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John J Newman - Chemistry Tutor (Organic/ General) Letchworth, Baldock, Hitchin, Stevenage, Herts

John J Newman A-level Chemistry Tutor (Stevenage)

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  • Letchworth Garden City (SG6) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 30 May 2018
  • Sex: Male
  • Can Travel To: Central Bedfordshire, East Hertfordshire, Luton, South Cambridgeshire, St Albans & Harpenden, Stevenage, Uttlesford, Welwyn Hatfield
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  • Professional Qualification B.Sc (Hons) in Chemistry - First Class
  • Professional Qualification M.Sc (Organic Chemistry) by Research -University of Manchester and D.Sc (accredited) in Chemistry
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check Enhanced CRB Certificate available on request
  • References References are available upon request


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Personal Message
I have worked as a Senior Research Scientist for GSK for more than 30 years. Since my early retirement in 2009, I have been tutoring full time and have coached many GCSE and AS/A level students improving their grades by at least two levels.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach general chemistry at all levels (eg. GCSE, AS/A level) and Organic Chemistry at University level as Organic Chemistry is my specialist subject at post graduate level.
Tell me about your qualifications.
My qualifications are:

B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry - First Class - University of Madurai, India.

B.Sc. in Mathematics - University of Madurai, India.

M.Sc. (Research) in Organic Chemistry - University of Manchester, UK.
What kind of experience do you have?
I have several years of experience in tutoring students of various levels (GCSE, AS/A) from various boards (AQA, Edexel, OCR Chem A, OCR Salters and IB). Since my retirement, this has been fulll time.
How much do you charge?
My fee:

GCSE: £20 per hour.

AS/A: £25 per hour.

University: £30 per hour

Please add £5 per hour for a home visit within 10 mile radius. Home visits are usually taken as 2hr sessions.
Where do you teach?
I can teach at home or visit the student's home (subject to travel conditions).

I live in Letchworth in Hertfordshire.

I am willing to travel any distance provided my travel time and fuel cost are met.
When are you available?
I am available most times subject to other bookings.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all age groups although my current students are GCSE and AS/A and degree level students.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
GCSE, AS/A and degree levels.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes. I have an enhanced CRB available on request.
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I can do online tutoring through SKYPE which I do successfully.
Tell me about some of your current students.
My current students are doing GCSE and AS/A level from OCR Chem A, OCR Salters, Edexel, AQA and IB boards. Some of my students have had their re-sits and achieved their potential grades - an improvement by two grades usually.
Do you have a personal message for students?
My message for students would be to get a sound understanding of the fundamentals and as a result are able to link up and see the overall picture of chemistry. Most students make the mistake of segmenting but chemistry must be understood wholly!

Secondly, I would advise students to take a little bit of time in reading and understanding the question(s) carefully before attempting to answer them and that way they can answer exactly what has been asked for!