A level Biology for AQA, OCR and Edexcel
A level Chemistry for AQA, OCR (including Salters) and Edexcel
Price and Range:
£40 per hour (including online); lessons are generally one hour, although 30 minute lessons or one hour lessons alternate weeks can be arranged, subject to availability.
I am an experience tutor, author of textbooks and workbooks as well as A level Biology exam papers. I am an A level examiner for Chemistry and Biology . This enables me to show students how best to approach questions, give them an insight into what examiners are looking for and help them present their knowledge to their best advantage. I concentrate on getting my students to be clear and precise in their work because examiners do not reward answers that are nearly right!
I am also able to use my understanding of different approaches to learning to tailor my teaching to individual students' needs - not something that can always be done easily in a classroom setting. Ensuring a sound grasp of basic concepts is central to how I tutor.
I have tutored AQA, Edexcel and OCR Biology and Chemistry (including Salters). I have a BA Biochemistry (Oxon) and DPhil (Oxon) in Peptide Chemistry. I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Chartered Chemist (CChem, FRSC).
It is important for students to get the grades they need, but Chemistry and Biology are fascinating and absorbing subjects that are highly relevant in the modern world. I have worked for over 30 years in the life sciences industry and this has given me a wide experience of real-life applications of both subjects that I bring to my tutoring - it also makes lessons more varied and interesting for the student. I try to avoid time-wasting during lessons, but I also like to be informal and make the subject enjoyable and approachable. See my Facebook page for reviews by former students.
Please note that I only teach from home or online - I do not visit students' homes, sorry.
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