I am a chemistry teacher with over 15 years of experience in British and international schools. I have taught in the UK, Portugal and Canada covering GCSE, iGCSE and IB curricula. In my teaching I emphasise that the most common difficulty students have with chemistry is the lack of access to clear explanations which enable them to understand the subject. Students need a full grasp of the key concepts in chemistry in order to progress and make sense of the courses they study. My lessons are given with these points in mind and my aim is to have all students feel confident in their understanding, rather than rely on memorisation in order to pass an examination. I have a strong record of achieving top grades with my students in both (i)GCSE and IBDP. 95% of my most recent set of (i)GCSE students received one of the top two grades, of which 68% were the highest grade. I have a first class honours degree in Chemistry from the University of Hull (UK).