers for IGCSEs and IB. As I I’ve been to different international schools, I have a good understanding of different curricula such as American Diploma, OSSD, A-Levels and more, however I am most comfortable with IB. I love tutoring and helping others understand chemistry, as not too long ago, I was in the sme situation as my students. I love to encourage my students to achieve the best version of themselves, which is why in the first lesson I really want to hear about the student’s expectations. And what the “best version” or “best grade” means for them. As a Chemistry HL tutor, who has been through the IB diploma just months ago, I can also provide tailored details on what the IB examiners want in the exams and help with the IA. I’ve also done multiple lab reports & in university I am continuing to do them, so I can help with finding a research question, the right procedure and methodology as for me, it is important that my students enjoy chemistry rather than simply focusing on a grade.


St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom


English, Turkish, French, Spanish




High School


University of St. Andrews

2022 - 2026
Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry
I am currently a first year undergraduate student doing BSc in Biochemistry at the University of St. Andrews.

Sainte Victoire International School (SVIS=

2020 - 2022
International Baccalaureate (IBDP), Grade 11 & 12
I did the IB diploma in the south of France at SVIS.

Notre Dame International High SChool (NDIHS)

2019 - 2020
American Diploma, Grade 10
I studied grade 10 just outside Paris, France at NDIHS and did the American Diploma.

Braemar College

2018 - 2018
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), Grade 9
I studied grade 9 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and did the OSSD.

Work Experience

Sainte Victoire International School (SVIS)

September 2020 - May 2022
Volunteer Tutor (Afterschool hours)
I volunteered to tutor other IB & IGCSE students during afterschool hours for 2 consecutive years.