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Mike offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!
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 have recently been an examiner at GCSE and A level, 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.
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.
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.
I give my students access to all my resources, located on my GDrive. I encourage my students to contact me with any problems they may have between our lessons. I can usually resolve these through a brief email exchange.
In the near future I'm planning to move some distance from my present home, so I'm not offering face to face lessons at the moment. Instead all my lessons will be online, using Skype.
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- 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)
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