NCEA Chemistry tuition / Chem tutor

Listing #: 2982475965
Business name: Chemical Minds
Location: Grey Lynn
Auckland City
About: Fully registered teacher with over 20 years experience teaching and tutoring Chemistry and 16 years experience assessing & moderating NCEA Chemistry.
Services offered: one-to-one tuition at your home $70 per hour or $130 for two hours & FREE access to my website and help with NCEA Chemistry via email
Areas serviced: one to one tuition in the Auckland area & Nationwide via my website or email
Availability: evenings & weekends at a mutually convenient time & 24/7 on my website or email
Apologies as I have NO AVAILABILITY at the moment.

One-to-one tuition
$70 p/hour or $130 for 2 hours

~ all abilities catered for

~ difficult concepts explained clearly

~ summary sheets provided

~ literacy suggestions for NCEA style answers

~ guidance on achieving with Excellence grades

~ tips for answering "curly" questions


FREE email help (moved from the now closed

~ animations & interactives to aid with understanding of content & concepts

~ examiners tips based on previous examiner reports

~ downloadable .docs where similar past NCEA Exam questions have been collated together (answers too!)

~ additional questions that have as yet, not been assessed (answers too!)

~ links to relevant pages on the NZQA website with past exam papers, assessment schedules and examiner reports


FREE email help with Chemistry or Science

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Michele is an amazing tutor, and I always feel ready for any upcoming exams after having a tutoring session with her. At the start of this year I was so worried about chemistry, and just passing it, let alone enjoying it, but with Michele she makes chem fun and enjoyable. She gives HEAPS of resources and will go over any topic you need as many times as you need it, never once making you feel stupid for not getting it straight away. If you are looking for a tutor Michele is the person to see!
amieandjess (0 0 positive feedback)  Tue 17 Nov
Michele McMahon: Thanks J for your review. It was great to see you grow in confidence and find your feet with the Level 2 Chemistry course. I was absolutely delighted to hear about your leadership role at school and am looking forward to hearing more about it next year.
Michele tutored my year 12 daughter this year. She explains the concepts clearly and concisely. It was evident that she was extremely knowledgeable and experienced at teaching. Her manner is kind and patient. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed the sessions and has exceled at chemistry this year which is fabulous. We can’t thank her enough for all her help.
ajjatrading (770 770 positive feedback) Address Verified Oct 2018  Tue 17 Nov
Michele McMahon: Thank you J. A's knowledge of Chemistry is sound and she appreciated being shown much more efficient ways to do the mathematical aspects of the Level 2 course, no more going around in circles! Best of luck to A in the upcoming exams.
Cannot speak highly enough of Michele who has been a catalyst to my Year 12' son's ability to excel in this subject. An extremely highly esteemed and experienced teacher at one of Auckland's most exclusive schools, Thank you so much, Michele for caring and sharing your talent. Anthony's comments: "I learnt more from Michele in 1 hr than I learnt at school all year! (bit disturbing given he boards). Michele is funny and down to earth!" Thanks again - you make Med School a reality.
tangiariki (217 217 positive feedback) Address Verified May 2019  Sat 14 Nov
Michele McMahon: What a lovely review! Thanks so much T. I am looking forward to hearing more about A's top level sporting successes as well as his ongoing academic achievements. A is a very determined man, who was an absolute pleasure to tutor. I wish him well.
Michele has been an outstanding chemistry tutor for our Year 13 son. She explains the concepts very well and gets a lot covered in a short time. Our son's confidence with chemistry has improved markedly. We are so grateful for her help. Thank you Michele!
frano3 (43 43 positive feedback)  Mon 11 Nov
Michele McMahon: Hi S, thanks so much for your review. B has been an absolute pleasure to tutor. He has such an analytical mind and is well able to view Chemistry problems from all angles. I look forward to hearing more about his academic and sporting successes at Otago Uni and beyond.
Amazing tutor! Helps me understand everything and very effective teaching methods. Very helpful website with LOADS of resources ????
reelingmaze (1577 1577 positive feedback) Address Verified Jun 2019  Wed 06 Nov
Michele McMahon: Thanks A, I've really enjoyed tutoring you ???? (that's meant to be exclamation marks!) :-) Your knowledge of Chemistry is sound and now you have a much clearer idea of the specific words and phrases that you must use to construct the NCEA style answers. I look forward to tutoring you again next year.
Michele is the best tutor I've ever had. I went from not understanding anything in Chemistry at Level 2 to enjoying the subject. Michele provides many resources and explains everything thoroughly. I highly recommend her :)
nsk-cruiser (174 174 positive feedback) Address Verified Jan 2019  Mon 04 Nov
Michele McMahon: Thank you P for your review, your knowledge of Chemistry has grown from strength due to your diligence and commitment. Well done! I'm really looking forward to hearing all about your return to school for Year 13. You have a bright future ahead of you.
Michele's tutoring and support has made a huge difference to our year 12 daughters confidence and academic achievement. She has turned her confusion into clarity in the most enthusiastic and positive way. We are very grateful to have found Michele, she has opened up a wider world of opportunity and possibilities for our daughter. Thank you very much for your dedication and talent Michele!
melaurie (45 45 positive feedback)  Fri 01 Nov
Michele McMahon: Thanks M for your review and for your family (and pets!) being so welcoming to me. I've been very impressed at B ability to manage her study time with a busy sporting schedule. B has certainly grown in confidence and I'm delighted to hear that she has realised through hard work that there are many more options open to her for the future. I look forward to seeing you all again in 2020.
Michele is a great tutor, highly recommend! I started seeing her a few months ago and my results have improved a lot, I already got an E for the final internal. I am currently in year 13 and am not scared of the final exams anymore.
looknofurther (40 40 positive feedback)  Mon 13 Nov
Michele McMahon: Thanks for your review D. I have enjoyed our tuition sessions. Your persistence, enthusiasm and determination to succeed will stand you in good stead, both in your upcoming exams and your future career in the Biochemistry field.
Michele has tutored my Year 12 daughter this year. My daughter has gone from not understanding concepts and being unmotivated in chemistry to receiving excellence endorsements and being highly motivated! Michele really tailors the tutoring to the needs of the student. As a teacher myself I would unreservedly recommend her services. The best tutoring I have used for all my children. Thanks Michele.
aadl (222 222 positive feedback) Address Verified Mar 2018  Tue 04 Aug
Michele McMahon: Thank you so much A for your review. L has grown so much in confidence in her ability now that she has realised that she “can do it”. With continued focus and by answering questions in a methodical step by step approach, L will achieve with Chemistry grades that she can feel proud of.
Michelle has been the most outstanding tutor for my son. He has this year received Excellence in all his chemistry papers to date, at level 3. Prior to this he was doing well but the grades he is getting now are beyond our expectations. As a parent we unreservedly recommend her as a tutor.
duran7 (64 64 positive feedback) Address Verified Nov 2019  Mon 22 Jun
Michele McMahon: Thank you J for a lovely review and such a high recommendation. Your son J has a strong work ethic and thinks outside the square. His enthusiasm for learning and impeccable manners make every tuition session most enjoyable.
Michele has been an excellent tutor for my son prior to his Year 12 Chemistry Externals. My son was struggling with the specific NCEA phrasing required for the exams and Michele was exactly what I was looking for, being very knowledgeable in this area. Michele when checking his mock exams found that it had been marked incorrectly and his mark at school was revised upwards. My son went into his exams a lot more confident and came out feeling positive. Highly recommend to all.
vonnie8 (1557 1557 positive feedback) Address Verified Dec 2019  Tue 09 Dec
Michele McMahon: Thank you Y for such a detailed review, Your son A certainly knows his content and following our tutor sessions he was also equipped with the very specific phrases that the NCEA examiners require. I enjoyed tutoring A and hope to see him again during his Year 13 course.
Michele has been a wonderful tutor over the past 4 weeks for my daughter who is in year 11. After each session she is buzzing with knowledge and it has helped her immensely. Thankyou Michele for explaining it all in a way she can understand.
mikki22 (169 169 positive feedback) Address Verified Feb 2018  Sun 09 Nov
Michele McMahon: Thanks S for your review. O seems to be appreciative of scientific concepts being broken down into "bite-sized" manageable chunks. I hope her exam went well this morning.
My daughter is in year 13 this and was very behind in Chemistry due to some other commitments at school. She had 1 two hour session with Michelle about a week before her mock exams and got Merit in her papers. She was also very close to excellence in two of the papers. My daughter says that Michelle explains everything incredibly clearly and has a lot of resources. A great tutor!
mazza1967 (136 136 positive feedback)  Sun 17 Nov
Michele McMahon: Thank you for your review, I have appreciated C’s analytical way of thinking and such precise attention to detail. Very best of luck C for your exam tomorrow and your future career in the medical field.
My daughter has been receiving Lvl 12 chemistry tutoring from Michele and her confidence and understanding of the subject has flourished under tuition.
chellebelle1 (51 51 positive feedback)  Mon 21 Oct
Michele McMahon: Thank you M for your review, it is wonderful to see A growing in confidence with Chemistry concepts and starting to piece together different pieces of the "Chemistry jigsaw".
Michele has been a fantastic tutor for my son. Her explanations are clear and sample questions are very helpful. My son is now achieving merits plus in areas where he was not achieving at NCEA L2. He enjoys their tutor time and is now planning to continue chemistry at Level 3.
jusmar (76 76 positive feedback)  Sun 22 Sep
Michele McMahon: Thank you J for such a lovely review, it's a pleasure to tutor M, I hope his mock exams have gone well, will see you both in Term 4.
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