Calem C.

Calem C.

£36 - £38 /hr

Natural Sciences (Physics & Chemistry) (Masters) - Durham University

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243 completed lessons

About me

Why I Chose STEM

Science is the future. STEM qualifications open the door to new career opportunities and could lead to a job in a decade which doesn't even exist today.

My Approach to Tutoring Science

The bigger picture should come before the details. Time spent trying to build on weak foundations is wasted; one is better served looking at the underlying science. A stud...

Why I Chose STEM

Science is the future. STEM qualifications open the door to new career opportunities and could lead to a job in a decade which doesn't even exist today.

My Approach to Tutoring Science

The bigger picture should come before the details. Time spent trying to build on weak foundations is wasted; one is better served looking at the underlying science. A student can fill in any gaps later.

An issue with classroom learning is the one-size-fits-all approach. A method for connecting the dots which works for one person might not for the next; teachers simply don't have time to discuss a concept from various angles. For me, a multi-faceted approach is the best way to build a concrete understanding.

Learn how to go about tackling new problems. While there's no substitute for practice, the approach is key. Don't panic - new problems are far less daunting once broken into steps. Remember, exams generally ask you to 'jump through hoops' - there are only so many questions they can serve up! With some work, public examinations won't seem such a headache.

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About my sessions

Tutorial Structure

Tutorials will be carried out in the interactive work space and involve face-to-face online discussion with a writing tablet as an aide. My approach to tutoring is a flexible one. Hard and fast rules are the enemy of learning! However, making sure we get the basics right is a priority - a student should be able to do more than just plug into equations and spout scientific jargon. Being able to explain, draw and derive is part and parcel of understandi...

Tutorial Structure

Tutorials will be carried out in the interactive work space and involve face-to-face online discussion with a writing tablet as an aide. My approach to tutoring is a flexible one. Hard and fast rules are the enemy of learning! However, making sure we get the basics right is a priority - a student should be able to do more than just plug into equations and spout scientific jargon. Being able to explain, draw and derive is part and parcel of understanding a topic.

Tutorial Preparation

I will ask for information about exam board, provided texts, and material which need addressing. Material could include past paper questions, school homework and textbook excerpts.

How Do We Measure Progress?

Homework, test scores and past papers all provide tangible evidence which can help build confidence. Students can expect to develop a self-belief when confronted with new problems, and be able to explain their understanding and tackle unfamiliar problems

Will There Be Homework?

While there won't normally be mandatory work between sessions, I may ask a student to prepare themselves to ensure we get the most out of sessions. This may involve reading, looking at a past paper question or visiting a website.

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Personally interviewed by MyTutor

We only take tutor applications from candidates who are studying at the UK’s leading universities. Candidates who fulfil our grade criteria then pass to the interview stage, where a member of the MyTutor team will personally assess them for subject knowledge, communication skills and general tutoring approach. About 1 in 7 becomes a tutor on our site.

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Kate Parent from Haslemere

1 Sep, 2018

My son Tom ( GCSE) is really enjoying his lessons with Calem and we hope to continue through the GCSE year. He explains the topics really well, is patient with Tom, sets suitable homework and has a really good understanding of the syllabus. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

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Hugh Parent from King's Lynn

30 Jul, 2018

Calem never hesitates to go through something with you again if you don't quite understand and explains everything in thorough detail, as well as making things crystal clear, a great teacher

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Gail Parent from Market Drayton

20 May, 2018

Fantastic tutor. Progress is being made on a weekly basis with the added benefit of my daughter thoroughly enjoying the subject and getting excited about her new found understanding of physics. A massive thank you.

LT

Lisa Parent from Ruislip

10 Jun

Calem has been tutoring my daughter for about 8 weeks, in such a short space of time her confidence has grown and she is enjoying Science all over again. In a recent end of year assessment her grade has gone up by 2 which is fantastic. She really enjoys the sessions and is enjoying learning the subject. I would highly recommend Calem.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
MathsA-level (A2)A*
PhysicsA-level (A2)A
ChemistryA-level (A2)A

General Availability

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
ChemistryA Level£38 /hr
MathsA Level£38 /hr
PhysicsA Level£38 /hr
ChemistryGCSE£36 /hr
MathsGCSE£36 /hr
PhysicsGCSE£36 /hr
ScienceGCSE£36 /hr
Maths13 Plus£36 /hr
Science13 Plus£36 /hr

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