Jon Comerford

Chemistry Tutor

I am a science Teacher and Tutor of many years’ experience. I have a passion to teach and assist pupils with their studies to help them achieve the top grades.
I hold a bachelor’s degree (Upper Second) in Applied Chemistry and a Master of Philosophy research degree in Mechanical Engineering with strong Physics and Biology components. In addition I hold a PGCE and am a qualified teacher registered with the DfE.
I also have an enhanced DBS check, so you can be assured that I am “child safe”.
During my career as a teacher I was the author of numerous teaching schemes that were commended by OFSTED.
When teaching A’level Physics I had a 100% success rate in gaining pass grades for my pupils, most at “B” grade or higher.

Following sixteen years as a subject teacher, rising to the position of Head of Science at my last school, I decided that I wanted to teach pupils more as individuals and became a tutor specialising in 11 to 14, GCSE and A’level sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics), including international equivalents.
In conjunction with several Guardian services and over a period of sixteen years up to the present, I have tutored pupils in Bulgaria, Egypt, Latvia, Russia, Sudan, Sweden and Thailand.
From this I have a wealth of experience (several thousand hours) with pupils for whom English is not their first language and who thus need extra emphasis and teaching on the correct uses of English and in particular subject-specific technical vocabulary.
My tutoring is done via Skype. Properly used Skype allows a “face-to-face” experience even when the pupil lives, quite literally, half a world away.

All my tutoring is customised to meet the needs of the individual pupil as everyone’s level, background and ability is different.

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