From a Year 13 student tutored in A2 Biology:

I could not have wished for a better tutor than Mark. He is not only highly knowledgable, but he is highly engaged with the subjects he teaches, and as his student, this has rubbed off on me. He is a truly excellent teacher, and I have him to thank for my great A2 result.

Student J. (Penn)

From a Year 12 student tutored in AS Chemistry:

Dr Burkitt turned my chemistry A-Level around completely. After performing at a D grade level, I managed to secure an A at AS level after Dr Burkitt's tuition. His no-nonsense approach to Chemistry allowed me to build a solid foundation in the subject to then progress on and achieve highly. He is enthused by his subject and this really shows in the way he taught me, we were able to have developed discussions about the subject which has made me more interested in the subject. He was very generous with his time and effort, frequently staying over time to help me with some assignment or another. He also used many interactive teaching techniques, many of which are completely unique, these cemented my knowledge of the subject. The notes that are produced from the lessons are precise and in depth, they also became an extremely useful resource in my exam preparation.

Student A. (Chalfont St Giles)

From the mother of a Year 13 student tutored in A2 Biology:

Dr Mark Burkitt has tutored my daughter for A2 level Biology from November 2013 to June 2014. My daughter has benefitted from his excellent tutoring during this period and has improved in both her confidence and examination grade. I am grateful for his help and would recommend him to friends without hesitation.

Mrs C. (Northwood)

From the parents of a Year 11 student who studied Chemistry at International GCSE level:

We are delighted to be able to endorse Mark Burkitt as a tutor. Our son was struggling with IGCSE Chemistry but with support over a 6 month period, gained an A* this summer. Mark's approach was steady and systematic, ensuring a strong foundation of understanding in the subject, whilst also being sympathetic to individual personality, building up a strong rapport over the period.

Regards, and thanks again

Mr and Mrs B. (Brill)

From the parents of a Year 13 student tutored in both in AS and A2 Chemistry:

Thank you so much for your kindness, generosity of time and patience over the last two years. Studying chemistry to A Level standard was not, at the end of Year 11, a choice but a necessity if [our daughter] was to achieve her goal and study dentistry at university. Your weekly lessons quickly improved her confidence and your thorough tutoring (along with many ingenious teaching and study aids) ensured that she was able fully to understand each stage of the course and truly engage in her studies both at home and school. She became genuinely interested in chemistry and to enjoy it.

Your willingness to help between lessons by email or phone and the regular over running of lessons did not go unnoticed or unappreciated – your enthusiasm for your subject and your desire to help always ensured that a particularly difficult concept or a ‘crisis of confidence’ was quickly overcome. Seeing an ‘A’ grade on results day was fantastic - thank you so much for all of your help along the way.

Regards, and thanks again

Mr and Mrs K. (Bellingdon)

The following is from an email received from Mr and Mrs K.'s daughter on results day:

Thank you so much for helping me achieve my goal. Your teaching provided me with self-confidence and a thorough understanding of fundamental concepts which proved invaluable for tackling harder topics towards the end of my course. I always found your way of teaching easy to understand and am sure I wouldn't have been so successful without it. Thank you also for your patience when I couldn't grasp an idea and when I asked too many questions!

Kind regards

From the parents of a Year 11 student who studied GCSE Sciences (Double Award):

Dear Mark

My husband and I wanted to thank you for all your hard work and patience in tutoring [our son] for Science. [Our son] had great difficulty with all 3 Sciences but went on to get a B grade at GCSE for both Science and Additional Science. This was a great achievement for him and although he is not studying further science at A level he needed these grades to study PE.

We know that without your expert tuition and help [our son] would not have got these grades. So many thanks again for your patience and dedication and helping [our son] to organise his work.

I would have no hesitation in recommending you to any friends whose children may need help at GCSE or A level.

Kind Regards

Mr and Mrs K. (Beaconsfield)

From the parents of a Year 11 student, tutored in GCSE Chemistry:

'Mark has been an exceptional, enthusiastic, and inspirational Chemistry tutor for our daughter studying GSCE's. Mark has implemented the building blocks to understood what chemistry is about rather than just learn it parrot fashion. For the first time our daughter has considered it as a subject to take to A level'

Mr & Mrs T. (Chalfont St Giles)

Also from the parents of a Year 11 student, tutored in GCSE Chemistry:

'Mark is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about chemistry. He is very patient and ensured that our son understood each topic thoroughly. He emphasised the importance of using the correct scientific terms in order to achieve full marks. Our son achieved mid A grades in his chemistry GCSE exams, a significant improvement from his end of Year 10 exams. We highly recommend Mark as a tutor.'

Mr & Mrs C. (Berkhamsted)

From the parents of a Year 11 student tutored in International GCSE Biology and Chemistry (Double Award):

Mark has been an excellent and truly fantastic chemistry and biology tutor for our daughter studying IGCSE science. She was really struggling with science and received a DE in her mocks but on results day she got an AB, we were absolutely thrilled and thanked Mark for all his time and hard work spent on [our daughter]!!!!

Mr and Mrs C. (Mill Hill)

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