Christopher

Christopher

Cheadle Tutor

EASTER CHEMISTRY A2 REVISION COURSES FOR AQA/OCR A. SOUTH MANCHESTER/CHESHIRE AND LONDON. ACCESS PROFILE FOR MORE DETAILS

For the second academic year running, during the Easter school holidays I'll be offering a limited number of places for a daily A2 revision course. Each course will run over three days and students will have the option to attend as little as one day or as many as all three. I’m offering the course on this basis because as an experienced Chemistry teacher I’m aware that students will always have particular strengths and weaknesses in certain areas of Chemistry
The course isn't a repeat of the lessons the students have had in school or college. We will certainly go over the course content but we'll mainly focus on how to tackle the trickiest of exam questions.

Tutoring Experience

DAY 1- Physical Chemistry (with required practical’s)
DAY 2- Inorganic and analytical techniques (with required practical’s)
DAY 3- Organic Chemistry (with required practical’s)

The course will take place in a meeting room in a SOUTH MANCHESTER/CHESHIRE VILLAGE HOTEL with the venue in LONDON to be confirmed shortly.
Courses will run between 8:30-16:30 (6h45 teaching time)
Manchester/Cheshire (AQA) 7th April – 9th April
Manchester/Cheshire (OCR A) 10th April – 12th April
London (AQA) 14th April- 16th April
London (OCR A) 17th April – 19th April

The fee for each day will be £150.

Since the specification changed in 2015, students across the country have struggled with the 15% worth of practical based questions. Where relevant we will spend time looking at each of the 12 required practical’s and a variety of examination questions associated with these practical’s.

Below is a more detailed outline of each day:-
AQA
DAY 1 - Physical
Time

08:30-10:00 Atomic Structure and Bonding
Break

10.15-11.45 Energetics and equilibria
Break

12:00-13:00 Acids and bases
Lunch

13:30-15:00 Rate equations and Electrode potentials
Break

15:15-16:30 Thermodynamics

DAY 2- Inorganic, analytical and calculations
Time

08:30-10:00 Group 2 and Group 7
Break

10.15-11.45 Amount of substance (Calculations)
Break

12:00-13:00 Transition metal chemistry
Lunch

13:30-15:00 Analytical techniques (NMR, IR, chromatography)
Break

15:15-16:30 Periodicity and Period 3 Chemistry

Day 3- Organic
Time

08:30-10:00 Isomerism and Alkenes
Break

10.15-11.45 Halogenoalkanes/ Alcohols
Break

12:00-13:00 Carbonyl Chemistry
Lunch

13:30-15:00 Amines, Benzene and Polymers
Break

15:15-16:30 Amino Acids and DNA

OCR A
DAY 1 - Physical
Time

08:30-10:00 Atomic Structure and Bonding
Break

10.15-11.45 Energetics and equilibria
Break

12:00-13:00 Acids and bases
Lunch

13:30-15:00 Rate equations and Electrode potentials
Break

15:15-16:30 Thermodynamics

DAY 2- Inorganic, analytical and calculations
Time

08:30-10:00 Group 2, the halogens and periodicity
Break

10.15-11.45 Amount of substance (Calculations)
Break

12:00-13:00 Transition metal chemistry
Lunch

13:30-15:00 Analytical techniques (NMR, IR, MS, chromatography)
Break

15:15-16:30 Qualitative analysis

Day 3- Organic
Time

08:30-10:00 Isomerism and Alkenes
Break

10.15-11.45 Halogenoalkanes/ Alcohols
Break

12:00-13:00 Carbonyl Chemistry
Lunch

13:30-15:00 Amines, Benzene and Polymers
Break

15:15-16:30 Organic synthesis

Tutoring Approach

OFSTED Outstanding Teacher. I specialise in tutoring AQA/OCR Chemistry A Level.

As a current teacher at a top Manchester school and a private tutor of eight years I hаve аccess tо аll the mоdern leаrning resоurces which mаke lessоns exciting and enable all students to demonstrate progression whilst improving their grades. With ten years of experience of teaching a vast number of GCSE and A-Level classes оn а dаy tо dаy bаsis I am extremely fаmiliаr with cоmmоn student misconceptions аnd hоw tо оvercоme them.

I have a passion for Chemistry therefore the only subject I offer is Chemistry and I pride myself on my inside out knowledge of both the NEW AQA and OCR syllabus.


I have worked as an examiner for the past six years for both AQA and OCR which enables me to understand exactly what they are looking for in terms of structuring answers and the inclusion of key words/phrases. With this thorough knowledge of the exam board it means I am able to tailor tuition to ensure improved exam technique and with it results.

I оffer оne-tо-оne tuitiоn, tаilоred tо eаch student - whether hоmewоrk suppоrt, 'cаtching up' оr exаm prepаrаtiоn which is in my opinion my specialty. I wоrk clоsely with students аnd pаrents tо prepаre а persоnаlised leаrning plаn, emplоying а vаriety оf teаching styles аccоrding tо the student's needs.

I am more than happy to offer more detaileds references from both my students and their parents upon request.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

Edge Hill University2009PGCEScience
Loughborough University2008MastersChemistry
AQA-OCR2017ProfessionalServices to examining

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