Homepage Help
Help Tutoring Jobs
Harrow Weald 
£45/h
Unfortunately, this tutor is unavailable
Profile and degree verified
Response Time 7h
Lessons offered by Noel
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Sixth Term Examination Paper
Levels
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters
  • Diploma
  • Doctorate

Dr Noel - Harrow Weald - A-level CHEMISTRY: ALL boards.I teach A-level chemistry; I am a senior examiner with OCR and a consultant for organic chemistry. I live in Harrow in London and give lessons

Methodology

I am Dr Dickson and I am an experienced chemistry teacher. I am Head of Chemistry at a 6th form college in London. I am a senior examiner with OCR and an examiner with Edexcel. I make chemistry interesting, so try my approach and succeed.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

I teach chemistry.

- Tell me about your qualifications.

BSc (hons); MSc; PhD in chemistry

- How much do you charge?

£35 p.h. + £5 travel

- Where do you teach?

I prefer to teach at the student's home. Fees vary depending upon level, but average about £35 p.h. + £5 travel. I live in the Harrow area of London. Lessons in London only and nearby boroughs preferred.

- When are you available?

Monday to Sunday: Weekdays after 6pm; Weekends: 10 -6.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

Prefer A-level and above

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

A-level, Gamsat, Bcat, University chemistry, proofreading chemistry essays/reports

Ambassador

One of our best tutors! High-quality profile, qualifications verified and response guaranteed. Noel will plan your first lesson with care.

Background

- What kind of experience do you have?

I have 20 years experience of teaching in the UK. I am a senior examiner with OCR and examiner with Edexcel.

I am an ex subject area manager for World Chemistry for the IB. I am currently Head of Chemistry at a 6th Form College in London.

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

Yes

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £45/h
Lessons offered by Noel
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Sixth Term Examination Paper
Levels
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters
  • Diploma
  • Doctorate

Noel's CV

• BSc(hons); MSc; PhD
• PGCSE
• Yes
• ASE; RSC

Interview with Noel

QUESTION 01 | 08
When did you develop an interest in your chosen field and in private tutoring?
Noel — I fell in love with chemistry when I was 11 years old. After my PhD i realised that I was not cut out to be a research chemist. My passion is, and always has been teaching.
QUESTION 02 | 08
Tell us more about the subject you teach, the topics you like to discuss with students (and possibly those you like a little less).
Noel — What I can say is that my love within the field of chemistry is ORGANIC chemistry. In the 20 years or so I have been private tutoring I would suggest that over 90% of the problems students have are in organic chemistry
QUESTION 03 | 08
Did you have any role models; a teacher that inspired you?
Noel — A role model as such, NO. A mentor who showed me the English way of doing things is John Holman, who is co-author of Chemistry in Context, one of the best well-known A-level chemistry texts around the world. John was Head of Science when I arrived at Watford Boys' Grammar School.
QUESTION 04 | 08
What do you think are the qualities required to be a good tutor?
Noel — As in teaching itself, to be a good educator you need empathy and patience with your students. Each student is different and faces different problems. Getting to know them and the student getting to know you and having the confidence in saying to you that 'I do not understand. Can you explain that again please?'
QUESTION 05 | 08
Provide a valuable anecdote related to your subject or your days at school.
Noel — I attach a pdf of a very nice thank you card I received from a private student in September. When I started with her, through Tutor Pages, she was on the C/D boundary. She eventually achieved an A and is now studying her life long passion to be a Vet.
QUESTION 06 | 08
What were the difficulties or challenges you faced or still facing in your subject?
Noel — There are no difficulties, only challenges. I am a very knowledge chemistry teacher who has a world wide reputation. However, I say to my students I am not a walking Encyclopedia and if I do not know something then I say so to my students and then I go away and research it to find the answer. Learning is a lifetime challenge. It is actually a strength to say 'I do not know'. Do not underestimate your students. They know that you care about them and they are quite perceptive when you 'fudge' an answer.
QUESTION 07 | 08
Do you have a particular passion?
Noel — Is it teaching in general or an element of the subject or something completely different? Yes, my passion is chemistry. It is also my hobby and I love teaching to students and getting them to understand the beauty and the dynamics of this wonderful subject.
QUESTION 08 | 08
What makes you a Superprof (besides answering this interview questions :-P)?
Noel — All I can go on is the feedback I receive from my students. They are glowing in their recommendations for me. I approach my subject with a lot of fun and enjoyment and the students like this. My approach to teaching is slightly in the quirky and certainly not conventional, BUT IT WORKS. From the 2018 exams, my private students results were fantastic: 3 A*, 5A and a B and they all gain entry to their chosen University. I also attach some other thank you cards.

Similar tutors

chemistry lessons closeby? Here's a selection of tutor listings that you can check out.
Superprof can also suggest organic chemistry lessons to help you.
Learning isn't a problem, biochemistry lessons for all!
Taking sixth term examination paper lessons has never been easier: you're going to learn new skills.

Greater London
Dr Wasim Akber - University Lecturer in Mechatronics Engineering offering Engineering and Mathematics tuition at many different levels (e.g. GCSE, A-level, Undergraduates and Postgraduates)
£80
Wasim
  • (9 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I've made students who were failing their degree studies become university toppers (references provided upon request)....

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Edgware
Tuition - Maths - Science - Tutor - Harrow - Edgware - Stanmore - GCSE - KS3 - 11+ preparation - Teacher
£35
Raj
  • (11 reviews)
1st lesson free!

My focus is to build strong fundamentals. Each student is different, so is the teaching pattern. A regular home work and...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Harrow
IB student who tutors in London, giving courses in GCSE science and maths.
£15
Hannah
1st lesson free!

My teaching methods are very specialised to the individual. I communicate with the tutee and always focus on understanding

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Watford
Engineering Second Year Student with Excellent GCSE and A-Level Knowledge Tutoring Group or Individual in Maths, Physics and Chemistry in London
£15
Ranmini
1st lesson free!

My teaching methods are catered to the needs of every student, you can be assured to experience an engaging class with many...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Harrow
A quality tutoring in GCSE, IGCSE, AS and A2 Maths subjects in Harrow, London
£40
Ashok
1st lesson free!

An articulate Academic Professional with a proven track record of positive contribution towards learning, teaching and...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Edgware
Cheap rate for students at GCSE level wanting to study Maths and Chemistry.
£10
Abid
1st lesson free!

I prefer one to one studying as it lets me focus on one student and where they need help. it also lets me focus on specific...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Edgware
Pharmacy student offering tuition for Chemistry and Biology. Can also do Maths
£15
Gazal
1st lesson free!

I prefer to practice exam questions and scenarios first and then based on the students performance I will focus on the...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Stanmore
Medical student with 3 years of experience in teaching maths and science
£20
Archana
  • (3 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I am a university student offering lessons in maths and science from the ages of 4 to 18. I have worked with individual...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Harrow
Graduate with a Master's degree in Chemistry offering chemistry lessons in Harrow
£20
Chiran
1st lesson free!

I am willing and able to instruct students in a level chemistry and below. I approach each student with finding the areas...

Face to face lessons Approved profile Responds within an hour
Station Approach
I am offering students maths and science lessons, revision and help in homework
£9
Sharmin
  • (2 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I like to teach in a unique fun way so it eases learning and helps those who struggle learning the old fashion way. I...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Harrow on the Hill
Experienced Maths and Science Tutor- Harrow on the Hill, Rayners lane, South harrow, Northolt, Pinner, Northwood, North harrow ,Sudbury town.
£26
Haran
  • (15 reviews)
1st lesson free!

About me: I am educated to degree in Mathematics and specialised in Mathematics. I concentrate my efforts on 'private...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
at his home at your home By webcam
1 hour £45 £45 Not available
Unfortunately, this tutor is unavailable