Summer Study Support and Online Tuition

Looking for online courses and Boot Camps instead? Future courses are listed here.

This is an unusual year. Normally over the summer I would have a small steady number of students looking to catch up with their science or A Level Chemistry, but this year there are so many who have been disadvantaged by the impacts of the pandemic that I wanted to see if I could offer services that reach more students, in a more efficient way. As such, from the start of the summer holidays (July 20th) I will be offering three types of service online:

Personalised study support programmes

This is a way for students to make the most of their contact time. Rather than just having a tuition session once a week, study programmes include assignments tailored to the needs of the student, for which they receive detailed recorded feedback alongside the one-to-one lesson. This means that they work more independently and use their one-to-one time much more effectively to ask questions about specific aspects of the work they are struggling with. Each programme lasts for six weeks and includes:

  • An initial 30 minute consultation to determine the areas you need to work on the most
  • Weekly assignments tailored to your own needs and targets
  • Recorded feedback on these assignments so that you know which areas to develop further
  • A fixed number of one-to-one tuition sessions (dates and times agreed in the initial consultation) to work on whatever you need most help with

With this programme you get all the benefits of working independently alongside those of having an expert tutor to guide you. You can choose the number of hours of tuition you would like to include and decide on the best times to have these sessions during the six week period (the six week period starts on the date of your initial consultation).

Study programmes are available in A Level/IB Chemistry and GCSE/IGCSE science subjects for all exam boards. Price list

One-to-one online tuition

If you know you want help with specific topics and are struggling to work on assignments on your own, you may prefer to book more traditional ‘by-the-hour’ tuition. For this you pay only for the time I am tutoring; I am happy to set assignments as well or recommend resources for you to learn independently, but would not be giving you feedback other than within the one-to-one session. Price list

Small group tuition

I know for some students that one-to-one tuition is not affordable; in addition to this some students feel a bit overwhelmed and ‘on the spot’ in a one-to-one session, so I am also happy to offer tuition to groups of up to five students. The cost of the session is split between the attending students.

Any student wanting group tuition would need to arrange their own group, with one student being responsible for booking and making payment. This means the student will only be in sessions with other students that they know, providing a safer and more beneficial learning environment – and also that they will share common learning goals. There is a lot of evidence that suggests learning in small groups is very effective as students can share their ideas and ‘bounce off each other’, and the flexibility of online learning means that this can be much more easily facilitated without students needing to travel.

Price List

Name of serviceDescriptionPrice
1-to-1Online tuition for individual students, booked per hour£35 / hour
£30/ hour block booking (6 hours or more)
GroupOnline tuition for groups of 2-5 students (students organise their own group)£50 / hour (shared between students)
Six Week Study Programmes – all programmes include consultation, weekly assignments, resources and feedback as well as 1-to-1 tuition
StarterIncludes 2 hours of tuition£109
StandardIncludes 4 hours of tuition£169
PremiumIncludes 8 hours of tuition£279

For more information, please fill out a contact form or email me at I will get back to you as soon as possible to discuss your needs.

Claire Costello-Kelly

Claire Costello-Kelly

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