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Individual Tuition

Your first hour of tuition with me is free. This gives you a no-commitment opportunity to find out what my teaching style is like, and to be reassured that I am the right tutor for you. When you first get in touch I’ll send you further details of how I work and what you can expect from me during my time tutoring you.


My headline price per hour of tuition is £100 and reflects my extensive qualifications and many years of experience in teaching chemistry. I do, in addition, provide discounts for a variety of circumstances, so please get in touch to find out more. In particular, for those students in Oxford who attend state schools - like my own two children - the hourly rate is £65. 

For GCSE I recommend that lessons are weekly and 45 minutes long, though I have also had great success with 30 minutes a week if we start in Year 10. For A level I recommend hour-long sessions weekly, though if you are a mature student we can extend that to 90 minutes. A level lessons can also be fortnightly and this works best if they start when the A level courses start - i.e. September of Year 12.   



Shared Tuition

If you are interested in having lessons with a friend then the price will be a little more than half the hourly rate each. 

If you are interested in joining one of the Year 13 Exam Technique Courses, then the sessions are £30 per session - or £20 if you are one of my individual students. 

Whatever you are looking for...

I have approximately 9000 tutoring hours under my belt from the last twelve years of tutoring full-time, plus 12 years of teaching at St Paul’s Girls’ School before I switched to tutoring. That makes for a lot of very happy clients, so please do get in touch and see what I can do for you!

Lesson Location And Availability

**Please note : all my tuition slots are full for the 2022-23 academic year**

Please get in touch to go on the waiting list, or to plan for tuition starting from summer 2023 onwards, once GCSE and A level exams have finished.

Face-to-face lessons take place at my home in North Oxford. I am just off the Woodstock Road about half way up between the city centre and Wolvercote. Having lessons at my home is better than me coming to you: if I have all of my resources to hand then I can do the best job for you, whichever way the conversation takes us. I have a huge amount of text-books and other resources, plus models and other visual bits and pieces that may be useful.

Of course, everyone has become very used to online teaching over the last year, so we can of course do that - even if you are in the Oxford area if that is what you would prefer. I can upload any paper resource that I would have used 'live' into our teaching room, and videos / websites can be shared, so aside from the physical molecular models, it is pretty much the same experience. 

I am available to teach at the following times during term time, and by arrangement at some times during school holidays:

Monday :   

Tuesday : 

Wednesday : 

Thursday : 

Friday :

8:30am to 6:00pm 

8:30am to 6:00pm 

8:30am to 6:00pm 

8:30am to 6:00pm 

1:00pm to 6:00pm 

Most of my A level students have their lessons during the school day - in their free periods or over lunch. This works really well for most people and keeps the school working day within the expected time limits, with the tuition slotting in nicely. 

Even so, the after school times do tend to get taken very quickly - quite often they are are already filled at the start of the academic year with people that were on a waiting list for them from the previous term, or longer. And of course GCSE students can only have lessons after school in the first place. If you know that you can only have lessons after school, do get in touch as soon as possible and I'll do my best to accommodate you. 

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