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Jacqui
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J
Jacqui
« Ricky has tutored my 15 year old daughter in GCSE Double Science as she has been off of school due to illness. He is is a great teacher who has the ability to bring the syllabus to life. He is fun, enagaging and relatable. My daughter has learnt a lot since working with him. »
£35/h
1st lesson free!
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Response Time 17h
Lessons offered by Ricky
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Thermodynamics
  • School science
  • Natural Sciences
  • Industrial chemistry
Levels
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • Undergraduate

Experienced and enthusiastic tutor to help you excel in your Science studies!

Methodology

Having taught some of the keenest minds in the world at the Universities of Oxford and London and also struggling school students, (as well as struggling University students and bright-as-buttons schoolchildren!), I believe it is absolutely essential to tailor the teaching style to the requirements of the individual. Pupils have hugely varying aptitudes for different parts of a syllabus. For example some find calculations and concepts easy but have difficulty remembering (sometimes "boring") facts while others love the challenge of retaining factual information but are frightened off by the mathematical or deep philosophical aspects of science. I use a wide variety of formal well-known techniques as well as my approaches which have worked well with my students, such as quizzes, worksheets, diagrams, visualisations and real life analogies. We will also work extensively on practice questions and past examination papers. There are also some excellent internet resources for chemistry which I recommend and use. I will also set and mark homework as and when required.

I teach:
Chemistry up to and including final year Degree level
A-level Chemistry
GCSE Science and also individual Chemistry, Physics, Biology

Background

I am a full time tutor who grew up in Wanstead, London, went to school in Essex and earned a degree and doctorate in Chemistry at the University of Oxford. I have worked as a research chemist for 16 years, at the cutting edge of scientific enquiry and new product development in universities as well as in the chemical industry. Throughout my postgraduate studies and career I have provided tuition, coaching and training to learners ranging from school students to seasoned world-class experts. Giving new knowledge and insights to over 50 students and trainees has been some of my most rewarding and enjoyable work to date and this led me to choose to provide science and music tuition full time since 2018.

Rates

Transportation Fee : £5
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £170
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £340

Details

My standard rate is £35 per hour, not including travel, although I do offer discounted rates during the daytime or school holidays.
Lessons will be for one or two hours in most cases. I may be able to waive travel charges if students come to me or if students are in Wanstead or Woodford. I can also offer group tuition for 2 or more students at a time for the discounted rate of £25 per hour per person.

Lessons offered by Ricky
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Thermodynamics
  • School science
  • Natural Sciences
  • Industrial chemistry
Levels
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • Undergraduate

Ricky's CV

Education and Qualifications:
1997 - 2001
Wadham College, University of Oxford. DPhil, Chemistry
DPhil (PhD) thesis title "Chiral Aldehyde Enolate Equivalents"
1993 - 1997
Wadham College, University of Oxford. MA(Hons), Chemistry, First Class
1992 - 1993
A-level 4 Grade A:
Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Further Mathematics
1990 - 1991
GCSE 12 Grade A

Tuition and teaching experience:
2006 to present
Tuition in Science for GCSE, and Chemistry for A-level and Degree level Chemistry and Pharmacy students.
2002- 2005
Conducting Organic Chemistry workshops and practical classes at Queen Mary University of London. Training of postgraduate research students in synthetic organic chemistry techniques.
1999-2000
Tutor for 2nd year Organic Chemistry at St. Edmund's Hall, Oxford University.
1997
Tutor for final year undergraduates at Wadham College, Oxford University.
2010 to present
Drum Kit and Indian Classical Tabla tutor for individual and group classes including council-funded initiatives.

Other Relevant Scientific Employment:
Sep 2006 – Dec 2017
Senior R&D Chemist, Afton Chemical Ltd, Bracknell
Project Manager and Technical Lead, developed five performance additive packages for turbine oils, gear oils and hydraulic fluids . Provided extensive training to colleagues and customers in the design and application of Industrial Lubricants.
Apr 2002 - March 2005
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Queen Mary University of London
Synthesised new catalytic organometallic complexes and developed novel reactions involving them. Also trained undergraduate and PhD students in laboratory techniques and provided chemistry tutorials.

6 reviews on Ricky
  • 5/5

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6 recommendations

J
Jacqui

Ricky has tutored my 15 year old daughter in GCSE Double Science as she has been off of school due to illness.
He is is a great teacher who has the ability to bring the syllabus to life. He is fun, enagaging and relatable.
My daughter has learnt a lot since working with him.

E
Eamonn

I am 6 years old and I have been learning tabla with Uncle Ricky for a year. I think my Tabla lessons are amazing because we learn exciting beats and bols (tabla language). Uncle Ricky is an extraordinary teacher because he’s so funny and he helps me to understand things by telling jokes. I have learnt so many compositions and variations that I cannot count them. I love my lessons because Uncle Ricky is so cool and plays the drums too. I look forward to my lessons because they are just so much fun!

D
Debipriya

Ricky is a patient, devoted and highly gifted teacher. We had been looking around for some time for a tabla teacher for our 5-year-old son. At the first lesson our son was engaged and felt comfortable enough to ask questions. We have been amazed at how Ricky has motivated our son who is willing to practice at home without much persuasion. Ricky is a generous teacher who goes to great lengths to make sure our son has understood a phrase and also shares loads of material and pieces. Ricky is an excellent musician who also has a keen understanding of drum kit, piano and vocal music which makes him a versatile teacher. Ricky is an outstanding teacher and we would definitely recommend him without hesitation.

A
Arpita

Ricky is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced science and maths tutor. He specialises in Chemistry having achieved a PhD in the subject from Oxford and has tutored other Oxford students during his time there. He also is an avid musician playing and teaching both drums and tabla. He is very patient, enthusiastic and encouraging and I thoroughly recommend him as a tutor!

Sharmistha

Ricky is a great percussionist and has immense knowledge and understanding of music. He is a very good tutor and teaches his students with good care and patience. He makes it simple to understand and teaches step by step, making the learning process easy as well as interesting. I'd definitely recommend him.

K
Keeran

Ricky has been teaching me both the Indian drums (tabla) and western drums for the past 2 years. When I started, I was a novice but I feel I have progressed rapidly under his tutelage. I would highly recommend him as he is a fantastic teacher. Thank you Ricky

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