Established in 2007, Keystone Tutors is one of the UK’s leading private tutoring organisations. Here is a sample of the GCSE Chemistry tutors that we represent. They are predominantly based in London and work online with families based outside of London or overseas.
Jon is a former Head of Science with over 10 years' experience in teaching GCSE Science and A-level Physics. He joined Keystone in 2012 and has helped 170 Keystone families over this period, teaching more than 6,100 hours.
Dominic is an experienced Science tutor with a PhD in Chemistry. He has tutored for years and aims to make his lessons interesting and fun. He also recognises the importance of exam technique.
Anthony is Physics Graduate from the University of Imperial College, London. He tutors across the board from 11+ through to A Level and has taught over 2,400 hours with Keystone as well as having considerable tutoring experience prior to joining our team of full-time tutors in 2017.
Rory started tutoring whilst at Oxford and has worked with students of all ages. He teaches Maths, Science and English across the board. He is enthusiastic and encouraging and gets great feedback from his students. He has worked over 2,500 hours with Keystone.
Shirin is an experienced tutor with a PhD in Nanotechnology (Physics/Chemistry). She is patient and calm and loves to see her students improve and grow in understanding and passion for their subjects.
Having completed a PhD in Molecular Neuroscience Linda has a wealth of experience in the Sciences and Maths. Linda's lessons are highly interactive and bring learning to life.
Holly is an Oxford educated tutor who covers a wide range of subjects. She aims to instill confidence within her students and encourages them to be intellectually independent.
Geraldine is a qualified Science teacher with 22 years' experience. She has taught over 700 hours with Keystone and works mainly online and has considerable experience outside of her work with Keystone as a private tutor as well as being an examiner with Edexcel (one of the UK's leading exam boards).
Alex is a fully qualified Science teacher. He has excellent subject knowledge and a detailed appreciation of both i/GCSE and A Level examinations.
Eleanor is a confident and passionate Maths and Science tutor. Her ability to make the subjects she teaches fun makes her a real hit with her students.
Lila is a highly academic Oxford graduate who teaches across the age range. She tutors alongside training to be an opera singer.
Sarah is a Biological Sciences graduate who is now completing a PhD at Imperial College London. She loves to inspire her students and make them see Science and Maths in a different light.
Dominic combines tutoring with his research on sharks at Imperial College University! His style of tutoring is both supportive and exam specific.
Julien is an Oxford graduate with a wide range of teaching and tutoring experience. He loves to see his tutees excel and ensures that they have a deep understanding of the concepts behind the methods used in maths and science.
Athavan is an experienced tutor with a fantastic academic record. He focuses on Maths and Science but can also help with primary level English and entrance exams. He believes that students' confidence should be nurtured through good teaching techniques and high levels of patience.
Davina has been tutoring for over 10 years. Her teaching is marked by its sympathy and diligence. She plans her lessons exhaustively and structures rigorous long-term programmes. She is particularly talented at helping her pupils get to grips with the perils of the English language, and making Science more accessible to those who have struggled to understand it in class.
Darius is a Science and Maths tutor who has taught since university. He believes students need to build a strong knowledge of subject content and exam technique. He also helps his tutees foster a keen curiosity for their subjects and learning.
Daniel is an experienced Science tutor and a medical student. His great sense of humour paired with his patient approach has helped him develop a highly successful style of tutoring.
Eleanor combines her tutoring with studying for her PhD and working at the Science Museum. She studied the IB at school, meaning she has first hand experience of the curriculum.
Katie is a first class graduate who is also a qualified teacher, obtaining her PGCE from King's College London. She is personable, diligent and well versed in the school curricula and has taught 2,500 hours through Keystone.
Genevieve taught in a top London Independent School before moving into a research position. Her academic and teaching experiences ensure that she is able to support the needs of her students as well as providing them with real world context for their learning.
Alex is a Physics and Maths tutor who achieved a first in his degree. He is now studying for his MSc in Astrophysics at University College London. Alex is patient and calm and helps students of all abilities.
Ryan tutors alongside completing his PhD at Cambridge. He is a highly academic but also a very personable individual with a love for Science.
Olivia is an Oxford graduate and a full-time tutor. She teaches Science and Maths as well as French and Music. She is an enthusiastic and inspiring teacher who really impressed us at interview.
Eva is a qualified teacher who tutors alongside her Masters in Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice. Eva is used to teaching children of all abilities and tailors her approach to each student.
Rebecca is a qualified Science Teacher with over ten years of experience. She has developed a variety of resources and techniques which can be adapted to each student's needs.
Maria is a Science and Maths tutor who started teaching in 1991. She likes to boost her students' confidence and takes huge satisfaction in watching them reach their goals.
Keerti studied at King's College London and is a qualified Science teacher who gained experience through the Teach First programme. She has taught a range of ages and levels and has billed close to 1,000 hours through Keystone alone.
Ewan is a qualified Science and Maths Teacher with a fantastic academic record. He achieved a First in an integrated masters degree (MPhys) in Experimental Physics. He has a passion for his subjects that he loves sharing with his students.
Ying is a Science and Maths tutor as well as a medical student. He makes his lessons as interactive, fun and interesting as possible whilst encouraging his students to work hard and learn beyond the prescribed boundaries of their courses.
Kate is a qualified Teacher and an experienced tutor. She teaches across the age range and her tutoring has taken her across the globe. She has now settled back in London where she tutors full-time.
Sean is a Science and Maths tutor with years of experience. When he isn't tutoring he works for his own film company and produces dramatic British film and Science for television.
Bryony's engaging and supportive teaching style helps to give students confidence. She began tutoring whilst at school and is committed to tutoring for the long term.
Will is a Science tutor who is also undertaking accelerated medicine at Kings College London. He is passionate about Science and likes nothing better than sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm with his students.
James tutors alongside reading Dentistry at King’s College London. He believes that tuition should be a team effort between the tutor and tutee and loves to see his students grow in confidence and academic ability.
Claire is a qualified Science Teacher with a passion for her subject. She has recently returned from teaching at a school in China where she was Head of Department.
Ainesh is a medical student at King's College London. He has tutored for several years alongside his studies. He is engaging and encouraging and aims to boost his students' confidence and grades.
Jonathan is a graduate-entry medical student with a plethora of academic qualifications under his belt. He is methodical and thorough in his teaching approach and most importantly enthusiastic!
Hani has recently completed an MA at UCL in Health Humanities and she is currently studying for her degree in Medicine at King's College London. Her strong subject knowledge in combination with her supportive approach allows her to tailor her approach to each of her students.
"I’m really pleased to say that I got an 8 in my chemistry GCSE. I’m so happy and wouldn’t have imagined such a good result. Thank you for everything, you helped so much it’s unbelievable and I wouldn’t have gotten that result if it wasn’t for your help"GCSE Chemistry Student
"Dominic is an extremely able tutor, his tutoring rekindled my love for chemistry. Not only was he knowledgeable on the subject matter he also gave me useful exam tips and techniques. He was able to explain topics that I found particularly difficult despite being tutored in them several times, such as transition metals and electrode potentials. Dominic motivated me to believe in my ability which greatly improved my confidence."A Level Chemistry Student
What is the difference between IGCSE and GCSE?
GCSE and IGCSE are certainly very similar. Both qualifications are at the same level: they are designed to test the completion of the UK National Curriculum's "Key Stage 4". They are usually sat at the end of UK Year 11, in the year a student becomes 16. They have no age restriction, though - and have been sat by many students younger and older. By most higher education institutions and employers, they are seen as equivalent qualifications.
What to do on GCSE results day?
It’s almost that time of year again, and as the 22nd August draws nearer we thought it might be helpful to consider some of the key points that might come up on results day.
Webinar: How to use the summer holidays to prevent learning loss
Keystone's Director of Education, Ed Richardson, is joined by Olly Hopwood (teacher at Westminster School) and Jonny Timms (Deputy Head at Caldicott Prep School) to discuss strategies parents might employ to prevent learning loss over the summer holidays.
Webinar: Why Home-Schooling – a Webinar to Discuss the ins and outs of Home-Schooling
Keystone Director of Education, Ed Richardson and Client Manager, Poppy Dundas, are joined by Andy Thompson, Education Consultant and Director of Oxford Myrtle. Andy looks after a number of families who are home-schooling their children for a variety of reasons. The panel discuss home-schooling, drawing on their experience at Keystone and answering the common questions that arise.