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Francisco offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!
I am an OCR Chemistry A Level examiner (specification A) and a teacher in a sixth form college. I have a PhD in Biochemistry (Distinction) and Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Distinction). Currently, I am only taking tutees studying the above mentioned specification, in order to provide highly specialised support. I offer tuition in person as well as online.
I have a PhD in Biochemistry (Distinction) and Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Distinction). My hobbies are varied, but I would mention football and chess.
I have been an A Level Chemistry classroom teacher for six years. The knowledge and skills gained from delivering this specification allows me to tailor lessons to my tutee’s needs. My resources and worksheets range from introduction of topics to activities that challenge students to the A* grade. I am aware of typical problem areas where students struggle as well as common misconceptions, and I tackle them in ways that students feel comfortable with. In addition to A Level Chemistry, my classroom teaching experience also includes GCSE Chemistry and HND in Applied Chemistry Level 4 and 5 (equivalent to first and second year of a chemistry degree).
My experience as an A Level Chemistry examiner enables me to guide students on how to maximise their performance in exams. I work with my students through mark schemes, helping them to interpret them, and revise independently. I emphasise the need for accurate terminology in explanations and clear working out of calculations. Also, I help students understand the structure of standard exam questions as well as approaches to unfamiliar ones.
In the first lesson I show original documentation for identity, proof of qualifications and DBS (previously known as CRB) to my students and their parents. This first lesson is offered for free.
My approach to teaching students consists of the following steps:
-To establish a good atmosphere between the student and myself.
-To identify the student’s current level and the difficulties they are experiencing in the topic we are going to start working on.
-To define the learning objectives for the session so that students have a clear idea of what they need to learn.
-To keep a continuous interaction with the student during the whole lesson though questioning and different activities in order to keep the student engaged whilst I can check if learning is taking place.
-To evaluate the session in terms of what the student has mastered and what needs further work.
-To set homework so that the student consolidates the acquisition of new concepts and skills.
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Additional Languages: Spanish
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- University of Seville, Spain (2011) - Cum Laude (Distinction) (Doctorate) (✔ On File)
- London Metropolitan University (2011) - Distinction (PGCE) (✔ On File)
- General Teaching Council for England (2011) - Distinction (QTS) (✔ On File)
- University of Granada, Spain (2004) - 2:1 (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
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To add, my son received an A/B in double award science at GCSE, with his highest mark in Chemistry, which I am sure is in large part due to the work he did with Francisco. As a result he is now doing Chemistry at A level.
Daniel, AS chemistry student.
We would 100 % use his services again when we need them for either Hannah or Daniel our son.