Imperial College London
The University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh
Information about Kevin
Chemistry tutoring experience:
I have been tutoring Chemistry to GCSE and A-Level students since 2005 covering AQA, Edexcel, OCR A and B plus iGCSE. I also tutored at University during my PhD for 3 years.
I ONLY tutor Chemistry, which means that I know the subject, the syllabuses and most importantly, the exams, all very well.
In addition to this, I help students with their study skills and exam technique a lot. It is in area that is neglected in schools (almost non-existent) but every students needs help with this. It is usually the reason AS students struggle in year 12 after getting good GCSEs. The beauty is that these skills can be applied to any subject. It is possibly even more important than the subject material.
My approach is to be friendly and encouraging. I feel that it is important for the student to be comfortable with the tutor so that they can open up and ask questions that they might not do with a teacher in school.
I keep the tutoring as simple as possible as students often come for tutoring after being confused by teachers. I feel that it is important to work on the students mindset constantly as often students have lost confidence or do not believe in themselves enough.
I use study guides that are simple and colourful and easy to read, which can provide an alternative viewpoint to what is in the students course book. I have also written my own tutorials that again, I have tried to make as simple as possible. I also use my own experience more than anything else. I see the same chemistry and exam mistakes all the time.
I have accumulated a lot of past papers, notes and questions that the students are welcome to take. I also have my own exam focussed revision notes and test yourself questions that again the students can have.
Availability: Please enquire for days and times as it changes every year and the start of the year is much less busy than later on before exams.
The busiest time is from March to the end of June.
Weekends and weekdays are available.
Willing to travel: 30 miles
Experience: Tutored at University during PhD for 3 years.
Tutored A-Level and GCSE since 2005.
Works with colleges in London and Surrey.
Worked in a London school for 3 months.
Has set up own website with free Chemistry tutorials for A-Level students.
Feedback For Kevin (12)
Kevin has helped to widen my understanding of any fundamental misconceptions I had with my A-level Chemistry. He helped with my exam technique by giving expert advice on how to approach questions and speed up doing them. The resources he provided were very useful and I would highly recommend him as a tutor.
Kevin is a great tutor and has really helped my son`s confidence with his GCSE Chemistry which has been reflected in his marks.
Kevin is a very good tutor.. his structure, knowledge, preparation and approach have already made a big difference to my daughter, both her confidence and her grades have already improved, i really recommend him
Kevin has really helped my daughter with her confidence, and explains things in a clear a engaging way.
Now that the exams are over its worth reflecting on the contribution Kevin has made. Simply immense. His biggest gift is that through his tutoring he instills confidence in the subject. He is a `pro` tutor, who personalises and tunes his contributions as specifically required by the subject specification. He`s enthusiastic, utterly reliable and consistent - a perfect foil to the school / college work programme. 100% recommended. Thx.
An excellent Chemistry tutor - My son really enjoys his tutoring sessions. Kevin is an very good tutor who understands the subject well and targets at the right level. My son`s confidence has grown in the subject and feels he is making really good progress in his A Level Chemistry (1st year). Highly recommended tutor.
Excellent in every regard. Seems to work as hard outside the tuition periods as he does during them. No hesitation in recommending Kevin, whatsoever.
Kevin is really down to earth, and very approachable. I feel that I can ask questions that I don`t feel able to ask in college and this means I really understand the topic a lot better. Great resources that are available online that I can use at any time, and he is able to send me past paper questions that I can complete in between our sessions. I really appreciate his support.
My daughter has only had 2 sessions with Kevin but we are delighted. He pitched the teaching at the right level and she is gaining in confidence. The communications before the sessions were prompt and professional.
With a very disheartening AS result I went in search of a tutor. Since having Kevin as my tutor my knowledge and confidence has grown immensely. Kevin delivers the session in a way that is easy to understand and has a very friendly , approachable demeanor. I struggle with Chemistry alot and Kevin has broken it down to something that no longer seems so daunting and already my mock grades have improved. We cover both AS and A2 content (as I am retaking a few modules) and work on exam technique. I have great confidence that with Kevin`s help i will continue to improve, Chemistry no longer seems such a chore !
Very quick reply from Kevin and he is easy to communicate with. My son felt very at ease during the sessions and it was nice for him to be able to go over anything and everything he wanted to, having had a bad AS exam result. He is now getting more confident and we will definitely be booking Kevin again to make sure we stay on top of it!
Excellent, personable tutor whom was able to speak in terminology I could understand.
Very satisfied with his tutorage and would highly recommend him.