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Murray has been my tutor since year 8 in the United Kingdom. He tutored me in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics to GCSE level, as well as Biology to AS level, and chemistry to A level. I can truly say his knowledge, and enthusiasm for teaching in unparalleled. The way he teaches promotes a deeper understanding of scientific thinking because he encourages logical reasoning. This makes his lessons interactive, and significantly more enjoyable than a classroom environment. Murray is well versed in a range of examination boards, and has the ability to know exactly what his student requires from him, tailoring lessons around those needs. He has access to a large selection of resources, including seemingly endless amounts of past examination papers which proves particularly useful when it is time to revise. His experience allows him to critique answers concisely, improving examination technique a great deal. Due to his help I have attained a grade 9/9* in all of my sciences and Mathematics at GCSE level (Physics 9*, Biology 9*, Chemistry 9, Mathematics 9*), and an A grade in Biology and Chemistry at A level. Murray has played an important role in shaping my passion for science, particularly my desire to pursue a career in microbiology in tertiary education.
Murray has been a solid, and reliable help to my eldest who initially was overwhelmed by science overload at school, and worried he wasn’t going to achieve the grade he wanted in Maths. Murray worked with him to get his science under control, but also has helped my son achieve a 2 grade increase in his maths from mocks to GSCEs. My son is now the proud owner of some great GCSE results, and studying Statistics at A level. Murray is dedicated to his students. He really cares how they are doing, and how he can help them. A real gem as not always easy to find.
"I’ve had a couple tutors but Murray is the best by far. He helped me push my science and maths grade up by 2! I really struggled with both those subjects, but Murray kept me motivated and helped me to get the grades I wanted! Thank you!"
I’ve just asked my son for a reference for you and he said described you as ‘knowledgeable, calm and creating a good learning atmosphere’.
I would describe you as - encouraging, and persistent (even when the student was a little reluctant). Certainly for my son to go from a very poor position in the end of year exams to getting 55 is nothing short of amazing.
I would wish to give a reference for Murray Viljoen, the personal tutor who has successfully tutored my daughter in Maths for the last three years (GCSE and A-level), and Chemistry for the last year (A-level). With the benefit of his committed tutoring, she achieved A grades in both Maths and Chemistry in the summer (awarded August 2019).
Murray has been an exceptional tutor. He is clearly very knowledgeable in the subjects in which he tutors, but is also able to build the confidence of the pupil in those subjects. My daughter lacked confidence in her own ability, convincing herself that she was poor in Maths and Chemistry. Murray carefully followed the course syllabus in each subject. His tutoring complemented her school study, consolidating her understanding of what she was learning at school, and concentrating on those topics which she found more difficult. In the lead up to the A-level examinations, he focussed on exam papers, and specifically on exam technique, so that by the time she sat the exams she was much more secure in her approach to them.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Murray as a personal tutor.
Murray is a very professional, and intuitive tutor. He has the ability to tailor his way of teaching for each individual pupil to maximise their learning potential. He encourages his students at every opportunity and is always positive about their abilities. Overall, Murray is an excellent tutor and I would recommend him to anyone wanting to enhance their education.
Murray tutored Sam for his A level chemistry. We found him to be enthusiastic and focused, and Sam worked much harder at chemistry than he had been doing for many months.
We were thrilled with Zoe's GCSE results and in particular her 'A's across the board in Science. Murray made a very great difference to her results, and understanding of the subject.
Murray provided our son with iGCSE chemistry tuition who, at the time, was struggling with, and not enjoying chemistry. Murray helped him to understand, appreciate, enjoy and even consider chemistry at A level. He was great with our son who now, we feel, after Murray's tuition, has a solid understanding of the subject.” We are happy to be contacted as a reference.
Murray tutored Cameron in Chemistry, Biology and Physics for his GCSE’s. He worked extremely hard to understand Cameron’s learning style and adapted his teaching to maximise his effectiveness. He always went above and beyond what we expected and our family developed a very good relationship with him and looked forward to his visits which were always professional, caring and fun. Cameron’s A* results are a wonderful testimonial to the hard work and commitment that they both put in, and I am pleased to say that Murray now continues to tutor Cameron again at A level.