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Subjects Taught


Hourly Rate
Secondary £30.00
GCSE £30.00
Casual Learner £30.00


Hourly Rate
Secondary £30.00
GCSE £30.00


Hourly Rate
Secondary £30.00
GCSE £30.00
A-Level £35.00
University £45.00
Casual Learner £30.00


Hourly Rate
Secondary £30.00
GCSE £30.00

Combined Science

Hourly Rate
Secondary £30.00
GCSE £30.00

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Personal Description:

I have been teaching full time for some years preferring to work in the private tuition/coaching area because the personal satisfaction is higher.

I have a first class honours degree in chemistry from the University of Leicester, a DPhil from the University of Oxford and a PGCE [Chemistry] from Oxford.

I keep up to date with my subject through regular Continuing Professional Development activities including reading about the subject and attending seminars and courses.

I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a Chartered Chemist and a Chartered Scientist.

Tutoring Experience:

I was Head of Chemistry at Eton College [the famous public school] for four years and taught part time students chemistry at the University of Northampton.

Since 1989 I have been an Associate Lecturer in chemistry with The Open University teaching part-time students by distance learning and at Summer Schools. I currently teach an Open University chemistry course.

I have been coaching students in science and maths for over 30 years. Post-16 I have extensive specialist background in chemistry for Edexcel, OCR and AQA at AS and A2, including Salters, A-level plus I have experience of the International Baccalaureate,PreU and supporting vocational courses.

I have supported students in chemistry, biology, physics [as triple or double science, for the AQA, Edexcel and OCR syllabuses (including 21st Century science)] and maths at GCSE/IGCSE for many years and for helping with Independent School entrance. I have also supported students studying for equivalency testing for career development and home schooled students.

Tutoring Approach:

I am a patient, friendly and successful teacher specialising in chemistry at GCSE and A-level [and university level]. In addition I have extensive experience of tutoring science and mathematics to GCSE level. My experience covers helping students of all ages [from primary to adults] and from all backgrounds. I have a good sense of humour, am used to teaching on-line and in 1:1 situations. My approach is to boost a students` confidence in a relaxed environment resulting in greater success and self-belief which results in more enjoyment - and success - in the subjects being studied. Over the years I have successfully helped hundreds of students to achieve success.

In-between sessions students can contact me by email or telephone for support with exam questions or school work at no extra charge rather than waiting until the next meeting.

At the moment I am putting together my teaching timetable for Autumn 2017 and have several slots available for new students. Alternatively I have a lot of experience of teaching by Skype if this is a better option for the student

Currently I am teaching:

3 A-level chemistry students
1 IB chemistry student
2 GCSE science students
3 IGCSE maths, chemistry, physics and biology student
2 GCSE maths students
1 Open University course in chemistry

For round trips of more than 25 miles I charge £5 for travel to cover the cost of fuel!

Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • University of Oxford (1983) - Chemistry (PGCE) (✔ On File)
  • University of Oxford (1982) - DPhil Organic Chemistry (Doctorate) (✔ On File)
  • University of Leicester (1979) - BSc[Hons] Chemistry (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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