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Mark (Tutor in Staffordshire)

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Member Since: 03/09/2013
Last Login: 4 days ago
Response Rate: 100%
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The University of Manchester
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Information about Mark

I am an experienced and highly qualified tutor offering A level and GCSE Chemistry tuition. I have a First Class Honours degree in Chemistry and a PhD in Chemistry from Manchester University, and have many years of experience in teaching chemistry, including teaching small groups and one-to-one tutoring.

I am an approachable, patient and enthusiastic tutor, and I aim to build confidence, stimulate interest and enhance knowledge through a relaxed, informal and flexible approach to tutoring.

I employ a range of approaches to address different learning styles, always tailored to the individual student. I make use of a wide range of resources, including bullet-point revision notes, regular testing via short quizzes and exam-style questions on each topic, to consolidate understanding and improve exam technique, including recognition of key words and phrases in exam questions.

Availability: I am available to take on new students from Mondays to Thursdays, usually after 4pm and usually in the student`s home.

I am also available to offer some daytime slots from Monday to Friday: these are particularly popular during study-leave periods prior to examinations and for home-schooling students.

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Willing to travel: 12 miles

Experience: I have twenty plus years’ experience of teaching and tutoring chemistry and forensic science, from GCSE up to PhD level. I have worked in the chemical industry and in universities in the UK and Canada. I have recently taken early retirement from my post as a university lecturer to concentrate on consultancy and private tuition work.

I have been offering private tuition for six years. During that time, my students have achieved excellent results, often with significant grade improvements, and many of my first-year students have returned for tuition during their second year. Many of my A-level chemistry students have gone on to study at prestigious universities, such as Liverpool University Medical School and Nottingham University School of Veterinary Medicine, and last year all my regular students achieved grade C or above in A-level chemistry.

Most tuition takes place on regular a weekly basis in one hour sessions, but longer lessons can be arranged, and these are particularly popular at exam-revision time. I also am happy to see students on an occasional basis to cover specific requirements.

I have a current and up-to-date DBS certificate.

I am happy to provide contact details of former students/parents who have agreed to provide references.

DBS (CRB) Check: Yes

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Feedback For Mark (13)
We have a total of 13 review(s) for Mark.

chris (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Mark, is very competent, has a good knowledge, courteous and very helpful. Tutorhunt now need to sort out the online tool as it is very unreliable

Kateryna (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Mark is an amazing specialist with extraordinary patience towards his students. His explanations are very clear and he makes sure his students understand everything before moving to another topic. I am very satisfied with him as my tutor.

Andy (Mr)

5/5 Rating

A great tutor that was able to help me understand difficult chemistry topics quickly and effectively. Highly recommended!

Dagmar (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

A knowledgeable and friendly tutor who explains topics clearly. I would definitely recommend Mark to anyone looking for a chemistry tutor.

Tong (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Mark is a very patient tutor. Our Kids love him. They achieved remarkable results after studying with him.

Carole (Dr)

5/5 Rating

All going well so far! My son has enjoyed the lessons, Mark has been punctual and professional.

Anthony (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Very patient and is happy to explain things multiple times till I feel comfortable with the topic. Has extensive knowledge and had been able to explain everything that I need to know and what to know from off spec.

Maryam (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Very good teacher

Sue (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Mark, is a very friendly and enthusiastic tutor who relays his passion for chemistry to his student. He has a huge range of resources to help students and is an excellent communicator. He is very easy to talk to and is willing to explain things in numerous ways to ensure that they are understood correctly and fully. I would highly recommend Mark to anyone wanting extra help with chemistry.

Ann-Chatrine (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Mark is an amazing tutor. He is very patient and easy to talk to.
Mark is very good at explaining all concepts in and understandable and efficient way.
My daughter is very pleased with Mark and she recommends him to anyone who needs help with A level chemistry.

Sue (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Excellent! Mark explains concepts very well and is very organised. He has a very good rapport with my son and responds positively to any questions asked. Mark provides very good learning and revision materials and is very pleasant and easy to talk to.

Gina (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Mark is a great help. My son was struggling in his A level Chemistry and after the 1st year mock he got an E. He is in his 2nd year and has had another test at school and has got a C. My son had lost much of his confidence for the subject and was beginning to regret taking the subject but Mark has helped him so much that his confidence is back. He`s happier and more confident at getting a good grade so he can go on to university.

henry (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Mark has been extremely helpful to enhance my knowledge and understanding of chemistry over the past two years. He helped me to correct any areas of weakness in my classwork and made me resources to practice from. His work has assisted me in gaining a place at university for Veterinary Medicine. I would highly recommend him for people in the north Staffordshire area.

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