General Teaching Council (GTC)
PGCE Secondary Science Education
General Teaching Council (GTC)
Qualified Teacher Status
Birkbeck, University of London
The University of Aberdeen
University of Leicester
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Information about Adam
I am a fully qualified and experienced secondary science teacher. I taught full-time in an independent boarding school for 7 years, as well as in several other schools, and have many years of private tutoring experience on top, including the teaching of writing skills. Prior to teaching, I worked 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.
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.
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Feedback For Adam (20)
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 cant recommend him highly enough.
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.
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.
Adam has been an excellent biology tutor for my daughter who is studying for her GCSEs. I would definitely recommend him.
We are very happy with Adam who is teaching our son for GCSE biology & chemistry
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 Adams help, she will get the grade she needs.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Hes 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.
Bit disappointing. Didn`t manage to get a lesson arranged.
Tutors Response :
I received no response to my communications in attempting to arrange lessons.
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!
Excellent tutor, on time , efficient and friendly
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.
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.
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.
Adam has really helped my son through his maths and has increased his confidence.
Thanks a lot Adam
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adam has lots of patience and has helped natasha considerably with her sciences so that she is now nearer the top of her class