* 8+ English (ISEB)
* 8+ Maths (ISEB)
* 11+ English (ISEB)
* 11+ Maths (ISEB)
* 11+ Science (ISEB)
* 13+ Maths (ISEB)
* 13+ Science (ISEB)
* GCSE/IGCSE Chemistry (AQA, CIE, Edexcel, and OCR)
* GCSE/IGCSE Maths (AQA, CIE, Edexcel, and OCR)
* GCSE/IGCSE Physics (AQA, CIE, Edexcel, and OCR)
* AS/A Level Chemistry (AQA, CIE, Edexcel, and OCR)
I have completed the Keystone 11+ Maths and English training, and have many resources to help students with their studies. Throughout my PhD, I mentored and taught practical chemistry in the laboratory, both to undergraduates and to younger school students who came to UCL for outreach days. It was at this time that I discovered how rewarding teaching can be. After I completed my PhD, I worked as an analytical chemist in the food and flavour industry. In my spare time, I also tutored various students in science and maths, at GCSE and A-Level, before deciding that I would love to tutor professionally.
I grew up in Hertfordshire, except for a couple of years in my early teens, where my family moved to Switzerland and then to Spain. After moving back to England, I achieved the highest GCSE results in my year, and went on to receive three A's at A-level. Following this, I studied chemistry at University College London. I earned a 2:1 in my Master's degree, and then obtained my PhD. During my time at UCL, I taught practical chemistry to undergraduates and to younger school students who came in for outreach days.
After working for a year as an analytical chemist in the food and flavour industry, I decided that I wanted to pursue my true passion - teaching. I find teaching to be extremely rewarding and would love the opportunity to work with students who are looking to get more out of science and maths.
I'm passionate about science and maths, and I know from personal experience how tricky it can be to grasp some of the concepts in these subjects. However, I strongly believe that no topic is beyond understanding. For me, it is of utmost importance to be able to explain the fundamentals of these topics in layman's terms so that anybody could understand them. I want the student to be so comfortable with a concept, that they themselves could easily explain it to their friends or family. It's only at this point that a student will feel comfortable answering questions in an exam setting.
On top of this, I feel that it is indispensable to try and make the student excited about the subject that we are learning about. Science is fascinating and wonderful, but this can often get lost in the school setting. I hope to create an environment where the student really sees how amazing the science they are studying truly is.
Finally, my goal is to be able to give the student the confidence and the skills necessary to tackle exams in their subjects. I believe that it is important to track a student's progress with exercises and exam-style questions. When a student sees an improvement in their abilities, the confidence-boost they receive really demonstrates how valuable tutoring is.
What I do when I am not tutoring
I love films and I love cooking. In order to justify the fact that I spend a significant portion of my free time staring at a screen and eating, I force myself to go weightlifting a few times a week. On top of that, I’m trying to teach myself to speak Polish (dzien dobry!) and teach myself to play the guitar - both of which are proving to be a lot more challenging than I thought they would be!
''My daughter said she enjoyed her session with you - and reckoned she worked harder in those two hours than at any other time so far this year. Needless to say, I’m very pleased to hear that!'' (Mother of GCSE Science & Maths student)
''I would wholeheartedly recommend Dominic as a brilliant tutor who was able to provide excellent A level chemistry tutoring for our daughter. Dominic’s enthusiasm and depth of knowledge is to a top standard which he communicates with ease. We are really grateful to have had his expertise.'' (Mother of A-Level Chemistry student)
''My son did enjoy Dom’s lesson very much yesterday. Thanks a lot!!'' (Mother of Year 4 Maths & English student)
''My son enjoyed very much his lesson with you and thought it was very helpful.'' (Mother of online Year 8 Science student)