Seven years experience of tutoring.
Individualised and differentiated programmes of work subject to agreement with student including homework where appropriate.
Past paper practice.
Guidance and step by step help with returned mock exam papers.
I have tutored students studying Physics at a range of levels.
GCSE: OCR, AQA, Edexcel
A-Level: AQA, OCR A, OCR B, Edexcel
International Baccalaureate Higher Level
Oxford Physics Aptitude Test
Undergraduate (Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics)
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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Tutoring across all years of the Imperial College Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering:
ME2 Thermodynamics - Engine test lab demonstration and coursework marking.
ME3 Thermodynamics and Energy - Tutorials.
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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 worked as a PhD tutor for The Brilliant Club, a charity working towards improving university participation among students from underprivileged backgrounds. I taught short courses on mathematics and philosophy. I also designed and delivered a course on black holes and gravity aimed at key stage 4 students.
My experience as a private tutor ranges from secondary school science to second year university mathematics. I have helped students achieve their goals both in Spain and the United Kingdom.
My teaching style involves identifying the key concepts and techniques the pupil must master and making sure this is achieved as efficiently as possible. To do this, I strive to understand the balance between "understanding why" and "knowing how" required by the student.
I have been a private tutor over the last five years or so, teaching biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and French at a range of levels from secondary up to A level standard. I have also taught the clarinet.
Some of my pupils in the past have been struggling or unmotivated and subsequently performed very well in their exams. One example was a girl who had failed her GCSE Mathematics (Lower Tier) and came to me to prepare for her retake. I gave her the confidence she needed and she passed with a 5, the highest possible score at Lower Tier.
I try to bring together different fields of study in my lessons and explain how they relate to one another. As a Natural Sciences graduate I can draw from my interdisciplinary knowledge of various biological, chemical, geological, environmental and mathematical topics. Thanks to a six-week-long exchange to a school near Paris, I am also reasonably fluent in French with a strong understanding of grammar and an appreciation of the French culture and colloquialism, while my interest in languages in general (I can also speak German and some Italian) allows me to understand the evolution and interconnections of language, and consequently to enrich my tutoring material. I will try to find ways not only to elucidate any problems students have, but hopefully to also allow them to appreciate the underlying meaning or beauty of these subjects.
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.