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Carl T
Tutor in Seaham, County Durham

£60.00 per hour

(5 reviews)
(5 reviews)
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About Carl

Expert tuition from a highly-qualified teacher and examiner

I am an experienced science teacher with a Master’s and Doctorate in chemistry, specialising in online chemistry tuition. I am also an examiner for GCSE, A level and International Baccalaureate Diploma chemistry, so have a deep understanding of what is needed for exam success.

I work as a full-time professional tutor, which means I am 100% focused on all my students, all the time.

Student results from summer 2017 (based on 16 students):
• 100 % of my International Baccalaureate students achieved level 6 or 7
• 94 % of my A level students achieved A* and A grades
• 96 % of my GCSE students achieved an A* or A grade

All my students secured their first-choice university places, going on to study medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, chemical engineering, biochemistry, chemistry and law at top-ranked universities including the Royal Veterinary College, Manchester University, Edinburgh University, Cambridge University, Oxford University, Imperial College, Durham University, Queen Mary (London), Newcastle University, Leicester University, Bristol University and King's College.

My tutoring is personalised to your individual needs, helping you to build confidence and master difficult topics at a pace that is right for you. As an examiner, I have intimate knowledge of the exam system and understand how to achieve top grades. I will give you resources and strategies that will improve both your theoretical understanding, and your exam technique. I will also give very detailed feedback on written work so that you know exactly which steps to take to improve and achieve your target grade.
Hourly rate: £60.00
Type of tutoring: Online
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(5 reviews)
(5 reviews)

An exceptional, caring tutor

Written by Lucia D
Carl was a fabulous IB chemistry tutor for Sophie, we saw the difference immediately. His enthusiasm and knowledge helped her get her confidence back and he provided great resources for her to get on top of her exam preparation.
Sophie achieved a level 7 and is now in her 2nd year of studying natural sciences at Cambridge

Professional and knowledgeable

Written by Amelia E
Dr Carl went beyond our expectations, not only does he know his subject inside out he is able to explain things very well. I was surprised by how carefully tutoring was planned and he was always at the end of the phone if I wanted to know how things were going.
Ellie got an A*, now at Newcastle Uni studying dentistry

Helped our daughter so much, can’t thank him enough!

Written by Imogen S
Dr Carl was an inspirational tutor for Phoebe. She was honestly hating chemistry at school and it was stressing her out because she wants to be a vet! However after a few sessions, she said to me “mum, I think I actually am starting to like chemistry!” and it was obvious that she was feeling more confident. That to me is the sign of a good teacher, they know how to build up a student’s confidence. When the exams were approaching he got her to do a few timed papers and marked them. His feedback really boosted her confidence because she was achieving good grades. I think the study skills he has given her are also helping her with A level because she seems to have settled in better than a lot of her classmates. All in all, a great tutor that we are immensely grateful to!
She got an A* and he is now helping her with her A level

Outstanding tutor, cannot recommend enough

Written by Rick H
Stuart’s grades started flagging after a change of teacher at his school so we contacted Carl based on a colleague’s recommendation. He immediately made Stuart feel at ease in lessons and they started working through the topics methodically so that there weren’t any holes in Stuart’s knowledge. Stuart’s school would not give out any IB exam papers but Carl provided him with several sets to practise. He also set Stuart a few mocks to do – it really helped him with his exam preparation and he seemed much more relaxed as the exams approached. I was particularly impressed by Carl’s professional manner. I was kept informed regularly about Stuart’s progress and he was extremely flexible when it came to bookings around holidays.

You pay a bit extra but I would say he is proof that you get what you pay for. Would recommend without hesitation.
Stuart exceeded his predicted level 6 and got a 7!!!

Wonderful tutor for our daughter

Written by Ashish S
We are indebted to Dr Thirsk, Anisha was really panicking about her grades going in to her exams but he settled her down and brought out the best in her (she tells me she learned more in 3 months tutoring than in 2 years at school). She found his sessions enjoyable and the notes and question packs in particular helped her to be fully prepared in her exams
Achieved A grade after averaging C
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Education and Qualifications


University of Manchester
MChem in Medicinal Chemistry
Durham University
PhD in Chemistry
Newcastle University
PGCE in Secondary Chemistry




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