I have over 4 years of experience in tutoring the sciences across a range of exam boards and levels, and am focused on ensuring each of my students understands how they will best reach their goals.
I am passionate about the subjects that I tutor, and am able to deliver them in innovative and engaging ways. My aim is to build up the confidence of my students in any given subject, and to help each individual to realise their potential.
Eleanor's last completed A Level Chemistry job with Byron: Over 2 hrs/week - Chromatography, organic synthesis, NMR spectroscopy, electro-protentials
Extensive subject knowledge and awareness of tricky concepts that cause problems. Easy to talk to. Can quickly devise strategies that can be used to help make rapid progress towards your goals. Can cover any exam board for GCSE chemistry and physics. Excellent knowledge of all UK Chemistry A level boards: OCR, AQA, OCR B, WJEC (Eduqas in England), Edexcel. Overseas boards, Cambridge International and Edexcel International chemistry A level are no problem. I aim to provide regular feedback and marking advice as part of the service.
Robert's last completed A Level Chemistry job with Prasanthi: 1-2 hrs/week - I am struggling with some questions on Acids, Bases, Redox titrations at the moment, which we have been given a load of sample questions that I want to go through as we have a test on it next week. I am a mature student studying a foundation course to a degree.
Robert's last review in A Level Chemistry from Prasanthi: A Great chemistry Tutor! I'm very pleased with how he has gone through acid-base questions with me.
I am a highly experienced Chemistry teacher with over a decade of teaching experience in both the state and independent sectors, across the full Secondary age range. As a recent Head of Chemistry, you can be confident that I understand the rigours of the subject and have a wealth of resources to share with you. I am an expert teacher with a PGCE and a Masters in Science Education from the University of Cambridge. I also have a PhD and MSci in Chemistry from the University of Cambridge, so you can be certain that I know my subject! I taught for six years at one of the top independent schools in the country (top of The Times league table of co-ed schools GCSE results, for the last 4 years).
I pride myself on drawing the best out of my students. My years of teaching expertise mean that I can quickly ascertain what it is you do not understand and tailor my teaching methods to support your individual needs and learning style. I genuinely love teaching and will bring a level of enthusiasm to our lessons, which I am confident will inspire you and ensure you succeed in making rapid progress.
I am in prime position to maximise your learning with my in-depth understanding of the specifications and exam papers, coupled with teaching methods that improve attainment. I am also an Expert Examiner for two of the major exam boards. Having recently switched from teaching to become a professional tutor, helping my students to achieve the best possible results, using my considerable educational expertise, is my number one priority.
Dr Kate's last completed
Chemistry job with Philip:
1-2 hrs/week - Hi
We're looking for a Chemistry tutor for our son Bobby who will be starting his A-Level courses in September (hopefully). He is currently in year 11 (16 years old) in his CGSE year.
He wants to take Chemistry at A-Level and has aspirations to be a Chemical Engineer.
He is a student at Graveney School, London SW17 and I am searching to confirm which exam board they use - I should have that info soon.
We are flexible with times but it would be good to set up a regular weekly slot please. We are happy to start at any time soon.
Phil Wells (Dad)
Dr Kate's last review in A Level Chemistry from Philip: Thanks Dr Kate :)
I recently retired after 40 years teaching chemistry.
I was Head of Chemistry for 35 years and in Charge of Science for 22 years.
I won the 2016 Royal Society of Chemistry Education Award.
I have an extensive website and YouTube Channel to provide post lesson support.
For many years I was a home tutor of GCE Chemistry, using CCEA, AQA, OCR and EDEXCEL
Specifications. Over the last 2 years I have added the WJEC Specification.
Upon retirement I took up a senior position with the CCEA examining team for GCE Chemistry.
As a result I am unable to tutor students for that specification.
Comfortable with teaching online using the Spires platform,
I have an enormous bank of teaching and assessment resources available at the click of a mouse.
Thanks for you interest.
Sorry, but I do not offer trial sessions.
Frank's last completed
Chemistry job with Elise:
Occasional - I am resitting my A Levels as I want to reapply to do medicine at university
. I need help in achieving top grades as well as predicted grades and referees for my UCAS application
Frank's last review in A Level Chemistry from Sawan: Thermodynamics Excellent!
First up, I enjoy the subjects I tutor immensely and I feel this is one of the most important qualities in a good tutor. In addition, I am friendly and confident and have experience of communicating with others in a teaching environment. Coupled with my enthusiasm for the subjects, this will make for a productive and enjoyable learning environment for students. I have extensive tutoring experience, particularly at GCSE and A-levels and have been working with some students for multiple years. Beyond this, I have been asked by my school to return after my first year of university to regularly help prospective Oxbridge students with their personal statements and applications and was an advisor on interview technique.
William's last completed A Level Chemistry job with Dorota: 1-2 hrs/week - I"m looking for someone who can help my son with AQA A Level Chemistry Year 1.
William's last review in A Level Chemistry from Fleur: Really good lesson.
From April 2015 - working at Kaplan International College London as chemistry, mathematics and statistics tutor.
From January 2020 - working at ESCP Business school as Statistic tutor.
I have more than six years of experience in tutoring, both one to one and small groups.
I have extensive experience in working with children, teenagers and adults.
I think that the role of a private tutor is to teach effectively a subject, develop self-confidence in the student and teach him/her to study in autonomy.
Eleonora's last completed A Level Chemistry job with Michelle: 1-2 hrs/week - Equilibria and redox, group 2 and 7 elements and bonding bonding mainly, although I might have small questions about other topics.
Eleonora's last review in A Level Chemistry from Kaschta: . Really enjoyed the session with Eleonora. I was taught about Polymers and I got an idea of her teaching style, overall - really pleased!
My subject knowledge abd passion to share it with the next generation makes me a good tutor. I believe in sharing what I have gained over 15years, with a sole aim of making my students successful in their exams.
Kritika's last completed A Level Chemistry job with Susan: 1-2 hrs/week - My daughter needs help with Chemistry learning for her A level AQA course
Kritika's last review in A Level Chemistry from Sadi: organic Great lesson, as per usual
I have been a Chemistry tutor with Spires for three years, during which time I have tutored A Level students, university applicants, undergraduate and postgraduate students. I mostly work with A- Level Chemistry students - last year my best student improved from a B grade (predicted) to an A* grade (actual) in 17 lessons.
Milo's last completed A Level Chemistry job with Grace: 1-2 hrs/week - Struggling with NMR Spectroscopy, Harder moles Qs 6 markers (e.g. combustion analysis, titrations) Redox Equations, Acids Bases calculations. Have done many past papers and picked out questions I'm unable to do.
I have over 1000 hours of personal tutoring logged over the past seven years in addition to acting as the Head of Chemistry in a English Sixth Form College. Of the 1000 hours, approximately 150 of these hours have been conducted online.
Paul's last completed A Level Chemistry job with dylan: Occasional - B grade at moment needs to move to A or A star
Paul's last review in A Level Chemistry from dylan: We have issues don’t know if is tech or otherwise
Amongst other students and balancing degree work, I have recently home-schooled a student through her GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics exams. I taught the courses over 1 year instead of 2, and taking her from a predicted B in double award to A/B/B in separate sciences. Most tutoring was over Skype, so I'm familiar with how to keep attention over video and check students understanding without being in the room. I've been working with Spires for almost a year now and I'm really enjoying the platform.
Florence's last completed
Chemistry job with Kaschta:
1-2 hrs/week - Hi there! I've actually had tutors in the past but they either weren't well organised time - wise or I wasn't getting enough exam technique practise, so anyone who knows the new AQA A level Chemistry syllabus well and has experience teaching it would be much appreciated.
My exams start in June. I'm a private candidate for AQA - Here is a link to my specification: http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/chemistry/specifications/AQA-7404-7405-SP-2015.PDF
I need to cover the following chapters urgently - I've briefly read them but need to understand them better:
3.3.7 Optical isomerism (A-level only) page 54
3.3.8 Aldehydes and ketones (A-level only) page 55
3.3.9 Carboxylic acids and derivatives (A-level only) page 56
3.3.10 Aromatic chemistry (A-level only) page 57
3.3.14 Organic synthesis (A-level only) page 63
3.3.15 Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (A-level only) page 64
3.1.11 Electrode potentials and electrochemical cells (A-level only) page 30
and if possible, also the following as I don't know them very well:
3.1.8 Thermodynamics (A-level only) page 25
3.1.9 Rate equations (A-level only) page 27
3.1.10 Equilibrium constant Kp for homogeneous systems (A-level only) page 29
I haven't covered these at all:
3.3.11 Amines (A-level only) page 58
3.3.12 Polymers (A-level only) page 59
3.3.13 Amino acids, proteins and DNA (A-level only) page 60
Florence's last review in A Level Chemistry from Kaschta: Introduction and a look at carboxylic acid derivatives and their reactions I really enjoyed the trial session. Florence really helped me understand the topic in greater depth and was able to identify and correct my understanding of electrophiles, nucleophiles and the process of nucleophilic addition elimination. Overall - really impressed! :)