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Mike offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!


Hourly RateOnline Lessons
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A-Level £40.00£36.00
Casual Learner £40.00£36.00

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Personal Description:

Hello, my name is Mike.
I retired from teaching at the end of June 2011 and now offer my services as a tutor for Chemistry at A level. I have worked in a variety of schools and a sixth form college. I am a GCSE and GCE A level examiner and an author/editor of educational materials relating to Chemistry at GCSE and A level. In 2005 I was admitted to the Royal Society of Chemistry as a Fellow.

Tutoring Experience:

2011-Present: Tutor in A/AS level Chemistry for all examination boards.
2002-2011: Head of Science & Chemistry at Woldingham School.
1999-2002: Head of Science at Oxted School.
1982-1999: Teacher, then Head of Science & Chemistry at Reigate College.
1976-1982: Teacher at Cheam High School.

Tutoring Approach:

My ideas about teaching Chemistry are straightforward:
Chemistry is a challenging subject; it's my job to make it interesting.
You need to know lots of facts; it's my job to make them clear.
You need to understand some difficult ideas; it's my job to explain them.
Finally, you need to see how to use your knowledge and understanding to get good marks in examinations; it's my job to give examples and encourage you to practise them.
All I'll ask from you is that you find the time and enthusiasm to follow up my lessons effectively. I'll help you to get the best grade you can.

For your convenience I'll travel to your home, but why not try online lessons using Skype? With the 'share screens' option and my graphics tablet, everything I write will show up on your computer screen and you will see me face-to-face in a smaller window. It's very effective and nowhere near as impersonal as you might think!

To help cover the cost of buying my contact details I'll only ask £20 for your first lesson with me.


  • Royal Society of Chemistry (2005) - Fellowship (Other) (✔ On File)
  • University of London, Chelsea College Centre for Science Education (1976) - PGCE in Science Education (PGCE) (✔ On File)
  • University of London, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College (1976) - PhD Biochemistry (Doctorate) (✔ On File)
  • University of Warwick (1972) - BSc Molecular Sciences (2:1) (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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