Q. What subjects do you cover?
I cover Chemistry and Biology at AS and A level. I can hold intensive lessons if needed. I have previous experience in working with students with dyslexia.
Q. Which exam boards do you cover?
I cover all the common exam boards – Edexcel, AQA, OCR & Salters-Nuffield. Please visit the Subjects page for further information.
Q. Can you help me with 13+ and CEE?
Sorry, I am not longer teaching 13+ or CEE.
Q. How much does it cost?
Please visit the Payment page for further details. All charges are upfront and there are no hidden extras. They include notes (for AQA and OCR Biology) and exam-type question handouts for both Biology and Chemistry.
Q. Cancellation policy
No cancellations are allowed on the pay monthly scheme. For pay-per-lesson students, I require a 24 h notice for cancelled lessons, otherwise you are responsible for paying the full cost of the missed lesson. Only two cancellations per half-year (Sept-Dec & Jan-June) are allowed on this scheme, any additional cancellations are charged for. I reserve the right to cancel the tuition due to repeated cancellation or non-payment of tuition fees.
Q. How do I pay for the tuition?
Monthly payments must be made by online bank transfer, to clear on the 28 of the preceding month. For on the day payments, I prefer payment in cash, at the start of the lesson. No lessons are given on credit. I do not prefer payment by cheque because this incurs additional bank charges which I do not want to pass on to the tutees. Please visit the Payment page for futher details
Q. Do you cater for distance learning?
I am not currently able to cater for distance learning.
Q. How do I book a tuition slot?
You can book your next lesson either in advance for a fixed time every week if you require weekly tuition. If you require semi-intensive tuition, then please get in touch to see list of available slots. I also operate a cancellation list for students who only want occasional lessons.
Q. Which areas do you cater for?
I tutor from my home in Clifton or my office on Whiteladies Road, Bristol. Both locations are very central and easily accessible by public transport. Both have car-parking available nearby. You will need to travel to me for the tuition. Tuition slots start from 1:00 pm on most days, some morning and weekend slots are also available.
Q. Can I book a trial lesson?
For students paying-per-lesson, I offer one-time trial lessons with no further commitment – these are charged at the same rate as a normal tuition session. For students wanting to go on the monthly payment scheme, I ask for payment for the month in advance, however, I will offer a full refund on the first months lesson if you do not want to go ahead with tutoring after the first lesson (T&Cs apply).
Q. Can I book a one-off lesson to help with my homework?
I welcome trial lessons with no further commitment. However, students show marked improvement after 2-3 regular sessions. The best results are obtained from students who work with me for the entire term or year, as we are able to set realistic and achievable goals. Please do not book trial lessons if you need one-time or urgent help with homework, trial lessons are designed to help you understand my teaching style and we may not be able to address specific problems due to time constraints.