Paul

Paul

Reading Tutor

Hello my name is Paul, I have returned from New Zealand where I was on the prestigious Maurice Wilkins scholarship to do medicinal chemistry and immunology at Auckland University. My PhD was on the synthesis and testing of anti-cancer vaccines. I supplemented my income by demonstrating laboratory chemistry to undergraduates and one-on-one tutoring of undergraduate chemistry. I spent 5 months making HIV Drugs in St. Helens after my PhD then reelised I had enough of working in a lab. I gained a Masters at the University of Nottingham where I studied chemistry. I am from Reading, and went to Little Heath School where I specialized in maths and science. After a year of really enjoying teaching A-Level maths I have just been accepted onto a Maths degree at Reading Uni so I am going to be doing a degree while my students are at school.

Tutoring Experience

Results for 2016/2017 term
11+: Student accepted into Leighton Park School (tutored for maths).
13+ :Student accepted into Harrow (tutored maths and science), student accepted to Abingdon (tutored for science), student accepted for St Edwards (tutored for science and maths).
A-Level Chemistry: E grade student at AS improved to a C at A-Level, D grade student at AS improved to a C at A-Level, two C grade students improving to B grades at A-Level.
A-Level Maths: D grade AS student to A grade, E grade student at AS to C grade,
Almost all of my students got their first choice of university, and most improved by 2 grades.

Results for 2017/2018 term
GCSE maths foundation resits: 3 students from fail to C grades
1 student accepted into Shiplake College (tutored for maths).
1 student accepted to Eton (tutored for maths).
1 student accepted to Bryanston (tutored for maths and science)
GCSE foundation combined Science: one student from a grade 1 to a grade 5, one student from a grade 3 to a grade 4, one student from a grade 3 to a grade 5.
A-Level chemistry: one D grade AS student to C grade, one D grade AS student to B grade, two C grade AS students improving to B grade at A-Level.
A-Level Maths: E grade AS student to C grade A-Level.
Almost all of my students got their first choice of university, and all improved by between 1-3 grades.

In 2016 I was hired to teach A-Level maths at Newbury Hall school over Christmas. In early 2017 I was hired to teach GCSE maths to Nursery Assistants at Berkeley gardens day nursery, I also ran Science revision classes for Reading UTC in May 2017. 2016 was hired to teach A-Level maths at Newbury Hall school over Christmas. In 2018 I have worked at Little Heath School and a young offenders institute in Newbury.

Tutoring Approach

I am a friendly person who understands that learning new subjects can be hard. I am flexible in my approach, I will try and find a way which the student can remember and apply the knowledge. Everyone learns in a different way. I can prepare lessons if given some warning, I can also go through past exam papers and discuss the subject one on one. I have a car so I am able to travel to where ever you want to be tutored, I am also able to give lessons over Skype if that is more convenient.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

University of Auckland2015DoctorateMedicinal chemistry and immunology (pass)
University of Nottingham2009MastersMsc Chemistry (2:1)
Little Heath School2005CollegeMaths A level (A)
Little Heath School2005CollegeChemistry A level (B)

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Subjects taught
Maths
Primary£60
Secondary£60
GCSE£60
A-Level£60
Physics
Primary£60
Secondary£60
GCSE£60
A-Level£60
Chemistry
Primary£60
Secondary£60
GCSE£60
A-Level£60
University£60
Casual Learner£60
Biology
Primary£60
Secondary£60
GCSE£60
A-Level£60