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My Qualifications

Durham University
Natural Sciences (Biochemistry)
Pending  (2021)
A Level
A*  (2018)
A Level
A*  (2018)
A Level
A*  (2018)
Extended Project Qualification
A  (2017)
The Costello School
A*  (2016)
The Costello School
A*  (2016)
The Costello School
A*  (2016)
The Costello School
Information Technology
A*  (2016)
The Costello School
Additional Science
A*  (2016)
The Costello School
Further Additional Science
A*  (2016)
The Costello School
Religious Studies
A  (2016)
The Costello School
English Language
A*  (2016)
The Costello School
A*  (2016)
The Costello School
A  (2016)
The Costello School
English Literature
A  (2016)
The Costello School
General Science
A*  (2015)

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Waleed J (Student of A Level Chemistry and Biology) - “Simply put, Jerome has been the best tutor I could’ve asked for.

He comes with an extremely refreshing style of teaching which enforces a low-stress style of learning, whilst ensuring work is maximised at the same time. As a tutor he uses a very holistic view when understanding his students and looks at various different aspects within their lifestyle before coming up with a plan to help ensure the desired goal is not only met, but exceeded.
I am beyond grateful for all that he has taught me, not only academically but also the vital life lessons too, such as organisational skills.

Having had two previous tutors before Jerome, I can hands down say that he has been the most effective tutor in helping me attain my goal of an A* grade and I cannot recommend him enough.”

Hi, I’m Jerome and I am a well-mannered online tutor with great interpersonal skills and a passion for education. I know what it takes to achieve A* in current A Level Chemistry and Biology as I am a recent success story. Having received a triple A* results certificate in 2018, I am looking to share my exam secrets with anybody who wants to flourish in these subjects.

I loved working as a Maths and Biology tutor at my sixth form college. I developed a deep understanding of my A level subjects beyond the curriculum as I worked on The Human Whipworm Genome Project, my EPQ (“How should humanity respond to the antibiotic resistance crisis?”) and prepared for the Chemistry and Biology Olympiads. My own interest translates into teaching which is genuinely engaging.
Moreover, I have loved all my jobs working with young people. My responsibility as leader of the ‘Succeed in Secondary’ workshop taught me how to help students from all ability levels develop the fundamental skills necessary for GCSE success.
I look forward to meeting you.

Availability: Diamond Lesson (Basic Skills Lesson on TutorHunt)
Get your notebook out because this lesson is worth remembering for life. In one hour, I will teach you the complete research-based strategy that will give any student the tools they need to unlock their full potential in knowledge-based exams (and more!) whilst also allowing their particular learning methods to direct how they execute the strategy.
This lesson is offered to anybody, of any age, of any subject, of any qualification level. However, the lesson is designed especially for A Level students of Biology and Chemistry who are striving to excel in their exams.

I offer services in Biology and Chemistry as my subject knowledge goes far beyond the curriculum, enabling me to impart a strong understanding of the material in question. I am a firm believer that if you truly understand a concept, you will have no problem remembering it as long as you use my tried-and-tested memorization method. Spaced-repetition was not only the key to my own success but there is overwhelming evidence to suggest that it is the key to your success too. I found a way to use spaced repetition to cement A level science content in my memory and I even adapted the method for retaining mathematical procedures. I then combined the technique with another evidence-based strategy. The 5 “p”s:
1. Process
2. Play-back
3. Practice
4. Perfect
5. Produce

Educational scientists found that this is the way that the human brain retains knowledge best. It sounds simple, but it took me two years to research, experiment and formulate how this strategy can be executed by a student. I want to teach you what I discovered. I want to teach you something which will prove invaluable throughout your education and throughout your life. I want to teach you the quickest ways to understand new information from lessons, the most efficient ways to memorize, the easiest ways to practice exam skills, the most reliable ways to fill in the gaps of your understanding, and finally the most effective ways to ensure you produce extraordinary results as you prepare during the weeks leading up to the exam.

It was this strategy that set me apart from my peers and delivered my outstanding grades on results day. I offer you in my Diamond lesson, a great way to get you started with regular lessons.

Willing to travel: 10 miles

Experience: Previous work/volunteer experience

1. Volunteer for St Michael’s Church as a server (since November 2013).
2. Volunteer at Santuary 21 Salvation Army Café (since October 2019).
3. Participated in fundraiser “Changing Lives – The Big Sleep Out” in Durham (December 2019).
4. Fundraised £124 out of £604 raised for Movember Foundation by St. Aidan’s College Movember team (November 2019). Raised £272.72 in November 2018.
5. Leader at Lee Abbey Youth Camp 2019 (16-23 August 2019).
6. Care-work as a L’Arche assistant in Trosly-Breuil, France, living with people with physical and intellectual disability (October 2018 – June 2019).
7. 4-week French course in Montpellier with LSF (September 2018).
8. Worked as a Maths and English tutor at Explore Learning Basingstoke, leading a ‘Succeed in Secondary’ workshop (April 2017 – August 2018).
9. Volunteered as a tutor in the ‘maths workshop’ at QMC, offering maths support to students at lunchtime (October 2017 – May 2018).
10. Volunteered as an A level biology tutor at QMC, running revision sessions with two peer biology students (February 2018 – May 2018).
11. Participated in the human whipworm genome project (September 2017 - May 2018).
12. Volunteered for Night-light winter shelter for homeless in Basingstoke (November 2017 – March 2018).
13. Work experience with Dr Ian Hodgson at Mereo Biopharma (December 2017).
14. Work experience at NHS hospital in anaesetics department (June 2017).
15. Speech at Queen Mary’s College high achiever’s evening (March 2017). Also volunteered for biology department for open days and for chemistry department for year 1 taster day.
16. Intern/researcher at House of Commons for John Nicolson MP (20–24 February 2017).
17. Raised £220 for local charity Anna’s Challenges doing a 30 hour sponsored litter pick around the community. This was part of the near £1000 that my team raised on the National Citizenship Service programme (August 2016).
18. Head Boy of The Costello School managing team of prefects in representing and improving the school (Sept 2015 – July 2016).
19. Assisted at QMC sports centre for a week’s work experience (Apr 2015).
20. Conservation work for Basingstoke Conservation Volunteers as part of The Duke of Edinburgh bronze award (Sept – Dec 2014).

1. Fluent French speaker.
2. Full UK Driver’s License.
3. Safeguarding: Basic Awareness C0 (Exeter, July 13, 2019).
4. Care-work.
5. Explore Learning Tutor Training.
6. Sports.
7. Performing arts (dance, drama, stage management).
8. Practical skills in biology and chemistry.


1. Currently studying Natural Sciences (Joint Honours ‘Biology and Chemistry’) at St. Aidan’s College, Durham University (since October 2019).
2. GCSEs at The Costello School, achieving 9 A* grades and 3 A grades, and B in Additional Maths (June 2016).
3. Achieved an A* grade in HEFA Archaeological Dig Qualification with Cambridge University as part of the gifted and talented scheme at Costello (June 2014).
4. Achieved an A grade in Extended Project Qualification where I wrote on the subject ‘How should humanity respond to the antibiotic resistance crisis?’(June 2017).
5. A levels at Queen Mary’s College, achieving A*A*A* in maths, chemistry and biology (June 2018).
6. Passed the practical components of A level chemistry and biology.

Hobbies and achievements

1. Participated in the UK senior maths challenge (Nov 2016), achieving a Bronze award. Also participated in the junior maths challenges every year in secondary school, achieving bronze and silver awards each time.
2. Took the extra-curricular ‘Competitive Biology’ class at QMC where I researched recent discoveries in biology - quantum biology, Alzheimer’s link to diabetes, 3-parent babies, faecal microbiota transplantation - and gave presentations on what I found (Sep 2016 - April 2018).
3. Took the extra-curricular ‘Competitive Chemistry’ class at QMC where I researched recent discoveries in chemistry such as theories of the origins of life. Achieved ‘Silver’ award in chemistry Olympiad by Royal Society of Chemistry. (Sep 2017 - Mar 2018).
4. Participated in the TeenTech competition in 2015 with two friends, presenting a technology concept that we developed at the Royal Society in London.
Drama and performing arts:
1. Prepared monologues for LAMDA drama exams, achieving distinctions in grades 1-6.
2. Acted in various plays for ‘In Yer Face Productions’ youth theatre company, including participation in the National Theatre Connections competition in both 2014 and 2015.
3. Acted in two short films by 7 Stream Media. https://vimeo/77085391
4. Performed with ‘Dance Phaze’ youth dance company, including a performance at Her Majesty’s Theatre, London (2015).
5. Volunteered as part of stage management team at “Dance Phaze Show 2019”.
1. Currently play for St. Aidan’s College Ultimate Frisbee team (since October 2019).
2. Represented Queen Mary’s College in badminton.
3. Represented Costello school in many sports: football, table tennis, cricket, badminton, athletics and cross country (ran cross country for Hampshire team).
4. Awarded Male Athlete of the Year every year that I was in Costello.
5. Ski trips/courses: achieved silver proficiency level (January 2017).
6. Played football for the Portsmouth Elite squad (competing in a European tournament in the Netherlands in 2012)

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Studying with Jerome was a great experience. He didn’t pass over any detail. He made sure I understood what ever stage we were at before moving over to the next one. I came out with more clarity. I will highly recommend him

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