University of Greenwich
Secondary (Science with Chemistry)
University College London (University of London)
First Class Honours (2020)
Information about Elmo
To learn by enduring through tiresome lectures, or by mundane repetition, is not only dull but ineffective! I employ a 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 learnt, 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 in your long-term memory to allow for quick recall with minimal effort. I aim to provide carefully planned, personalised tuition that makes use of research-approved pedagogical techniques to ensure rapid progress.
In a typical lesson you can expect:
- A starter activity involving short questions, tailored to you, about what you have learnt 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
Availability: Availability (hour-long lessons):
- Mondays: 16:00, 20:00
- Tuesdays: 16:00, 18:45
- Thursdays: 16:00, 20:00
- Fridays: 4:00, 5:15, 6:45, 20:00
Willing to travel: 3 miles
Experience: As soon as I qualified as a teacher in 2021, I entered the tutoring business. I have been teaching chemistry, biology, and physics over the past two years across various platforms, helping 40+ students from years 7-13, over a total of 800+ hours.
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Feedback For Elmo (17)
I started lessons with Elmo in Year 13 after struggling with A-level chemistry. Elmo is an exceptional tutor and has helped improve my chemistry knowledge, exam technique and my grades since the first lesson. He is extremely knowledgeable about the subject, but also teaches information in a manageable way so that even the most confusing concepts make sense. He has great advice on how to pick up marks and different revision techniques. The notes that are created in the lesson are also another great revision resource that can be used. In my lessons I would also often ask Elmo about questions I had attempted in my free time / in school that I could not understand. He was great at helping me work through the questions, understanding both the chemistry and exam technique. This was something that I found very helpful! Elmo was also very professional and always on time. Closer to my A level exams, we increased my lessons to twice a week as Elmo was definitely worth the money! In the end, I achieved an A grade in Chemistry and secured a place to study Medicine at University (something that did not seem possible at the start of year 13). Thank you for all the help Elmo! I would definitely recommend to anyone at any level looking for a tutor!
First lesson went very well, good explanation of the topic and the use of the whiteboard was very useful. Looking forward the next lesson.
My daughter has been struggling with particular Chemistry topics for awhile. I`m so pleased we contacted Elmo for help. Elmo`s tuition style was perfect for my daughter and by the end of the first lesson, she was feeling a lot less stressed and so much more confident. Elmo knows his Chemistry but what is important is that he can also teach it well too. He is also friendly and helpful so I would highly recommend him as a tutor.
Elmo was extremely helpful and professional. He helped me to to achieve my full potential with his patience and wealth of knowledge. I would definitely recommend him as a tutor, as I achieved the highest possible grades along with his tutoring and support.
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.