- GCSE Chemistry
- A Level Chemistry
- IB Chemistry
- BMAT / UCAT Preparation
I began my career as a Chemistry teacher at Eastbourne College, where I taught GCSE and A-level AQA Chemistry. Later, I relocated to Cambridge to undergo formal teaching training. There, I obtained a PGCE Secondary Chemistry with QTS, which allowed me to further develop my teaching skills.
My next teaching position was at St Mary's School Ascot, where I continued to teach Chemistry at both IGCSE (Edexcel) and A-level (OCR-A and B). This experience provided me with the opportunity to instruct students with a wide range of abilities. I learned to adapt my teaching style according to their individual needs. At St Mary's, I also organised and supervised the Bronze and Silver Crest Award programs. These initiatives empowered students to choose their own subjects and methodologies when conducting hands-on investigations.
In addition to teaching, I worked as a part-time tutor for over ten years, providing online and face-to-face assistance to A-level, IB, IGCSE, and GCSE students. I have consistently received high satisfaction ratings from both students and parents. I am well-versed in the content of the most common specifications and thoroughly enjoy supporting high-achieving students aiming for top universities, as well as those who struggle with foundational chemical concepts and need assistance in grasping them effectively.
I grew up in Italy and completed my primary and secondary education there. Afterward, I obtained a Master's degree in Chemistry. I then decided to move to the UK to pursue a PhD in Chemistry at the University of Nottingham. During my time as a PhD student, I had the opportunity to teach undergraduate students on occasion, which sparked my passion for teaching.
Following the completion of my PhD, I gained experience as a Chemistry teacher at Eastbourne College. Recognising the importance of formal training, I subsequently enrolled in a Secondary PGCE course in Chemistry at Cambridge University, Homerton College.
Upon finishing my studies, I was appointed as a full-time Chemistry teacher at St Mary's School Ascot, where I dedicated thirteen years of my career. Currently, I work as a full-time online tutor, specialising in Chemistry at GCSE, IGCSE, IB, and A-level.
I emphasise a systematic and bespoke method tailored to each student's needs. I focus on developing strong exam technique, ensuring students are well-prepared for assessments and exams. For those struggling with difficult chemical concepts, I provide patient and calm support, helping them gain a solid understanding. By breaking down complex ideas into manageable steps, using practical examples and analogies, I aim to make the subject more accessible and engaging. My goal is to foster confidence, build a strong foundation, and empower students to excel in Chemistry.
What I do when I am not tutoring
I enjoy staying active through playing tennis and cycling. Since cooking is essentially a fun chemical experiment, I am a food enthusiast who loves creating delicious dishes. The intricate chemistry behind wine making also fascinates me and my goal is to produce my own wine soon.
Thankfully, my schedule is highly flexible, allowing me to accommodate students at various times and frequencies.
''Daniele is a first class tutor! He is extremely approachable and built my son’s confidence in Chemistry. I would definitely recommend Daniele to any pupil looking for private tuition in this subject.'' (Parent of A-Level student)
''Daniele is an excellent Chemistry Tutor providing excellent results within a very short time. I am very pleased with the support he has given to my daughter currently in Year 11 IGCSE - there were significant areas that she was very weak in and he has 100% filled those gaps, she is now more confident and understands the concepts very clearly.'' (Parent of IGCSE student)
''Daniele is an excellent tutor whose uses of modern technology and information makes for meaningful and productive lessons. Daniele is helping my daughter with A level Chemistry and is being very supportive in helping her with the changes she needs to make in her learning and subject depth to transition from GCSE to A level. I have been impressed by his regular feedback, patience and support by helping her find her way with revision and extending her knowledge on the subjects using all tools available. We are pleased to have found Daniele and I can see her confidence growing and her school results are improving. Thank you'' (Parent of A-Level student)
''Daniele is tutoring my daughter for A level chemistry. We have had chemistry tutors before but Daniele has really stood out as an excellent tutor - with my daughter commenting on how well he explains things and how knowledgeable he is - going home understanding things so much better. We find him courteous, reliable and very friendly. We are very pleased with Daniele and will be continuing with his services up to her A levels where I hope the value he has added will pay dividend.'' (Parent of A-Level student)
''Daniele has been excellent tutor for my son in the upcoming months to his GCSE Chemistry exam. He has found Daniele to be very knowledgeable and helpful when explaining trickier concepts. Would strongly recommend him to anybody looking for a chemistry tutor.'' (Parent of GCSE student)
''Daniele is tutoring my daughter in A level Chemistry. He is easy to contact, punctual, very organised making everything very convenient. He has also been flexible which is really helpful in fitting in with a 17 year old's ever changing life. She is finding he adds great value in her ability to understand concepts and to help her keep on top of her curriculum. She is striving to get A or A* and feels that Daniele's way of explaining complex concepts using simple analogies makes this seem possible.'' (Parent of A-Level student)
''Daniele has been tutoring me remotely in preparation for A level Chemistry exams which I hope to sit in Summer 2018. I approached Daniele because I had missed a large amount of the teaching on an A1 Chemistry course for adult learners, and wanted to improve my knowledge. I have found Daniele to be a very helpful, friendly and reliable tutor, who is knowledgeable about his subject area. Daniele is clearly very interested in Chemistry as a subject, and imparts this enthusiasm in his lessons. Additionally, Daniele has listened very closely to my requirements and has tailored his lessons accordingly. Daniele makes good use of online ''Meet Me'' sites, which are like using a virtual whiteboard, Skype and Drop Box in order to successfully tutor me online, rather than face-to-face. This is very helpful as I believe that Daniele is based in Berkshire, and I live in Yorkshire, which would be quite a commute for lessons! Finally, Daniele is good at helping to improve my awareness of other sources that I can use in order to develop the depth of my understanding of Chemistry and making me aware of all of the guidance, support and practice documents that are made available by the relevant exam board. I would recommend Daniele to other students without hesitation and can confirm that his lessons work well for me, as a remote adult learner.'' (Adult learner)
''Daniele has taught my son A-level Chemistry since this summer. He is a very experienced and knowledgeable person. He keeps his lesson effective, engaging and fun. My son's understanding of the subject is very noticeable and we can see his confidence has gone way up. We definitely plan to keep working with Daniele.'' (Parent of A-Level student)
''Daniele taught my son A Level Chemistry and was amazing. He has excellent subject knowledge and way of explaining the content. Dani went beyond and above his responsibility, motivating my son when he was ready to give up. My son now has the grades to follow his dream of studying Medicine at University. Thanks Dani for being an excellent tutor and a great person. All the very best.'' (Parent of A-Level student)
'' Daniele has been working with my daughter for two weeks at A level chemistry and he is already making a difference to her work and study methods. He is always on time, and very approachable with students and parents. We are kept fully updated with his work and he plans the lessons around the student very carefully. We feel sure that he will continue to help our daughter achieve her dreams in the coming years exam.'' (Parent of A-Level student)