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
Chemistry job with emma:
1-2 hrs/week - My daughter is 15 and in year 10, she does very well in all classes but struggles with chem, Her goal is to become a heart surgeon. So we need to make sure her grade is matching her other grades, (7-9's)
Im not really sure what else to write here, ideally I would like her to start after the 13th of April.
Eleanor's last review in Chemistry from emma: great :)
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 Chemistry job with Gaelle: Intensive - Stoichiometry for an IB year 12 end year test. Monday 1 June would work best for me , Thanks
Robert's last review in Chemistry from Nisha: Great overview of materials and methodology for upcoming practical.
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 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 Chemistry from Sawan: Thermodynamics Excellent!
Since 2015, I have been tutoring both A-Level and (I)GCSE students across multiple boards of examination. I have helped many individuals achieve their academic goals, with students showing improvements by up to 3 symbols. I began this initiative after achieving my Cambridge International Examination (CIE) A-Levels in mathematics, chemistry and physics with an A and 2 A* grades respectively, averaging 90% overall. I aspire, through tutoring, to help all of my students find enjoyment and inspiration within the fields of science and mathematics.
Robin's last completed Chemistry job with peter: Over 2 hrs/week - some really basic chemistry (AQA), need tuition on amount of substance and mass spectrometer , ionisation energy at moment
Robin's last review in Chemistry from Charles: Maths revision brilliant did an edexcel physics specimen paper.
I have been tutoring and teaching for over 14 years, and over half of that has been spent in the position of Head of Science or assistant principal. I believe that I am easy to be around and students feel comfortable when working with me and are confident that they can ask any question, no matter how silly they may perceive it to be. I always try to think of relevant and engaging ways to tackle a topic to enable all abilities to understand.
Having left teaching in September 2018 to spend more time with my baby daughter, I've set up my own business that designs lesson resources for other teachers. This not only means that I have access to hundreds of resources that I share during lessons to back up the learning but also means that I'm aware of the intricacies and key details of all of the specifications, including the International ones
Gareth's last completed Chemistry job with Caroline: Intensive - Help with final study before exams daughter getting stressed and worried
Gareth's last review in Chemistry from Shaz: Introducing meeting very clearly explained concept, friendly and clear
I have worked as a science tutor for the past two years and have loved every minute. During my PhD and subsequent time in academia I taught a range of levels and am expert in teaching Biology, Chemistry and Physics from GCSE level up to University level. At higher levels of education I can teach my specialist subjects including Biochemistry, Structural Biology and Molecular Biology.
With enthusiasm, careful planning and knowledge you can improve a students results and enjoyment of the subject, Tutoring is such a rewarding business to be involved in and what makes me a good tutor is that I teach out of love for the subject.
Fraser's last completed Chemistry job with Alex: 1-2 hrs/week - Experienced A level Chemistry teacher required to Tutor my daughter in her first year Alevel course. Looking to build a relationship to coach my daughter through her two years of herbA level course. Specifically looking for a tutor with experience of teaching and preparing students for A level (Salters) chemistry.
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 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 Chemistry from Fleur: Really good lesson.
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 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! :)
Professional experience successful well prepared AQA Biology tutor A Level and GCSEs
Subject divided into topic blocks with notes and past paper questions. The student gains confidence and experience and an important understanding of terminology. A range of relevant images and videos can be used as an aid to gain wider relevant knowledge.Lessons are hard work but enjoyable
Andrew's last completed Chemistry job with Mark: 1-2 hrs/week - I want to embed my knowledge as we are going through the course to get a deeper understanding and I need help with exam preparation.
Andrew's last review in Chemistry from Shaz: very enjoyable