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Chemistry/ Biology Tutor in E Nottingham - S Hoare

S Hoare A-level Chemistry Tutor (Nottingham)

S Hoare

  • Bingham (NG13)
  • Last Logged In: 08 Mar 2018
  • Sex: Male
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Personal Message
I am an experienced tutor, examiner and textbook author with a proven track record in helping students achieve their full potential.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach Chemistry and Biology (A level and GCSE).
Tell me about your qualifications.
I have a BA (Oxon) in Biochemistry and a PhD in Peptide Chemistry
What kind of experience do you have?
I have been a private tutor since 2013. In the past I was Chief Examiner in A level Biology. I currently set and mark A level Biology exams and am also an examiner for A level Chemistry and Cambridge Technicals Level 3. I am lead co-author on a level 3 textbook and author of GCSE Biology workbooks and A level Chemistry revision apps.
How much do you charge?
I charge £40 per hour for one-to-one lessons. The first lesson is half price. I charge £30 each for groups of 2 and £25 each for groups of 3 or more.
Where do you teach?
I teach from my home in Bingham. This is situated between Nottingham / West Bridgford (10 miles) and Grantham (Lincolnshire, 14 miles). Newark (12 miles), Southwell (11 miles) and Loughborough (Leicestershire, 21 miles) are all within 30 minutes' drive. I have too many students to make travel to students' home feasible. I live 2 minutes' walk from Toot Hill School, making it possible for College students to come for lessons during free periods.
When are you available?
I work from home, so I am available for teaching weekdays in the daytime. Weekday evenings are busier, and I sometimes have availability on Saturday mornings. I live 2 minutes' walk from Toot Hill School, making it possible for College students to come for lessons during free periods.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
GCSE (year 10 and 11) and A level.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
GCSE and IGCSE (AQA, Edexcel and OCR) and A / AS level (AQA, Edexcel and OCR).
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I am a Chartered Chemist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (CChem, FRSC).
Tell me about some of your current students.
I have several students who hope to study medicine or veterinary medicine, so need to be sure of getting A or A* grades. Others need help because they have missed parts of the course, either through illness or through having had a succession of supply teachers and staff changes. In the past I have had students who have struggled to make the transition from GCSE to A level and have needed a lot of help and support - not just with the subject matter, but also in developing self-confidence.
Do you have a personal message for students?
It is not always possible for a classroom teacher to explain things in a way that everyone understands. I am good at explaining difficult topics in an approachable way. I also believe that Chemistry and Biology are fascinating subjects and learning them should be fun and absorbing, so I make my lessons as relaxed and varied as possible. At the same time, exams require rigorous thinking and expression so I like to ensure that students not only understand the subject matter, but are able to express themselves in a way that will maximise their potential.