Cambridge Tutor

I have an Honours degree in Chemistry and a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Edinburgh. I worked in academic research for 5 years before moving to Cambridge in 1999. After working for 14 years as a scientific editor, I became self-employed in 2014. Since then I have published a book on plants and their chemistry and uses and also worked on a range of chemistry-related publishing and education projects. I also give talks about chemistry relating to plants to groups in the Cambridge area. I am a chartered chemist and member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Tutoring Experience

I am an Assistant Examiner for A level Chemistry. I have experience in tutoring students in Higher Chemistry. I have also contributed to the production of Chemistry workbooks for GCSE level Chemistry.

Tutoring Approach

Chemistry is fun! But it can also be daunting. I want to help tutees get the most out of their opportunity to study the subject and inspire them to want to know more. Specifically, by discussion I will help identify any problem areas and together we will get to grips with them, working at the tutee's pace. I aim to enhance the tutee's knowledge and understanding of Chemistry and increase their confidence to allow them to tackle their exams to the best of their ability.

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


University of Edinburgh1989Bachelors2:1 BSc.(Hons.) Chemistry
University of Edinburgh1994DoctorateInorganic Chemistry

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