Gemma Shearer

Online tutor for A-level Chemistry & Biology

I help A-level Chemistry and Biology student make sense of the hard stuff and learn to think like scientists, so that they can approach even the scariest questions with confidence.

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Ready to start improving your A level chemistry and biology grades?

Let’s have a chat about what is causing you problems and what you need to do to start getting the grades you need for university.

Does any of this sound familiar?

  1. You understand the content but you don’t know how to answer the exam questions
  2. You did well at GCSE but you’re getting low grades in mocks and topic tests and you don’t know where you’re going wrong
  3. You know you’re supposed to work on exam technique but you don’t really know what exam technique is
  4. Your teachers aren’t giving you any helpful suggestions on how to improve
  5. You dread calculation questions and you worry you will struggle because you’re not doing A-level Maths

If so, you're in the right place!

About Me

Hello, I'm Gemma

I’m an online A-Level Chemistry and Biology tutor. I’ve been a full-time tutor for nearly 12 years and I’m also an Associate Lecturer for The Open University, where I tutor health sciences and investigation skills.

 During my time as a tutor, I’ve worked with hundreds of students and built up thousands of hours of experience. I’ve seen the mistakes they’re making that cost them the grades, and I know the changes they’ve made and the skills they’ve developed to allow them to overcome their struggles.


Plus, I’ve been there myself. I went from getting Cs at GCSE to straight As at A-Level, then a first class honours degree and a Masters degree. I didn’t become any smarter or any more naturally gifted at science. What I did do is work very hard at figuring out how to study, and how to think like a scientist so that I could make sense of even the most difficult exam question and answer it in a way that would get me the marks.

These skills are what I now teach my students and what allows them big improvements to their grades and aim for the career they want.

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Online tutoring for A-level Chemistry and Biology


Book an introductory session

I offer online tutoring for A-level Chemistry and Biology. Book your free introductory session and we’ll work out what’s causing you problems and what to do about it

Online tutoring for A-level Chemistry and Biology


Study guides and tutorials

Visit the blog to learn the study skills you need to succeed with A-level Chemistry and Biology, learn easy ways to do the hard stuff, and how to avoid common mistakes



“Gemma is a fantastic tutor who has helped me go from grade Ds in Biology and Chemistry to an A and B. She has great methods to help me understand all aspects of A-level Chemistry and Biology. I genuinely do not know how I would have passed these two subjects without her. I’ve been taught by many and even had another tutor but none of them have helped and encouraged me the way Gemma has.”