Tutor HuntSubjectsChemistry Tutors
University of Greenwich
Secondary (Science with Chemistry)
University College London (University of London)
First Class Honours (2020)
Information about Elmo
Qualified teacher - MSci in chemistry (first) and PGCE in secondary science with chemistry. I have over two years of experience teaching KS3, GCSE, and A-Level chemistry to students of a wide range of abilities in years 7-13.
Chemistry is an intriguing and challenging subject, the study of which demands significant devotion and perseverance. Daunting as this may seem, the acquisition of the necessary knowledge and skills required to succeed need not be an arduous process. I aim to provide carefully planned, personalised tuition that makes use of research-approved pedagogical techniques to ensure rapid progress.
To learn by enduring tiresome lectures or the repetition of mundane tasks is not only dull but ineffective! I employ a more conversational approach - through amusing debates and thought-provoking questions I aim to find and correct misconceptions, nurture a solid understanding, and above all keep lessons interesting and engaging. I encourage students to work out answers by thinking deeply about the theory behind what is being learned, rather than repeating what they have memorised. I firmly believe in reviewing previously studied content on a regular basis - a crucial practice as it facilitates the storage of information into your long-term memory to allow for quick recall with minimal effort.
In a typical lesson you can expect:
- A starter activity involving short questions, tailored to you, about what you have learned in past lessons
- Teaching in bite-sized chunks followed by intervals of short questions
- Ample opportunity for exam practice, with strategically selected past paper questions from your exam board
- Time set aside for any and all questions you may have, or for discussions going beyond what you need to know for your exams
Availability: I teach on weekdays after school and in the evenings. If you desire in-person lessons, I am willing to travel up to 20 mins from my house in Charlton, London, to you or a location of your choosing (library, cafe, etc ).
Willing to travel: 3 miles
Experience: Having undergone my teacher training year during the Coronavirus pandemic I am particularly experienced in teaching online. I have also been tutoring mostly online since I started this profession. I make use of a plethora of resources to aid my explanations and make my lessons interactive and engaging.
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Feedback For Elmo (13)
Elmo has a lovely personality. He seems knowledgeable, provides great lecture notes and is very engaging. However none of this means very much when you a faced with the constant cancellation of lessons, going on holiday during term times, which results in unpredictable lesson fluctuations and poor professionalism. Eventually we decided to replace this tutor. Stars lost in rating due to unreliability and numerous lesson cancellations.
Tutors Response :
Thank you for your kind words in the initial part of your review. It was a pleasure working with your son and I`m glad that he found the lessons engaging.
I understand that cancelled lessons can be inconvenient. However, I believe the latter part of your review is unfair given that four lessons were cancelled by me in the half-year I have been tutoring for you, all of which I offered to reschedule. I only cancel when necessary, in our case twice due to flights visiting family abroad for Christmas (unfortunate that they were both on the day of our lessons, but there was little choice), and twice not due to a holiday, but a one-off fire training course. I do wish you would consider amending your review, as I don`t believe I`ve earned as poor a rating from you.
Elmo, Is an amazing Chemistry teacher and gets on great with my son, he explains the topics in a way that he can understand and ask questions. I would recommend Elmo
My son is really enjoying his lessons and Elmo is able to explain things clearly. Elmo has been very helpful and flexible. Highly recommend.
Elmo is a fantastic teacher. He is always well prepared, encouraging and diligent. My son is really benefiting from his sessions.
Absolutely fantastic tutor! My daughter really enjoyed and benefitted from his lessons. He really takes the time to understand the child`s strengths and understand where they are struggling in. The materials provided were very helpful and I would definitely recommend him to others!
really engages well with Louis and makes it enjoyable.
Elmo is a very excellent teacher. My son has been struggling a bit with A level Chemistry and since being taught twice weekly by Elmo, his understanding has become so much more clear which has allowed him to enjoy the topic more. We are very impressed with how organised and well planned the lessons are and Elmo send notes to accompany each lesson. Thankyou Elmo!!
Elmo was punctual professional and really passionate in regards to A Level Chemistry. He has excellent syllabus knowledge and my daughter said he really simplified & clarified complex problems and covered a lot of ground . He is also patient and nothing is too much trouble for him. I would highly recommend him for A Level Chemistry to anyone looking to improve their subject knowledge and more importantly their grade.
Elmo is a very positive and enthusiastic tutor with lots of energy to bring students` attention to the subject. He is very approachable and helped my son to try exam questions with tips for example answers.
Elmo helped me achieve achieve a great score in a European Dental School entrance exam with only 1 month`s prep (bear in mind I haven`t studied Chem since 2015). He was very upbeat & helpful by providing great resources on topics which I found difficult to understand & explained concepts/ideas in a succinct but thorough manner. Definitely would recommend him to other potential students!
Elmo has been a great tutor and has really catered to all of my needs - he explains everything really well and encourages me to answer the questions myself. Overall, I`m feeling much more confident in Chemistry with his help.
My son has been having tuition with Elmo for some weeks now to help him with A chemistry. I am very pleased with the progress he is making. Thanks Elmo
Elmo is really good tutor and deals all the topics clearly. Thank you
He is organised, has perfect timing and a great teacher.