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Subjects Taught


Hourly Rate
A-Level £25.00


Hourly Rate
A-Level £25.00

English (Foreign Language)

Hourly Rate
Casual Learner £20.00

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Personal Description:

I have 23 years of teaching experience in Higher Education and Further Education - I was a Senior Lecturer in Chemistry at the University of Cardiff and also at the University of South Australia, with physical and computational chemistry as my research speciality (64 published research papers). A-Level physics, chemistry and mathematics tutoring has long been a sideline for me. For the last few years I have been working in supply teaching in Oxfordshire secondary schools, teaching science up to A-level. I am generally only available for tuition weekday evenings.

I am also a CELTA qualified and experienced teacher of English as a Foreign Language (EFL), English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and Business English (5 years of EFL teaching experience gained in the UK, in Germany, in Poland and in Australia). I spend most Summers teaching EAP at Leicester University. So if you require A-Level science tuition and English is not your first language then perhaps I should be your first choice.

I am a British, native English speaker who has worked in several countries; I speak fluent German and intermediate Polish. I am based in Didcot, but I will travel up to approx. 6 miles (this includes e.g. Wallingford, Abingdon, Wantage, Harwell, Culham, Cholsey and Streatley) at no extra charge to you. I will consider travelling further to teach you (e.g. Oxford, Witney, Newbury, Thame … ) but this will be charged at a higher rate, to be negotiated between us.

Tutoring Experience:

General chemistry and physical chemistry at BSc level. Theoretical chemistry at MSc level.
A-Level private tuition of physics, chemistry and mathematics.
EAP/EFL teacher and Business English teacher/consultant in the UK, Germany and in Australia.
PGCE-qualified Science and Maths Teacher currently working as a supply teacher in Oxfordshire Schools, in addition to
running her own educational and consultancy business.

Tutoring Approach:

Science: a flexible, guided approach, giving the student the maximum hands-on time for problem
solving during the tutorial.

English: Speaking practice, grammar, techniques for listening and understanding … you can decide on
the focus of each lesson.


  • Oxford Brookes University (2015) - P. G. Cert. Ed (QTS) (✔ On File)
  • British Study Centres Oxford (2004) - C.E.L.T.A. (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • University of Birmingham (1990) - PhD Chemistry (Doctorate) (✔ On File)
  • University of Birmingham (1986) - BSc Physics 1st Class Hons (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Additional Languages: German, Polish
Availability: Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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