I began tutoring during my chemistry study, which I finished with a Master’s of Science in Chemistry (first class degree) and a PhD in Biochemistry (first class degree). I have successfully tutored over 70 A-level students in twelve years and have helped graduate and undergraduate students at university. One of my pupils was a medicine student, who said after my lesson: “I did not know chemistry is so easy“. I am familiar with the special requirements of the GAMSAT exam and have expert knowledge in biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, protein chemistry, chemical analytic and genetic engineering after working for 18 years in scientific research. I have been with a well known tutor agency for several years and I am fully CRB checked.
Whenever I get a new client I begin with a thorough assessment: What kind of person is he or she, what basic knowledge is present and what are the main problem areas? Then a tutoring plan is suggested to reach the goal in a reasonable time frame.
My tutoring lessons are individually tailored to the needs of the student and designed to provide as much fun as possible. I incorporate examples of daily life and draw comparisons with situations from sports and hobbies. In my last assignment, we even did some small chemistry experiments (no worries parents – only harmless ones – the kitchen did not blow up!).
Besides improving their learning strategies, I ensure my students are well prepared for exams by practicing past papers and using official mark schemes. However my emphasis lies on building up a solid foundation of knowledge and the skills of applying it.
I give my best to make the teaching interesting and enjoyable, which motivates him or her to learn and to archive their full potential. I understand that at the beginning there might be resentment towards the subject. However there has to be a basic willingness to learn. If I do not feel the openness at least to try, I reserve myself the right to decline the assignment.
Nevertheless I have a lot of patience and enthusiasm, which let me usually get along very well with my students. I hope at the end of my tuition I can quote you saying “I did not know chemistry is so easy“.
My home is in Kelmarsh, between Market Harborough and Northampton. As one of your friendly local chemistry tutors, I serve the Leicester- and Northamptonshire area, including Rugby, Daventry, Kettering, Northampton and Leicester within 30 min driving distance but also offer online tuition.
Fees for a 60 min online session at your home depend on the level required:
A-level: £33 university: £38
Dr. B. tutors Chemistry, other sciences, and some math and other subjects. He has over 30 years combined experience in industry and academia. He has taught multiple types and levels of General Chemistry (including several for Nurses and other Health Sciences), Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, and Environmental Chemistry.
Now the focus is on online tutoring, though in-person tutoring is available at higher cost.