David S

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£ 30.00-45.00 p/h

I have recently retired as Head of Chemistry in a successful Kent Grammar school, which has allowed me to focus on private tutoring. I have over 30 years experience of preparing exam students for the major exam boards, giving me a detailed knowledge of the requirements of the GCSE and A-Level syllabi. I use many and varied resources from books, notes and worksheets, to past papers and their markschemes, which I use to consolidate learning. I have developed many of my resources for online use through my most recent employment at a leading Kent Independent school, where I taught whole classes using Google Classroom and Meet. COVID-19 Update: Please note that all face to face tuition is currently suspended, however I am more than happy to offer tuition via Zoom, Google Meet or Skype. My home office is equipped with a visualiser webcam so that I can use a whiteboard and show written documents/ textbooks during online lessons, and my dual screen setup makes sharing powerpoints and other files easy, and a natural part of many online lessons.

How would you describe your teaching style?

Focused, attentive to individual needs.

What qualifications do you have?

Degree: B.Sc. (Hons) Biochemistry, University of Liverpool PGCE Science University of Brighton

Tell us about your experience...

I have been in the mainstream state teaching profession for over 35 years and have extensive experience and knowledge of successfully preparing students for public examinations in the Sciences, in particular Chemistry. I have recently retired as Head of Chemistry in a successful Kent Grammar school, and have also worked a short term contract at a local Kent Independent school.

What locations do you tutor in?

During COVID all tuition is available online Nationally. By arrangement, depending upon the national and local situation I am willing to travel within a 10 Mile radius of my home in West Malling, Kent

What is your personal message to students?

As a recently retired Head of Chemistry I'm well aware of what a difficult subject Chemistry can seem to be! But I've built up through my lengthy and successful career, a range of strategies and resources that help to make Chemistry make sense and above all make it enjoyable.

CRB/Disclosure Certificate: yes
Home-based tutor: Yes
Travelling tutor: No
Online tutor: Happy to tutor using Zoom, Skype or Google Meet - I have experience tutoring and teaching whole classes with Meet and Zoom.
Subjects: Chemistry A-Level
  Biology GCSE
  Physics GCSE
  Chemistry GCSE