A-level Biology & Chemistry one-to-one


Dates: 4 Sept 17 – 2 June 2018,  for weekly tutoring slots. Lessons can be booked on an ad-hoc basis after this date. I will be teaching til 20 June 2018.

Lesson duration:  1 h, 1.5 h or 2 h

Location: Redland Club, BS6 6TN and other locations

Payment information:

There is the option to pay either per lesson or by monthly standing order.

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Click here for Pay Monthly when referred to via a third-party website


What is covered in the course?

I will cover the AS or A2 course as set out in the exam board specification. Specifications can be found here:

AQA Biology        AQA Chemistry

OCR Biology       OCR Chemistry


Class schedule

Classes will run weekly, with breaks for Christmas (four weeks) & Easter (one week). Lessons will run as normal during October, February and May half-term, and in the second week of Easter. Any cancellations during the non-holiday period will not be refunded on the pay monthly scheme.

Holidays dates (both days inclusive):

18 Dec 17 – 13 Jan 18* (Christmas)

26 Mar 18 –  1 April 18 (Easter break – shorter than school break)

*I will be teaching the week of 18 Dec for students who want lessons. I am away on holiday from 24 Dec to 12 Jan.

How long is each lesson?

Each lesson will be 60 minutes,90, or 120 minutes long. During the first half of the lesson I will take you through the scheduled topic. During the second half of the lesson we will work through past question papers.

I write out notes as I teach, which you are free to take with you. I will give you printouts of past paper questions to take home with you.


What materials do you provide?

I will provide print outs of past-paper question sets for each topic covered in the lesson. I am unable to provide past-paper question sets for topics that we do not cover in lessons.


What do I need to bring to the lesson?

Please bring along the relevant accredited textbook (see list below), as we will be referring to it all through the lessons. We will also be tackling some of the past paper questions in the book. In addition to this, you will need some writing material, pens and a scientific calculator.


Exam dates – New specification

Biol 1 – 8 June 2017            Chem 1 –  5 June 2018

Biol 2 – 18 June 2018           Chem 2 – 12 June 2018

Biol 3 – 11 June 2018           Chem 4 – 20 June 2018



UCAS information

If you need help with your UCAS form and personal statement, you can book a separate session with me outside of weekly lesson time. This session will be charged at the standard rate of £30 per hour.


Terms and conditions

These are the full terms and conditions for pay monthly, pay-per-session, semi-intensive and third-party website referrals.  Any absences will not be refunded, nor will lesson time be extended for late arrivals. I reserve the right to terminate lessons with a student if I find their behaviour disruptive or inappropriate. No monies will be refunded in these cases.


Books needed:

Please ensure that you purchase the new edition (Sept 2015) textbooks.

AQA Biology A-level: Student’s Book; Glen Toole & Susan Toole; Oxford Press

AQA Chemistry A-level: Student’s Book; Lister & Renshaw; Oxford Press

OCR A-level Biology Student Book 1;  Sue Hocking et al; Pearson

OCR A-level Biology Student Book 2;  Sue Hocking et al; Pearson

OCR A-level Chemistry Student Book Book 1; Scott et al., Pearson Press

OCR A-level Chemistry Student Book Book 2; Scott et al., Pearson Press

Edexcel SNAB: A-level Student Book 1; University of York, Pearson Press

Edexcel SNAB: A-level Student Book 2; University of York, Pearson Press

You do not need a separate revision guide, as long as you organise your notes from the start. I would not recommend CGP books for revision.


What next?

Please get in touch via the contact form or email me at to register and book your weekly slot.