B.Sc., B.Ed., PGDCA, AET.
A-Levels Specialist Teacher
I am 48 years old, an experienced teacher of Science (First class graduate) with specialisation in Chemistry & Maths. I have over 20 years experience of teaching GCSE/A-Level (9 years in the UK, London & 12 years in India, New Delhi). I have taught in several schools of West London, Surrey & Berkshire and now expertise in 1 - 2 - 1 tutoring.
Start from the basics, fill the gaps in your knowledge, have a good foundation and then move on to the advanced concepts is the fundamental idea.
There is a big jump from GCSE to AS- Level standard. Many pupils, who have secured high grades in GCSE plan to leave promising subjects like maths & chemistry just after a few months of studying in the sixth form. My question is: What is the reason?? Very simple pupils are not ready for this transition to sixth form. Parents & pupils, please have a word before making any decision.
From 2014 onwards, Examinations are now based on the annual system, so you will not have that many chances to repeat & improve your grades, as it used to be in the past. Prepare thoroughly and then sit in exams, honestly, it will be a very good experience. Please collect past year exam papers, relevant text books and an aim & then come to me that is all I am looking for. Future belongs to those who prepare for it, now is the right time to prepare for 2017 exams.
GIVE IT ONCE & MAKE IT should be the motto.
Please note chemistry is a very important subject if you are seeking career in fields like medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, forensic sciences, defence, nursing, chemist, etc.
Availability: Weekdays & Weekends
Please note only A-Level & GCSE Chemistry & Maths.
Exam Board: AQA / OCR A & salters / Edexcel
1-2-1 is also possible.
Willing to travel: 5 miles
Experience: GCSE / AS / A2 / A-Levels, and Adult Numeracy Skills.
AQA, OCR (New Chemistry Syllabus), Edexcel (New Chemistry Syllabus)
OCR Salters A & B Specifications, Edexcel GCE Chemistry
GCSE Double & Triple Science Experience.
21st Century Science new OCR Specifications.
Bio-chemistry to Adult learner in University
Parents & pupils, please read carefully. I tell you chemistry of scoring grades in the examination. Solving previous years examination question papers is one of the techniques to gain motivation and confidence and the easiest way to grab GRADES (A). First attempt should be made at School or home rather than the examination hall. This is the point where most of the pupils make mistakes. Pupils understand the subject matter involved but they answer questions in the examination hall without proper revision and pre familiarity of questioning style.This is called over confidence. Theoretical and descri ptive questions are attempted with a comparative ease but when it comes to numerical oriented problems they make a mistake due to lack of proper revision, sub-standard writing skills and what the examiner expects to see in the answer booklet. Unexpectedly, one of the main reason responsible for low grades and further demotivation. Remember, the final drama will be rewarding only when there have been several rehearsals & practice done.
Indeed, experience has taught me to believe that examinations are basically meant to convince the examiners that we have reached the required level of knowledge and skills and have adhered to the exam specifications. The yard stick to measure this is examination question paper. So, please take examinations seriously. See, as a tutor,I help to build this answering technique of the highest order, maintaining high degree of Numeracy skills and literacy strategies. All tutors are well educated and look alike but they don`t act alike. Over the years of experience, I have mastered this art and now become a profession for me. Grades count wherever you go whatever you do in your professional career and have got a close resemblance to one way traffic on roads and the prospective pupil cannot make a U turn once passed. That is why, I like to teach pupils who are serious and want to study but donât know how to study. Consequently, this adds to my portfolio as well. Something like passing your driving test after several failures, concentrating on your skills rather than taking chances.
My humble advise especially to Senior and mature sixth form pupils, please don`t take examinations without acquainting yourself with techniques in chemistry and doing practice papers, Simply because the next exam paper is going to be something which is very similar to the one, which is in your hands at the moment. You need to dig out the questioning trend. Decision is yours, so the results.
Course Contents: (Chemistry Students)
Basic concepts, Elements, Compounds & mixtures, Balancing Equations, atoms, ions, molecules, formulae, a.m.u., Bonding concepts, Ionic, Covalent & Metallic bonding, Coordinate bonding, Periodic Table (s,p,d,f block elements), electronic configuration, Alkali & Alkaline earth metals, Shapes of molecules & ions, Orbitals, IUPAC nomenclature, BeCl2, BCl3, C=O=O, CH4, NH4+, H2O, CO2, NH3 , PCl3, PCl5, SF6, VSEPR theory, PV = nRT, Hybridisation, Ideal & real gas equation Intermediate bonding & bond polarity, dipoles, Intermolecular forces, Hydrogen bonding, d-block , Transition metal chemistry, Oxidation states, Structure of atom, Chemical Bonding, mole concept, Chemical Calculations, Redox- reactions, Chemical Equilibria, Acids & Bases, Reactivity series, Energetics, Kinetics, Thermo-Chemistry, Noble gases, Halogens, Organic Chemistry, C-C, C=C, Hydro-Carbons Saturated and Unsaturated hydrocarbons. Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Functional group, Aldehydes(R-CHO), ketones (R-CO-Râ), Phenols(C6H5-OH), Carboxylic acids(R-COOH), Amides(R-NH2), Alcohols(R-OH), Halogeno-alkanes(R-X), Isomerism, optical activity & chirality etc
Mass Spectra & IR, bond stretching, C-H, C=O, N-H, O-H, C-X etc.pH, Ka, Kw, pka, pKw, Kc, xf, Entropy system & surroundings, Reaction Mechanisms, Addition, Elimination, Substitution, Oxidation, Reduction, Esterification, hydrolysis & polymerisation, SN1, SN2 reaction mechanism, Benzene and its chemistry, Organic Synthesis etc.
Please note I teach following papers of A-Level Chemistry.
GCSE / AS / A2 / A-Levels,
AQA, OCR, Edexcel , OCR Salters A & B Specifications, Edexcel GCE Chemistry
GCSE Double & Triple Science, IB & IGCSE Chemistry
OCR Chemistry Specification A
F321: Atoms, Bonds & Groups
F322: Chains, Energy & Resources
F323: Practical Skills in Chemistry I
F324: Rings, Polymers & Analysis
F325: Equilibrium, Energetic & elements
F326: Practical Skills in Chemistry 2
OCR Chemistry Specification B (Salter)
F331: Chemistry for Life
F332: Chemistry of Natural Resources
F333: Chemistry in Practice
F334: Chemistry of Materials
F335: Chemistry by Design
F336: Chemistry Individual investigation
AQA: Chemistry Specification
Unit 1 CHEM1 Foundation Chemistry
Unit 2 CHEM2 Chemistry in Action
Unit 3 CHEM3 Internal Assessment & Practical Skills in AS Chemistry
Unit 4 CHEM4 Kinetics, Equilibria & Inorganic Chemistry
Unit 5 CHEM5 Energetics, Redox & Inorganic Chemistry
Unit 6 CHEM6 Internal Ass. Investigative & Practical Skills in A2 Chemistry
Edexcel: Chemistry Specification 8CH01 & 9CH01
Unit 1 The Core Principles of Chemistry 6CH01
Unit 2 Applications of Core Principles of Chemistry 6CH01
Unit 3 Chemistry Laboratory Skills-I 6CH03
Unit 4 General Principles of Chemistry I Rates, Equilibria & Further Organic Chemistry 6CH04
Unit 5 General Principles of Chemistry II Transition Metals & Organic Nitrogen Chemistry 6CH05
Unit 6 Chemistry Laboratory Skills-II 6CH06