13 Plus, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Science

Carl's biography:

Carl is a highly-qualified tutor, teacher and examiner with an outstanding track record of helping students to succeed. His students consistently achieve top grades, and a high proportion every year progress to study medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, chemical engineering and chemistry at leading universities.

After obtaining a Masters in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Manchester, he completed a PhD in organic chemistry at Durham University, before founding a high-tech chemistry and engineering company in 2003. Having enjoyed the satisfaction of helping students achieve their target grades as a part-time tutor, he decided to train as a teacher and completed a PGCE from Newcastle University in 2013, gaining QTS the same year.

His professional experience has been developed through roles as a teacher of GCSE sciences and A level chemistry, a private tutor of chemistry up to university level, and as an examiner for GCSE, A level and International Baccalaureate Diploma chemistry.

Having enjoyed a successful career in the chemical industry, he also has the real-world experience needed to bring science to life and teach beyond the textbook. Drawing on his science and business background, he can add significant value by helping students with university applications, interview preparation and coursework.

Carl now works as a full-time professional tutor and examiner, enabling him to be 100% focused on his students and their exam success all the time.

When he is not teaching or tutoring, Carl enjoys playing and composing piano music, cooking (especially Japanese cuisine) and taking long walks on his local beach.

Carl's qualifications:

Carl qualified to teach Chemistry in 2013, and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from Newcastle University.

University NameName of degreeYear of graduation
Durham UniversityPhD Chemistry2003
University of ManchesterMChem Chemistry1999
Newcastle UniversityPGCE2013

Carl's International Baccalaureate (IB) experience:

Carl is currently working as an examiner for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Recent testimonials:

"I have worked with Carl for a few months in IB Chemistry. His help was benefit from my point of view. We focused a lot on questions and looked at the theory when needed. When explaining Carl was very precise with his word choice which made everything easier to understand. The class was very interesting and made the hours go by very quickly. He is someone that listen and is easy to talk to. "

Wednesday, 13th June 2018

Chemistry IB Student, Switzerland

"Сarl is an exceptional tutor. In addition to his high level knowledge of subjects, he can interest a child in studying of science that each lesson will being looked forward. Before Carl started to prepare my son for 13+ exams to top rated schools, the topic of each session was planed a year in advance before the exam to cover all the material. As a result, my son has got offers of place in both schools. Thanks a lot Carl!"

Monday, 20th February 2017

Mother of online 13+ Science student

"Carl did a very thorough job preparing for our daughter's two tutoring sessions in IB Chemistry Higher Level. He sent a preliminary questionnaire, which helped focus the content of their sessions together. She was very happy with the help he was able to offer in exam technique -- which is what she needed to focus on--as well as complex concepts relating to the curriculum. In addition, she found him encouraging and responsive: he was able to answer all her questions and went out of his way to let her know he thought she would do well on the exam she's preparing to sit. It cheered her up. Carl also followed up well, with a detailed note to me about the work they did together, Raf's response, and further areas for study. In all, Carl was very professional and I would recommend him--indeed I have already recommended him, since Chemistry Higher Level IB tutors are very hard to find!"

Monday, 12th September 2016

Mother of IB Chemistry student

Carl has written the following:

Chemistry IB IA ideas 2017 – 2018

Carl is available for online tuition

Carl is available for online tuition to students anywhere in the world. Find out more about online tuition.

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