A-Level Chemistry Tutor Online

Chemistry is one of the toughest A-levels out there! Andrew Lawson is a doctor of Chemistry, Cambridge graduate and Member of Royal Society of Chemistry. Over the last decade, he has helped countless Chemistry students achieve fantastic grades.

As a full-time tutor with 12,000+ hours of one-on-one educating under his belt, Dr. Lawson’s is very different from what you might expect in the classroom. Expect to gain independent understanding of Chemistry rather than simply memorising facts – and prepare to be challenged!

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Why Choose Dr. Andrew Lawson

Over the last decade, Dr. Lawson has spent thousand of hours going through past papers, giving one-to-one tuition and inspiring A-level Chemistry students. He is a full-time tutor, who was teaching online before anyone had even heard of Covid-19!

As a Cambridge graduate with a Chemistry PhD, he can help you understand the “why” behind tough equations and nasty question – rather than just memorising facts. You’ll be able to tackle every single question in your exam, no matter what comes up.

Here's what other students said about your new A-level Chemistry Tutor

If you want to get to know a tutor better – find out what their students have to say! Dr. Lawson has an incredible number of five star reviews from students and their parents.


My daughter has just completed her U6 A-Level Chemistry. She is so happy to have been tutored by Dr Lawson for the last year and always looked forward to her weekly online session! She always enjoyed his classes, with his boundless energy, enthusiasm, and extensive knowledge of this subject. His support was tireless, always available to assist, and she felt confident and fully equipped to apply her knowledge during the recent A-Level assessments.


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“Andrew is really helpful and explains Chemistry clearly and concisely.”



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I feel so much more confident now because of Andrew than I did when I first started the course… Couldn’t recommend him as a tutor enough and please do try out online lessons, they make your life so much easier – I don’t think I’ll ever want to go back to face-to-face tuition!



A Note from your A-Level Chemistry Tutor

Chemistry A-level is chosen for one of three reasons. Because you need if for the degree you want to do. Because you love science and are doing a degree that doesn’t need it – Physics, Maths or Computer science for example. Or finally there’s the people who love everything and are doing drama, history and Chemistry. You are all welcome, and I’ve seen you all before, and loved teaching every one of you. Everyone gets taught uniquely. There are common themes to all my teaching, such as questions before notes.

Subject themes like Chemistry being a blend of factual knowledge and application of skills and techniques. Topic themes like structure and bonding, in fact almost all of physical Chemistry, at it’s heart being just positive and negative things repelling and attracting each other. It all adds up to an experience tailored for you to help you pass your exam with the best grade, and maybe stretch a little for interviews or your own satisfaction. I can promise you will love every lesson, and learn so much in the short time each week we spend together.

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Go through every topic you don’t understand, or all of them if needed, in the order that is right for you.

We will connect what we are doing to examples from real life. This really makes a difference!

Together we’ll smoothly combine notes, diagrams, and live hand-drawn explanations with photos.

You will witness first-hand how this process makes the facts easy to remember and learn.

Every lesson will be highly interactive.

After you have the basics of each topic under control, we will go through past paper questions from your exam board.

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I will show you how it really is just positive nuclei or ions and negative electrons or ions attracting and repelling, and the need for every atom to fill its outer shell. I’ll also show you when this outer shell rule is broken (looking at you SF6!). You will quickly see why the 3 types of bonding occur. Metal-metal is metallic, metal-non metal is ionic, non metal-non metal is covalent), and how 3 types of bonds leads to 4 structures – covalent bonding has 2 diferent structures. There’s many more nuggest of wisdom I have to impart and they all make it make sense.

If moles never clicked, we cover that first. I have a great time tested method I came up with, based off something you use regularly in everyday speech. Onto concentrations which again I bring to life by using everyday concepts, and testing that ramps up from easy to exam standard. Titrations is always terribly taught. You should first know WHY you ttitrate, otherwise you will never fully understand what you are doing. Sometimes you will never understand it, and go into your exam nervous. That’s terrible and will not be the case after your tuition here.

Most of this topic isn’t too bad, though it is a bit factual rather than skill based. Physicists beware! The worst part is the reduction of sulfur in sulfuric acid with the halogen ions. Don’t worry – I’ve done this a thousand times, and I can make it sooooo much easier.

Right. This was my demon when I studied chemistry. Only after becoming a tutor did I fully unlock how stupidly easy they are. But I had to figure it out for myself. No-one else will make this as simple as I do. You will not only understand why each mechanism is named like it is, why each atom becomes postiive or negative or neutral, why this arrow starts here and ends here…you get the idea. You will be able to even predict what happens in mechanisms you’ve never seen before. This is how mechanisms should be taught and I’m so sorry you haven’t been until now.

There’s sense to this, but you need to approach it from the WHY are we doing this, rather than what are we doing. Then it all makes sense. It’s just different molecules that have the same number of atoms of each type. But there’s a lot of different ways to make these molecules with the same atoms. I also have some great ways to explain the dreaded optical and stereoisomerism. I’ll even show you how in alkenes, cis and trans isn’t the same as E/Z. An E can be cis or trans, a Z cis or trans. They are different naming schemes. Cis and trans are better used in your 2nd year for transition metal compounds.

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