Science Tuition Testimonials

Recent Testimonials / Reviews for Alan Woods, Science Tution in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire:


Alan Woods is an outstanding tutor, who brings a wealth of teaching experience and academic expertise to his one to one sessions.
I engaged Mr Woods as an A level tutor to assist my son to maximise his grade potential, and prepare for his examinations. 
He has delivered consistently excellent sessions, which have been invaluable in my son's progress towards achieving a grade A. Mr Woods is a consummate professional, who has provided tailored lessons in our home, which have greatly enhanced our son's confidence in his own ability, and his overall performance. Mr Woods quickly developed a rapport with his student, and left him fully engaged with the subject material studied.
My son has not only enhanced his knowledge and exam technique during his tuition sessions, but he has also thoroughly enjoyed exploring Chemistry further with Mr Woods, whose enthusiasm for his subject is very evident. 
Mr Woods is a good humoured, and erudite individual, and a practitioner of great experience who engenders respect. He is positive, encouraging, and guides students towards their personal best.
We thoroughly recommend Mr Woods for outstanding A level Chemistry tuition.


"Thank you Alan for the two sessions with Jake- his confidence with his Chemistry AS is now very high. He was struggling with some concepts and after some disastrous mock results in January , you have been able to cover most of the AS syllabus in 4 hours, stopping to explain the areas where our son did not understand. There has been a massive difference in his attitude to the impending exams and he is enjoying the practice papers with his new found knowledge. I cannot thank you enough for the work done with our son and your flexibility in coming to our address for the second session. We would be happy to recommend you to any parent and I certainly feel we will be calling on you again for A2 - Jake feels he might like to go through A2 in 6 week summer holidays to get ahead, that's how keen he is with his chemistry now!"
John and Paula


"Just a formal 'thank you' for what you achieved with our son Tom with just 3 sessions of tutoring. At Christmas he was being assessed by the school as a 'low C' in his first year of GCSE chemistry. He had lost confidence in his ability and was genuinely struggling and disinterested. After the tutoring sessions he was able to re-engage with the subject and he quietly proceeded to surprise his teachers (and possibly himself) by achieving an A* in the end of year exam. We are so grateful to you for making this possible, and would certainly recommend your services. If he shows any signs of struggling again we'll be on the 'phone!  Thanks again."



"In only a few lessons Alan Woods got my son up from a 'B' grade to an A* in GCSE Chemistry and my son said it didn't even feel like hard work!  Alan explains things in a way that makes it very easy to understand and he knows what the examiners are looking for."

M. Donaldson


"Alan tutored my daughter in science and did a fantastic job. She had developed epilepsy during year 10 and this really affected her learning and memory to the extent that she could only be entered for the foundation paper. However, as a result of Alan's help she achieved 100% in core science and 98% in additional science. This was a fantastic result for her of which she is very proud. Alan's teaching style really helped her because he loves his subject, explains things clearly and uses practical activities as a way of helping learners remember and understand. He is also very reliable and trustworthy and we are so pleased we found him. I would recommend Alan without reservation."



"Thank you so much for helping Josh get his A*.  You honed  his exam technique so well  hehad full marks in his last paper!
He is off to Cambridge in Oct!

Thanks again"



"The proof of Alan's ability as an excellent teacher was the 30% increase in my son's marks after one lesson.

My son described Alan's teaching style as 'charismatic' "



"Mr Woods has been such a great tutor. I had started off my AS Level Chemistry getting very low grades. Once Mr Woods started tutoring me my grades improved significantly with me getting A's. Not only do you learn a lot from his sessions you also have fun!

I truly recommend him as he has a real passion for chemistry which reflects in his teaching and he makes the subject very interesting. I would give him 5/5 for the way that he has taught me."