NCEA Chemistry tuition / Chem tutor

Listing #: 1654795195
Business name: Chemical Minds
Location: Grey Lynn
Auckland City
About: Fully registered teacher with over 20 years experience teaching and tutoring Chemistry and 15 years experience assessing & moderating NCEA Chemistry.
Services offered: one-to-one tuition at your home $120 for two hours or $70 per hour & FREE online tuition & email help
Areas serviced: one to one tuition in the Auckland area & Nationwide: FREE online Chemistry tuition
Availability: evenings & weekends at a mutually convenient time & 24/7: FREE online and email help
One-to-one tuition
$70 p/hour or $120 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 online Chemistry tuition (recently moved from the now closed

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

~ examiners tips based on previous examiner reports

~ downloadable worksheets 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 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 (186 186 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 (57 57 positive feedback) Address Verified Mar 2017  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 (1380 1380 positive feedback) Address Verified Jan 2018  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 (168 168 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 (125 125 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 (65 65 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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