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Grove, Oxfordshire
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Member Since: 05/08/2020
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My Qualifications

Oxford Business College
CIM advanced Certificate in Marketing
Pass  (2003)
Abingdon and Witney College
CIM Certificate in Marketing
Pass  (2001)
Queen Mary, University of London
1st Class Honours  (1983)
A Level
The Marshalswick School, St Albans
A  (1980)
A Level
The Marshalswick School, St Albans
B  (1980)
A Level
The Marshalswick School, St Albans
C  (1980)

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Information about Peter

I graduated from Queen Mary College, University of London, with a First-Class Honours Degree in Chemistry. Since then I have had a number of roles in industry, initially in R&D and Technical Services and most recently in Product Management and Marketing. Throughout my working career I have trained and supported countless customers, and have also supported those around me in developing their professional careers. As part of my professional career I became a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (MCIM) through sitting the CIM examinations and through working as a Senior Marketing Manager for many years.

I recently worked part-time, where we were passionate in bringing science to life for children aged 5-11 years, through hands-on science activities including science parties and holiday science camps.

I started tutoring in April 2019 and am currently helping many students across GCSE and A level studies.

As a person I am positive, supportive, enthusiastic and high motivated.

Outside of work I volunteer for the National Trust, I love sharing the stories of this wonderful Georgian mansion with the visitors. I tour National Trust sites with my wife in my old campervan called Mel. I also have a passion for music and love playing the guitar.

Availability: To check for my latest availability it is best to message me. I usually have slots available and can also look at my overall timetable to look to see if slots can be jiggled about to meet with a client`s needs. In general I plan my sessions as follows:

- Daytimes: 9:00am - 3:30pm: students who are available during the daytime, such as those who are home-schooled or those who are studying A-level chemistry who have free periods during the daytime.
- Evening slots: 4:00pm - 9:00pm: students within KS4 and KS5.

Willing to travel: 10 miles

Experience: Successful tutoring is all about understanding the specific needs and requirements of each individual student. As individuals we need support that is tailored to our needs in order to maximise our success.

I understand that individuals have different approaches to learning and that they come with a portfolio of personal skills and traits. I also understand that confidence and positivity are key to achieving success. So, whilst the academic aspects are important, I balance this with supporting the personal development of each individual. Typical areas that I address with personal development include confidence, ‘learning how to learn’, problem solving techniques, excellence versus perfectionism and exam techniques.

For me learning has to be fun and it has to be relevant. It needs to bring challenges and it needs to bring successes.

I work hard to support all of my students and proactively encourage them to use me as their aide and mentor. I reach out to all of my students to instil confidence, and through positive encouragement I motivate and empowerment them to achieve excellence.

I have a broad base of experience in working with students with learning difficulties including ADHD, Asperger, Autism, Dyscalculia, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia. Key to working with such students is the importance of developing tailored learning strategies, approaches and resources that best help these students develop.

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Feedback For Peter (35)

We have a total of 35 review(s) for Peter.

Olga (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Peter helped our student to revise and fill the gaps with specific topics. The approach to teaching is very professional and academic. Peter has not just offered tailored lessons but also sent the curriculum element and learning objectives for each week, has sent the report on what have been achieved, and what will be covered next week ahead. Before weekly sessions the student has received the resources and checked work from previous week. The lessons are really well planned and structured, and the results are just amazing.

Lucy (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Tutor is very organised, punctual, and friendly, offering support outside the sessions e.g. questions about school homework or exam practise questions. Tutorials also tailored to you and many different support resources provided from session-to-session.

Diana (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

We could have not chosen a better tutor. His knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject is fantastic. My son is throughly enjoying his lessons and learning so much from Peter.

Danni (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Peter has been really helpful in tutoring our daughter. He has helped fill knowledge gaps, explained in a way our daughter understood and enabled light bulb moments for her. She has also gained confidence and time management skills in the process - much needed, thank you!

Tutors Response :

I supported Danni`s daughter with AQA A-level chemistry.

Katherine (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My son worked with Peter on his Chemistry A level in the run-up to the exams to help him achieve the grade he needed for his university offer. Peter was very knowledgeable and extremely thorough in his preparation and feedback and my son learnt a lot through all the practice exam questions they did together. Happily he got the grade he needed and is off to his first choice university, so I would be happy to recommend Peter.

Tutors Response :

Many thanks - I supported Katy`s son with OCR-A A-level chemistry, and was delighted that he was awarded a grade A.

Veronica (Ms)

5/5 Rating


Richard (Mr)

5/5 Rating


Tutors Response :

Many thanks - I am supporting Richard`s son with AQA A-level chemistry.

Liz (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Peter has been tutoring our daughter in Chemistry for the last 14 months and it`s a great credit to him that the remote teaching has worked so well in these COVID times. Peter`s preparation, presentation of learning materials and ability to build a good working relationship with our daughter has been fantastic and she has grown in confidence in her Chemistry over this time.

Tutors Response :

Many thanks - I supported Liz`s daughter with OCR-A A-level chemistry.

Belinda (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Our daughter had massive gaps in her A level Chemistry knowledge having spent nearly an entire academic year in isolation due to the Covid lockdowns. We found Peter who went above and beyond our expectations, with a wealth of knowledge and detailed preparation and feedback for each customised lesson. She revisited year 12 content alongside current year content. Our daughter gained a massive amount of confidence with Peter`s positive outlook and enthusiasm. Thank you!

Tutors Response :

Many thanks - I supported Belinda`s daughter with OCR-A A-level chemistry. We set out with an ambitious plan to cover the content of both year 12 and 13 in less than a year by having two hourly sessions per week - one dedicated to year 12 content and the other to year 13 content. A key focus here was to see the syllabus as just one entity, where we created seamless links of understanding between the various elements. At each session we embedded the knowledge and understanding using examination questions. With all tutoring it is a team effort between the tutor and student and it is testimony to Belinda`s daughter`s hard work and attention to detail that led to her gaining confidence week-on-week and becoming exam ready despite the Covid lockdowns A key part of my tutoring is to support my students not only with their knowledge/understanding of the subject, but also to look at the broader personal development elements - for example, confidence, problem solving techniques and examination techniques.

Naomi (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Peter is a great tutor who goes above and beyond for his students. He sends links to websites to help strengthen understanding, runs through powerpoints and past papers and works hard to understand how best the student learns.

Tutors Response :

Many thanks - I supported Naomi with Edexcel A-level chemistry.

Candy (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Peter is a great tutor, he helped me with the parts I struggled with each week and prepares each lesson in advance. He is also engaging and extremely supportive, which improved my confidence a lot for the exams.

Tutors Response :

Many thanks - I supported Candy`s daughter with WJEC A-level chemistry.

Anita (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Peter has been a great and very helpful tutor. He helped me to understand specific areas of the course I didn`t understand much better as well as helping me with exam techniques. His lessons are always well prepared in advance and he has been a friendly and supportive tutor.

Tutors Response :

Many thanks - I supported Anita`s daughter with AQA A-level chemistry.

Julia (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Peter is a great tutor and helped tremendous amounts throughout my A-level Chemistry course. He is very attentive to areas of the subject which I found more difficult and he was able to tailor and personalise his tutoring to this as well, with structured lessons involving both subject content with a balanced amount of exam practice. Outside of lessons, any time I needed help with a certain question or topic he was always willing to go out of his way to answer as soon as possible, being supportive and patient whilst also showing his genuine enthusiasm for the subject! His encouragement throughout my A-levels has definitely helped my self-confidence within chemistry but also in my personal life, making sure my mental well-being and sleep schedule are keeping on track as well as my school work! Peter is truly a fantastic tutor and I would recommend him to everyone :)

Rhiannon (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Peter has been a fantastic tutor, friendly, engaging and has given my son lots of encouragement and confidence for his A level Chemistry exams. Peter covered everything that was relevant and was very thorough, making everything quite clear. Excellent communication also. Really made a big difference to my sons stress levels and confidence going forward. Many thanks ! Would highly recommend.

Mariia (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Great Tutor! Peter helped me to understand every topic and gave advice on exam technique for A level Edexcel Chemistry. Good preparation for the lessons, sends all the material for the lesson via email. Always selects some past papers questions to practise after the topic is covered. Also helps with questions outside of the lesson if needed!

Abigail (Miss)

5/5 Rating

amazing tutor, helps me really understand chemistry, majorly improved my confidence

Tutors Response :

I am supporting Abi with AQA A-level chemistry.

Claire (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Peter is proving to be an excellent tutor. He provides well planned detailed notes in advance of each tutorial. He is very supportive and thoughtful. My daughter is enjoying her tutorials and finding Peter supportive and a good teacher in the run up to her A levels. I wish we had found him sooner . We recommend Peter.

Tutors Response :

Many thanks - I supported Claire`s daughter with Edexcel A-level chemistry.

Isla-may (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Lovely tutor! Very engaging and dedicates a-lot of time towards his students! He goes above and beyond and is brilliant.

Tutors Response :

Many thanks - I supported Isla-May with AQA A-level chemistry.

Sarah (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Peter has quickly established a rapport with my son who is doing A level chemistry. Peter is well prepared and highly organised presenting my son with a detailed lesson plan of the topic to be covered prior to each session and lots of resources and materials to assist. My son has got so much out of his initial lessons and has grown in confidence especially the maths / calculations and feels well supported and encouraged by Peters enthusiastic and encouraging attitude. I also get feedback as a parent as does my son. Really happy we have chosen Peter Thankyou !!

Tutors Response :

Many thanks - I am supporting Sarah`s son with AQA A-level chemistry.

Tracey (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Peter was very accommodating during the booking process trying to find a slot time to accommodate our daughter. He really eats, sleeps and breathes Chemistry. His lessons are meticulously planned and he is always open to dealing with additional questions outside of the lesson. Lots of patience and goes above and beyond to explain each topic, Very pleased to have found Peter.

Ruby (Miss)

5/5 Rating

very helpful and takes a holistic approach to help you in multiple areas including personal improvement alongside the academic stuff, which he helps to identify your weak points. my only suggestion for improvement would be to have more structure to lesson/revision plan that gets shared with the student. overall nice tutor and would recommend if you need a helping hand and friendly face.

Tutors Response :

Thank you for your feedback.

Regarding your comment - "my only suggestion for improvement would be to have more structure to lesson/revision plan that gets shared with the student", I am wondering whether you didn`t correctly receive my emails ahead of a session plan as I take great pride in providing detailed structured plans with all resources attached.

In this respect my session plans for all students contain the following information:

- Subject
- Syllabus elements
- Learning objectives
- Resources
- Additional resources
- Examination questions
- Video links

All session plans are tailored to the needs of individual students. Coupled with this my follow-up session plans always contain my feedback for the student.

If you have any specific comments regarding improvements then I would welcome these.

Tabitha (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Peter is really amazing ! I’m a first year chemistry student and he explains concepts in a simple way for me and will not give up until I understand. He always goes the extra mile to help me. Highly recommend Peter to anyone struggling!!

Lucy (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Peter is the BEST tutor I could have ever asked for! After a rocky start to my first year of university, I decided to turn to a tutor to help me out. Luckily I found Peter, and I am so glad that I did. Not only did I receive amazing tutoring, with personal PowerPoints made weekly for the subject I wanted to cover, explanations for every question and query I had; but I also received amazing support for me in my academic life and personal life. I can ask Peter a question at any time of the day and I will always get a response. As I am studying my first year at university, the academic work is pretty intense. But I feel as though I am covered throughout all of it and I can always get some help if I need to. I only wish I could have had this for A Level too. If you are looking for a tutor, look no further. Peter is truly the best I could have asked for.

Hannah (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Very helpful and understanding, can explain difficult concepts via different methods

Dawn (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

We feel Peter is extremely knowledgeable very organised, friendly and enthusiastic and is engaging well with Sam


5/5 Rating

Peter is an excellent A-level tutor Chemistry tutor. He takes the time to understand his students and find out exactly where they need the most help. He has give my daughter great self confidence and her overall understanding and performance has improved tremendously. I would highly recommend Peter to anyone that requires a Chemistry tutor. Thank you Peter for all your help!!

Amy (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Peter is an experienced tutor with excellent tutoring strategies; he cares about my son academic improvement as well as his well being. Due to pandemic lock-down, my son withdrew himself from schooling. With the help from Peter, my son got back to learning and start building up his confidence. I am very grateful to have Peter as my son`s tutor.

Fiona (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

We engaged Peter to help our 17 yr old son with OCR A level Chemistry. This has probably been the best decision I have made all year! Peter is extremely knowledgeable, patient, understanding, very well prepared, accessible and fun, which given he`s tutoring in Chemistry is no mean feat. Peter has uncovered some of the key weaknesses in our son`s basic understanding of concepts and is working on them so that he can move forward with more confidence. Our son has some learning difficulties with Maths and Peter has taken the pains to find the best way to explain the mathematical concepts in Chemistry in a way he can really understand. As I said, best decision of the year! Peter is an excellent tutor. Very encouraging, patient, and friendly. He makes time to answer questions and be reassuring, even outside of tutor times. Through his encouragement, reassurance and teachings, I managed to sit through my challenging OCR-A A-level chemistry papers without crying, which wouldn `t have been possible without him. I `m very grateful to have had him as my tutor.

Sharon (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Fantastic tutor who goes above and beyond to make the student feel comfortable and at ease, delivering an interesting, well thought out and planned lesson to perfectly give support where the student needs it most whilst covering all aspects of the curriculum. I would highly recommend Peter to anyone looking for a knowledgeable, dedicated, professional and kind tutor.

Tutors Response :

Many thanks - I supported Sharon`s daughter with GCSE chemistry, physics and maths.

Laura (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My daughters confidence is quickly building thanks to the support she’s receiving from Peter. The tailoring of lessons to her needs is great. She really enjoys her lessons which Im shocked to be able to say!

Marie (Mrs)

4/5 Rating

My son was having difficulity understanding A Level Organic Chemistry so we decided to hire a tutor. Peter is a kind, understanding, patient man who explaned the subject well. My son said "He had a much better understanding of the topic since he started studing with Peter." I would definately recommend him as a tutor. Marie (Mrs)

Alexandra ()

5/5 Rating

Peter helped our twin boys in year 8 who were struggling in maths. Peter was friendly and tried hard to make our sons feel at ease. He adapted his teaching to suit their additional needs, which was much appreciated and we enjoyed our chat at the end of the sessions. We would recommend Peter without hesitation.

Justina (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Very helpful, reliable and hard working. Peter helped my daughter a lot during each tuition session. Thank you Peter

Emma (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Peter has been a fantastic tutor to our daughter. She lost all of her confidence in maths, a subject she used to love, before she began her on-line sessions with Peter. Peter has great patience and really cares about his student`s well being and learning outcomes and has gone over and above to make maths fun and interesting as well as making tricky subjects easier to understand. My daughter has struggled with things like long division for months and yet in one session can now confidently sit down unaided to answer long division questions. My daughter also has a love of science (physics) which Peter has been encouraging too (as he also specialises in science), he finds her interesting things to read and they have a science chat at the end of their session which she really looks forwards to. The on-line content of the lessons is great. It is wonderful to see our daughters confidence in maths blossom and her enthusiasm for science deepen. The increase in her self-esteem and confidence has had a knock on effect in other subjects as well. I can`t rate Peter highly enough. Peter has been a fantastic tutor to our daughter, knowledgeable, patient, kind and supportive. She really struggled with maths and Peter helped to identify where the gaps in her knowledge were that were holding her back. This helped to build up her knowledge base. Our daughter was also struggling cognitively which Peter was very sensitive to and devised novel ways of teaching content which she previously couldn`t process. For the first time ever our daughter has reached the target expected of her in her school report which has boosted her confidence no end. We will forever be grateful to Peter for all that he has done for her and would highly recommend him as a tutor.

James (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Peter has been brilliant with my son, who he is tutoring for A level chemistry. He is very professional, encouraging and engaging and has increased my son’s confidence with the subject after only a few lessons. Thank you for all your help Peter!

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