University of Greenwich
Secondary (Science with Chemistry)
University College London (University of London)
First Class Honours (2020)
Information about Elmo
____- Currently fully booked, taking on new students from September 2022 ____-
Qualified teacher - MSci in chemistry (first) and PGCE in secondary science with chemistry. I have significant 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`m available on weekdays, in the afternoons and most evenings. If you desire in-person lessons, I am willing to travel up to 30 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 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 (8)
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.