Tom Kershaw Chemistry Tutor for GCSE and A-level QTS, Doctorate, Bachelors

  • Travels 15.0 miles
  • Online Tuition
  • Qualified Teacher

I provide online and face-to-face Chemistry tutoring in the Plymouth area for a small number of students studying for GCSE and A-level in the evenings and weekends. With over 10 years of experience teaching Chemistry and many years in Sixth Form leadership, I know the secrets to academic success and am committed to helping young people reach their full potential.

About Me

I am a qualified secondary-school teacher, with over 10 years of experience teaching Chemistry from KS3 to A-level, in London at Queens Park Community School, and in Devon at Ivybridge Community College. With a first-class degree from Cambridge in Natural Sciences, a PhD in Molecular Cell Biology, and membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry, I know my subject and I love sharing it with others! Additionally, my extensive experience in leadership in Sixth Form has taught me how to develop the characteristics needed for academic success - it's far more than just understanding a subject, and I aim to make my students more effective learners across the board, as well as helping them to be awesome chemists!


I offer tutoring for GCSE and A-level Chemistry for any British exam board. The tutoring programme I provide is tailored to an individual student's goals and needs, which we’ll establish from the outset, and is delivered either in your home or online, on a regular basis or in a more intensive fashion, such as over the summer.

Before engaging in a tutoring arrangement, we'll discuss what you hope to achieve from the sessions and, importantly, over what timeframe. It could be that you want support over the whole of a course, or maybe you just need some intense exam preparation. In any case, the number of sessions and their timing is completely flexible and will be discussed in an initial consultation.

If you live in or around the Plymouth area, I can travel to you and providing tutoring in your home, provided there is a quiet, public space. Alternatively, I can provide remote services online through the Microsoft Teams platform. I can share electronic resources through Teams, and I have a visualiser that allows me to write in real-time on a 'whiteboard'. Regardless of whether our sessions are face-to-face or online, I'll set up a team within Teams to organise the resources we use and provide a forum for you to inform me of anything you'd like to focus on in our next session that comes up in between.

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GCSE A-Level
Chemistry - £40
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  • QTS - Chemistry Verified

    GTC ref. 0981221. PGCert (Education) in Work Based Learning Studies awarded by Middlesex University in June 2011.

  • Doctorate - Molecular Cell Biology Verified

    My thesis work involved investigations into how immune cells regulate their surface levels of CC chemokine receptor 5, a protein that is hijacked by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) during infection. In addition to my research in London, the project involved a 3-month research post at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

  • Bachelors - Natural Sciences (Biochemistry) Verified

    I achieved first-class marks for all Part I examinations, covering modules on biological and chemical sciences, and achieved a first for Part II Biochemistry, finishing second in my year.