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Woking, Surrey
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Member Since: 02/03/2014
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My Qualifications

Royal Society of Chemistry
Chartered Chemist
Pass  (2019)
Royal Society of Chemistry
Chartered Scientist
Pass  (2019)
University of Brighton
Post Graduate Certificate in Education
Pass  (2018)
GTC England
Qualified Teacher Status
QTS  (2017)
The University of Manchester
Pass  (2013)
MChem (Hons)
The University of Manchester
Chemistry with Forensic Science
2:1  (2008)
The University of Manchester
Personal Development for Successful Learning
Pass  (2005)
City & Guilds E-Quals Level 1
Nescot College
Level 1 Certificate for IT Users
Distinction  (2003)

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Information about David

I am a qualified, DBS checked, Science teacher working at a secondary school in Woking. Before teaching, I worked as a scientist with a PhD in Cancer Research from the University of Manchester, which I achieved in 2012. I then worked at Guy`s hospital NHS Foundation Trust performing research into cardiovascular disease before inspecting pharmaceuticals for clients based all around the world.

Throughout my working life I have trained a variety of people with different skills including medical students, PhD students and scientists with PhD`s and several years of research experience, amongst others. I then decided to take these skills and develop them further, becoming a full time teacher.

In addition to my academic qualifications, I have also completed several courses to help aid my ability to teach. These include completing a Personal Development for Successful Learning (PDSL) course (2005-6) and being involved in the Manchester Gold Mentoring Scheme (2004-5) both at the University of Manchester.

I feel my qualifications as a teacher and a scientist, as well as my ability to adapt my skills to a range of abilities makes me an ideal person to build on the knowledge being taught to pupils in schools.

Some examples of previous successes:
EM (taking single science, foundation tier) - went from U grade to C grade in six weeks

AR (A-Level chemistry) - went from 37% in mock exams to 97% in mock exams over 12 months

EW (Year 9) - improved by 4 steps over the course of two half-terms. Achieved the highest mark in the year (270 students)

SS (Year 9) - improved by 4 steps over the course of three half-terms. Achieved the joint-second highest mark in the year (270 students)

OS (Year 9) - improved by 3 steps over the course of two half-terms. Achieved the joint-second highest mark in the year (270 students)

SG (Year 8) - moved up 4 classes over the course of four half-terms. Achieved scores in the top 10% of the year

EE (Year 9) - improved over 45% on average in 8 weeks. Achieved the highest mark of the year in multiple tests (116 students)

Availability: Saturdays only. Sundays on rare occasions

Willing to travel: 3 miles

Experience: Experience:
Co-educational school in Woking, Surrey (2018 - present)
Science Teacher (Biology, Chemistry & Physics up to GCSE)

All girl`s school in Rainham, Kent (2016 - 2018)
Science Teacher (Chemistry up to A-Level, Biology & Physics up to GCSE)

Scientist testing pharmaceuticals (2013 - 2015)
Wrote over 100 reports to be used as part of submissions to drug regulators
Reviewed a similar number of reports to be used for similar purposes

Scientist researching cardiovascular disease (2012 - 2013)
One paper published in a scientific journal

Scientist researching treatments into COPD (2006 - 2007)
Research project rolled out across multiple sites, reducing analysis time by 2/3


The University of Manchester (2008 - 2012)
PhD in Cancer Research
Three papers published in scientific journals
Presented my work across the UK and in the USA to a variety of audiences

The University of Manchester (2004 - 2008)
Master`s degree in Chemistry with Forensic Science (with Industrial Experience)

Wallington County Grammar School (1998 - 2004)
A-Levels: Chemistry, Biology, Computing, General Studies
GCSE: English, Mathematics, Double Science, English Literature, French, Information Technology, Economics, Religious Education


Chartered Chemist (CChem)
Chartered Scientist (CSci)
Member of the Royal Society of Biology (MRSB)
Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)
Member of the Institute of Science and Technology (MIScT)

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Feedback For David (8)

We have a total of 8 review(s) for David.

Kuljit (Mr)

4/5 Rating

A really great tutor and we would recommend.

Christine (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

David is friendly and very good at explaining the subjects. he is very knowledgeable. My daughter feels comfortable in the lessons and fells more confident.

Ghayah (Miss)

5/5 Rating

he is so good at explaining thing in a simple understandable way. i have improved alot since our first lesson. would recomend him to anyone.

Ken (Mr)

5/5 Rating

David has been great at helping my son with 3 science subjects for GCSE. He has understood where gaps need to be filled and has encouraged my son by instilling confidence in his abilities. David is always punctual and well-prepared for the sessions. He has also provided extra work to be done in between sessions.

Tina (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

David has been brilliant at instilling confidence in my daughter and the improvement in her understanding and ability has been amazing. He is always punctual and gives constructive, encouraging feedback. I would thoroughly recommend him.

Melissa ()

5/5 Rating

Excellent feed back with very clear explanations

Samantha (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

e have been using Dave for nearly a year now for my son and on occasion my daughter.Dave is always punctual and reliable he has a very nice manner which has enabled my children to get a better understanding of this subject.Sam Pyrford.

Andrew (Mr)

5/5 Rating

David has instilled confidence right from the start. He turned up thoroughly prepared for a first session and I have no hesitation in recommending

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