I had more than 20 years of teaching Chemistry in a secondary school in Bulgaria in a Foreign Language school, and Chemistry in English as well. Got many prizes from the Ministry of Education and from Bulgarian Government for high level of the academic achievements and discovering talented students. Used to be a trainee for the usage of PC in everyday lessons. Got my full recognition as a MSc and qualified teacher from GTCE in 2008.Have started to work as a private tutor 3 years ago. Began with the Winch Youth Center in Camden for 2 years as a face to face GCSE Math’s and Chemistry, plus running a Science Club as well. In the last 2 yeas got students with 9 grade in GCSE Chemistry and with A*, A and B grades. I got experience with many Exam Boards: OCR, AQA, Edexcel, etc. Do lesson with more practical approach, and by doing experiments the motivation and understanding raised up tremendously. Plus individual approach and careful planning, and HWs.
Experience with AS and A2 Exams, past papers and practicals Experience with GCSE and IGCSE AQA, OCR and Edexcel Exam boards Awareness of the new Syllabus and new grades with exams from May/ June 2017
Key point 2: Special selection of questions/ taken from past exam papers/ regarding different topics, such as Structure of Atom, Rate of Reactions, Enthalpy Changes, etc. Ability to create similar question of topics, which need more attention and better understanding.
Key point 3: To improve the understanding on many topics in Chemistry we use experiments and small selections of chemicals and solutions of acids and bases. For instance, if a student got difficulties with chemical bonds and types of crystal lattices, there is an experiment connected with the conductivity of solids and aqueous solutions of graphite, sugar, salt, metals, etc. Just a D-cell, crocodile clips and some wires to complete the circuit. Or for better understanding of Catalysis use different amount of MnO2 with the same amount and concentration of H2O2, or change the surface of MnO2, but keep the amount the same. There are so many ways to improve the understanding - properly balanced equations, to be able to lead the associated calculations; -usage of correct units, make an exercise by mixing all of them and do not learn by heart: - be aware of the formulas you need to know and how to apply them by making logical links; Finally, ask if you do not understand and always ask why .