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Member Since: 23/02/2013
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My Qualifications

Oxford University
Biological Sciences
PhD  (2007)
King`s College London (University of London)
1st  (1998)

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Information about Stephen

I am a full-time Science tutor and have a First class degree in Pharmacology from Kings College London and a PhD from the University of Oxford. My general curiosity in Biology and nature has always helped motivate me in my studies and I hope that through tutoring I can inspire and transfer my enthusiasm for science to my students.

Due to the nature of my educational background, I have an excellent understanding of the Science subjects and I am adept in explaining complex concepts and ideas in a more understandable and manageable way.

I am a friendly, patient and enthusiastic science tutor who has over 8 years of experience in tutoring, mentoring and teaching science to those from the ages of 11 to PhD level.

Recent Tutor Achievements:

August 2022 Tutee iGCSE and GCSE Results:
(15 students in total, prior to my support the majority of my tutees were predicted grades 4/5/6 and two were predicted grades 2/3)
– 1 A star grade and 2 A grades in A level Biology
– 18 grade 9s
– 5 grade 8s
– 3 grade 7s
– 1 grade 5s

August 2021 Tutee iGCSE, GCSE and A level Results:
(14 students in total, prior to my support the majority of my tutees were predicted grades 5/6 and some were predicted grade 7)
- 2 A stars for A level Biology students
- 14 grade 9s
- 10 grade 8s
- 4 grade 7s
- 1 grade 6s

August 2020 Tutee iGCSE and GCSE Results:
(13 students in total, the majority of my tutees increased by 2 grades)
- 17 grade 9s
- 8 grade 8s
- 2 grade 7s
- 1 grade 6s

August 2019 Tutee iGCSE and GCSE Results:
(11 students in total, prior to my support the majority of my tutees were predicted grades 5/6)
- 20 grade 9s
- 5 grade 8s
- 3 grade 7s
- 2 grade 6s

August 2018 Tutee iGCSE and GCSE Results:
(11 students in total, prior to my support the majority of my tutees were predicted grades 5/6 and two were predicted grades 1/2)
- 10 grade 9s
- 9 grade 8s
- 3 grade 7s
- 3 grade 6s/ B grade

August 2017 Tutee iGCSE and GCSE Results:
(12 students in total, prior to my support the majority of my tutees were predicted B/C/D/E grades)
(Most students studied iGCSE Double and Triple Sciences)
- 20 A* grades
- 5 A grades
- 3 B grades

August 2016 Tutee iGCSE and GCSE Results:
(10 students in total, prior to my support the majority of my tutees were predicted B/C/D/E grades)
(Most students studied iGCSE Double and Triple Sciences)
- 13 A* grades
- 10 A grades
- 2 B grades

August 2015 Tutee iGCSE and GCSE Results:
(10 students in total, prior to my support the majority of my tutees were predicted B/C/D/E grades)
(Most students studied iGCSE Double and Triple Sciences)
- 16 A* grades
- 6 A grades
- 1 B grade

Tutoring Approach:

I provide a personalised tuition programme either online or in the tutee`s home and can also provide home schooling/ education during the day.

The tuition sessions are very structured and tailored to the needs and learning style of the student, focusing on any weaknesses. These needs are usually pinpointed within the first meeting and I tailor all sessions to the individual specific exam board.

I apply a variety of different teaching techniques and styles that I have found to be effective in order to make studying enjoyable, interesting as well as beneficial, helping students to reach and excel to their full potential.

My strategy in teaching addresses multiple areas to greatly benefit student`s approach to learning which helps build their confidence. These include:
- Help students to actually understand concepts and topics (rather than simply memorising facts)
- Support with exam techniques, specific exam terminology and definitions that are commonly asked
- Extensive exposure to actual exam board specific questions (I have an extensive array of relevant up-to-date educational and past exam papers, split by topic, for all subjects)
- Provide support with revision techniques and advice to self learn and self motivate
- Assist with composing an effective weekly study schedule tailored and based around the student`s extra-curricular activities
- Provide comprehensive feedback after each lesson on student`s progress, homework results and areas to improve

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me

Availability: I am a full-time science tutor so my schedule is very flexible. I provide home and online tuition and can also provide home schooling/ education during the day.

Willing to travel: 4 miles

Experience: I provide home and online tuition. I have been teaching science at GCSE, iGCSE, A level and university level for over 8 years and have worked with a variety of pupils with various abilities, learning styles, strengths and weaknesses.

My current and past tutees include students attending prestigious private schools including:
- Alleyn’s / Bedales / Bromley High / Cheltenham Ladies` College
- City of London Freemens / Dulwich College / Eltham College
- Epsom College / Francis Holland Sloane Square / Hurstpierpoint College
- JAGS / Latymer Upper / St. Paul`s Girls
- Roedean / Sherborne Boys / Sherborne Girls
- Trinity / Whitgift / Winchester College

Grammar schools including:
- Chesham Grammar / Henrietta Barnett / Newstead Wood
- St. Olaves / Wallington / Wilson

I have an excellent knowledge and experience of the current curriculum of all major exam boards (AQA, Cambridge, Edexcel and OCR) and teach both Combined and Triple GCSE Sciences.

I have taught many individuals (as well as in groups which is charged at a lower rate) intensively for their GCSE and A-levels in the run up to exams.

I also have extensive experience with university students of all academic levels and abilities as well as have a good working knowledge and experience of university marking and assessment systems. I offer guidance to undergraduate assignments specifically helping and advising on laboratory-based and library-based dissertations; evaluating scientific data as well as writing reports / essays.

I possess a full clean up-to-date enhanced DBS certificate.

DBS Check: Yes

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Feedback For Stephen (31)

We have a total of 31 review(s) for Stephen.

Grace (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Stephen is an outstanding tutor and made an amazing positive impact on my daughter’s A level Biology. His lessons are online and we were very impressed on how effective the lessons have been. My daughter was achieving grade Cs and Ds for his school’s end of topic tests buy with the support of Stephen his confidence, understanding and application to exam questions excelled in a matter of weeks. Stephen is very committed, professional, caring and very patient tutor. He thoroughly covers topics and provides very detailed revision notes and clearly explains challenging concepts, after which he provides an extensive amount of exam questions. He gives us feedbacks after each lesson to kept us in the loop understanding our son’s progress. With the support of Stephen, my daughter achieved A star for her A level Biology and consequently has been offered a place at University of Oxford. My daughter could not have achieved this grade and university offer without Stephen`s excellent support and care. It has been a pleasure to work with Stephen and we could not recommend him more. Thank you so much Stephen

Sue (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Transformational science tutor who has given my son much needed confidence so far.

Jamie (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

I can highly recommend Stephen’s lessons. My son has made huge improvements. Stephen is very methodical in his approach. He checks that each topic has been learnt well, by giving exam based homework, before moving on to the next topic, making sure that there are no gaps in my son’s knowledge. It is obvious that Stephen loves teaching and cares for his students, he knows when to encourage them and when to be firm. As a parent I’m really happy with the feedback too, after each lesson Stephen will let me know the outcome and what is the next target. I was dubious about having lessons online, but I was pleasantly surprised!

Simal (Miss)

5/5 Rating


Kirsty (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Stephen has been a great help to us. He is incredibly well organised, experienced, knowledgeable and kind. His tips and guidance have been invaluable. The Skype sessions work really well too as the sharing of data is so effective. They have also allowed for greater flexibility on timings.

Madeline (Dr)

5/5 Rating

Initial contact with Stephen was very prompt and professional. My daughter has only just started being tutored by him, but is already feeling more confident that she will achieve high grades in all 3 science GCSEs.

Diana (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

We feel incredibly fortunate to have found Dr Stephen for our daughter who is currently studying for her IGCSE and was completely lost and demoralised a the start of her tutoring - he is a dedicated tutor in all three sciences. Science does not come easily to our daughter. Lesson plans are detailed well thought out and planned and based on a wealth of knowledge and experience. To be able to Skype was something new to us, and has proved to be an amazing tool - no wasted time driving back and forth from a tutor. There is no doubt, Dr Stephen is truly gifted with the ability to teach. He has supported our daughter not only academically, but in organising her time/revision and learning plans across the board. He is committed, genuinely interested in his pupils and invested. We would not hesitate for a moment in recommending Dr Stephen to any tutee. Our daughters advise is do the homework, listen and trust his advice. We are incredibly grateful to Dr Stephen for his time, and investment in our daughter.

Sian (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Dr Stephen has been tutoring my daughter in Physics, Chemistry and Biology since last July in preparation for her forthcoming GCSEs. Stephen is incredibly thorough and professional in the way he conducts every session. He constantly assesses my daughters learning to ensure that there are no gaps in her knowledge. He achieves this through exam based homework and verbal questioning. He has a fantastic knowledge of the curriculum for each subject and structures each lesson according to the needs of the tutee. His method of tuition is interesting and stimulating and he goes to great lengths to prepare each lesson. My daughter has gained in confidence in the sciences but also in other subjects as Stephen’s system of note taking, revision and consolidation of learning can be applied to any subject.
I have no hesitation in recommending Dr Stephen to anyone looking for a Science Tutor.

Diana (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Stephen is an excellent tutor. We really recommend him. Stephen helped my son with his iGCSE Chemistry. My son believes that without Stephen`s help he would not have achieved A*. My son achieved A* in all three sciences and he thinks that Stephan`s exam technique helped him immensely.

Gareth ()

5/5 Rating

Stephen is very professional and dedicated to his subject matter, science. My son is more enthusiastic about science now more thank ever which is a welcome surprise! I would highly recommend Stephen.

Brenda (Ms)

5/5 Rating

I throughly recommend Dr Stephen and Yes, he is worth every penny. He is 100% professional competent and trustworthy. He tutored my boys in GCSE science with an approach and an expectation of them achieving nothing below A`s. He intensely supported their individual emotional and educational needs and this has built confidence in other academic subjects. Dr Stephen always presents timetabled homework for the boys after every session, and he gives detailed feedback. He cares about his tutees and I have already secured my place for A level tutoring. As a parent he always informs you about their progressions, strengths and weaknesses. A very good tutor.

Elodie (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Stephen has been tutoring my 16 yo daughter for her GCSEs. She has made improvements in all 3 science subjects. He is committed to his students and encourages them to strive for their best. I would recommend him warmly.

Holly (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Stephen adapts his tutoring to my daughter’s needs and produces thoroughly planned lessons and homework.
He has helped my daughter immensely with biology, chemistry and physics and we feel very fortunate to have found Stephen.

wendy (Ms)

5/5 Rating

BRILLIANT iGCSE results. Dr Stephen tutored my son for a year starting at the end of year 10. He worked with him to turn his grades around for double science from a C/D to A.A*. Dr Stephen`s aporoach and continuous support throughout the summer holidays and right the way through year 11 was most definitely the key. He also mentored my son giving him confidence with all of his other subjects. The knock on effect was A*s and As across the board. A complete contrast to his results the previous year. Dr Stephen without a doubt was his secret weapon. We also passed Dr Stephen on to two of my son`s school friends who were also struggling and they too achieved double A.A* for double iGCSE science as well as also excelling in their other subjects. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr Stephen, he`s simply the best!


5/5 Rating

When I came to Stephen towards the end of year 10 I was achieving C/D grades in my Sciences. Now I received my IGCSE science results I managed to achieve 3x A* results. Stephen is very unique in his style of teaching being very adaptable to the students needs and still makes the lessons fun and enjoyable. On top of his superb teaching, Stephen provided me with help on how to organise my timetable going into exams, when to start revising and general helpful tips on how to face my exams. After a great year with Stephen all I can really say is Thank You for your hard work with me Stephen and helping me achieve such outstanding grades.

Linda (Miss)

5/5 Rating

An update on results for my son George who has just completed triple science GCSE . A*FOR Physics, A*for Chemistry and A for Biology ( to be remarked as so close to A*). AND 6 additional A*s which I genuinely think Stephen helped George to achieve focus , looking for key words , building confidence , factual answers. We are SO delighted , what can we say !

Karl (Mr)

4/5 Rating

"Stephen tutored my son for his Science end of Year 7 exam. He was a last minute find but there was enough time to assist with my son`s revision and focus on topics that my son needed help with. Stephen, is very accommodating, and is methodical in his way of working. He was able to identify key areas that required addressing, and was able to deliver clear and productive sessions, and equally important, able to engage with my son and gain his trust. I certainly will use Stephen for my son`s next academic year.

Camilla (Miss)

5/5 Rating

I asked Stephen for help with reviewing some assignments in my third year of Neuroscience at King`s. I think Stephen has provided me with valuable insight and support when I have asked for it. The main thing I gained from this experience is learning about what the university is looking for in assignments and how to go about studying for exams. Stephen was always prompt to reply and did his best to complete my requests despite them being fairly last minute at times. I can recommend Stephen on the basis that he has sound knowledge, is a great support system and genuinely cares about the student`s wellbeing and grades. Thank you or your help :)

Sian (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Stephen has been tutoring my son in Biology, Chemistry and Physics since the beginning of April in preparation for his forthcoming GCSEs. In a short space of time my son`s confidence in his ability has greatly improved and his whole approach to revision is more ordered and targeted at the topics that he needs to study to do well. Stephen is a fantastic tutor, on his first visit he assessed my son`s needs and was clear on what he wanted him to achieve. He prepares individual lessons for my son each time he visits which include stimulating material such as video clips, power point presentations and practise exercises. My son has been having 2 hour sessions with Stephen and looks forward to him coming. Stephen is very professional and has a friendly, positive manner which inspires great confidence. His subject specialism and detailed knowledge of each exam syllabus is second to none. My son was on course to obtaining C Grades in Biology and Chemistry and a B in Physics. With Stephen`s support and encouragement we are now optimistic that he will achieve A Grades in all three subjects. I would have no hesitation in recommending Stephen as a science tutor for your child.

Hakim (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Stephen has been tutoring my son for the past 7 months and continues to do so. During this time he has developed a good professional relationship with my son and my wife and I. Stephen is aware of our son`s strengths and weaknesses and prepares work in order to build upon them. He has high expectations and will give encouragement where necessary. I have seen my son`s attitude, results and confidence within the sciences grow and mature. I put this growth down to the humorous, professional and systematic approach that Stephen uses when tutoring. I would recommend him highly to any student. Thanks Stephen!

Linda (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Updated on 01/04/2020: Stephen has been tutoring my daughter Emma GCSE level via Skype for the past six months ; the lessons are very well structured , interactive and delivered very clearly ; homework is assigned, scanned and returned and then Emma is taken through it in the next lesson before Stephen teaches topics she is uncomfortable with. Skype has proved to be an excellent platform for Stephen`s approach to teaching and learning . Her predicted grades have moved from 6`s to 8/9`S ( tbc). More to the point, her confidence has grown immensely . Stephen previously taught my son George who received 2 A* and 1 A for Physics, Chemistry and Biology GCSE respectively.

Shahid (Mr)

5/5 Rating

My son has been receiving tuition from Dr Stephen for the last 6 months, primarily, in chemistry with support lesson in Physics and Biology. My son will be taking his GCSE`s this year and his knowledge and confidence levels in these subjects has increased significantly thanks to Dr Stephen. we are confident that my son will achieve grades A/A*. Dr. Stephen has very well structured lesson plans, he fully understands the syllabus and what is required in order to achieve those top grades!

His teaching methods are different to the usual convention of just following text books,but rather he tailors the lessons to the student, being more interactive, using presentation slides and multimedia to thoroughly explain concepts and idea per subject matter. Dr Stephen also ensures that homework given is nothing less than exam question from past papers, which has boosted my son`s confidence in preparation for his actual exams this year.

I would strongly, without hesitation, recommend Dr.Stephen as an excellent tutor in his specialist fields/subjects.

Valentina (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Stephen has been tutoring my son over the last months for his GCSE Sciences. Not is he only an excellent tutor, but he is also a great motivator. My son`s grades have significantly improved and we can certainly credit Stephen for this near miracle.

Sue (Ms)

5/5 Rating

As an update to my previous comments regarding Dr Lui`s professionalism and excellent teaching skills I would like to add that my daughter achieved an A* for Chemistry (her mock was a C and it was her weakest Science subject) and A grades for Physics and Biology (her mock was a B in both). I am so grateful to Stephen for inspiring Sophie and helping her achieve such great results and would not hesitate in recommending him to anyone. Thank you again Stephen.

wendy (Ms)

5/5 Rating

For the past 10 weeks, Stephen has been tutoring my son who had been struggling with biology, chemistry and physics.

Stephen came along and after a thorough briefing created a master plan first accessing, followed by delivering thorough, personalised and structured tutorials.

Two and a half months later Stephen has reignited my son`s passion for learning and has given him the confidence and understanding that he was lacking in all 3 subjects. He has gone from a C student to an A/A*.

Stephen`s teaching techniques are AMAZING - and my son literally looks forward to each and every one of his tutorials (he has 3 two hour sessions weekly and in the long summer break, can you imagine that).

Stephen has really raised the bar of what we would have ever expected of a tutor. He is the very best we have ever worked with, and we have worked with many.

Without out a shadow of a doubt I would highly recommend Dr Stephen, he is the very best of the best.

Tauheed (Mr)

5/5 Rating

I have been tutoring from Dr Stephen for approximately 6 months, I have been confident in order to speak to him and discuss topics in which I was struggling with to ensure these were covered in the sessions. Dr Stephen has helped me throughout my Biomedical Science Degree as well as general tuition with advice in regards to my Medicine application and C.V. improvements. Communication is always necessary with a tutor and I feel with Dr Stephen communication has also been quick and effective.I would Highly Recommend Dr Stephen as a Tutor.


DEE (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Excellent tutor and very good at motivating students. He knows his subject really well and is very reliable

DEE (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Brilliant tutor who knows his subject very well and has motivated me. A very reliable and understanding, THANK YOU SO MUCH.


5/5 Rating

Stephen is very passionate about his job,and has excellent knowledge on all science subjects,he loves teaching and works at the students pace,excellent teaching method.

Sue (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Stephen has been tutoring my daughter for the past several weeks to prepare her for her Science GSCEs. He is very professional and organised and my daughter`s confidence and grades have shown noticable improvement. I would recommend him highly as a tutor.

Sarala (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My name is Mr Jivithkumar.My daughter is taking lessons from Dr stephen for sometimes now. Her knowledge is much better than before and we very pleased about that. The way he is teaching is different from other teachers, because he clearly understands what she wants to improve more in the subjects. Once you talk to him you will like his knowledge and his abilities. I recommend to any parents who likes to send their children for the tution. He will change their knowledge and their exam results.

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