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I am an experienced professional tutor and qualified teacher (QTS) with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Geology from the University of Exeter, a Ph.D. in Geology & Zoology from the University of Bristol and a PGCE (masters level Post Graduate Certificate in Education – Secondary Education Science with Chemistry Specialism) from the University of Brighton
Prior to becoming a professional teacher I have lectured and undertook research in Universities & Museums around the world including Bristol, Birmingham, Imperial College London, Portsmouth, Tokyo (Japan) and Miami (USA). For over 13 years I worked at the Natural History Museum in London as a Curator and lastly as the Registrar with a responsibility for managing 150+ scientists and 75 million specimens. Most recently I decided that I wanted to pass on my passion for science and I have been teaching science from Year 7 to A level in secondary schools and colleges in Surrey & West Sussex.
I have published many scientific papers, articles, encyclopaedia entries and have written two scientific books and have acted as a scientific consultant to many BBC and other TV programmes including working with David Attenborough on series such as the ‘Life of Birds’.
I am a member of the Association for Science Education and I am one of three Honorary Patrons of the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. Due to my scientific knowledge and experience in education I have served on the executive board and as a trustee for many organisations including Museums Association, Collections Trust, Palaeontographical Society, Geologists’ Association, Haslemere Educational Museum amongst others.

Tutoring Experience

My tutoring experience began as a Ph.D. student when I tutored undergraduate students. Since then I have tutored, mentored and supervised both undergraduates and postgraduates (M.Sc. and Ph.D. students). I am a qualified teacher (QTS) and first taught science in schools in 1994. Teaching and tutoring is now my main profession I have experience of teaching science subjects at all levels with all of the major examining boards to students from Year 7 (KS3) up to A level (KS5).
My particular expertise is in Science and I can offer tutoring as follows:
• Undergraduate and Postgraduate – Geology & Evolutionary Biology
• A level - Chemistry, Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science
• Up to and including GCSE – All Sciences
Over the last 20+ years I have taught and tutored many students and have experience of both tutoring subject knowledge and exam technique as well as preparing students for university interviews and job interviews.

Tutoring Approach

As a qualified teacher with a PGCE my approach to tutoring is to consider every student as an individual and to make learning fun. I have a passion for the subjects that I teach, and I try to enthuse my students too. A happy student is a more productive student and I endeavour to make my tutoring sessions a highlight of their week, rather than a chore.

Whether you are someone who is struggling with the subject, or someone who wants to improve your grade or get an A* in the exam for your University place, I offer a bespoke tutoring experience. In addition to teaching the subject content, I cover exam preparation, including working through past papers and exam techniques. I provide revision plans tailored to the individual. I also offer reading lists for students preparing for University interviews. Nearer exam time, I can offer intensive revision sessions where I tutor in groups or individually.

I have excellent academic credentials, teaching/training experience and a successful career working as a professional scientist. I believe I can help any student improve their exam grade and reach their potential and most of all, I want to see them succeed.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekdays (all times)
References Available On File


Exeter University1990BachelorsB.Sc. (Hons)
Bristol University1994DoctoratePh.D. Geology & Zoology
Brighton University2016PGCEPGCE (Masters Level - Secondary Science with Chemistry Specialism)
Brighton University2016QTSQualified Teacher Status

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