Cambridge College Director of Studies Natural Sciences
I have 25 years tutoring experience, including working with the brightest Cambridge University undergraduates in all aspects of classroom-based and practical chemistry during my time as a researcher at the Chemistry Department. I also have many thousands of hours of maths and science tuition experience as a private tutor in London.
As a trusted Cambridge college tutor, who has worked directly for the Head of Cambridge University's Chemistry Department, I have first-hand knowledge of the Oxbridge application process and interview requirements and can assist in all aspects of career guidance related to the sciences.
I am a published author in various scientific journals.
Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology are the main subjects that I teach to all levels. Because of this specialisation and my own deep-knowledge of the physical sciences at Ph.D. level, I am able to assemble GCSE, IB and A-level course content into easy to understand themes and bite-sized units that afford my students immediate results. I also regularly teach Chemistry to undergraduates who attend a variety of Universities across London and the home counties.
If you are struggling with Chemistry, Biology or Mathematics at any age, I guarantee you will see these subjects in completely different terms after our first few sessions. I combine the 'mechanical' requirements needed to pass exams at the highest possible level with a more 'holistic' approach that make science fun but also enhances your knowledge to a level beyond the minimum required to achieve outstanding grades. The idea being that exam questions seem familiar and facile rather than a stretch.
For A-level students considering Oxbridge, I will emphasise the more challenging topics on the syllabus and introduce themes that will feature in the first year undergraduate courses as well as looking at historic S and STEP level papers as required to ensure you impress at the interview stage. I have a large database of common interview questions and can facilitate mock interviews with comprehensive feedback.
I have a particularly strong track record over recent years of fostering the skills needed to convert A grades to A* grades across a range of science subjects.
I am keen to work with students on a long-term basis guiding them through from private school entry to GCSE/A-level exams, undergraduate assistance and ultimately career progression using science subjects to open doors to the London job market.
PhD Chemistry (Cantab)
MA Natural Sciences (Cantab)
BA Natural Sciences (Cantab)
MA History UCL