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Hourly RateOnline Lessons
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GCSE £20.00£16.00
A-Level £25.00£20.00
University £25.00£20.00
Casual Learner £25.00£20.00


Hourly RateOnline Lessons
Hourly Rate
GCSE £20.00£16.00


Hourly RateOnline Lessons
Hourly Rate
GCSE £20.00£16.00
A-Level £25.00£20.00
University £25.00£20.00
Casual Learner £25.00£20.00

Combined Science

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GCSE £20.00£16.00
A-Level £20.00£16.00
Casual Learner £20.00£16.00

Entrance Exams

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14 Plus £20.00£16.00
College £20.00£16.00
Casual Learner £20.00£16.00

Study Skills

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GCSE £20.00£16.00
A-Level £20.00£16.00
University £25.00£20.00
Casual Learner £20.00£16.00

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Personal Description:

I am 49 years old, an experienced teacher of Science (First class graduate) with specialisation in Chemistry. I have over 20 years experience of teaching GCSE/A-Level (9 years in the UK, London & 12 years in India, New Delhi). After having taught in several schools of West London, Surrey & Berkshire, I now expertise in Private 1 - 2 - 1 tutoring.

Start from the basics, fill the gaps in your knowledge, have a good foundation and then move on to advanced concepts is the fundamental idea.

There is a big jump & sudden increase in the standard of education from GCSE’S to AS- Level. Many pupils who have secured high grades in GCSE’s plan to leave promising subjects like Maths & Chemistry, just after a few months of studying in the sixth form. The reality is that students begin to loose grip over the subject and start falling behind in classrooms. This causes stress and further de-motivation in the family. My question is: What is the reason?? Very simple pupils are not ready for this transition to sixth form. Simply knowing the facts or subject knowledge & attending classes is not enough; besides Pupils need to learn writing / revision / notes making techniques & knowledge representation in answer booklet as expected in sixth form. Please don’t take exams something like passing your driving test after several failures, concentrating on your skills rather than taking chances. “My unique teaching style bridges this gap between GCSE and AS-level”. Parents & pupils, please have a word before making any decision.

Moreover, from 2014 onwards, Examinations are now based on the annual system, so you will not have that many chances to repeat & improve your grades, as it used to be in the past. Prepare thoroughly and then sit in exams, honestly, it will be a very good experience. Please collect past year exam papers, relevant text books and an aim & then come to me, that's all I am looking for. The future belongs to those who prepare for it and now is the right time to prepare for 2016 exams. GIVE IT ONCE & MAKE IT HAPPEN should be the motto. Please look for overall results of 2014 & 2015 exams. Statistics show that there is a sharp dip in the grades compared vis-à-vis previous years.

Chemistry Specialist Tutor

Tutoring Experience:

GCSE / AS / A2 / A-Levels,
AQA, OCR, Edexcel , OCR Salters A & B Specifications, Edexcel GCE Chemistry
GCSE Double & Triple Science, IB & IGCSE Chemistry
First year University Chemistry

OCR Chemistry Specification A
F321: Atoms, Bonds & Groups
F322: Chains, Energy & Resources
F323: Practical Skills in Chemistry I
F324: Rings, Polymers & Analysis
F325: Equilibrium, Energetic & elements
F326: Practical Skills in Chemistry 2

OCR Chemistry Specification B (Salter)
F331: Chemistry for Life
F332: Chemistry of Natural Resources
F333: Chemistry in Practice
F334: Chemistry of Materials
F335: Chemistry by Design
F336: Chemistry Individual investigation

AQA: Chemistry Specification
Unit 1 – CHEM1 Foundation Chemistry
Unit 2 – CHEM2 Chemistry in Action
Unit 3 – CHEM3 Internal Assessment & Practical Skills in AS Chemistry
Unit 4 – CHEM4 Kinetics, Equilibria & Inorganic Chemistry
Unit 5 – CHEM5 Energetics, Redox & Inorganic Chemistry
Unit 6 – CHEM6 Internal Ass. Investigative & Practical Skills in A2 Chemistry

Edexcel: Chemistry Specification 8CH01 & 9CH01
Unit 1 – The Core Principles of Chemistry 6CH01
Unit 2 – Applications of Core Principles of Chemistry 6CH01
Unit 3 – Chemistry Laboratory Skills-I 6CH03
Unit 4 – General Principles of Chemistry I – Rates, Equilibria & Further Organic Chemistry 6CH04
Unit 5 – General Principles of Chemistry II – Transition Metals & Organic Nitrogen Chemistry 6CH05
Unit 6 – Chemistry Laboratory Skills-II 6CH06

Tutoring Approach:

Parents & pupils, please read carefully. I tell you chemistry of scoring grades in the examination. Solving previous years examination question papers is one of the techniques to gain motivation and confidence and the easiest way to grab GRADES (A /A*). First attempt should be made at School or home rather than the examination hall. This is the point where most of the pupils make mistakes. Pupils understand the subject matter involved but they answer questions in the examination hall without proper revision and pre familiarity of questioning style.This is called over confidence. Theoretical and descriptive questions are attempted with a comparative ease but when it comes to numerical oriented problems they make a mistake due to lack of proper revision, sub-standard writing skills and what the examiner expects to see in the answer booklet. Unexpectedly, one of the main reason responsible for low grades and further demotivation. Remember, the final drama will be rewarding only when there have been several rehearsals & practice done.

Indeed, experience has taught me to believe that examinations are basically meant to convince the examiners that we have reached the required level of knowledge and skills and have adhered to the exam specifications. The yard stick to measure this is examination question paper. So, please take examinations seriously. See, as a tutor I am not god, instead I help to build this answering technique of the highest order, maintaining high degree of Numeracy skills and literacy strategies. All tutors are well educated and look alike but they don't act alike. Over the years of experience, I have mastered this art and now become a profession for me. Grades count wherever you go whatever you do in your professional career and have got a close resemblance to one way traffic on roads and the prospective pupil cannot make a U turn once passed. That is why, I like to teach pupils who are serious and want to study but don’t know how to study. Consequently, this adds to my portfolio as well. Something like passing your driving test after several failures, concentrating on your skills rather than taking chances.

My humble advise especially to Senior and mature sixth form pupils, please don't take examinations without acquainting yourself with " WRITING TECHNIQUES IN CHEMISTRY & DOING PAST / PRACTICE PAPERS ", Simply because the next exam paper is going to be something which is very similar to the one, which is in your hands at the moment. Like many people don't understand MOLE concept and related calculations, which are examiners favourite exam questions. Decision is yours, so the results.

As always, my first lesson is half price, so that you can see how interesting and informative the lesson is?

Course Contents: (Chemistry Students)

Basic concepts, Elements, Compounds & mixtures, Balancing Equations, atoms, ions, molecules, formulae, a.m.u… Bonding concepts, Ionic, Covalent & Metallic bonding, Coordinate bonding, Periodic Table (s,p,d,f block elements), electronic configuration, Alkali & Alkaline earth metals, Shapes of molecules & ions, Orbitals, IUPAC nomenclature, BeCl2, BCl3, C=O=O, CH4, NH4+, H2O, CO2, NH3 , PCl3, PCl5, SF6, VSEPR theory, Intermediate bonding & bond polarity, Intermolecular forces, Hydrogen bonding, d-block , Transition metal chemistry, Oxidation states, Structure of atom, Chemical Bonding, mole concept, Chemical Calculations, Redox- reactions, Chemical Equilibria, Acids & Bases, Reactivity series, Energetics, Kinetics, Thermo-Chemistry, Noble gases, Halogens, Organic Chemistry, C-C, C=C, Hydro-Carbons Saturated and Unsaturated hydrocarbons. Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Functional group, Aldehydes(R-CHO), ketones (R-CO-R’), Phenols(C6H5-OH), Carboxylic acids(R-COOH), Amides(R-NH2), Alcohols(R-OH), Halogeno-alkanes(R-X), Isomerism, optical activity & chirality etc
Mass Spectra & IR, bond stretching, C-H, C=O, N-H, O-H, C-X etc.pH, Ka, Kw, pka, pKw, Kc, xf, Entropy system & surroundings, Reaction Mechanisms, Addition, Elimination, Substitution, Oxidation, Reduction, Esterification, hydrolysis & polymerisation, SN1, SN2 reaction mechanism, Benzene and its chemistry, Organic Synthesis etc.

I am also teaching Core Maths for A-Levels as last year was very successful.
Please see the topics below.

C1 Exam Questions

Arithmetic Series
Coordinate Geometry & Straight Lines
Differentiation and Integration
General Sequences and Series
Simultaneous Equations
Tangents and Normal’s
Transformations and Graphs

C2 Exam Questions

Arc Length and Sector Area
Basic Integration To
Binomial Series
Coordinate Geometry & Circles
Geometric Series
Coordinate Geometry & Circles
Geometric Series
Integration to Find the Area Under a Curve
Laws of Logarithms
Remainder and Factor Theorem
Sine and Cosine Rules
Stationary Points
Trapezium Rule
Trigonometric Equations

C3 Exam Questions

Rational Functions & Algebraic Fractions
Sketching Transformations of Graphs including Modulus Graphs
Solving Equations and Inequalities Involving Modulus Sign
Trigonometric Equations and Identities
Iterative Equations

C4 Exam Questions

Partial Fractions
Binomial Series
Implicit Differentiation
Rates of Change
Parametric Differentiation
Integration by Substitution
Integration of Partial Fractions
Other Integration including Trig and by Parts
Volumes of Revolution
First Order Differential equations
Integration of Parametric Equations
The Trapezium Rule


  • West Thames College, London (2015) - PTLLS (Other) (✔ On File)
  • Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi (1997) - PGDCA (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • Anna University (1995) - B.Ed. (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • University of Delhi (1989) - B.Sc. (First Class), (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
Native Language: Hindi
Additional Languages: Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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