I have PhD in chemistry and teaching chemistry for more than 15 years now. I am an examiner at OCR and Edexcel exam boards. My teaching focus on developing better understanding of the topic and exam oriented approach leading to better grades with all my tutees.
I have an excellent track record of success. In summer 2018, all my A level students secured A grade and one with A* in chemistry, which I believe significant success through disciplined hard work along with my tutees (references from past students available on request). Some students had D/E grade at the end of the first year, scored to A grade in their A level exam with tutoring in the second year (I promise-No Magic). GCSE students scored 8 and 9 points.
I teach chemistry at one of the leading University in South East. The in-depth knowledge of chemistry, years of teaching experience and passion for chemistry enable me to explain complex concepts in a more understandable and manageable way.
The comprehensive knowledge of chemistry is crucial at A-level, as most of the exam questions require an application of the knowledge rather than just recalling facts. My teaching develops a better understanding of the topics which helps students to answer questions with confidence.
I use molecular models for relevant topics (shapes of molecules, Transition metals, Polymer, structure and bonding etc). I provide well prepared colorful mind maps and chart to help students remembering the content for longer. There will be plenty of topic-based self-prepared resources to build knowledge from basic to advanced level. I provide support between lessons by email/phone so that student don`t have to wait for the next lesson to get an answer to the query.
Being an examiner for A-level chemistry, I know marking process and examination question style very well and prepare the student to hit those "key marking points".
I have enhanced DBS certificate. Any inquiry for the group lesson/intensive course is welcome. I do tutoring at my home only.
Availability: Please contact me to check for the availability.
The lesson will be in the group of two students with the same exam board and similar competency.
Willing to travel: 5 miles
Experience: I have 15 years of experience teaching chemistry. I take proud in tutoring one of the youngest person (six-year-old child !!!) in the UK for GCSE.
Previously, I have worked in the Pharmaceutical industry as a research scientist and a patent analyst.
DBS (CRB) Check: Yes
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