About Me

A highly-experienced Chemistry and Maths tutor, with over 20 years' experience. Specialises in working with multi-sensory strategies and techniques to boost students' confidence and self-esteem. Available for Chemistry or Maths, secondary including GCSEs and A-levels.

£75.00 Per Hour

minimum 1.5 hour sessions

Specialist Experience and Skills

I am a fully-qualified teacher and have been teaching Chemistry and Maths for over 20 years. I have extensive experience preparing students for their GCSES (IGCSE and EdExcel and A-level exams.) I am able to offer online sessions.

For the last 3 years I have been tutoring students with additional students on a 1:1 basis as well as running a Science club. I strive to boost my students' confidence to help them believe in themselves so that they can be as successful as possible. Many of my students have challenges with concentration, focus and anxiety, but over time I have been able to gain... Read More
I am a fully-qualified teacher and have been teaching Chemistry and Maths for over 20 years. I have extensive experience preparing students for their GCSES (IGCSE and EdExcel and A-level exams.) I am able to offer online sessions.

For the last 3 years I have been tutoring students with additional students on a 1:1 basis as well as running a Science club. I strive to boost my students' confidence to help them believe in themselves so that they can be as successful as possible. Many of my students have challenges with concentration, focus and anxiety, but over time I have been able to gain their trust and work together so that they excelled in their exams.

I believe that building a positive relationship with the student is paramount, and I like to gain a thorough understanding of how each of my students learn. I differentiate my teaching style in accordance with the learning style of each of my students, to ensure they achieve their true potential.

I am able to teach Chemistry and Maths from secondary (GCSEs) to A-level. I believe that hands-on learning is one of the most successful ways of ensuring a student understands what can be very challenging concepts both in Chemistry and Maths. One of my most valuable and highly-successful strategies is to involve students in doing experiments as a part of their learning. All experiments I use are linked to the exam syllabus, which inevitably helps students to better relate and conceptualise a topic. Recent experiments that I have done with my A-level students include making an Electrolysis and Electrochemical Cell with a battery, and making graphite electrodes and a voltmeter. For some topics, for example Shape and Polarity of the molecules with Covalent Bonds, making models of connected balloons helps tremendously and enable students to make predictions on the shape and polarity of unknown molecules. These simple models explain and help students to visualise the VESPR theory and students look at the real linear, trigonal planar, octahedral, etc. shapes. Such questions would otherwise be difficult to understand. Another well-functioning technique is to capture these experiments as photos and videos, and return to them when needed. So far this is one of the best ways to raise students' confidence and help them to remember the correct answers for the exam.

I fundamentally believe that effective teaching involves allocating time for each and every student, careful planning in accordance with their individual needs, dedication, patience, firmness and consistency, and a good sense of humour.

I use the practical side of Chemistry to inspire and motivate my students but what is also key is for them to understand the logical connections between formulas and rules, and why and when to apply them for solving problems and exam papers.

True learning incorporates active participation by the student to be prepared, especially for GCSE and A level exams.

My Teaching Philosophy

I always try to provide clear explanations so that students are able to thoroughly understand the taught concepts. I break topics down to ensure they are more manageable and easily understood, and teach logical links between the related scientific reasons/rules. This will raise students' motivation and ability to sort more complex problems.
Encouraging learners to reveal their strong and weak point in learning

Something Sensational About Me

I love experiments, both simple and more complicated. I believe that they bring excitement, inspiration and a long-lasting positive attitude to the subject and to help develop an understanding our complex world.

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Availability

  • Saturday 10:00-18:00
  • Sunday 13:00-18:00

Qualifications and Training

- Qualifies Teacher Status (QTS)
- MSc
- STEM Training for successful experiments
- Practical skills and Techniques in Chemistry
- IELTS, Academic level, University of Westminster
- First Aid Training
- Safeguarding and Child Protection Awareness in Education
- Keeping Children safe in education
- Council of Europe-Learners and Learning in Environmental education
- NILE, Norwich-From Key Principles to Best Practice, Teaching English across the curriculum;... Read More
- Qualifies Teacher Status (QTS)
- MSc
- STEM Training for successful experiments
- Practical skills and Techniques in Chemistry
- IELTS, Academic level, University of Westminster
- First Aid Training
- Safeguarding and Child Protection Awareness in Education
- Keeping Children safe in education
- Council of Europe-Learners and Learning in Environmental education
- NILE, Norwich-From Key Principles to Best Practice, Teaching English across the curriculum;

Choose me if…

- you want to achieve higher grades in your GCSE or A-level Exams
- you need to build your confidence and creativity... Read More
- you want to achieve higher grades in your GCSE or A-level Exams
- you need to build your confidence and creativity

SPECIFIC AREAS COVERED

Camden, Hampstead, Belsize Park, Kilburn, Wembley, Charlton, plus any other part within good access of public transport within 10 miles radius

Location

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