A graduate of one of the world's top universities (UCL ranks 10th in the 2019 QS World University Rankings), with over a decade of experience helping students prepare for high-stakes exams, Chris knows what is required to help his clients succeed in gaining admission to the most competitive courses and institutions. As well as tutoring physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics to A level, his expertise in academic writing has helped students up to postgraduate level shape their ideas and arguments into structured, coherent and powerful prose.
Past clients have successfully gained admission to science, engineering, finance and medicine degree courses at top UK universities, including the prestigious Russell Group and Oxbridge.
During the early years of his career, Chris saw the need to learn new skills to help students achieve their potential.
"Again and again, I had clients who experienced the same problem: the student learned the material to a high standard, on practice papers they could consistently achieve 'A' grades, and then in the real exams their nerves were so bad they would achieve up to two grades less. For many GCSE and A level students, this had huge consequences on their futures; university course choices were more limited and career prospects too were affected. As a teacher, I started out focusing exclusively on improving the knowledge, understanding and exam technique of the student. Eventually, I have come to realise that a huge amount of underachievement occurs because of stress and anxiety - and it is by systematically working with these so-called 'noncognitive factors' that I help the student develop more effective habits and a more resilient mindset. The multiplier effect on an individual's overall performance is enormous when combined with a thorough mastery of subject content."
Some information about Chris Battle:
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Secondary Science) from Roehampton University (2005).
Postgraduate Diploma in Medicine, Science & Society from Birkbeck, University of London (2014).
Registered with the National College for Teaching and Leadership (an executive agency of the Department for Education, DfE) as a qualified teacher.
Experience of coaching hundreds of students for A level and GCSE exams
As with all professionals regularly working with young people, Chris possesses a current Enhanced DBS Disclosure certificate, which is available for all clients to inspect.