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Subjects Taught


Hourly Rate
Primary £25.00
Secondary £30.00
GCSE £35.00
Casual Learner £39.00


Hourly Rate
Secondary £30.00
GCSE £35.00


Hourly Rate
Primary £25.00
Secondary £35.00
GCSE £35.00
A-Level £35.00
University £45.00
Casual Learner £39.00


Hourly Rate
Primary £25.00
Secondary £30.00
GCSE £35.00
Casual Learner £39.00


Hourly Rate
Primary £25.00
Secondary £30.00
GCSE £35.00
A-Level £37.00
Casual Learner £39.00

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Personal Description:

I am currently a Lecturer in Chemistry at London Metropolitan University and a visiting Scientist Research Fellow at The Open University. I am PhD holder in Chemistry from UK and MSc and BSc from Bordeaux 1 University, France

I am able to teach Chemistry for Secondary (11 to 14 years), GCSE or National 3-5, A-Level, IB or Highers University (or further higher). I teach also Maths, Physics, French and Arabic for GCSE or National 3-5 and Secondary (11 to 14 years) students
My hourly rate varies from £20 - £40 depending on your subject, level and distance where you live. I also provide online teaching via skype and 24/7 help via texts and email to my students if required.

These are my scientific articles that I have recently published
1) Youssef**Removed By Admin**, Peter G. Taylor, Alan R. Bassindale, The synthesis and structures of novel molecular ionic compounds based on encapsulation of anions and cations, Organometallics, 2016. (in **Web Address Removed**)

2) Heeley, Ellen L.; Hughes, Darren J.; , Youssef; Taylor, Peter G. and Bassindale, Alan R. Morphology and crystallization kinetics of polyethylene/long alkyl-chain substituted Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxanes (POSS) nanocomposite blends: a SAXS/WAXS study. European Polymer Journal, 2014, 51. 45–56.

3) Youssef *, Alan R. Bassindale, Peter G. Taylor, Richard A. Stephenson, Michael B. Hursthouse, Ross W. Harrington, and William Clegg, X-ray crystal structures, packing behavior and thermal stability studies of a homologous series of n-alkyl-substituted polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes, Macromolecules, 2013, 46 (3), 988–1001.

4) Ellen L. Heeley, Darren J. Hughes, Youssef , Ian Williamson, Peter G. Taylor and Alan R. Bassindale, Linear long alky-chain substituted POSS cages: the effect of alky-chain length on the self-assembled packing morphology, Macromolecules, 2013, 46 (12), 4944–4954.

5) Ellen L. Heeley, Darren J. Hughes, Youssef , Ian Williamson, Peter G. Taylor and Alan R. Bassindale, Properties and self-assembled packing morphology of long alkyl-chained substituted polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes (POSS) cages, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys… 2013,15, 5518-5529.
6) Youssef *, Alan R. Bassindale, Peter G. Taylor, Peter N. Horton, Richard A. Stephenson, and Michael B. Hursthouse, Facile Synthesis of Novel Functionalized Silsesquioxane Nanostructures Containing an Encapsulated Fluoride Anion, Organometallics, 2012, 31 (17), 6032–6040.

7) Peter G. Taylor, Alan R. Bassindale, Youssef , Manuel Pourny, Richard Stevenson, Michael B. Hursthouse and Simon J. Coles, Further studies of fluoride ion entrapment in octasilsesquioxane cages; X-ray crystal structure studies and factors that affect their formation, Dalton Trans… 2012, 41, 2048-2059.

Tutoring Experience:

I have taken every opportunity to develop my teaching skills while working at London Metropolitan University and The Open University. These include chemistry laboratory teaching, mentoring and training of both undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students. I have also participated in various educational projects in other universities. For example, at the University of Bordeaux I, Science and Technology in France, I was a teaching assistant on several science courses. I have also been a tutor in Chemistry, Maths, Physics, French and Arabic with Taras tutors and other agencies in London.

Tutoring Approach:

Schools and universities focus on conveying a large amount of information to their students. But for most people that is not enough to create genuine understanding and an ability to answer exam questions. That is why many students, regardless of their ability, seek to get extra help from a private tutor.

My aim as a tutor is to create in my students a deep understanding and confidence in answering exam questions and being able to tackle new and unfamiliar problems. My philosophy is based on the idea that learning happens in an environment of mutual respect in which the student is encouraged to think and make new connections for themselves. My experience has been that one-to-one personal tuition has a unique value to students because of the ability to resolve the students’ personal barriers to learning in a way that lays the foundations for a deep and lasting understanding of the subject.

My approach varies depending on the student’s needs and learning style. However my teaching philosophy is based on encouraging students to think for themselves, using real-world examples wherever possible. I start from topics the students are comfortable with and move gradually towards more complex areas as their confidence builds. I use questions and examples to check understanding continually. I don’t lecture to students or ask them to memorise things. Nor do I do the students’ homework for them!

I usually focus on exam-style or past paper questions in order to check, practice and perfect the student’s understanding and technique. I also give a lot of emphasis to some of the less obvious but vital skills such as essay structure and technique, logical thought, and the effective use of numbers and graphs.

I believe passionately in the huge value of tutoring to students and take great satisfaction in seeing my students achieve their full potential.

PS: Travel Expenses
This tutor can charge extra money per visit towards travel expenses where appropriate (Between 5-10 pounds).
The price of tuition is for less than 5 miles and for less than 30 min travel time.

Native Language: Arabic
Additional Languages: English (British), French
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • The Open University (2010) - Chemistry (full-time study) (Doctorate) (✔ On File)
  • Bordeaux 1 University (2004) - Chemistry (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Bordeaux 1 University (2002) - Chemistry (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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