I specialise in teaching GCSE (AQA) and IGCSE (Edexcel) Biology and Chemistry. I am familiar with the requirements of the different exam boards, and can tailor my teaching specifically to your needs. Homework is set online each week to consolidate understanding, and to gain practice with answering exam-style questions.
Throughout my medical degree, I have successfully helped prospective university students and medical students with their application process, including personal statement review, interview preparation (panel interviews, multiple mini-interviews, Oxbridge interviews) and UKCAT/BMAT revision.
Elizabeth's last completed GCSE Chemistry job with Maliha : Occasional - Need help with chemistry test
Elizabeth's last review in GCSE Chemistry from Helen: We will cover energetics and enthalpy changes - going over exam questions and calculations. Another very helpful session. Elizabeth explains things really well and in an easy-to-understand way. Thank you.
I have been teaching KS3 Science, GCSE Chemistry and A-Level Chemistry to over 150 students since August 2017. I also run an introductory undergraduate chemistry club for those interested in pursuing chemistry to degree level, the aptly named ‘Geek Club’.
I have 200 hours of tutoring experience including over 100 hours tutoring online with Spires.
I graduated with a Masters in Chemistry from the University of Oxford, which included achieving distinction in quantum chemistry and a Masters thesis on chemical education presented at the Variety in Chemistry Education (VICE) conference. Central to my project is understanding how people learn, and identifying common misconceptions that students have prior to encountering a new topic. Developing this foundation in educational theory has undoubtedly improved the way I teach, and I do my best to continue adapting my techniques as I read new literature.
Tom's last completed GCSE Chemistry job with Faraan Mithani: 1-2_HOURS - burning fuels, cleaner fuel, making polymers from alkenes, giant covalent structures, test for positive and negative ions, water treatment, titration, strong and weak acids / alkalis, purifying copper, changes at the electrodes
Tom's last review in GCSE Chemistry from Faraan Mithani: as discussed Very good lesson!
My approach to tutoring is get the student interested in the subject they are studying, as learning about something you're interested in makes all the content more accessible.
All the content taught in the lesson will be from your school's exam board. The lessons will be based on the content you need for your exams, as well as developing strategies and skills to answer exam questions.
I will be able to provide all material for the tutoring sessions.
Blake's last completed GCSE Chemistry job with Caroline: Intensive - Help with final study before exams daughter getting stressed and worried
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 Jack:
1-2 hrs/week - I need help with certain organic questions and long questions (6-markers) in general. I'm aiming for a 9, currently on a 8 (been getting 8s consistently all year)
Ideally would want an examiner (I do AQA). Thanks.
Eleanor's last review in GCSE Chemistry from Helen: Very good!! So patient and the classroom is so helpful! I now understand some topics I really struggled with before, Thank you!
I did my professional teaching course last year but had to give up teaching after qualifying for a great PhD opportunity. My favourite part of teaching was spending time with small groups and helping them realise they could do things they thought they couldn't.
I predominately taught GCSE and A-level classes In all three of the sciences. I also had to teach quite a lot on maths within the Physics A-level as well as helping out in GCSE maths classes. I really enjoyed teaching the sciences to people who were struggling as it would give rise to the "OH I get it now!" moment that most teachers crave.
Before teaching I studied at the University of Nottingham where I gained my masters in Biochemistry and Genetics. During this course I was lucky enough to study a large variety of topics as well as take part in research projects at the university which gave rise to further works. I thoroughly enjoyed my degree as well as my research which is why I am now studying for my PhD.
Morgan's last completed GCSE Chemistry job with Sophie : 1-2 hrs/week - I’m currently year 10, preparing my IGCSE in chemistry and biology and need help.
I have over 10 years experience working in schools and science centers. I have privately tutored students to GCSE level in the past with great success.
George's last completed GCSE Chemistry job with Mohammed: 1-2 hrs/week - I’m looking for a chemistry teacher to help my daughter with her gcse
I am a volunteer for a number of organisations which aim to help disadvantaged students reach university and have tutored a number of students to success in their exams so I have a lot of experience of working with young people and helping them to reach their potential. I am happy to help as a subject specific tutor for GCSE or A-Level, or help students through the sometimes daunting university application process and admissions tests.
About my tutorials:
Sessions are always student-led. I plan tutorials which reflect the student's level of understanding, giving access to notes, including suggested exam questions, which the student can add to during the tutorial, or use as a memory-aid following the tutorial.
I have received lots of positive feedback about this approach.
I can also help students through questions or tasks which they bring, and the best tutorials involve this collaborative input.
The pace of sessions is determined by the student, and I am happy to go through any topic with a number of different approaches until we find one which the student finds helpful.
Chloe's last completed GCSE Chemistry job with chloe wu: 2_HOURS - grade a
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 GCSE Chemistry job with yara: Occasional - ocr exam board and to go through all topics to recap
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 GCSE Chemistry job with Simon : Over 2 hrs/week - Hi my son is looking for Chemistry tuition between the 23rd March and 14th April
I have worked as a science tutor for the past year and loved every minute. I had the opportunity during my PhD to conduct a placement in Argentina as an English teacher and this is where I honed my teaching skills with all age ranges of students.
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 GCSE Chemistry job with Nadia: 1-2 hrs/week - Transitioning from the US curriculum to UK GCSE.