Alex E.

Alex E.

£38 /hr

Chemistry (Integrated Masters) - Warwick University

107 completed lessons

About me

Whether you're starting at the beginning asking 'what is an atom?' or delving deep into your degree wondering how (and why!) you're attempting the stereoselective synthesis of strychnine then I'm certainly someone that can help you walk through the door into the wonderful world of chemistry! No question is silly yet every answer is simple once you understand the fundamentals. I'll guide your understanding so you're able to apply yourself to the fullest! Then you ca...

Whether you're starting at the beginning asking 'what is an atom?' or delving deep into your degree wondering how (and why!) you're attempting the stereoselective synthesis of strychnine then I'm certainly someone that can help you walk through the door into the wonderful world of chemistry! No question is silly yet every answer is simple once you understand the fundamentals. I'll guide your understanding so you're able to apply yourself to the fullest! Then you can answer the truly important questions: Why does ketchup only run when I smack it? Why does my old ice cream have big chucks of ice in it? Why does adding salt to water make it boil faster?


As for me, I recently graduated as a Master of Chemistry (with Honours) - First Class. Additionally, I am a research and development chemist for a prominent chemical company - Synthomer - with aspirations to return and do my doctorate in the future; so it's safe to say I live and breathe Chemistry. I also play a lot of rugby and scrabble, the latter with my grandad although I wish that statement applied to both! Additionally, I was a part time Commis Chef and can whip up a mean sticky toffee pudding.


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About my sessions

Very often, certainly throughout my education, a lot of what I encountered seemed so abstract; 'why do I need to know this', 'what is this actually used for' would often run through my head. I aim to bring the reality of what you learn back to the cold hard observations we all make in everyday life as I firmly believe acknowledging the application is fundamental for understanding. Additionally, I know that every student is different and will appreciate learning in different wa...

Very often, certainly throughout my education, a lot of what I encountered seemed so abstract; 'why do I need to know this', 'what is this actually used for' would often run through my head. I aim to bring the reality of what you learn back to the cold hard observations we all make in everyday life as I firmly believe acknowledging the application is fundamental for understanding. Additionally, I know that every student is different and will appreciate learning in different ways; this is something I endavour to address. Nothing is worse than someone trying to explain one concept in the same way multiple times when just changing the explanation often enables the student to grasp it on the second attempt.


The lessons themselves will be structured dependent upon the students needs and will be entirely bespoke. If a test is approaching we can cover the material and blast through past papers. If you have homework or questions in general there is always time for that. We can go over what you learnt that day or dive back several weeks to refresh some fading knowledge but importantly it is my aim to guide you to suitable levels of understanding so you can ace the simple stuff and smash the unseen and application based questions. You know the type, they're ones that everyone comes out of an exam saying 'what did you put for question 4b?'.

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Oana Student

25 Aug

Alex is currently tutoring me in organic chemistry at first year university level. He is extremely knowledgeable and his explanations are clear and concise, making me understand topics that I've always struggled with and improve considerably. He has also given me valuable advice on exam technique. On top of this, Alex is reliable, flexible and always willing to help!

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Karen Parent from Waltonon Thames

1 Jul

Alex worked with my son on his A level chemistry. My son was struggling to focus and was working well below the grades his teachers believed he could be achieving. From the very first lesson my son reported finding his time with Alex incredibly helpful and full of tips that made things seem much more straightforward. He also very much appreciated his laid back style of communication. His grades in class improved immediately and we are cautiously optimistic the improvement will also be reflected in his overall exam grade.

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Carol Parent from Herne Bay

7 Jun

Alex has helped me achieve an A grade in my university level chemistry, this certainly would not of been possible without him. He has gone above and beyond the topic matter to help aid understanding and lay a foundation for furthering my knowledge in this area in the future. Even some of the more complicated theorys he makes very accesseable and i couldnt recommend him more! thanks Alex

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Nadaa Student

27 Feb

I am a foundation year medical student and Alex is helping me with Organic Chemistry. Alex is a patient, professional and a vastly knowledgeable tutor. He is always on time for lessons and keeps his lessons effective, engaging and fun ! He always finds fun ways to simplify complicated chemistry concepts. He is flexible with scheduling and had cheerfully accommodated several last-minute changes to our established schedules. I would highly recommend Alex for anyone seeking a Chemistry tutor !

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
ChemistryA-levelA
MathsA-levelB
HistoryA-levelA
BiologyA-levelC
Critical ThinkingA-levelC
General StudiesA-levelA
ChemistryDegree (Masters)1ST

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Subjects offered

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ChemistryA Level£38 /hr
ChemistryGCSE£38 /hr
ChemistryUniversity£38 /hr

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