I have an approachable nature, a sense of humour and a keen eye on academic requirements. I strive to bring out the full potential in all my students. I have high expectations of pupils and myself, valuing effort as well as results.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I tutor Chemistry.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I have a BSc in biochemistry, a PhD in molecular genetics, a PGCE and a BA in Education.
- How much do you charge?
GCSE £30/hr, A level £30/hr.
- Where do you teach?
I prefer to teach at my home address as my resources are on hand but I am willing to teach at the pupil's home for which I will charge a travelling allowance depending on distance from my address.
- When are you available?
I am available: Monday - Saturday 5pm- late. Sunday - anytime
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach 11-18 years from KS3 upto and including A level.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
A level- OCR A a speciality but I have experience in OCR B (Salters), AQA, IB and Edexcel A. IGCSE - Chemistry (both double and triple award) along with Edexcel 360 and AQA courses.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I have given tutorials through SKYPE.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Remember to keep yourself safe and check that your tutor has a current CRB certificate. Please ask to see it. It is also worth checking to see which exam board you tutor specialises in and/or actively teaches. A tutor who is familiar with your exam board/syllabus will assist you in using the correct phrasing in your answers in order to gain full marks in any examination question.
- What kind of experience do you have?
12 years teaching chemistry in leading independent schools in East Anglia and 7 years of private tuition. I have examiner experience.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have a DBS certificate.
- Where and with whom did you train?
I trained at Birmingham University (first degree) before moving to UEA for my PhD. I completed my PGCE and BA (Post compulsory education) at Anglia Ruskin University.
Thank you very much for all you have done for me over the last two years. The passion you always seem to convey in your lessons has genuinely made Chemistry lessons really enjoyable and challenging and I'm sure made me more enthusiastic about studying it further. Thank you again.
This is a little thank-you for all the effort you put into tutoring Isobel over the last year. Whatever the outcome it would have been unreachable without you. She said she quite liked chemistry by the end so that is an achievement!
Just thought I'd let you know that I got three A grades for A-level. It's such a relief! I am going to Bath University to study Pharmacy as I was unsuccessful in achieving a medical place at any of my chosen universities.
Thanks again for being such a great teacher!
chemistry lessons closeby? Here's a selection of tutor listings that you can check out.