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Dr Helen Thornton

 Melbourne - Forest Hill

Melbourne tutor in Chemistry

(19 student reviews)

I am an experienced, patient and encouraging tutor and have been tutoring for 16 years. I have a doctorate in Chemistry from the University of Melbourne and 1st Class Honours from the University of Surrey, UK.

0412897564 or (03) 98787936


I have been tutoring chemistry (and formerly French) for 16 years and have tutored
primary, VCE and International Baccalaureate and mature-age students.

I aim to provide a comfortable environment where you feel supported regardless of
where you are at in understanding the subject. With individual tuition, I will help you
to improve your knowledge in a personalised way and to get a deeper and better
understanding of the subject in the areas that you need. My style is about helping a
student's confidence and thinking skills as well as knowledge of the subject.

I encourage you to ask questions at will, and allow you learn at your own pace,
focussing especially on the topics you need help with. You will increase your
proficiency through supervised practice tailored to your specific needs.

I attempt to help you understand the subject comprehensively, encourage you,
answer your questions and inform you about what the exams require, from
keywords to avoiding common traps.


PhD, University of Melbourne
BSc Hons First Class, University of Surrey, UK

I am bilingual in English and French, with a good knowledge of German and Spanish. I
am also a copyeditor for scientific journals and technical reports in various fields.

I have a current Working with Children Check and Police Check.


Lessons are $70 per hour. Lesson times are usually on Saturdays, after school or in the
evenings or can be arranged during the day if a student has free time. I am happy to
offer lessons during the holidays. Longer lessons (1 1/2 or 2 hr) can
be arranged.




Joined TutorFinder on 18-Aug-2014 (updated profile on 11-Nov-2017)
Tutoring Location
  • Tutor's Place in Forest Hill

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Tutor in Forest Hill


Chemistry (Secondary)

"Helen is amazing. She provided invaluable help for my French speaking skills and my French grammar, as well as in Chemistry, because she not only adapted her teaching to what I work best with but she also really took the time to understand what I needed and how I felt about my learning. This was especially so helpful a few days before the exam when she knew I just needed to have a clear mind and confidence in the skills I have learnt, and she gave me that confidence by clearing up my confusion and worries while encouraging me. I'm really grateful I found her as a tutor!"

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