Online Tutor Warwick



Chemistry PhD



Cambridge University MA, PhD

304 classes

Cambridge University - Chemistry - PhD

Cambridge University MA, PhD

Recent Students: 14
Total Hours: 333
Last Online:
All-time Students: 46
Total Classes: 304
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Recent Students: 14Total Hours: 333Last Online:
All-time Students: 46Total Classes: 304Signed Up:

About Me

I am a full-time, award-winning professional tutor, mentor and educational consultant with over 10,000 hours of online tuition, nominated for NTA Best Online Tutor 2023
• Specialist in science, maths and finance tuition, school admissions (11+, 13+, 16+, exam preparation and interviews), university admissions and finance job application support
• 20 years experience as a Managing Director, senior trader and builder of global Interest Rate, FX and Emerging Markets businesses at top-tier investment banks
• Recent roles as Global Head of Rates and Global Head of FX at Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse

Recent Tutoring Successes
• Mentored a family in Turkey’s son in maths, boosting him from 5s in GCSE to A* in A Level over a four-year relationship with over 600 hours of tuition. He achieved a place to read Engineering at UCL (2023)
• Coached an A-level student for Oxbridge entry, achieving his dream offer of a place at Jesus College Oxford to read Biology (2022)
• Guided a pre-med student to a 2900+ score in the UCAT this cycle (2023)
• Coached two sons of a family in Kensington for Finance jobs, one achieving a place at JP Morgan and the other at EY (2022)
• Tutored an A-level student with severe Dyslexia/Dyspraxia towards an A* grade in A Level Chemistry (2023)
• Worked on 50-hour Natural Sciences, Medical School, and Chemical Engineering admissions packages (2023)
• Guided a Cambridge Biochemistry postgraduate applicant to achieve his offer on the MPhil course (2023)

Awards & Achievements
• 1912 Senior Scholar, Fitzwilliam College Cambridge (1995)
• Nominated for NTA Best Online Tutor (2023)
• Nominated for TheProfs Best Consultancy Tutor (2023)
• Winner of the TheProfs Powerhouse Award (2022) - most hours completed by any tutor

Tutor Experience

I am a former Cambridge College assistant Director of Studies in Natural Sciences and have spent 25 years between academic and financial services work roles.

There are three main areas that I support students with:
1. All aspects of science and maths tuition - up to postgraduate level in biology/chemistry and A level/IB in maths
2. UCAS and Ivy League Admissions. I have first-hand knowledge of the Oxbridge application process and interview requirements and can assist in all aspects of career guidance related to the sciences. I am experienced in most admissions tests (SAT, ENGAA, NSAA, MAT, STEP, TMUA, UCAT, BMAT)
3. Financial Services Job Application Support, Economics/Finance UCAS Support. I can help with psychometric testing, CVs, cover letters, interview prep and everything related to university or job admissions/applications in this area. I was a quantitative trader and manager of various global macro trading product lines at various investment banks.

Topic Expertise

• Chemistry PhD in the elite research group of Professor Brian Johnson at the Department of Chemistry at Cambridge University, specialising in the organometallic chemistry of transition metals
• Taught various chemistry modules to Cambridge undergraduates as a tutorial supervisor
• Assistant Director of Studies for three years at Fitzwilliam College with involvement in the admissions process
• Extensive experience with admissions tests (NSAA, STEP, BMAT, UCAT, ENGAA, MAT), UCAS personal statements and the interview process for Oxbridge and the Russell Group
• Teach a wide range of students, from pre-GCSE science to specific undergraduate modules (Organic Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry) and PhD/undergraduate dissertation support
• Support university admissions for Economics and Finance – having been a hiring manager in the finance industry for decades and coach undergraduates for banking, trading and finance dissertations and appropriate university modules
• Close relationships with teaching agencies worldwide (Dubai, China, India, Japan and Hong Kong)
• Teach across all GCSE/A-level/IB Biology, Chemistry and Maths exam boards.
• Support students with the Chemistry and Biology Olympiads and the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge.
• Strong relationships with students and families at Charterhouse, Hampton, Westminster, Wycombe Abbey, RGS Guildford, Sevenoaks, Brighton College, Harrodian, Laytmer and Perse Girls
• Exemplary track record with school exam support, multiple A* results every cycle and several 7s in IB.
• Many of the undergraduates I teach have gone on to achieve first-class degrees.
• Experienced US Ivy League admissions tutor
• Support dissertations and coursework in Capital Markets, International Banking and Financial Securities
• Interview preparation and mentoring for City and Global Markets careers - psychometric testing, mock
interviews, CV and cover letter support for summer internships and analyst programmes

Background Checks



PhD Chemistry (Cantab)
MA Natural Sciences (Cantab)
BA Natural Sciences (Cantab)
MA History UCL