After completing A-levels in Biology, Chemistry and Maths in 2001, Mark began his BSc in Physiology at the University of Southampton. He completed his degree with an Upper Second Class Honours and was accepted on to the prestigious TeachFirst Graduate Scheme in 2006. He was placed at a large and challenging secondary school in West London, rising to Head of Chemistry within his first year as a teacher. After completing the 2-year programme in 2008, Mark accepted a position teaching Biology and Chemistry in Hertfordshire, working as an Advanced Skills Teacher (AST) with responsibility for the development of trainee teachers. In 2013 he studied for an MSc in Genetics, receiving a Distinction, before taking the decision to become a doctor. He is currently in the 4th year of the MBBS Medicine programme at UCL.
Mark has extensive experience teaching both Biology and Chemistry at A Level and GCSE. He also works as a Senior Examiner for two of the major exam boards and regularly writes questions for GCSE and A Level Biology and Chemistry examinations. These experiences have allowed him to gain an excellent understanding of how students are assessed and the mistakes which tend to prevent them from realising their potential. He has an exceptional track record with students of all abilities, having helped to motivate and stretch the brightest students with aspirations to study at the most competitive Universities as well as those who are struggling with Biology and Chemistry or who may have experienced previous failure in the subjects.
“Mark is an intelligent, personable, professional, courteous, reliable and punctual tutor. Mark is a very keen and extremely able teacher who is able to engender such enthusiasm for his subject! He has a great ability to ‘mentalise’ with great sensitivity which makes him all the more effective. I have no absolutely qualms with recommending him!” Joanna, Cricklewood