Dr. M Chemistry Tutor
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One to One Tuition
This one is my VIP option where you get my undivided attention!
The focus of the whole session is on where your needs are and what we can do to maximise your learning.
You also get ongoing support in between sessions.
Work at your own pace with my Online Courses.
Excellent when you want to catch up with missed learning, or revise for a test or exam, or you want a bit more input and practice.
Details of published courses are on the sign up page.
Small Group Tutoring
Groups of up to four.
Tuition sessions are extended to allow time for significant individual attention for each student in the group.
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Resources for Teachers
Watch out for my targeted Live Classes.
Live Classes are aimed at stress points in terms of material and technique.
They are open to more students.
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Resources for Students
Margaret Mary has been with us for about 7 years. During this time she has taken a number of Chemistry courses for us during the school holidays and her student feedback has been very good. Students describe her as being friendly, informative and having good subject knowledge. I have no hesitation in recommending Margaret Mary as a tutor.
Before tutoring I was struggling with chemistry and my grades were much lower than I needed for university, which reduced my confidence and made it harder for me to engage in my Sixth Form lessons. Not only did tutoring boost my confidence and knowledge through Margaret Mary’s calm and reassuring attitude but it meant I was putting my effort into my outside revision and classroom work. As I was getting more and more questions right in tutoring after Margaret Mary had explained principles and given me step by step guides I was able to answer similar questions on my own, building back my confidence.
I would recommend Margaret Mary as an amazing chemistry tutor because once she believes you’ve understood a concept she’ll take a step back and allow you to attempt the questions on your own and whenever you struggle she’ll always give you clues to put you back on the right track instead of saying the answer straight away.
My son (in final year studying for A’Levels) needed some extra support and help understanding some of the concepts in Chemistry, and then practicing the areas he is less strong in. We found Margaret-Mary’s details in our local shop and have not looked back! She fully engages him and has helped enormously by filling in the critical gaps. He clearly enjoys the 1hr. 30 minute sessions once a week, is more confident, and his Chemistry teachers have told us that they noticed a marked difference in class from the moment he started the extra classes. We, including my son, have no hesitation in recommending Margaret-Mary wholeheartedly.
Thank you for being an excellent tutor during
less than excellent times. And teaching us everything we need.
We are grateful to have been your students.
Dyslexia is very individual to each person. Margaret Mary tailor made an approach to me. She recognised and acknowledged my difficulties, she identified and interpreted patterns (many of which I hadn’t noticed) that were hindering me, then developed effective strategies which I still employ today in my working life. I can wholeheartedly recommend Margaret Mary as a tutor – she has a wealth of knowledge and understanding and is generous in sharing these.
Feedback that was given regularly which enabled me to understand how to support my daughter. For example, reminding her to use key words.
My daughter was able to gain more confidence and improved to a Level 7 for her mocks.
Margaret Mary is approachable and understanding. She helped my daughter gain confidence, of which was lacking after she had been told at parents evening, that maybe she should consider another A Level other than Chemistry! Margaret Mary explained topics and exam questions clearly and helped my daughter understand what she was missing in her answers to get top marks.
Stressed Out Students and Where to Find Them
Stressed out students and where to find them? If you are a parent or teacher, or even a student yourself, you will know exactly where to find them. Anyone who has ever been through exams at school - so basically everyone beyond the age of reason (classed as seven...
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Process in Chemistry – 5 Useful Diagrams
There are many processes in Chemistry and when learning about them, it can be very useful to summarise them. Process diagrams, flow diagrams, process maps - whatever you call them - outline the important steps. A process starts in one situation and goes through a...