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GCSE & A-Level Science Tuition

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What I teach & my qualifications

I am a qualified secondary school science teacher, with experience in tutoring and teaching students from KS3 through to KS5. I am based in Freckleton, near Preston.

Private science tutoring services include: KS3 science, combined or separate GCSE sciences (biology, chemistry and physics), A-Level Chemistry, GCSE physical education. 

My First Class BSc (Hons) degree in Physiology and Pharmacology and PGCE in Secondary Science Education, coupled with my role as a qualified teacher make me a natural option to be a private tutor.  In addition, I am also a qualified personal trainer with a keen interest in anatomy and physiology.

I'm professional, friendly, and patient with my students and I aim to inspire, encourage, and help them achieve. I have experience in working with all ability levels and helping with all needs and requests within science as a subject. I tutor because I believe it is the most rewarding context in which to teach and foster development and progress. All private tuition is tailored and personalised to the individual with a focus on helping them succeed.



Private Science Tutor near Preston


I can assist with all aspects of science, from extra support to complement learning in school or a boost to help students become higher achievers.


I have an up to date knowledge of the curriculum and numerical grading system. I offer help with knowledge and understanding, revision tips and advice, support with practice exam papers (all major exam boards), and thorough and accurate marking of practice exam papers.  As a private science tutor, I cater for both triple science and combined sciences.


If your son or daughter didn't get the grade 4 or above that they had hoped for in their results this summer, they may be entered for a resit.  I can help them work towards achieving their GCSE through targeted and individual intervention.


My subject specialisms are chemistry, applied chemistry, pharmacology and anatomy & physiology, and I welcome A-Level students who require support and advice with their studying and coursework. I have an up-to-date knowledge of the A-Level science curriculum, and can assist with all areas of study through private A-level tuition.

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Science tuition takes place in my home in Freckleton, near Preston, and is charged at the following rates:

Hourly rate:

  • KS3/GCSE: £30

  • A-Level: £35

Block booking:

  • 5 hours: £140 (KS3/GCSE) or £165 (A-Level)

  • 10 hours: £270 (KS3/GCSE) or £315 (A-Level)

An initial 30 minute consultation with student and parents/guardians is free of charge.  The aim of this is for me to get to know you and for you to get to know me over a relaxed cup of tea.  We'll use this time to discuss the student's subject, current level and aims, and to put together a learning plan.

All lessons are payable in advance and are non-refundable.


"I'm so glad we found Melissa for our son. His confidence improved after one session and his grades are on the up. Melissa is so friendly and normal and always has time to make sure we know what is happening."

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Questions, comments or requests? Feel free to reach out.  I tutor students between Preston and Blackpool, including Freckleton, Kirkham, Wesham, Clifton, Warton, Wrea Green, Lytham and St. Annes.

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