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Claire Mitchell

Always Give Your Best!


  • Bachelor of Science, Majors in Genetics and Advanced Biology (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • Bachelor of Science, Honours in Human Genetics (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • Master of Science in Medicine in Human Genetics (University of the Witwatersrand)

Claire grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa where she completed her schooling and obtained three degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand. She and her family moved to Nanaimo in October 2021. She is overwhelmed by all the natural beauty so close to town, and on weekends, her family enjoys spending time outdoors exploring their new hometown!

Claire started her career as a medical scientist, performing diagnostic testing for genetic conditions and later moved into cancer genetics testing – she felt rewarded being able to give patients answers! Part of her career involved lecturing and tutoring students at various stages of their university career.

In 2018, she changed careers and started teaching Mathematics and Natural Sciences to elementary school students. She has found her passion in helping students as they reach their full potential and develop a life-long love of learning by providing a safe and nurturing learning environment.

Claire would love to be your Twisted Tutor for the following subjects:
• Mathematics (K-7)
• Science (K-10)
• Life Sciences (Grade 11)
• Anatomy & Physiology (Grade 12)

In Claire's own words:"For me, education is not a ‘one size fits all' approach, and as a Twisted Tutor, I have the exciting opportunity to design lessons to suit each students unique needs and learning styles. I want students to realise that critical thinking, creativity and effort are as valuable as mastering the material. My goal is to assist students with academics and life skills, with the intention to help students overcome weaknesses, find their strengths and be able to soar!"