13 Plus (Science)
Biology (KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR and IGCSE)
Chemistry (KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR, IGCSE, A Level AQA, A Level Edexcel, A Level OCR, Pre-U, IB Standard Level, IB Higher Level, IB MYP, Advanced Placement and Undergraduate)
Physics (KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR and IGCSE)
Science (KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR, IGCSE and IB MYP)
Carl has worked with children aiming to attend the following schools:
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 qualified to teach Chemistry in 2013, and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from Newcastle University.
|University Name||Name of degree||Year of graduation|
|Durham University||PhD Chemistry||2003|
|University of Manchester||MChem Chemistry||1999|
Carl is currently working as an examiner for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
"Carl was an excellent tutor and our son's confidence certainly grew during the period of his tuition.
Thursday, 6th June 2019
Father of online IB Chemistry Student
"Our son is very happy with Carl who he rates as highly intelligent and whose input has been very helpful."
Friday, 12th April 2019
Parent of online IB Chemistry HL Student
"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
Stuck for ideas for your chemistry IA? Here is a list of 50 ideas that should hopefully inspire you to come up with an excellent IA of your own.
Carl May 2017
Applying to study Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science at University can be incredibly competitive. It is therefore vital to showcase your relevant skills and experiences in your Personal Statement. This is your opportunity to justify exactly why you want to study that particular course and why you should be offered a place.
Carl November 2016
In the concluding blog of this three-part series, Carl sets out the final four strategies that will help you to secure a level 7 in your IB Chemistry. Using past papers and mark schemes effectively, asking for feedback and support from your teacher or tutor, and remembering to have a life outside of your studies are all key!
Carl November 2016
Carl is available for online tuition to students anywhere in the world. Find out more about online tuition.
Carl, like all of our tutors, is a qualified teacher and has been interviewed by us personally. All of our tutors have at least two years of classroom teaching experience and come with fantastic references and criminal records checks.