David Fowkes - Chemistry tutor
Tutoring has always been hugely rewarding. Many students find chemistry quite challenging. Everyone has different needs and private tution provides an ideal environment in which to address them appropriately
David Fowkes has been teaching chemistry for over 35 years. His teaching career started at King Edward VI School Southampton. Subsequent posts as Head of Chemistry then Head of Science in Framlingham College and then Rossall School enabled him to develop further resources and techniques for the teaching of chemistry.
David was one of the content authors for the highly acclaimed Multimedia Science School by Plato learning and he has published a number of GCSE and A level chemistry texts for Pearson and Nelson Thornes ( now part of Oxford University Press). His current project is the authoring and production of the Philpot Education chemistry support site for students of the International Baccalaureate as well as the ongoing development of mychem.co.uk
David works part-time as Director of the IB Institute at St.Clare's, Oxford.
"David made an enormous difference.. R & J W"
David made an enormous difference to our daughter's knowledge, confidence and enjoyment of IGCSE Chemistry.....So much so that, much to our surprise, she is now doing it for A level.
Davids love of the subject is infectious; his lessons are always fun with lots of opportunity to undertake practical experiments in his purpose built classroom / laboratory.
Despite the difficulties that remote learning generates, David has managed this transition with seamless efficiency. Our daughter naturally looks forward to going back to face to face tuition with David but in the meantime has been very grateful for his continued support.
We cannot recommend him more highly'
R & J W ( parents)
"I wouldn't hesitate to fully recommend David & Jayne"
I wouldn't hesitate to fully recommend David & Jayne. They have been tutoring our daughter for A-level Chemistry and Biology over her final year of college, which she has really enjoyed and has found very helpful. Even after her A-levels were cancelled due to Covid-19, they have both gone above and beyond to continue with support, and even researched her chosen degree course content to talk about things relevant to that. Will be sending my son to them for GCSE help next term.
EL ( parent)
"A* all round from us!"
"Goldhill has given us parents the confidence that our children are not missing their targets; it has been painless for us too - not feeling as though we need to push our children, whilst being pleasant to deal with, very good communication so that we all know what's going on, and understanding if another commitment gets in the way. I would highly recommend David and his team - A* all round from us!"
GH ( parent)
"made all the difference"
"The tutors at Goldhill made all the difference to achieving the A level grades that I dreamed of! Subjects I struggled with became my strongest, with my confidence boosted after every tutorial. The tutors provide the best answers and explanations to all my questions, of which there were many! Thank you so much I couldn't have achieved what I did without you! "
VH ( student)