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Jamie U

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GCSE/IGCSE Maths Specialist with over 2000 hrs experience

Hi, I'm Jamie!

I've been teaching Maths, Chemistry, Physics and Biology to students of all abilities for 8 years and have over 2,000 hours of experience. I'm a full-time professional tutor, specialising in preparing students for Maths GCSE & IGCSE examinations.

In addition to my focus on Maths, I have extensive experience tutoring GCSE, IGCSE, A-Level, IB, Advanced Placement and Subject SATs for Chemistry, Physics & Biology. I've also acted as a mentor to students who have successfully applied to top independent schools and Russell Group universities, including Oxbridge.

When I teach my focus is always on the individual’s needs and in this way I have helped numerous students make sense of subjects that were previously a mystery to them. Both parents and pupils have described me as ‘enthusiastic, ‘passionate’ and ‘inspiring’ – what I hope is a reflection of the energy and professionalism I try to bring to all of my sessions.

I typically teach in person around Central and West London. However, if you aren't based in these areas I also offer online tuition and regularly teach UK and international students this way. I use digital technology, which allows the student to see everything I write and you can see from the feedback below how effective this setup is.

In terms of my academic background, I hold a First Class MChem degree in Chemistry from Oxford University and am a Scholar at Balliol College. I've also published research on a number of topics in Inorganic Chemistry including flame retardancy and polymer catalysis.

My passion for education extends beyond tutoring and I've recently built the website Save My Exams! to develop better revision resources for GCSE and A level students. I also love to play sport and spend time with friends. Whether it's playing rugby or going skiing, you can bet that I've tried it!


Thank you for your consideration and please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

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Background:

Qualifications, Achievements & Publications

2012-2013 Chartered Financial Analyst Institute
¥ Passed Level I examination.

2013 Author, Synthesis of Flame Retardant Polypropylene/LDH-Borate Nanocomposites
¥ Chemical research paper published in the journal Macromolecules (American Chemical Society).

2008-2012 Balliol College, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
¥ MChem in Chemistry: graduated with First Class Honours in both Bachelors and Masters degrees.
¥ Awarded the Andrew Pang Scholarship (2009) and Michael Freeman Bursary (2011) for academic achievements.

2003-2008 Mill Hill School, London, UK
¥ AEA (Advanced Extension Award): Chemistry (Distinction).
¥ 3 A-Levels: Chemistry (A), Mathematics (A) and Physics (A).
¥ 5 AS-Levels: Chemistry (A), History (A), Latin (A), Mathematics (A), Physics (A).
¥ 9 GCSEs, all at grade A*.

Work & Teaching Experience

2008-Present Private Tutor, London/Oxford, UK
• Full-time private tutor, working one-on-one with pupils in-person and online.

2014-2015 Mentor, The UK Career Academy Foundation, London, UK
• Volunteer mentor to an A level student meeting on a monthly basis.
• Role involved providing advice and support on University applications, employment and pastoral issues.

2013-2015 Associate, Special Situations Group (SSG), Morgan Stanley, London, UK
¥ SSG analyst assessing private and public side opportunities through fundamental value and process analysis.
¥ Strong organisational, communication and technical skills required to manage investment process from opportunity sourcing through to execution.

2008 Group Leader/Activity Instructor, Camp Beaumont Day Camps, London, UK
¥ Responsible for planning and executing sport-specific training sessions and managing a team of instructors.
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Reviews and References

There are 10 reviews or references for Jamie.

Written by Diane

A Friendly and Enthusiastic Chemistry Tutor

James tutored my daughter Rose in February and March 2015, prior to her taking chemistry GSCE in the summer of 2015. He particularly focused on the more challenging aspects of the syllabus that she had not fully understood at school.
Subject:
Chemistry (GCSE)
Outcome:
The feedback from Rose is that she was able to substantially progress in her understanding and that James was able to explain the more difficult concepts in a way that was very helpful to Rose. Certai
Written by Lisa

Upbeat, Supportive and Encouraging Science Tutor

Jamie was punctual, friendly, well-prepared and organised. Even though the sessions were for 2 hours at a time, he kept Theo engaged and interested throughout. He simplified the more difficult, abstract topics so Theo could understand them and then followed this up by completing exam-style questions and past paper practice. His tutoring style is upbeat, supportive and encouraging. He also had some great ideas for structuring Theo’s Chemistry revision, which Theo has put into practice.
Subject:
Chemistry (GCSE)
Outcome:
Theo now feels confident about the GCSE exam and is no longer struggling with the more complex questions. I would not hesitate to recommend Jamie
Written by Jules C

The Best Maths and Science teacher!

You were recommended to us as the best Maths and Science teacher. You did not disappoint. Layla has thoroughly enjoyed her lessons with you and feels that, with your excellent guidance, she has progressed to a place which was beyond her initial expectation of an A* at iGCSE Maths! Layla is naturally thrilled with the A* that she achieved in her IGCSE Maths this January and is on track to achieve the same in her Science GCSEs this Summer.
We would also like to thank you for your continued support. I know that you are a huge help and wise advisor as to her entire approach. We are extremely grateful and appreciate all the efforts you have made.
Subject:
Maths (GCSE)
Outcome:
A*
Written by Edoardo B

Great Online Tutor for 6th Form Entrance Exam Preparation

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Jamie assisted our son in preparation for his 16+ exams. He taught him chemistry. Jamie came in at a very late stage but in a very short period of time has done a great work in helping our son to pass the tests and being offered a place in all three boarding schools (Wellington College, Oakham and Haileybury). We were obviously extremely pleased
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
Offered place at Haileybury, Wellington College and Oakham
Written by Kim

Fantastic Online Maths & Science Tutor

Jamie has done a great job tutoring our daughter Sophie in Maths and Science over the past year. Despite initial reservations about online tuition, I now have no doubt that Jamie can make the sessions as effective and engaging as if he were there in person.
Jamie successfully helped Sophie prepare for her 16+ school entrance examinations where she was offered a place at King’s College, Canterbury. He is now helping Sophie prepare for her GCSEs this Summer and after a strong performance in her mock examinations, it’s clear Jamie has made a really positive impact.
Subject:
Science (GCSE)
Outcome:
Offered place at King’s College, Canterbury
Written by Anne

It’s not often you find a tutor that cares so deeply about the outcome

Jamie is a talented chemistry tutor, and has been a real gift to our son who is taking Advance Placement (AP) Chemistry - an American advanced level chemistry course, Pre-U equivalent. Jamie has a deep understanding of his subject, can adapt to any curriculum, and has the unique ability to communicate complex concepts in simple terms. Jamie’s passion is infectious, our son looks forward to their sessions together and now even hopes to study chemistry at university.
Jamie is highly professional, always punctual, and cares deeply about the success of our son. It’s not often you find a tutor that cares so deeply about the outcome.
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
A- (current school grading)
Written by Helen T

Fantastic Maths and Science Tutor - Highly Recommend

amie has been tutoring our son in Maths and Science in preparation for his IGCSEs. As a result of working with Jamie, our son’s performance has improved dramatically - his grades in Science and Maths have gone from a B to an A/A* and he was recently awarded a school commendation having scored 100% in a Physics mock. Jamie is able to pinpoint areas of weakness and has tailored the tuition accordingly. He knows the exact requirements of IGCSE maths and science and is also able to explain the more complex parts of the course in a way that makes it easier to understand. Jamie is an accomplished tutor and has been a huge help to us. Thank you Jamie!
Subject:
Science (GCSE)
Outcome:
Our son’s performance has improved dramatically
Written by Helena L

Great energy, infectious enthusiasm and an inspiration to any child

Jamie has been working with my son concentrating on Maths, Physics and Chemistry since the second year of his GCSES, coaching him during the holidays.

I needed someone who could teach a dyslexic child, who has always struggled and hated maths.

I found Jamie when I started hunting for a tutor. We were looking for a tutor that did not just have phenomenal qualifications (which Jamie does) but who could actually teach with patience and clarity. Above all, we wanted someone who could make the subjects more amusing, focus on the areas that my son had not grasped and give him confidence.

As a mother, I can honestly say it has been fantastic to find someone who fulfils all of the above as well as teaching all three sciences so he can see where all the problems are.

Jamie has great energy, and infectious enthusiasm about his subjects, which would inspire any child.

He always arrives on time, (by that always five minutes early) and is 100% conscientious, setting home work, and expecting it to be done, and giving you as a parent a thorough written report as to how your child is doing.

Jamie is passionate about education. He has made my son Hector, not only work, but think, and is determined to get the best out of him. As a result we have seen a massive improvement in Hectors capabilities.

As you can see, I could not recommend Jamie more highly, we as a family would not have got through the GCSE syllabus with out him and above all he is a joy to have in your house.
Subject:
Maths (GCSE)
Outcome:
Massive improvement in confidence and capabilities
Written by Pip B

Maths IGCSE

I have learnt more in the last week than I have done in the last two years
Subject:
Maths (GCSE)
Outcome:
Huge improvement in understanding maths and science concepts.
Written by Anna B

Subject:
Maths (GCSE)
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Education and Qualifications

Jamie's education and qualifications are listed below.

University

Institution
University of Oxford
Degree
Bachelor of Chemistry
Grade
First Class Honours
Institution
University of Oxford
Degree
Master of Chemistry
Grade
First Class Honours

School

Institution
Mill Hill School
A Levels
x3
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  • - Chemistry
    A*
  • - Physics
    A*
  • - Maths
    A*
Institution
Mill Hill School
AS Levels
x5
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  • - Chemistry
    A*
  • - Physics
    A*
  • - Maths
    A*
  • - Latin
    A*
  • - History
    A*
Institution
Mill Hill School
GCSEs
x10
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  • - Maths
    A*
  • - English Language
    A*
  • - English Literature
    A*
  • - French
    A*
  • - Latin
    A*
  • - Spanish
    A*
  • - History
    A*
  • - Chemistry
    A*
  • - Biology
    A*
  • - Physics
    A*

Prizes and Scholarships

Andrew Pang Scholarship (2009), Balliol College, Oxford
Michael Freeman Bursary (2012), Balliol College, Oxford

Other Qualifications

Chemistry Advanced Extension Award (AEA) - Distinction
CFA Level 1

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