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.
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I have over 4 years experience in tutoring Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Mathematics GCSE and A-Level.
During my 2nd and 3rd year of university I was an academic mentor for 1st year Chemistry undergraduates in a scheme run by the university.
I’ve tutored students of all levels from foundation GCSE Mathematics, to A* A-Level applicants and I tailor a specific plan for each student according to ability and desired grade.
I have been a professional tutor since 2006.
Across all of the different subjects I teach, I always notice the same thing: the main difficulty that learners encounter is getting overwhelmed by what they're trying to learn. It could be that there seems to be simply too much material to cover; it could be that the concepts seem too difficult; it could be that the whole thing causes anxiety for some completely different reason which is apparently unrelated to the 'academic' side of things.
I help remove anxiety, regardless of what form it might take, in whatever way seems like it will help each individual most. Before long, it becomes possible to see the task in hand with different eyes – indeed, more importantly, at this point most of my students come to see their own abilities entirely differently. They may have come to me with a fixed idea of what they are 'bad' at, but I help them to realise that they have skills they hardly suspected.
I have been tutoring since beginning my PhD in 2008. Initially I was tutoring undergraduates at Cardiff University and then began tutoring A Level students in Cardiff and in Reading after completing my PhD and commencing research at the University of Reading. When my contract at the university ended I received a teaching scholarship from the Royal Society of Chemistry and began a SCITT based PGCE with the University of Sussex.
During my training year I was based at an "Outstanding" Catholic School in Chertsey as well as a term at a "Good" Secondary in Ewell. I have since been employed full time as a teacher of science at a boys school in Epsom for 1.5 years and am currently teaching GCSE and A level at outstanding private school in Kensington.
I have tutored from 3rd year undergrad Organic Chemistry down to A Level and KS3/4. I do have some experience of tutoring KS2 on both an informal, unpaid basis for my friend's children as well as to children of the Dubai Royal Family! Over the past year and a half I have over 300 hours of online tutoring experience.
I have worked as a professional tutor for the past 5 years, including full time in a tuition centre, small group tuition and individual lessons on the 11+, 13+, GCSE and A Level exams, as well as general tuition for KS1-3. Students have successfully gained entrance to numerous top schools, and improved and acheived top grades in their exams. I build strong relationships with my students, and have helped many of them throughout their time at school, through GCSE and A Level exams. I have worked with students looking to gain admission to top universities and colleges on standardised exams and personal statements.