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Reading, Berkshire
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Member Since: 12/04/2013
Last Login: 1 day ago
Response Rate: 100%
Expected Response: < 3 hours

My Qualifications

General Teaching Council (GTC)
Pass  (2007)
Brunel University
PGCE Secondary Science Education
Pass  (2006)
General Teaching Council (GTC)
Qualified Teacher Status
Pass  (2006)
Birkbeck, University of London
Pass  (2003)
The University of Aberdeen
Pass  (1991)
University of Leicester
Combined Sciences
2:1  (1988)

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Information about Adam

I am a fully qualified and experienced secondary science teacher and have taught in an independent boarding school for 7 years, as well as in several other schools. I have many years of private tutoring experience on top, including the teaching of writing skills. Prior to teaching, I had a career in research and business development for the pharmaceutical industry.

I am also a writer, a member of several professional associations and a Chartered Biologist.

Although I`m a biologist by specialism, I have taught chemistry, physics and maths as well as IT, psychology and PSHE in the classroom, and have tutored related science-based subjects, such as geography and physical education.

Availability: Very flexible. Happy to adjust to your needs.

Willing to travel: 15 miles

Experience: See Comments section above.

In addition, I have been involved in the teaching and pastoral care of pupils with a wide range of SENs including dyspraxia, dyslexia, ADHD and autistic spectrum disorders. My own experience leads me to believe that such pupils are more responsive and much better guided to learn in a tutorial situation where a good relationship can be established between tutor and student.

My tutoring follows tried and tested techniques to maximize learning and is geared fully to the needs and aptitudes of the individual student. I also place emphasis on examination technique, guiding pupils, using past papers, to avoid common errors.

As a tutor I have taught students from many of the country`s top independent schools including, Eton, Harrow, Marlborough College, Bradfield College, Oundle, Elstree, and Rugby. I have been fortunate enough to see my students go on to university to study medicine, veterinary science, biochemistry and other practical, scientific and technological fields.

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Feedback For Adam (29)

We have a total of 33 review(s) for Adam.

Laura (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My son has been really enjoying his Science tutoring sessions with Adam and learning a lot

Jonathan (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Responsive and professional. Would definitely recommend

Jonathan (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Responsive and professional. Would definitely recommend

Andrea (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Adam was very accomodating as he fitted my son in last minute before an exam. he explained the areas which my son wanted to cover in clear detail. will be using Adam again.

Liz (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Adam is a fantastic tutor. Really knows his stuff and conveys it well. My daughter always looked forward to her lessons. Adam helped my daughter get on top of her revision during the Easter holidays just before her exams. She went from being completely out of her depth not knowing where to start, to feeling in control. I wish we`d found Adam sooner. He has made a massive difference.

Musarat (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Very happy with Adam, he has given my daughter a new found love of learning

Anita (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Very good feedback from our 15 year old daughter who is benefitting from Physics lessons. The best Physics teacher she has had.

Halil (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Good tutor. Recommended

Andrew (Mr)

5/5 Rating

My son enjoyed Adam’s approach and I would not hesitate to recommend him.

Diana (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Adam is an exceptional tutor. Highly expert in his subject and able to explain and bring to life complex topics with incredible skill. Deeply experienced in the aspects of exam technique as well as the subject content. Very flexible and adaptable. I can’t recommend him highly enough.

Yvonne (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Adam has been reliable and quickly established a very good relationship with his pupil. My daughter is very happy and has gained confidence under his tuition.

Alexandea (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Adam has intensively worked with my son to prepare him for his Biology and PE GCSE equivalent exams over a 3 week period. Following the recent lockdown it became clear that my son had gaps in his knowledge and was in no way prepared. Adam worked with him through the Biology and PE curriculum and upcoming school exam content, addressing specific areas and doing exam question. At time of writing this review my son is still doing his exams but it is obvious that he feels far more confident in his knowledge and is so much better prepared.

Claire (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Adam has been an excellent biology tutor for my daughter who is studying for her GCSEs. I would definitely recommend him.

Zahid (Dr)

5/5 Rating

We are very happy with Adam who is teaching our son for GCSE biology & chemistry

Wendy (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Adam has made a really great start in tutoring my daughter. She is already more confident in her ability and I am sure that with Adam’s help, she will get the grade she needs.

Bev (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My daughter has had a couple of holiday lessons so far with Mr Smith. He is an exceptionally patient kind and encouraging tutor. Yours B Shannon (parent of tutee)

Manjula (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Very pleased with Adam tutoring my son in GCSE, Adam has strong grasp on the subjects and help my son understand topics where he had difficulty earlier.
This has improved his confidence level. Adam is excellent tutor.

Claire (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Adam responds quickly. Adam has been flexible in his approach and has enabled the learning to go at my daughters pace. He makes the parts that seem complicated understandable in a way that my daughter just gets. . There have been several "aha" moments. Really pleased.

Charles (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Hi, Adam is my son`s Chemistry and Biology tutor. He is doing a great job in teaching my son to be fully confident in the basics and then building knowledge that he easily access on top of this. Very pleased with progress to date. He còmes to our home to tutor.

Rebecca (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

we have been very happy with Adam. He has an excellent grasp of the subjects and comes well prepared. Adam has been able to explain any areas of the subjects that our son had not previously understood and as a consequence, our son has grown in knowledge and confidence. Adam is also very professional.

Jacqueline (Miss)

5/5 Rating

My daughter has been having tuition from Adam for A Level Biology for 3 months now and she has struck up a good rapport with him. He’s very experienced and plans each lesson thoroughly. He has improved her understanding of the subject considerably and she feels much more confident. He is an excellent tutor.

Brian (Mr)

2/5 Rating

Bit disappointing. Didn`t manage to get a lesson arranged.

Tutors Response :

I received no response to my communications in attempting to arrange lessons.

Lynne (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Adam began tutoring my sister and I for A2 Biology this year. He has been incredibly helpful in helping us to understand sections we were unsure about, and his "Adam facts" really helped to enhance our essay writing. He helped me to achieve the A* I needed for medical school through his brilliant style of tutoring. Adam made sure we really understood every aspect of our course, which made writing exam answers much easier, and I cannot recommend him enough!

Ruth (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Excellent tutor, on time , efficient and friendly

Jayne (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My son was tutored by Adam in Chemistry, Biology and Physics for the Edexcel Dual Science IGCSE Award. Adam was patient, and excellent at explaining areas of difficulty in bite size chunks. We were delighted that Max achieved A/A in his IGCSE Dual Science as the sciences were not his strongest subjects.

Henriette (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

I would highly recommend Adam as a tutor. He is very warm, professional and knowledgeable. He is very good at finding out the right pace and the right areas, for my son to revise. He has helped my son feel more confident about his subjects again. Adam has been very good at communication with me and has responded quickly to my enquiries. I would have no hesitation using Adam again in the future, as my son`s private tutor.

Fiona (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Adam is a fantastic tutor who is helping my son not only with maths but also helping to build his confidence. Adam is always on time, polite and friendly. I can`t recommend highly enough.

Bosede (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Adam has really helped my son through his maths and has increased his confidence.

Thanks a lot Adam

Marta (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

He is amazing teacher. since the first lesson my 3 children told me he is great!!!. We are Spanish and with the language barrier my children have problems. only in one term with Adam my son in year 8 has outstanding in maths and science and good in the rest of the subjects. And my other two children are now at the top group of maths in primary. Adam is great teacher and also great person, very patient with the children and so kind with all the family. Always he arrives on time, and with smile for my children. Definitely I recommend him and I hope to continuos with him tutoring my kids for many years.

Rees (Mr)

1/5 Rating

For the first lesson Mr Smith arrived 40minutes late which was extremely stressful as it meant my son was then late into his lesson for college. We mentioned again the importance for punctuality but Mr Smith did not turn up on time for his next lesson either being 30 minutes late. Once is forgiven twice in two lessons is poor.

Tutors Response :

Most people understand that unexpected road works, road closures, and consequent heavy traffic can be unavoidable obstacles when moving between appointments.

Hannah (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Adam has helped my daughter and a friend become much more confident in their science knowledge leading up to their GCSE`s and has been flexible in fitting in around their joint availability.

Molly (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Right from the start, he grabbed Molly`s attention by his enthusiastic manner. She has grown in confidence each week and looks forward to her lessons with him. He teaches the GCSE Science subjects in a fun and easy-to-understand way.

natasha (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Adam has lots of patience and has helped natasha considerably with her sciences so that she is now nearer the top of her class

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