- Hourly rate £35
- Response Time 24h
- Number of students 11
1st lesson free!
Qualified and professional Chemistry Tutor and Senior Examiner with 14 years experience
- at their home
- at your home
Ellie is one of our best tutors. They have a high-quality profile, verified qualifications, a quick response time, and great reviews from students!
About the lesson
I am a qualified, approachable and professional tutor with fourteen years teaching experience. I am friendly, patient and I believe in building a student's confidence to help them achieve their potential.
I am qualified and experienced in teaching:
Chemistry to Key Stage 3, GCSE, A Level and IB
Biology to Key Stage 3 and GCSE
My first degree is a Master of Chemistry with Biology (MChem hons). I achieved this at the University of Liverpool in 2004.
I then achieved my Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at the University of Nottingham in 2006.
I thoroughly enjoy motivating my students and my passion is teaching students of all abilities. My students tell me I help them to enjoy learning and to break down complex information into more manageable sections. As well as preparing students for examinations I try to inspire them to apply their knowledge beyond the focus of exams. I strongly believe that learning should be enjoyable and accessible to everyone.
I understand how daunting it can be for parents and students to begin tuition so I am more than happy for parents to stay during my lessons.
I can provide references and testimonials from my previous students and the schools I have worked for, as well as an enhanced DBS check.
I am happy to set homework, mark examination papers and give detailed feedback, as well as organise additional lessons during examination periods.
- AS Level
- A Level
As well as teaching and private tutoring I am also a senior examiner so I have an additional insight into exam preparation and marking. My role includes:
- marking exam scripts
- marking exception exam scripts for students with additional needs
- managing a team of examiners to support their marking
- assisting with the writing of the exam mark scheme
For the last fourteen years I have taught:
- Chemistry to Key Stage 3, GCSE, A Level and IB (in a secondary school environment)
- Biology to Key Stage 3 and GCSE (in a secondary school environment)
- A range of examination boards, including AQA, OCR, Edexcel, Cambridge IB and also the IGCSE qualification
- In both a comprehensive and an independent school
- One-to-one private tutoring sessions to secondary students finding Chemistry, Biology and Science a challenge
- One-to-one private tutoring sessions to students needing to achieve the highest A Level and IB Chemistry grades for entry into Medicine and Oxbridge
Here are some testimonials from recent students (they are happy to be contacted if you wish to speak to them further):
Ellie has been a fantastic tutor for me! She has always been available, very patient and friendly and has really helped me to get a grasp on A level Chemistry studies, and has helped me achieve the grades i've needed as well as improving my confidence for the subject! Ellie has always been very supportive and has a brilliant way of breaking down the most complex aspects of the subject into manageable sections. She's a lovely person, very intelligent and has a genuine enthusiam for chemistry and is always there for you and ready to help! I couldn't have done it without her! I'd recommend her to anyone! Hannah
Ellie is an absolutely excellent tutor in every respect. She is very patient, totally reliable, inspires confidence and is extremely knowledgeable. She is very good at making really complex subjects easy to understand, so much so that I am now planning to continue my chemistry A level studies. I would not hesitate to ask for her assistance again and already plan to see her again in October. She is very approachable and immediately puts you at ease. I could not have wished for a better tutor. Emma
I have now been taught by Ellie within the school environment and through tutoring. She is a lovely kind hearted person who knows the ins and outs of all exams. With plenty of resources, experience and help to give you, I would go as far as saying Ellie is one of the best teachers I have had. Ellie is 100% dedicated and will help you strive to achieve your goals, whatever they may be. I highly recommend Ellie to anyone looking for a tutor. Sophie
Dear Ellie - we've just got the results and he achieved his A. We cannot thank you enough for what you have done for him. Ravi
Hi Ellie, just to let you know I got an A overall in Chemistry and would like to thank you for helping me achieve it. There is no way I could have got that without you. I am looking forward to taking my gap year and applying for Medicine next year. Simran
Ellie really helps you understand the course content and answers all the questions you have. She provides you with so much help in the way of past papers and detailed specifications. Ellie is also really good when it comes to fitting more lessons in near exam time. This was really helpful and she was very reassuring for my exams. Alice
After a rough year 12 we sought Chemistry tuition. After one lesson with Ellie it is lovely to see the glimpse of positivity back in our son. Adrian
Ellie could always find a way to explain so that the topic could be understood and easy to grasp. And she was always able to answer my questions (and I had a lot of questions!) Amy
I really can't recommend Ellie highly enough - she has transformed Y10 GCSE Core Science for our 15 year old son. Luckily for us, Ellie is available to tutor our son through Y11, too, and we are so relieved about this and he is very happy, too. Thanks Ellie. Jess
Hi Ellie, I just wanted to let you know he has secured a place at Medical School. You were instrumental in his journey. The Sembis
Ellie is a very professional tutor whose lessons bring the learning experience outside the classroom, tailored to her students' needs. She is an amazing teacher with great empathy and patience for her students. Her unique and innovative teaching methods have tremendously helped our daughter achieve exceptional results in her mocks. Ellie has no doubt proven to be a vital resource to our daughter's GCSE Chemistry. We're so glad to have found her. Nabeel
Ellie has been absolutely invaluable to my daughters GCSE Chemistry and in Lucy's words "It was like someone had switched the light on". Now instead of being scared of Chemistry she wants to do it at A Level as she knows with Ellie by her side she can achieve the results she needs. I actually wish Ellie did more subjects and we'd have her for so much more! I doubt I could give higher praise for a tutor! Amanda
Ellie is an exceptional tutor and has boosted by daughters confidence significantly in all sciences. She is fully committed, always making time do us and ensures that my daughter understands everything before moving on. Ellie has been tutoring my daughter Kerina, only for a short period of time however I have noticed that my daughter has significantly improved in chemistry, biology and physics and feels a lot more confident towards her upcoming GCSE's because she has had the help and support from Ellie. She goes through each topic in detail and makes sure that Kerina understands everything before moving on to the next topic, she is very committed and nothing is too much trouble for her. Thank you for everything Ellie! Punita
Exceptional tutor! Real progress evident due to Ellie's superb knowledge, ideal pace of lessons, meticulous planning and detailed feedback with additional homework activities set. My daughter was reticent about having a tutor but has now achieved really well in her mocks - and has always thoroughly enjoyed her sessions with Ellie - she really builds confidence and motivates! Sarah
If you need an excellent Science tutor, look no further than Ellie. I can't recommend her highly enough - Josh has come on leaps and bounds and already passed Core Science GCSE thanks to Ellie. Ms Moss
Ellie has tutored my son for his GCSE examinations and this academic year, for his AS exams in Chemistry. Ellie's tuition has been outstanding and she has helped him to achieve incredible results, but more importantly she has fostered a love of the subject and encouraged him to believe in himself. I can't recommend her highly enough!! Helen
Ellie is really a fantastic teacher. Her teaching is amazing excellent. Its been 7 months now my daughter started class with Ellie, its a great pleasure to say that my daughter really enjoys her class. She is so motivated to go the class. And my daughter has moved up to the top scorer in Chemistry and Biology, I would definitely say after joining Ellie. Thank you Ellie for your help. Manjula
I decided to book Ellie for my A2 exams after needing to resit. After having gone through many chemistry teachers I can honestly I found the best- if only I found her sooner! I have learnt so much so quickly. Ellie is very patient and makes you understand in a way that suits you. Since starting with her I look forward to studying chemistry and enjoy completing the exam questions she sets. Ellie is very knowledgable about the exam board so can tailor the content needed, and most importantly she is so supportive. I would recommend her to anyone! Anika
Both myself and my brother have had Ellie for AS and A2 tuition. She has proved to be hugely knowledgable and you can ask any question and she is able to answer without hesitation. She structures the lessons to our individual needs, is very patient and ensures our understanding by setting exam questions. Having experienced various tutors, I can honestly say Ellie is by far the best! She is so encouraging, so kind and we both look forward to her tutoring sessions. We have both learnt so much in such a short space of time and thoroughly recommend her to any student looking for extra support in chemistry! Cara and Alex
I have been having extra chemistry tuition with Ellie since September in preparation for my A Level's in the summer. I have found Ellie to be extremely knowledgeable but also able to explain things in varying ways, ensuring I always gain a sound understanding. She always follows up the lesson with relevant exam questions which ensures the content of the lesson is reinforced. Right from our first lesson Ellie has put me at ease enabling me to ask any questions I may have. She has a very reassuring and patient way of teaching, and has really boosted my confidence in a short period of time. I would honestly have no hesitation in recommending Ellie to anyone needing additional chemistry support! Megan
Miss Ellie does a wonderful job in teaching chemistry from what I have seen so far. I love that you have your own techniques in teaching the different concepts of the subject which makes it so much more easy and understandable. As well as that i also learn so much in a short amount of time and I got to clarify so many specific doubts and problems! It's also great how the flexible to what I want to learn and not just fixed! Once again, I think miss Ellie does a wonderful job, I would definitely recommend her !!! Sanjana
I have found Ellie to be very caring and accommodating, reorganising her timetable to incorporate our busy lives. Academically, she is very current and aware of the requirements of the various examination board's. She also has the ability to, 'switch on the light of understanding', in the minds of her students Dr. GW, Solihull
When I first visited Ellie, my mind was full of individual jigsaw pieces. At the end of the lesson, the picture in my mind was complete. LW, Solihull
Perfect! Ellie is a wonderful Chemistry tutor and has always gone above and beyond to help me. I appreciate how she is able to make Chemistry simple and easy to understand. Ellie is a very positive and lovely person, well organised and is always prepared to help me in whatever way I need so I definitely recommend Ellie as a Chemistry tutor.
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All that I can say is that Ellie is fantastic. When she was teaching myself and my brother A Level Chemistry, she always gave short, concise explanations of concepts in a way that we easily understood. Also, she gave us past paper questions after each topic so that we had plenty of practice at exam technique. She marked these and sent us feedback on what to improve on. This meant that when it came around to do our exams, we were fully prepared for them and confident that we could do well.
During lockdown, she was very flexible as she either had online lessons with us or set us exam papers that she marked and sent back to us with details on how to improve. Ellie’s tutoring gave us routine Chemistry revision that alleviated pressure and allowed us to balance our time on other A Level subjects.
We are very grateful to have had such an amazing tutor who was always cheerful and upbeat. Thank you!
-Sean and Seb.
My daughter needed an A level chemistry tutor. We had other tutors but I would firstly say my daughter was very particular about the type of tutor she wanted . She wanted someone very knowledgeable and someone to help tackle exam questions. My daughter is quite shy and due to her teacher at school had lost confidence. When my daughter had her first lesson with Ellie, she knew she was the right type of tutor.
Ellie instantly put my child at ease. Ellie is extremely knowledgeable and knows and knows exactly how to adapt to the style of teaching she required. My child gained confidence and improved greatly. I couldn’t recommend Ellie enough. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her to anyone. She is absolutely brilliant.
Ellie is such an amazing tutor and has helped my daughter so much with her A-Level Chemistry. She has a reassuring and supportive approach that immediately puts you at ease and makes each session both educational and enjoyable. She is extremely organized, with well planned sessions, ensuring she sends through any useful material or questions in advance of the session. Her understanding of the curriculum and marking scheme, coupled with her brilliant ability to explain topics in detail and with patience, gave my daughter so much more confidence in going into her A-Levels and I’m sure her results will reflect this. Ellie is by far the best tutor we have ever used and we’re so grateful for all her help. I couldn’t recommend her more highly.
Ellie is a wonderful Chemistry tutor and has always gone above and beyond to help me. I appreciate how she is able to make Chemistry simple and easy to understand. Ellie is a very positive and lovely person, well organised and is always prepared to help me in whatever way I need so I definitely recommend Ellie as a Chemistry tutor.
Ellie has been a very caring and helpful chemistry tutor, without her i wouldn’t have the grades I have achieved now, and thanks to her help I have improved massively. Ellie has constantly been patient and understanding with me, even when i have found myself overwhelmed with exams or even don’t understand something, she has always been very supportive and encouraging to carry on. Ellie has made learning chemistry so much easier to learn and i looked forward to our lessons every week. thank you Ellie! Love Ryia xxxx
Ellie has been working with my daughter in GCSE Biology and Chemistry. She is such a great teacher and was able to engage with my daughter in such a way that she felt supported and believed in her own ability. Ellie has great in depth knowledge in the syllabus and armed with focussed exam questions and answers for her students. I would highly recommend Ellie, she is an amazing tutor and a really lovely person.
Ellie is an excellent chemistry and biology tutor - she helped two of our children achieve great GCSE grades. She is patient and uses her oustanding knowledge about content and exam technique to explain the most challenging aspects of the sciences in a clear and memorable way. We 100% recommend Ellie as she will bring the best out of any student regardless of their initial grasp of the sciences.
I think Ellie is really helpful in all aspects of biology and chemistry. This is because I always understand a topic after Ellie has taught it to me. Also she gives lots of helpful exam practice so I can apply all the knowledge I have been taught so my tests always went well. I always knew the information inside out because Ellie tests me and makes sure I know a certain topic before moving on.
Ellie has taught my son for the last four years, through GCSE and A levels and prior to this she tutored my elder son too. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for high quality Chemistry tuition. Ellie is outstanding- her knowledge of the syllabus, teaching styles tailored to individual needs and understanding of the requirements for examination answers as an examiner but more importantly the encouragement and recognition of your child’s strength have the greatest impact in building their self belief, especially in the challenges of the last year!
Ellie is fully equipped in her lessons such as allowing her students to attempt past paper questions after going through a topic. This gives her students a great opportunity to achieve well in their exams. I would highly recommend.
We asked Ellie as she’d already come highly recommend by friends. She has been instrumental in deepening my son’s grasp of chemistry A level and undoubtedly made all the difference in his gaining an A grade. Excellent communication with us about his progress and the areas he needed to focus on. Such a lovely lady too, a gem!
Ellie is a great tutor! She really went into detail about what the specification covers and thoroughly explained areas I was less confident in. Ellie’s also very organised and did plenty of past papers with me. She made revision more enjoyable and helped me improve in my ability to answer exam style questions!
My twins Sean and Seb have just taken their GCSE chemistry. They were tutored by Ellie who reinforced the difficult concepts now covered by the new GCSE syllabus. Throughout Ellie has been patient, approachable and friendly and is excellent at explaining, she also went through a lot of exam papers which boosted their confidence.
Both want to take A level chemistry and have asked if Ellie can can continue as their tutor which I feel is the best recommendation someone can get.
Absolutely fantastic tutor. Ellie is enthusiastic and explains concepts in a way that my son was able to understand. He went from a D in his first chemistry assessment test for A levels before starting with Ellie,to an A in his next test! His confidence in his abilities grew enormously with her help. Thank you Ellie.
Ellie has been my gcse and alevel tutor for chemistry and I cannot recommend her more highly. She is patient and explains all elements really clearly and gives you the confidence to believe you can achieve a grade much higher than you originally thought!
Ellie has really helped me to understand topics I wasn’t not confident in. She is patient and able to explain through notes with illustrations in detail to ensure I built on my knowledge. I would recommend Ellie to any students 5*
Given the step up in difficulty of the new linear Aqa A Level chemistry course, I couldn't have been happier with the tutoring and support Ellie gave my son.
She is extremely knowledgeable and very organised ensuring all topics are covered, setting sufficient homework and practise papers to reinforce the theories to be learnt. More importantly she is a hugely encouraging and friendly person who made my son feel confident in his own abilities. She goes the extra mile and provides excellent feedback after marking homework or practise papers so my son could see where he went wrong.
Messages of support before each exam highlight Ellie's caring side and her desire for her students to do well. Having 2 family bereavements during my sons exams demonstrated the depth of Ellie's teaching allowing him to still achieve his A grade under very upsetting and difficult circumstances. We were so proud he was able to secure his place at university for medicine. So impressed was I with Ellie I recommended her to 3 other parents. I know those students achieved an A grade and 2 A* grades respectively. Ellie is an amazing tutor who really does deliver results. I cannot recommend her highly enough!!
Ellie is a born scientist and teacher who explains everything so clearly.
She is also very nurturing and encouraging. She gave me the confidence to succeed.
I am so very grateful for all the help and support that Ellie has given me throughout my Chemistry A-Level. She has helped me to improve more than I ever thought I could! Ellie is very kind and patient, and is able to answer just about every science question known to man. Definitely, absolutley would recommend!
I found Ellie to be a first class tutor for my daughter.
I saw how her confidence grew as Ellie nurtured her through the areas of Chemistry that she hadn't quite grasped in class.
As Ellie developed her Chemistry skills, she began to believe in herself and this made a big difference to the preparation for exams.Ellie had a deep understanding of the person and this is what I believe made the difference. Ellie has an approach that shows she cares about her students, not just their grade potential, but their well being. She even messaged us the day before the exam with good luck wishes, and also followed up after the results came out.
Ellie has an accurate understanding of the exam board requirements and this is a real advantage.
Ellie helped my daughter beyond the call of duty, assessing past paper practices, which was very much appreciated as she has a demanding timetable. I don't believe that there is anyone else out there as good as Ellie.
Ellie is an excellent teacher - organised and thorough with a lovely personality. She was very familiar with the course requirements of the examination board and provided challenging questions which extended my thinking enabling me to obtain top marks in my A Level.
I've known Ellie for over twenty years. I've watched her growing into the beautiful, intelligent human being she is today.
She's a very conscientious, driven young lady, who I would highly recommend as a tutor. She has a passion for science and students would benefit well from her knowledge in this subject matter.
Ellie has a fab track record of high achieving students, is an experienced and engaging teacher with a wealth of knowledge around her subject but also extends to exam technique! Very patient and kind. Strongly recommend for both students who are struggling to those who are hoping to smash their results! She’s wonderful.
Ellie is an inspiring and patient teacher. She works hard to ensure pupils meet their full potential. I would highly recommend her to any pupil needing help with content, exam technique or just needing a confidence boost!
Ellie is so approachable and has a lovely welcoming manner. She always goes the extra mile to ensure that my daughter has a solid understanding of the subject and her passion for science always leaves my daughter feeling inspired.
Ellie is an amazing Chemistry tutor. Helped my son to improve from a D at AS level to A* in the final A level. He is now reading Medicine at Newcastle. In my sons words “she’s a sick tutor”. Highly recommended. Ravi
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