Frank I - tutor

Frank I
Tutor in South Kensington, South West London

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£80.00 / hour

Passionate about science with over 3,500 hours of experience

Hi, I’m Frank! I’ve been tutoring 11+, GCSE, and A-level students for over six years. My particular passions are chemistry and biology where I’ve helped many students develop an enthusiasm that not only leads to great exam results but develops confidence that supports them for years to come. I was poorly taught these subjects by disinterested teachers at school. I had never considered a career in the sciences until I met a few inspirational professors at university. Then, everything changed. I finished with a degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Texas and then popped over to Britain for a “quick” PhD in biochemistry. 15 years later, I’m still here with a wife, two sons, and a British passport! I loved my time working in the lab on cancer research but found myself naturally attracted to private tuition which I’ve been doing full-time for over six years. I don’t approach tuition as the set of lectures and exercises you often get in schools. Instead, we chat and have discussions about the topics in a way that suits the specific learning needs of the student. In my experience, with a little motivation and support, any student is capable of anything!
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Reviews and References

There are 10 reviews or references for Frank.

Written by Sharon Q

Excellent Tutor

Frank was an engaging and interesting tutor. He helped me by having me practice the subject between lessons and then checking my understanding at each lesson. We had participative sessions which made the hour go really quickly
Chemistry (AS)
Grade B (seven marks from an A) at A2 level following three Grade C's in my first modules.
Written by Susanne J

Superb science tutoring

Frank tutored two of my children in subsequent years for their GCSE science exams. They had weekly sessions with him until study leave when he fitted in more intensive sessions including mini-group sessions with other local pupils. Frank is always enthusiastic about the sciences and manages to explain tricky concepts in manageable bites.
Biology (GCSE)
Both children achieved As in their combined science GCSEs. My son achieved the A he was predicted including a 100% score in Chemistry. However, following a spell of illness in year 10 my daughter had
Written by Ali M

Great Science Tutor

Great Science Tutor, very patient, reliable experienced and focused, he knows his stuff. Able to work with students at all levels of the ability spectrum to help them achieve their potential. As a parent I would recommend Frank, but also so would my children, who were always happy and willing to have tutoring with him. They never saw his lessons as a chore and enjoyed working with him. That in itself speaks volumes.
Biology (AS)
Very happy students who achieved more than they needed to progress to the next step of their education. One needed 3 As at A level for their chosen university, so no mean feat.
Written by Vivi C

An inspirational guiding tutor

Frank is a very talented and experienced teacher,full of enthusiasm for his subjects,and he is a wonderful communicator. My son began his Year 10 IGCSE since we came UK, and he found he's missed some topics because of the different syllabus between UK and my country , this made him depressed .Frank gave my son confidence and inspiration, his attitude really motivated my son.Under Frank's patient tuition,my son gets his confidence return little by little.

Frank also has a huge knowledge about education,and give us lots of helpful advice how to do some preparation for upcoming IGCSE exams.

I am very impressed by his teaching quality.We have decided that Frank will continue tutoring my son for chemistry A level and be very happy to recommend him as your tutor.
Science (GCSE)
My son has made great improvements in sciences .
Written by Maja B

Science review

My daughter had a few tutorials with Frank in general science. He was a great tutor for her. After only a few lessons with him she has improved a lot and it boosted her confidence. Frank was always very patient at his lessons and has always arrived punctually. I would definitely recommend Frank as a private tutor.
General Studies (GCSE)
Very Good
Written by Ellen S

Great science tutor

Frank gave my daughter a few tutorials on Chemistry in preparation for her IGCSE exam this summer. He was lively and engaging and made an effort to try to get her to do some work between tutorials. His teaching was very interactive and he covered some Physics topics as well. He was flexible on timing and could fit in with the limited time slots available. I am happy to recommend him to other parents.
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Written by David W

Brilliant tutor

Our son had been very low in confidence about his science GSCEs, had some very variable teaching at school, low test marks, and was very reluctant to have a tutor. After a few sessions with Frank he was a new boy, works hard, believes in himself much more, and starting to get much better results. Thanks so much.
Biology (GCSE)
Bs and an A in his mocks so far.
Written by Lily M

Great tutor

Frank is a brilliant tutor and was very helpful at scheduling and organising diaries to make sure I had access even in peak week before exams.
Advanced Maths (A-Level)
Written by Sally M

Excellent Tutor

I am delighted to say that my daughter has benefitted greatly from instruction from Frank. He has always been punctual, reliable and happy individual, installing confidence in my daughter. By encouraging Sarah to work one chapter ahead of each class, Sarah has enjoyed her lessons more and tried to regard them (where possible) as revision units. Sarah is not a gifted scholar, and has to work hard to get her grades. Frank has done much to advance her knowledge, breaking down topics into understandable bite sized pieces of learning. He has been happy to reiterated areas of work when required and set revisions pieces. I can highly recommend Frank.
Biology (AS)
B in AS and awaiting A level results.
Written by Sunny H

Amazing science tutor

Frank tutored my children 12 and 7 over the holidays on all science subjects. His innovative and fun style of teaching was well received by both, they were able to absorb high volume of knowledge within a short period of time which was a hugh confidence boost, in particular for my 12 years old daughter. Frank is an impressive, engaging tutor, he is capable of captivating attention of pupils of different age group with his vast knowledge on all science subjects and I would not hesitate to recommend him.
increased confidence and interest in subject
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Education and Qualifications

Frank's education and qualifications are listed below.


The University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Science
3.5 GPA
The National Institute for Medical Research via The Open University


Prizes and Scholarships

Golden Key International Honour Society President’s Achievement Scholarship NationsBank Joe Martin Scholarship


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