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I have always had a passion for Science, solving problems and understanding how things work. I have been able to apply my interests by working in the Chemical and Pharmaceutical industries; by Clinical Research into cancer and rheumatism; and passing on this knowledge through teaching. In laboratory work I have separated chemicals and proteins and quantified them using various analytical instruments. I have a good knowledge of protein mass spectroscopy, immunology, enzyme assays and inhibition. On a personal note, I enjoy sport, making models and family life with my wife and three grown up children.

Tutoring Experience

I have 12 years full time teaching followed by six years as a supply teachers and a personal tutor. I have taught all three Sciences up to GCSE and A level Chemistry throughout. I have also taught five A level Biology tutees, and I am confident with aspects of A level Physics, as I have taught this on supply and to two tutees. For 14 years, I have been an examiner and team leader in Chemistry working for a leading Examinations Board. Before being a teacher I had 15 years in Clinical/Biochemical/Pharmaceutical/Chemical research and analysis, and lecturing and of laboratory supervision.

Tutoring Approach

I offer tuition in Science and A level Chemistry, but can diversify into aspects of A level Physics or Biology if required and have done so for some tutees. I am versed in exam techniques and use past papers to identify student's weaknesses and then explain the rationale behind the best answers to exam questions and what examiners are looking for. I use my diverse array of experience in teaching and industry to explain the importance and application of the scientific concepts being taught and relate these to the practical laboratory experience of the student. I also consider the learning preferences of the student and illustrate answers in different ways. I always put in extra time (e.g., marking work) and resources to ensure my tutees get value for money.

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


University of Leeds1999PGCEScience, Chemistry
University of Bradford1986DoctoratePhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of Leeds1980BachelorsBSc Biochemistry 2:1(Hons)
Matthew Murray High School1977SchoolA levels: Chemistry(A); Physics(B); Biology(C); Maths(C)

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