Online Chemistry Tutor


Newcastle University - Environmental Geochemistry - PhD


I started as a geologist, ended up as a chemist. I have a PhD in Environmental Geochemistry and I am passionate about teaching natural sciences to the next generation, and getting people interested in learning STEM subjects.

Are you close to your GCSE exams and your teacher missed some topics? Feel free to message me and let's see how we can help you get the grade you deserve!

Recent Students: 4 Total Hours: 40 Last Online: 13 May 2021
All-time Students: 4 Total Classes: 23 Signed Up: 07 Jun 2020

About me

I have a BSc (Hons) degree in Earth Sciences from University of Glasgow, and an MSc (with distinction) degree in Hydrogeology from University of Birmingham. I have recently passed my PhD where I researched how Fe-bearing minerals help clean up pollutants in the subsurface.

Aside academia, I enjoy baking (my family keep telling me to apply to Bake Off but I'd rather not), music, and playing the occasional game on sale on Steam.

Tutor Experience

During my PhD, I have taught both undergraduate and masters students fundamental chemistry, physics, and maths to get them caught up to an appropriate level for Earth and Environmental Sciences. I have been tutoring online since Summer 2020. I have experience in tutoring GCSE Maths, Physics, and Chemistry (AQA, Edexcel, and CIE boards, although there is hardly any difference between them due to Government guidelines, so 99% of the content is the same). I am also keen to help students who study Geology/Environmental Science.

I believe it is my job to get you where you want to be, and hopefully by the end of each lesson you will come away feeling like you have an improved understanding of something you were struggling with, or perhaps even learnt something new by getting a head start in topics you've yet to cover in school. Whatever your needs are, I try and tailor my lessons to best suit you!

Topic Expertise

I am happy to tutor on the following subjects:

GCSE/IGCSE: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Geology
A Level: Geology, Physical Geography, Environmental Science, Chemistry

If you are currently an undergradute/masters level student studying Earth Science/Geology/Environmental Science, I can help with the following subjects:
- "catch-up" fundamental chemistry and maths skills
- geochemistry (aquatic chemistry/inorganic geochemistry)
- geology (petrology, mineralogy)
- hydrogeology (physical and chemical hydrogeology)
- environmental geoscience (contaminants, water resources)

Client Reviews

Alexia - Chemistry

Very good lesson with James today!

Alexia - Chemistry

James has really helped me understand topics in Chemistry and Physics that I struggle with- he has made me a lot more confident in answering essay questions! As well as, he has helped me boost my confidence within chemistry and physics by giving me various different methods of approaching questions. I would definitely recommend him. Many thanks James!

Milena - Physics

James is a wonderful tutor, highly professional and really capable in the subject


My son has just started lessons with James and we are very impressed so far - great feedback both from James with his lesson report and from our son too who is enjoying the lessons. We look forward to continuing! - Andrea

Price: $39/hr

No upfront payments

Only pay as you go

Only teaches online

Background Checks



BSc (with Honours, 2:1) Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow, 2013
MSc (with Distinction) Hydrogeology, University of Birmingham, 2015
PhD Environmental Geochemistry, Newcastle University, pass 2021


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