Read our top tips on how to help your child prepare for their 13+ Common Entrance Exam so that they can secure a place at one of the UK’s leading schools.
Private Tutors for Science
We introduce science private tutors for all academic levels including 13+, GCSE, AS and A Level, IB and University examinations and coursework.
Every science private tutor we introduce has a thorough understanding of their main science subject (most likely physics, biology or chemistry). Many can successfully teach a combination. The tutors are familiar with the major school entrance assessments and national exam boards, and families trust their ability to help students score highly on each paper.
We only recommend tutors who have a first class academic background and a proven track record as a private tutor. To ensure we introduce the right science tutor for your child, we take the time to understand you son or daughter’s precise requirements as well as their personality and learning style. The first tutorial will be a gentle assessment, to identify specific areas that require extra support. This bespoke service will ensure your child connects quickly with their science tutor, which will in turn build their confidence and drive them to even higher academic attainment.
Finding a science tutor for your child with Simply Learning Tuition is easy. To get started, please contact one of our tuition consultants or use our online enquiry form further down this page.
Common Entrance Science Tuition
Physics, Biology and Chemistry are a key part of the common entrance paper and parents often ask us to introduce a single tutor to guide their son or daughter through their Independent Schools Examination Board (ISEB) common entrance curriculum. Many tutors who are science generalists can do this, but in some cases we may instead recommend one tutor for each of physics, biology and chemistry. In all cases, the common entrance tutor(s) we introduce will be familiar with the entrance requirements for all of the leading schools, including Eton, Harrow, Westminster, St Paul’s, Dulwich and Winchester.
Successful preparation for Common Entrance ISEB examinations requires a thorough understanding of the Common Entrance science mark scheme. We only recommend Common Entrance science tutors who are able to provide this. They will give lessons in exam technique and provide detailed feedback on past papers – all delivered in a style and at a pace perfectly suited to your son or daughter.
GCSE Science Tuition
At GCSE (or IGCSE) level, science can be taught as individual tripos, or as a combined course. Whatever pathway your son or daughter is following, Simply Learning Tuition will introduce a GCSE science tutor who is able to bring out the best in his or her academic performance. Because our private tutor matching process is entirely bespoke, your child will receive science tuition from that is tailored to suit their specific needs, pace and style of learning.
We will recommend a GCSE or IGCSE science private tutor who will thoroughly engage your child; developing their knowledge base and improving their confidence. As a result he or she will complete their coursework and enter the exam hall with increased confidence and ability. We work with tutors who make science fun, dynamic and varied – ensuring that your child reaches their full potential and hopefully, sets the stage for continued study at A-Level or IB.
A Level Science Tuition
Many students find the transition from GCSE to A Level science to be surprisingly daunting. Even with a solid foundation in GCSE or IGCSE science, the breadth and depth of A Level science can cause even the brightest student to come unstuck.
We believe that the key to successful A Level science tuition is for students to adapt a rigorous and structured approach to revision that will be based heavily on understanding and answering exam questions. We only recommend private tutors who are familiar with the requirements of the A Level exam boards, and who are able to provide clear and detailed feedback that is in line with the mark scheme your child will be following.
Pre-U Science Tuition
We offer introductions to expert Pre-U science tutors who will help your child both with subject knowledge, but also to develop independent study. The Pre U science tutors we introduce fully understand the syllabus requirements, which is vital whether your child is aiming for a Pass (P2), a Merit (M2) or Distinction (D2).
For even the brightest students, the pressure of taking one or several Pre-U courses in the Sixth Form, alongside A Levels, means that extra help is often essential. Rather than waiting until the last minute, we recommend that private tutors are engaged at the outset, to help plan workloads and make a strategy to prevent the student becoming overwhelmed. Tuition can then be stepped up if there is a particular problem area.
(IB) INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE Science TUITION
Engaging an experienced International Baccalaureate science tutor is fraught with challenges; principally because the number of good IB science tutors is limited. Many tutors who teach A Level science will claim to be able to teach the IB, but in fact it is a very different syllabus, with a fundamentally different mark scheme and assessment methodology. Whereas the A Level focuses on depth, the IB considers breadth and independent thinking.
At Simply Learning Tuition we introduce science private tutors who really understand the requirements of the IB. All are thoroughly vetted and will have a high 2.1 or 1st class degree in a science subject. Many will be Post Graduate scientists. If your child has chosen to study IB science as a prerequisite for a university course, such as physics, engineering or astronomy it is likely that they will have to score a 6 or 7 in their IB science exams to gain their university place.
We will also be able to introduce an experience International Baccalaureate science private tutor if your child is studying science as part of the Middle Years Programme (MYP).
Abenezer is a Maths and Physics specialist and teaches at GCSE and A Level.
Ahmad is a Master of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry from the University of Oxford. He provides tuition in Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics and University applications.
Alex has a BA and MSc in Maths from Oxford University, and also specialises in Oxbridge admissions. Alongside this he prepares students for 11+ and 13+ Entrance Exams.
Alex specialises in English and Maths tuition and has worked with many of our home schooling clients.
Alexander is a Science specialist, who specialises in Biology tuition. He also supports English and Maths.
Alireza specialises in Maths and all 3 Sciences up to A Level.
Alli has a DPhil from Oxford in Chemical Engineering and specialises in Maths and Science tuition from 11+ through to A Level.
Amin specialises in Maths and Science tuition, specifically for the 7+, 11+, 13+ and GCSE Examinations.
Andrea taught at one of London's top independent schools and is now a full-time tutor. She specialises in English tuition and has prepared students for many of the UK's most competitive entrance exams in English and Maths.
Anil is an Oxford graduate who is highly multidisciplinary teaching a range of subjects including Maths, English, Music and Science.
April specialises in Biology tuition, and also teaches Maths, Chemistry, Physics and History.
Ayokunle specialises in Chemistry and Physics tuition, while also supporting with Maths, Economics, Biology, Geography and Business studies.
Azeem specialises in Biology, and Medicine tuition. He is very experienced teaching Medical Admissions tests such as the UKCAT/BMAT and GAMSAT, and also teaches Maths at 11+.
Ben has tutored for over 10 years and specialises in English, Maths and Science tuition, including preparation for 11+ and 13+ exams.
Candace is a highly multidisciplinary tutor, with particular specialisms in Geography, History, Maths, English, Biology and Classics. She also supports with competitive entrance exams, including the 13+ and SAT.
Candy is a qualified primary school teacher with over 10 years experience, specialising particularly in English, Maths and 7+ Exam Preparation.
Chris specialises in Maths and Physics tuition and also has experience with Homeschooling.
Christine is a qualified teacher, who is multidisciplinary but with a particular specialism in Geography. She also has a particularly broad range of experience with SEN students and preparing students for competitive entrance exams in both English and Maths.
Dario specialises in Maths, Physics, Italian and Philosophy tuition. He is an IB specialist and teaches both Standard and Higher level courses, along with Theory of Knowledge.
Declan specialises in Economics and English tuition. He also supports with Maths, Physics and Politics.
Dimitri specialises in all Sciences up to A Level and IB and also teaches Maths and Economics.
Eleanor has been tutoring since 2008 and has held several residential tuition placements. She has a BSc in Biomedical Sciences and an MSc in History and Philosophy of Science.
Eleanor is a Biology specialist, who also teaches Chemistry up to A level and Maths and Physics up to GCSE. She is currently undertaking her MBBS in Medicine.
Esther is a qualified Maths teacher, and teaches from Key Stage 3 up to A Level.
Ewan is a qualified teacher, who specialises in Maths and Physics tuition up to ALevel. He can also support with biology and Chemistry up to GCSE, and has supported students for 13+ Exam Preparation.
Faizel is a qualified Primary School Teacher and has worked in one of London's top Independent Prep Schools. He specialises in Entrance Exam Preparation at 7+, 8+ and 11+.
Georgina specialises in primary level tuition, including English, Maths and Science while also supporting with 7+ and 11+ exams.
Gillian is a highly multidisciplinary tutor, who specialises in English and Maths Tuition and has been working with us for 5 years.
Greg specialises in Maths tuition up to Undergraduate level, and Physics up to A-level, including both the IB Standard Level and Higher Level.
Gregory has a PhD in Biochemistry, and specialises in Chemistry and Biology tuition up to Undergraduate level.
Haris specialises in Biology tuition up to A level, and can support with Maths, Physics and Chemistry at GCSE level.
Isaac specialises in English, Philosophy and Maths tuition, while also supporting with History, Drama and Science.
Jack specialises in Science and Maths Tuition from Key Stage 3 to A Level and also supports with University and Medical school applications.
James specialises in Science tuition, along with Geography and Art. He has particular experience preparing students for 13+ exams.
Janet is an Entrance Exam specialist, particularly with Science tuition, and a specialist online tutor
Jenny is an SEN specialist who has a huge range of home schooling experience and supports with English, Maths, Geography, History and Science.
Jeremy is a Classics graduate from Oxford and specialises in Latin, Greek and English Tuition. He also tutors Maths, Science, French, History and Philosophy.
Joana is a Science and Maths specialist, particularly specialising in Biology tuition and she has a large amount of experience with home schooling students.
Joanne specialises in Biology tuition, all Sciences up to GCSE and Mathematics. She also prepares students for entrance exams from 8+ to 16+.
Joe specialises in Geography tuition up to Undergraduate level and also supports with Biology and English up to A Level.
Joe specialises in English tuition, and also supports with Maths for 11+ and 13+ entry. He can also teach Science, French, History and Drama.
John is an English specialist, who also supports with Biology and French Tuition. He is a graduate of the University of Oxford, and also supports with Oxbridge applications.
John is a highly multidisciplinary tutor, who specialises particularly in Biology and History tuition. He also teaches Psychology, Chemistry, Physics Philosophy, UCAS, Geography, Maths and English.
Kieron is a Cambridge Classics graduate, who is highly multidisciplinary. He is also very experienced at supporting students for entry to schools such as Eton College, in both English, Maths and Latin papers.
Laura specialises in English and Entrance Exam tuition. She also supports with Maths, Science and Spanish.
Lucy is an English specialist, who is currently completing a PhD at the University of Cambridge. She also teaches French, Spanish and Maths for competitive entrance exams.
Luke specialises in Maths and Physics tuition. He also teaches Economics, Chemistry, Biology and competitive Entrance Exam preparation.
Lyndsay is a qualified teacher who specialises in Science and Maths. She also has a huge amount of SEN experience and is a dedicated online tutor.
Madelaine is a qualified teacher who specialises in English and Maths tuition. She also has a huge amount of homeschooling experience, and experience with students with SEN.
Manfred specialises in Maths and Physics tuition, as well as teaching Music, German and Spanish.
Matthew is a highly multidisciplinary tutor, with a particular specialism in Science, English, Maths and competitive Exam preparation, including the 13+, TSA, PAT, MAT and STEP exams.
Melissa is a qualified Primary School teacher, who specialises in SEN support and teaches English, Maths and Science.
Michael is a qualified Maths teacher, who also supports with English for 11+ exams.
Mustafa is Mathematics and entrance examination tutor who specialises in online teaching. He has worked with Simply Learning Tuition for over three years.
Natasha is a multidisciplinary tutor, who specialises in Exam Preparation, English and Art. She can also support with Maths, Chemistry and Classics.
Oliver specialises in Physics and Maths tuition from Year 9 up to Undergraduate level, and is a current PhD student at Imperial College London.
Rajiv is an Entrance Exams specialist, specifically English, Maths and Science for the 11+ and 13+ exams. He also teaches Science and Latin up to GCSE level.
Ritchard has been tutoring for over 4 years and specialises in Maths and Science tuition up to A Level.
Robert is a multidisciplinary tutor, who specialises in English, History, Philosophy and Geography. He also specialises in Exam preparation for the 7+, 11+ and 13+, teaching Maths and Science at these levels.
Rosie is a qualified Primary School teacher and specialises in supporting the Primary School curriculum. She also supports with English and Maths at 7+.
Saleem is a Chemistry specialist and teaches this from GCSE to A level and IB.
Samuel is a qualified teacher who specialises in Science and Maths tuition.
Sean is an online tutor, who specialises in Chemistry and Mathematics. He also supports with Physics and Biology.
Sean is an English and Maths specialist, while also supporting with Entrance exams, American Standardised Admissions Tests, Science, History, Geography and Music.
Shuang specialises in Maths and Science tuition up to GSCE level, and also supports with English, Mandarin Chinese and Drama. She has extensive home schooling experience.
Thomas is a highly multidisciplinary tutor who specialises in Geography and Maths tuition. He also teaches English, Economics, Business Studies and Science.
Vishal specialises in Entrance Exam Admissions at 7+, 8+, 10+, 11+, 13+ and 16+. He also supports English, Maths and Science up to GCSE level.
William is a Cambridge Graduate, who is highly multidisciplinary teaching subjects such as English, Maths, German and Science. He has worked with Simply Learning Tuition for over 7 years.
Yanan specialises in Biology, Maths, Chemistry and Mandarin Chinese tuition. She also teaches all Sciences up to GCSE level.
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