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I have been a chemistry tutor for more than 20 years, guiding and helping students from all backgrounds. I encourage parents to come along to the first lesson so that their mind is put at rest that their child is in a safe environment. There is a nice pub (Duke of Wellington) within walking distance where one can chill out while waiting for the tuition to finish.

Tutoring Experience

I did my PGCE in Exeter, and then taught Chemistry in Bristol for several years at the John Cabot CTC. Later I returned to Manchester to settle and gained an MSc in Chemistry. During this time, I taught at a school in Northwich and also acted as a private tutor for Manchester and surrounding villages in Cheshire. After my MSc, I taught at the South Cheshire college. After that I moved to Durham where I taught in Newton Aycliffe as a cover teacher. Since I became a mum soon after finished at Newton Aycliffe, I decided to only work as an examiner and I'm a private tutor in Durham

Tutoring Approach

My aim is to provide students with confidence and the right tools to prepare for their exams. This may take several forms, including:

     1. Homework
     2. Past paper questions
     3. Answering questions skills
     4. Preparation for the coming exams in terms of time management
     5. Highlight and understand the meaning of questions

In addition, I contact my students several days before they are due to come for lessons so that I can focus on their problems and prepare the necessary back up notes to facilitate their learning.

Usually, for the first tuition session, I would require students to bring along their notes and textbooks, so that we can decide which the appropriate material to use. Because I also work as an assistant examiner, I can advise students on how to tackle and answer exam papers and questions. Especially, explain how their marks are awarded to enable students to maximise their grades.

AvailabilityWeekdays (daytime)
References Available On File


UMIST2000MastersMSc Chemistry (2000),
Exeter1994PGCEPGCE (1994),
University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST)1992BachelorsBSc Chemistry (1992),

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