Greetings! I have been teaching Chemistry and Mathematics in England for 38 years. I’m friendly. helpful and always willing to give time and advice to students who are keen to learn.
I can promise you that no question that you want to ask will seem too simple or trivial. I’m known for my rapid response to queries and I am sure that we will quickly reach an effective and comfortable student-tutor relationship.
I studied Chemistry at Sussex University, achieved a BSc (Hons) and went straight on to my PGCE teaching qualification. Over the next 28 years I taught GCSE and GCE A Level Chemistry and GCSE Mathematics in three 11-18 schools in the south of England, and had responsibility as Head of Chemistry and eventually Head of Science.
During this time I also studied for a second degree with the Open University, gaining a BA Hons in Pure Mathematics. This university, which is 45 years old, is open to all students with a desire to learn and achieve a degree and is a distance learning university. In those days we posted our assignments to a tutor and waited two weeks to get them back! So you can see that I have experienced of what it is like to be a distance learning
Since my early retirement I have worked as a private tutor in Chemistry and Mathematics and I mark A Level Chemistry examinations for both OCR in the UK and CIE. In fact I have a huge pile of exam scripts from many countries in the Far East waiting for my attention right now!
I have one daughter Jenny, who is about to graduate from her degree course in TV production and I now live in the beautiful historic city of Lincoln. From my house I can see the spires of Lincoln Cathedral and sometimes, as I sit at my desk, I can see the world famous Red Arrows air acrobatic team flying high above Lincolnshire as they practice their manoeuvres.
I am looking forward to working with you and I have no doubt that, with hard work and perseverance, you will enjoy the courses and develop the study skills that lead to success.