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Scott D
Tutor in Chesham, Buckinghamshire

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Science & Maths Specialist, Performance Coach, PhD

Hello, thank you for visiting my profile.

My name is Scott and I am a professional tutor and coach with a passion for helping students to grow into confident, independent learners, who achieve the results they are capable of in Science, Maths and their wider education.

I have been working with students since starting as a postgraduate at Durham University in 2008 and also coach in personal development, personalised learning and educational psychology. Over this time, I have seen huge improvements in student results by combining subject-specific tuition with performance coaching and mentorship.

I specialise in private tuition for the following subjects:

GCSE/IGCSE/IB
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Physics
• Combined Sciences
• Mathematics
• Additional Maths
• Geography

AS & A-Level
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Physics
• Geology

DEGREE/HIGHER ED.
• Geology
• Geochemistry
• Geophysics
• Earth Sciences

If you (or your son/daughter) is looking for help in one or more of the following areas please contact me for more information about how we could work together:

• You have lost confidence in your ability
• You have recently received a poor or below-par result in an exam
• You feel like you have significant gaps in your knowledge
• You are struggling to understand some difficult concepts
• You are looking to improve how you approach your study
• You feel overwhelmed and/or have lost motivation for studying
• You struggle to transfer what you learn in class into exams
• You get very anxious and nervous before exams
• You are looking to take a STEM subject at University
• You are aiming to study at a Russell Group University
• You are simply not achieving what you think you are capable of

We would usually focus on two key areas:

Firstly, to understand the syllabus material thoroughly, identify any gaps in your knowledge; and importantly, to apply what you have learned to examination-style questions. It is often in the application of knowledge where many students struggle, mostly because it requires a different approach to learning the material itself.

Secondly, on helping you to develop your ability to learn and be successful across all areas of your education. Many teachers in schools are already overworked and often do not have the time to teach organisational and study skills which are essential components of a successful education.

I will provide you with some excellent strategies and techniques for learning effectively, overcoming procrastination, and translating what you learn in class into answers which examiners are looking for in tests. These skills and habits are very different from mastering subject content and make a huge difference to progress. Finally, I will help you to understand how you learn best through specific aptitude and learning assessments which are used by many top employers.

My aim is to help you in the following areas:

• Significantly improve your subject comprehension
• Personalise your learning to suit your needs and requirements
• Improve your confidence and self-advocacy
• Improve your study skills and test-taking
• Provide you with strategies and techniques for learning
• Develop you into an independent problem solver
• Help you with time management, planning and organisation
• Help you towards the goals you have for your education

I strongly believe that everyone has the potential to do well in their education, no matter what position they are currently in. It is a full-time passion of mine to see students leave education in the best position for them to succeed in next stage of their lives.

If you would like to discuss working with me, please contact me on this website. I welcome all questions and inquiries regarding tuition, homeschooling, university applications, careers, and coaching. I typically work with students from secondary education (GCSE, IGCSE, AS, and A-level) to Degree Level. However, I am also happy to discuss common entrance tuition based on individual cases and schools.

*Due to the nature of my tuition/coaching, I typically prefer to work closely with ~10 to15 students a year opposed to single or shorter-term placements.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

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MY BACKGROUND

Academic Qualifications, Achievements and Awards.

2017: Full Membership to the Tutors' Association

2017: Founder, PEPD (Personalised Education & Professional Development) - A group dedicated to helping students make a successful transition from formal education to early-stage career

2016: An Introduction to Neuro-Linguistic Programming (The Coaching Academy)

2016: Course; Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects (University of California, San Diego)

2015: Certificate in Personal Coaching (The Coaching Academy)

2013: Published PhD Thesis; Geochemistry of Volcanic Rocks from the Sunda Arc, Indonesia (Durham University)

2013: Doctor of Philosophy (Durham University)

2012: Passed Doctoral Viva in Earth Sciences and geochemistry (Durham University)

2008-present: Private Tutor,
Durham/Shropshire/Buckinghamshire/Berkshire/Hertfordshire/ NW London

2008-2012: Postgraduate Teaching Assistant (Durham University)

2008: Certification for the induction of postgraduates engaged in teaching and support learning (Durham University)

2008: Awarded a fully-funded PhD Scholarship (Durham University and the Southeast Asia Research Group at Royal Holloway, University of London)

2008: Master of Geology, with the award of First Class Honours (University of Leicester)

2008: Awarded the Geology Alumni Society Prize (for Academic Excellence, University of Leicester)

2006: Awarded the British Micromount Society Prize (for the best contribution in petrology and mineralogy, University of Leicester)

2003: University of Leicester Science Program
A-Levels: Chemistry (A), Maths (A), Physics (A)

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MY INTERESTS

When I am not tutoring, I love to travel and was fortunate enough to do my PhD fieldwork collecting rocks from volcanoes in SE Asia. I also love sports, reading, coaching; and unsurprisingly, learning. I recently came across the term ‘multipotentialite’ in a TED talk, used to describe someone who has a diverse range of interests, and I think this best describes me.

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BOOKING AND TUITION

I offer all first sessions at half-price, as an introduction and a chance to meet me and discuss your goals, strengths and weaknesses. There is absolutely no obligation to book a second session unless you think that I am a good fit for what you are looking for in a tutor. I am based in Buckinghamshire and provide tuition in the home counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. I am also very happy to travel to many areas of NW London and provide online tuition for those outside of these regions.

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SELECTED REFERENCES

M J
Subject: Academic (all, IGCSE)

Scott is an exceptional tutor who has really brought out the best of my daughter's abilities. He is highly committed, patient and has motivated my daughter to do her best in all subjects. My daughter is in Year 10, doing her IGCSE's and initially had lost some confidence in her abilities, where her results at school were inconsistent. Scott was very quick to help change things around, looking at learning strategies that fit well with my daughter, identifying strengths and weaknesses and hence developing her confidence further. He always gives brilliant advice on education and is a great academic Coach. My daughter is always keen to learn from Scott, and she is much more receptive towards Scott's ways of teaching Science subjects, rather than how she is taught at school! Scott is truly amazing and professional in his work! My daughter's standard is now consistently high and she has been predicted all A* 's for next year by her teachers at school.. Thank you so much Scott!!!
Outcome:
My daughter is in year 10 and sat pre-mock IGCSE exams at her School. She achieved Physics A* Chemistry A* Maths A Biology A and Geography A.


Michael Hainge
Subject: GCSE Maths (Edexcel)

Scott has been outstanding as a tutor and coach to our son. By building his knowledge and confidence, Scott has enabled our son to make rapid improvements in his grades and he now enjoys a subject he previously disliked. This holistic approach is exactly what was required.
Outcome:
Improved grades, enthusiasm for the subject and a certificate of achievement from his class teacher.


Seren Westermann
Subject: IGCSE Geography

Scott tutored my 16 yr old daughter through the final year of her Geography IGCSE and turned a subject, that had been a " chore" in her eyes, into something she actively enjoyed and then went on to gain an A* in the exam.
I cannot recommend Scott highly enough as a tutor. I feel his approach, which encourages the student to find their own learning style, supports them through all their studies. This coaching made a huge difference to my daughter's ability to plan and manage the rest of her workload.
Outcome:
My daughter gained an A* in her Geography IGCSE and is actively using the study skills she learnt with Scott at A level.


Una Murphy
Subject: GCSE Sciences (OCR)

Scott is simply the best and as a mum of two, I have met a few tutors in my time! His commitment to his students is clear from day one. He was genuinely interested in my son and wanted to understand his needs so they could get the best from the sessions. He is a great listener and a natural coach who believes in his students' potential.
My son was preparing for GCSE Double Science and felt there were some crucial gaps in his knowledge and understanding. He has dyslexia with a statement of special needs. He grew in confidence and genuine interest in the 3 sciences week on week as Scott brought his own passion for these subjects to the tutorials. Scott consistently turned up on time, was organised and focused, and went the extra mile. He proved to be an excellent role model and when my son opened his envelope on results day, after contacting family, it was Scott he called first to share the great news - A’s !
Outcome:
Biology = A*, Chemistry = A, Physics = A


Sian Bennett
Subject: IGCSE Maths (Edexcel)

Scott has been tutoring my daughter through the summer and we will continue through year 11 for her maths GCSE. Already she is feeling more confident and positive about maths. Scott is very friendly and has a calm, patient manner. He really understands how everyone has different learning styles and consequently he uses different methods and techniques to teach and explain the syllabus.
My daughter really enjoys his sessions and she is amazed how quickly she is grasping maths concepts that she had previously struggled with. We are so delighted with Scott's teaching and would fully recommend him.
Outcome:
Already a more confident daughter who is feeling positive about tackling her final year of maths GCSE.


Sally Holgate
Subject: A-level Chemistry (OCR)

Reference for Dr Scott Dempsey: A level Chemistry tuition
My 16-year old son rated Scott highly as a personal tutor. Scott explained difficult concepts in a way that best suited his learning style and at a pace at which he could process what was being said. Scott always prepared for each session, having agreed content with my son in advance.


Jess Hayes
Subject: GCSE Maths and Science (Edexcel and OCR)

Scott has tutored my son Alex (year 11) this year in maths, chemistry and physics in the lead up to his GSCE exams. Alex has a keen interest in these subjects and plans to take them at A-level, however, felt he was weak in some areas following his mock exams.
Alex quickly became more confident in these subjects and was able to tailor the lesson plan with Scott for each session to ensure the focus was on the areas he was struggling with. Although we don't yet have the exam results I'm sure the results will be significantly better following these focused tutoring sessions! It will also give Alex the confidence to move on to A level with a much deeper understanding of these subjects than he would have had through his normal school lessons.
Scott is approachable and friendly and immediately put Alex at ease, we had no complaints about the extra hours of school work taking place in the evenings as Alex actually looked forward to the sessions with Scott!
Outcome:
Maths = A, Physics = A, Chemistry = A


Darren Beetlestone
Subject: GCSE Maths (Edexcel)

We left it late to finding a tutor, so was amazed that someone with the communication skills, ability and personality was prepared to have a meeting with us prior to any agreement being made.
It soon became clear that Scott was a gem. He offered his phone number and email address for help outside of the tutor sessions. Our only regret was that we hadn't found Scott sooner.
In the short time that he spent with us, our daughter’s confidence grew, she found school lessons easier and believes that he has helped improve the GCSE grade.
His methods also helped with revision of her other subjects.
Thank you, Scott.

Mishika Jaswal
Subject: IGCSE Chemistry/Physics (Edexcel)

I found Scott to be really deeply interested and passionate in the Science subjects he was teaching my daughter, but most of all he was very committed! My daughter said he explained concepts and showed techniques really well and effectively that she could apply to all her subjects. He has boosted the confidence further in my daughter to do her best in Science and develop some solid strategies for learning effectively.
I would highly recommend Scott as my daughter stated she would only be willing to learn from him. We are so pleased to have found Scott!
Achieved 100% (53/53) in Chemistry exam. Finishing top of her Private School year.
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Reviews and References

There are 42 reviews or references for Scott.

Written by Ishara A

Lessons with Mr.Scott

Mr Scott has been helping me with my GCSE further science, not a long ago and with his tutoring my understanding in science and the marks I got in my mock exams have improved a lot. He also introduced me lots of new techniques for learning and revision and gives me good advice when I get stuck somewhere in my work. His friendly and supportive and always think positively.
Subject:
Science
Outcome:
My knowledge in science and resolving math problems improved a lot thanks to MR.Scott
Written by Sarah P

A tutor who is driven to help his students succeed

Scott's passion for helping others to learn and achieve results beyond their personal expectations is inspirational. His ability to teach subject content combined with his knowledge of techniques that enhance learning, means that he provides his students with skills and confidence that can be used throughout their education. This is what makes Scott such an exceptional tutor.
Subject:
Geology
Outcome:
Scott helped me to understand subject areas that I struggled with. He also helped me find the learning and revision techniques that work best for me. This has helped me significantly in my exam prepar
Written by Julie R

Really impressive

I booked Scott prior to my daughter's mock exams. As it happens she had done very well. My daughter found Scott to be very comprehensive. He gave her good tips for exam technique, and was very clear and thorough. I would not hesitate to use him again if required or to recommend him to others
Subject:
Chemistry (GCSE)
Outcome:
excellent. Results not known until the summer
Written by Julie R

Very impressive

i booked Scott prior to my mock exams. As it happens I did really well. I found Scott to be very thorough and helpful. He gave me some great tips for exam technique. I would not hesitate to use him again or to recommend him to others
Subject:
Chemistry (GCSE)
Outcome:
Exams are not until the summer
Written by M J

Fantastic tutor!

I found Scott to be really deeply interested and passionate in the Science subjects he was teaching my daughter but most all he was very committed! My daughter said he explained concepts and showed techniques really well and effectively that she could apply to all subjects! He has boosted the confidence further in my daughter to do her best in Science and develop some solid strategies for learning effectively! I would highly recommend Scott as my daughter stated she would only be willing to learn from him! We are so pleased to have found Scott!
Subject:
Science (GCSE)
Outcome:
Increased understanding of topics with better learning strategies.
Written by M J

Subject:
Chemistry (GCSE)
Written by Seren W

Inspirational tutor!

Scott has been an amazing tutor for my home educated daughter; his enthusiasm and knowledge has brought the subject (which had previously been the least favourite) to life.
Scott's ability to broaden out and apply the lesson content to other areas has been helpful in teaching my daughter how to apply what she has learnt.
Scott's teaching style was adapted specifically to meet my daughter's needs and this approach has helped her achieve her highest grades so far.
Scott is highly organised and prepares thoroughly for each lesson and provides ample worksheets for later reference.
Subject:
Geography
Outcome:
I would highly recommend Scott as a tutor as he has inspired my daughter to work hard and achieve her potential, as a consequence she has achieved 100% on her assignments since working with him. As a
Written by Una M

Subject:
Science (GCSE)
Written by Sharon B

Helpful, friendly and a superstar

We left it late to finding a tutor, so was amazed that someone with the communication skills, ability and personality was prepared to have a meeting with us prior to any agreement being made.
Soon became clear that Scott was a gem.
He offered his phone number and email address for help outside of the tutor sessions.
Our only regret was that we hadn't found Scott sooner.
In the short time that he spent with us, our daughters confidence grew, she found school lessons easier, and believes that he has helped improve the GCSE grade.
His methods also helped with revision of her other subjects.
Thank you Scott.
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
Improved confidence in maths and an hopeful improvement in final grade.
Written by Anitha K

Sanjay

I am very pleased Scott is a very versatile teacher and helped my son year 9 not only with his science subjects but maths and geography too.I am very pleased to recommend Scott to your organisation and strongly believe that he will be an excellent addition to your staff.
Subject:
Science
Outcome:
Very good outcome with geography and sciences.
Written by Jess H

Excellent tutor, highly recommended

Scott has tutored my son Alex (year 11) this year in maths, chemistry and physics in the lead up to his GSCE exams. Alex has a keen interest in these subjects and plans to take them at A level however felt he was weak in some areas following his mock exams. Alex quickly became more confident in these subjects and was able to tailor the lesson plan with Scott for each session to ensure the focus was on the areas he was struggling with. Although we don't yet have the exam results I'm sure the results will be significantly better following these focussed tutoring sessions! It will also give Alex the confidence to move on to A level with a much deeper understanding of these subjects than he would have had through his normal school lessons. Scott is approachable and friendly and immediately put Alex at ease, we had no complaints about the extra hours of school work taking place in the evenings as Alex actually looked forward to the sessions with Scott!
Subject:
Maths and Science
Outcome:
We would definitely recommend Scott as a tutor and will be keeping him updated when the exam results come out!
Written by Sally H

Reference for Dr Scott Dempsey: A level Chemistry tuition

My 16 year old son rated Scott highly as a personal tutor. Scott explained difficult concepts in a way that best suited his learning style and at a pace at which he could process what was being said. Scott always prepared for each session, having agreed content with my son in advance.
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
A huge improvement in assessment grades over the course of six months.
Written by Sian B

Excellent first meeting with Scott

My daughter and I very much enjoyed our first meeting with Scott. He is very friendly and personable and it was a productive initial discussion.
Subject:
Maths (GCSE)
Outcome:
We will book a tutor session with Scott
Written by Sian B

Very patient and inspiring tutor

Scott has been tutoring my daughter through the summer and we will continue through year 11 for her maths GCSE. Already she is feeling more confident and positive about maths. Scott is very friendly and has a calm, patient manner. He really understands how everyone has different learning styles and consequently he uses different methods and techniques to teach and explain the syllabus. My daughter really enjoys his sessions and she is amazed how quickly she is grasping maths concepts that she had previously struggled with. We are so delighted with Scott's teaching and would fully recommend him.
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
Already a more confident daughter who is feeling positive about tackling her final year of maths GCSE
Written by Una M

The Pick of the Crop

Scott is simply the best and as a mum of two I have met a few tutors in my time. His commitment to his students is clear from day one. He was genuinely interested in Dylan and wanted to understand his needs so they could get the best from the sessions. He is a great listener and a natural coach who believes in his students potential. Dylan was preparing for GCSE Double Science and we employed Scott as Dylan felt there some crucial gaps in his knowledge and understanding. Dylan has dyslexia with a statement of special need. He grew in confidence and genuine interest in the 3 sciences week on week as Scott brought his own passion for these subjects to the tutorials. Scott consistently turned up on time, was organised and focused and went the extra mile to support our son.
Subject:
Science
Outcome:
Scott proved to be an excellent role model and when Dylan opened his envelope on results day after contacting family, it was Scott he called to share the great news - A’s !
Written by Seren W

Awesome results

Scott tutored my 16 yr old daughter through the final year of her Geography IGCSE and turned a subject, that had been a " chore" in her eyes, into something she actively enjoyed and then went on to gain an A* in the exam .
I cannot recommend Scott highly enough as a tutor. I feel his approach, which encourages the student to find their own learning style, supports them through all their studies. This coaching made a huge difference to my daughter's ability to plan and mange the rest of her workload.
Subject:
Geography
Outcome:
My daughter gained an A* in her Geography IGCSE and is actively using the study skills she learnt with Scott at A level. The confidence she gained through working with Scott and achieving such a high
Written by Michael H

More than just a tutor

Scott has been outstanding as a tutor and coach to our son. By building his knowledge and confidence, Scott has enabled our son to make rapid improvements in his grades and he now enjoys a subject he previously disliked. This holistic approach is exactly what was required.
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
Improved grades, enthusiasm for the subject and a certificate of achievement from his class teacher.
Written by Arwa A

Subject:
Geology (Degree)
Written by Muna M

Really well spoken , student care , and knowledge.
Will definitely book again
Subject:
Science (A-Level)
Outcome:
Will book next lesson soon
Written by Dylan G

Outstanding Tutor

Scott tutored me though out my GCSE, in all three science and now just tutors Me In A level biology. I am severely dyslexic and have a statement. Scott was able to take my weakness and put them to one side and really enhance my strengths. He did this through alternative learning techniques and persistence. We was a huge motivator during my GCSE and is now a great support during my A levels.

I look forward to my lessons with Scott. He always has something up his sleeve and is prepared for every lesson. His knowledge is outstanding and his personality is great. You are hitting a win win with Scott.

You would think I am a payed sponsor for Scott... But I'm not, he is just a really good Tutor and has made a positive impact on my life.
Subject:
Biology
Outcome:
A's in Physics and Chemistry. A and A* in Biology. One of four highest achievers in the science department at my school. Meaning I was predicted C's in all of my science's.
Written by Alia J

Subject:
Maths (GCSE)
Written by Alia J

Subject:
Maths (GCSE)
Written by Elizabeth Zita G

My daughter went up a science set

Scott gave my 13 year old lessons as she hated being in the bottoms set. As a result and after just a few lessons she was moved up into a higher set. Scott is a great teacher, devoted and caring. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
Subject:
Science
Outcome:
Daughter was move up a whole set for science.
Written by Joanne B

Wonderful tutor

Scott is without doubt the best tutor that has worked with our dyslexic son.
He is warm and encouraging which makes him easy to work with. Our son actually enjoyed the sessions and he said that they really helped him build both confidence and skill. We asked Scott to work with Oscar twice a week for the four weeks leading up to his match GCSE. He took the time to liaise with Oscar's school teacher which was super helpful. I would recommend Scott without hesitation, and feel very lucky that we found him!
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
Exams just taken, my son is confident he's passed!
Written by Dina A

Excellent tutor!

I highly recommend Scott as a tutor. He's been tutoring my son for 5 months and he's very responsable, dedicated and motivates my son a lot, which it's not an easy task! Very flexible and knowledgeable, I can recommend him without hesitation
Subject:
Maths and Science
Outcome:
Excellent
Written by Lisa P

Top marks !!

From the off Scott has been superb. Excellent support for our son. Has a wealth of knowledge & is truly interested in the person & their needs & not just the 'student'. Highly recommended.
Subject:
Maths and Science
Outcome:
Ongoing support for gcses's next year.
Written by Kate L

Very friendly and encouraging
Subject:
Chemistry (GCSE)
Outcome:
to figure out logistics and wether timings will work
Written by Lucinda E

Tutoring for Current GCSE Pupil

Scott is currently tutoring my daughter for Maths GCSE this Summer. His calm, methodical manner suits my daughter and she is able to approach her maths more positively. Scott is very encouraging and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending him.
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
I would be very happy to recommend Scott.
Written by Elizabeth B

Professional, High Level Tutor

Scott is a professional, dedicated and inspirational tutor. His attention to detail and ability to adapt his teaching style, to meet the needs of those he tutors, has resulted in not only my daughters science grades improving but also a renewed belief and confidence in herself, that she is capable of doing better in this subject area. He is well prepared and organised for tutor sessions, is always punctual and has regular reviews with us to ensure we are kept up to date with our daughters developments.
Subject:
Science
Outcome:
Improvement of grade in Physics assessment from D- B level. An increase in confidence and belief, in our daughter, that she can improve her grades.
Written by Kate L

Subject:
Chemistry (GCSE)
Written by Diamanda V

Exceptional Tutor

Scott is currently tutoring me for my Geology AS and A2, his knowledge on the subject is outstanding and his ability to teach the content needed for the exam as well as exam technique is truly incredible. He motivates me in the subject and is always understanding and patient when I don't understand something. He is well prepared, organised and extremely positive for every tutor session. With Scott's tutoring I really believe I can achieve an A grade.
Subject:
Geology (A-Level)
Outcome:
An A grade in Geology to get into Durham University.
Written by Katherine T

Outstanding Tutor

Scott is a real find as a tutor. He is highly knowledgeable, personable, professional and an inspiration to students. My daughter, Hattie, was struggling with Maths. After just one lesson with Scott she became more confident and enthusiastic about the subject. He helped Hattie engage with Maths so that she is happy to do more on her own- a real gift when there is no inherent love of the subject!
Thank you so much Scott!!!!!!
Subject:
Maths (GCSE)
Outcome:
Improved ability and confidence.
Written by Jane W

A highly recommended tutor.

Scott has been a real inspiration to my daughter Lucy during the first year of her A level Biology course. His calm and patient manner combined with the ability to explain some very tricky concepts clearly has proved invaluable. Scott is an extremely professional tutor and as a family we would wholeheartedly recommend him.
Subject:
Biology
Outcome:
A much more confident student. Lucy will not receive an exam results until August.
Written by M J

Execeptional Tutor

Scott is an exceptional tutor who has really brought out the best of my daughter's abilities. He is highly committed, patient and has motivated my daughter to do her best in all subjects. My daughter is in Year 10, doing her IGCSE's and initially had lost some confidence in her abilities, where her results at school were inconsistent. Scott was very quick to help change things around, looking at learning strategies that fit well with my daughter, identifying strengths and weaknesses and hence developing her confidence further. He always gives brilliant advice on education and is a great academic Coach. My daughter is always keen to learn from Scott, and she is much more receptive towards Scott's ways of teaching Science subjects, rather than how she is taught at school! Scott is truly amazing and professional in his work! My daughter's standard is now consistently high and she has been predicted all A* 's for next year by her teachers at school.. Thank you so much Scott!!!
Subject:
Academic
Outcome:
My daughter is in year 10 and sat pre-mock IGCSE exams at her School. She achieved Physics A* Chemistry A* Maths A Biology A and Geography A.
Written by Alison C

Scot Dempsey

Scot was encouraging and enthusiastic. He was good at explaining things in different ways. He helped a lot.
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
End of year 12 got an A.
Written by Tim T

Subject:
Maths (GCSE)
Written by Sian B

Excellent tutor

I highly recommend Scott. He tutored my daughter in GCSE maths for nearly 1 year and he has made a huge difference to her. Her confidence increased massively and she felt she finally could do maths and wasn't afraid of the subject. Her mark before we found Scott was a very low B bordering a C. She scored a high A in her GCSE. He is very patient and kind and really understands that each individual learns differently and he adapts his ways of explaining things accordingly. We also had him for a science session which proved to be invaluable just before the exams. he is reliable and replies quickly to enquiries. We are so pleased we found him. He made all the difference and we highly recommend him. Thank you Scott!
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
My daughter exceeded her expectations and scored a high A in maths. She finally believed that she could do maths.
Written by Suzanne H

Scott Dempsey

We contacted Scott earlier this year after disappointing results in my daughter's physics and Biology end of year exams in y10 as we were concerned that her confidence had dipped . Scott has a calm and assured manner and Madeleine found him easy to talk to and understand - she found that his explanation of subjects was straightforward and she quickly felt more confident
Subject:
Physics
Outcome:
Within two months our daughters results improved significantly - she came second in her class in biology which was an incredible improvement and similarly a much better result in physics . I would str
Written by Rita B

Highly recommend

Scott helped my son progress from a grade C chemistry during his January iGCSE mocks to an A grade in his final iGCSE papers in June. My son was studying in a main stream independent school but struggling with his chemistry. He started private tuition with Scott in mid February. Scott was quickly able to identify the key issues my son was having and in his teachings provide him with the understanding and confidence he previously lacked. He engaged very well with my son, would ask him what he felt he needed help with and collectively agree on targets. Scott was always very punctual, came very well prepared for each lesson and was always available for any academic concerns. Above all he provided my son with an abundance of confidence in entering the exam room knowing he had prepared well and was already a winner, whatever the outcome!!
Subject:
Chemistry (GCSE)
Outcome:
A
Written by Rita B

Highly recommend

Scott helped my son progress from a grade C chemistry during his January iGCSE mocks to an A grade in his final iGCSE papers in June. My son was studying in a main stream independent school but struggling with his chemistry. He started private tuition with Scott in mid February. Scott was quickly able to identify the key issues my son was having and in his teachings provide him with the understanding and confidence he previously lacked. He engaged very well with my son, would ask him what he felt he needed help with and collectively agree on targets. Scott was always very punctual, came very well prepared for each lesson and was always available for any academic concerns. Above all he provided my son with an abundance of confidence in entering the exam room knowing he had prepared well and was already a winner, whatever the outcome!!
Subject:
Chemistry (GCSE)
Outcome:
A
Written by Tim T

Subject:
Maths (GCSE)
Written by Lucy R

Subject:
Geography (Common Entrance)
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Education and Qualifications

Scott's education and qualifications are listed below.

University

Institution
University of Durham
Degree
PhD
Institution
University of Leicester
Degree
Master's degree (4-year)
Grade
First-class honours (1st)

School

Institution
A Levels
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  • - Physics
    A
  • - Chemistry
    A
  • - Maths
    A
Institution
AS Levels
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  • - Physics
    A
  • - Chemistry
    A
  • - Maths
    A

Prizes and Scholarships

1. Fully Funded PhD Research Scholarship: Awarded by the Southeast Asia Research Group (Durham University and Royal Holloway, University of London, 2008 - 2012).

2. Certificate of Postgraduates Engaged in Teaching and Support Learning (Durham University, 2008 - 2012).

3. Alumni Society Prize: Awarded to the Final Year Student for Academic Excellence (University of Leicester, 2008).

4. Micromount Society Prize: Awarded for the best contribution in petrology and mineralogy (University of Leicester, 2006)

Other Qualifications

1. Member of the Tutors' Association

2. Certificate in Personal Coaching (The Coaching Academy)

3. Learning how to learn: powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects (University of California, San Diego).

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