Benjamin W

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£ 30.00-45.00 p/h

I graduated from Imperial College London in 2020 with a 1st class degree in Chemistry. I am currently a postgraduate chemist at Imperial College London. I was a member of the FoNS Dean's List (top 10% of students) for 3 years running. I also received the award for Excellence in Inorganic Chemistry. I achieved the best AS and A2 results in my sixth form. My area of expertise is in inorganic chemistry, including coordination chemistry, NMR spectroscopy, main group, transition metal, organometallic, and lanthanide and actinide chemistry. I have tutored for 5 years, helping all my students to improve their grades as well as having taught GCSE and A-level students in various schools. I am an ex-principal tuba player for the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain and a grade 8 tuba player.

How would you describe your teaching style?

My teaching methodology is based heavily on practicing questions and past papers. I believe that the best way to learn is to apply what you know. So many times I have witnessed children that think they know a topic because they have read their notes, but it is not until they actually try to apply their knowledge that they realise that they are not 100% confident. The lesson structure varies depending on the person I am tutoring and how they best learn. This could be mainly through questions, guided worksheets, or PowerPoint presentations.

What qualifications do you have?

I am a private tutor and musician holding a first-class degree (MSci) in Chemistry from Imperial College London. I am currently a research postgraduate at Imperial College London, researching novel MRI probes for brain imaging. My area of expertise is in inorganic chemistry, including coordination chemistry, NMR spectroscopy, main group, transition metal, organometallic, and lanthanide and actinide chemistry. I tutor in the West London and West Midlands Regions. I am fully CRB checked. I received the award for best GCSE results (7A*, 4A), and best AS results (5A) from Plantsbrook School, and achieved A2 results of 3A* and an A - once again the best in the school. At Imperial, I was a member of the Faculty of Natural Science Dean`s List (top 10% of chemistry students) for three years running. I also received the HVA Briscoe Excellence in Inorganic Chemistry Prize in my final year. I am an ex-principal tuba player for the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain, performing with them for 3 years. I am able to tutor for GCSE Chemistry, Physics, and Music, and A-Level Chemistry and Music. I also offer brass instrumental music lessons as well as conducting lessons, and coaching to small musical ensembles.

Tell us about your experience...

I have completed A levels and GCSEs and obtained very high grades in all of the subjects that I tutor for. I have also volunteered at my local school as a teaching assistant on my gap year and have gained teaching experience with both Science and Music students, as well as just general experience of teaching and being around children. All of the students I tutored said that I was a great help in getting them to achieve their grades. All of my students either hit or exceeded their target grade(s) for the subject(s) I tutored them for. I also completed work experience at Harris Westminster Sixth Form as part of my degree where I taught A-level chemistry lessons. I have also tutored throughout my degree, helping several students secure the grades needed to head to their first-choice university I was the principal tuba with the National Youth Wind Orchestra for 3 years as well as holding principal roles with the Birmingham Schools` Symphony Orchestra and Brass Ensemble. I currently perform with and conduct the Imperial College Wind Band as well as being principal tuba for the Imperial College Symphony Orchestra.

What locations do you tutor in?

West London - West Kensington, Fulham, Hammersmith, Baron's Court, White City, Shephard's Bush

What is your personal message to students?

I have a 100% pass and improve rate with 5+ years of tutoring and teaching experience, both privately and in schools. Let me help you to be the best that you can be!

CRB/Disclosure Certificate: Yes
Home-based tutor: Yes
Travelling tutor: Within 2 miles
Online tutor: Via Skype or Zoom
Subjects: Chemistry Degree
  Chemistry A-Level
  Chemistry GCSE
  Music GCSE
  Music A-LEVEL
  Maths GCSE
  Physics GCSE