I am Head of Chemistry at my school and have over 26 years teaching and tutoring experience gaining some excellent results in the process.
I am 48 years of age and married with two sons. I have a Degree in Chemistry from Loughborough University. I enjoy watching sport and travelling.
I have taught Chemistry at a large Leicestershire 14-18 School for over 26 years. I have been Head of Chemistry at this school for 20 years. I teach AQA GCSE Chemistry and AQA A-Level Chemistry. I have also taught Nuffield A-Level Chemistry. I have tutored AQA, EDEXCEL, OCR and OCR(Salters) A-Level Chemistry and AQA and OCR GCSE Chemistry. I have tutored students outside of school for 23 years with much success.
Many of my A-level students have achieved 100% in A-level Chemistry modules and I have tutored many GCSE students who have achieved 100% in all their GCSE modules for GCSE Chemistry.
I am also Principal Examiner for IGCSE Chemistry Cambridge International Examinations. I have marked both Foundation and Higher IGCSE Chemistry papers. I have been an Examiner for Singapore A-level Chemistry set in conjunction with Cambridge International Examinations for many years now. Both these roles have helped me to recognise the difficulties that students have with both GCSE and A-level examination questions and the way to answer them successfully. I use this knowledge to the students advantage in my lessons.
I also tutor online using Skype which works really well. I have had many students who have gone on to study medicine and other medical degrees.
I also write multiple choice GCSE Chemistry questions for an exam board.
My approach is variable depending on the ability of the student and what they are struggling on at the time. However I believe that the practicing of past paper questions is vital for examination success. It is the attention to detail which counts in an examination and I make sure all of my students know everything in the syllabus and have practiced lots of different styles of examination question.
I also tutor online using Skype usually texting or emailing students examination practice questions which works really well. At the moment I am tutoring quite a few students on skype. These are students who live too far away to travel to me or cannot travel - this has been very successful as another approach to tutoring without the travelling. Please get in touch with me if you are interested in this approach. It is a very successful way of tutoring. If you want to try Skype tutoring the first 30 minute lesson is free.
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|Loughborough University||1992||PGCE||PGCE in Science and P.E. - completed in 1992.|
|Loughborough University||1991||Bachelors||Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Hons) with a year out at a leading Pharmaceutical Company.|
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