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John

John

I hold a B.Sc in Maths, B.SC(Hons) degree in Chemistry, and a Masters Degree (by research) in Organic Chemistry. I have worked as a Senior Research Chemist for a major pharmaceutical company for more than 30 years before retiring in 2009. I have been tutoring for many years and since my retirement, I am doing it full time.
I teach the following subjects:
Chemistry: GCSE, AS/A and Degree/post graduate levels
Biology, English and Maths: GCSE and Lower Secondary

Tutoring Experience

I have helped students to achieve complete success in their exams. I am highly experienced coaching students from various boards such as OCR (Chem A), OCR Salters, AQA, EDEXEL and IB.
Most of my students improve their grades at least by two levels. In recent exams (2017), sbout 40% of my AS/A level students achieved A/A* and about 50% B grades.

Recent feedback from students/parents:

8th June 2015 (Lubna, B.Sc Biochem., 2nd year)

Sorry for not being able to call you back right after my exam. I did really well, I was confident about all my answers. Everything we went through came up. So thank you again very much!! I will definitely get in touch with you if I face any difficulties again and I will recommend you to my friends as well.
Thanks again!!
(Lubna, B.Sc Biochem., 2nd year)

13-12-2014
Online Tutoring via Skype:
John is a wonderful tutor, he really takes the time to make sure the student fully understand the topic and is very knowledgeable in his area. He is very patient and understanding".
Aliza's mum

13-03-2014

John has been my daughter’s Chemistry tutor for the last 6 months. We have found him to be very knowledgeable and helped her understand concepts better. He is also very good in explaining difficult topics and also navigating through revision papers and explaining what needs to be done to improve grades.He is very patient and kind which sets him apart. My daughter is an AS (Edexel board) student and this has reflected in her grades and confidence.He is an outstanding teacher and I have no hesitation in recommending him.

Dr.Murali Raman
Letchworth Garden City,
Herts.

Student: Pav Singh, St. Christophers', Letchworth, Herts.

05/01/2014

John is an extremely knowledgeable tutor with extensive experience. His ability to tailor the teaching to the individual student is very impressive .

B Singh (Parent)
Letchworth, Herts.

Tutoring Approach

My style of coaching is pretty much hands-on with plenty of practice using past papers and appropriate mark schemes.This is of course done taking into account of the students needs and focusing on the areas they may find challenging.

LanguagesTamil
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

University of Manchester1975MastersOrganic c\hemistry (Research)
University of Madurai, India1971BachelorsMaths
University of Madurai, India1970BachelorsChemistry (Hons)

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