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Dr Soumendra Patra

 Melbourne - Glen Waverley

Melbourne tutor in Chemistry, GAMSAT, VCE Chem Y 11 & 12, VCE Chem Y 11 & 12

(14 student reviews)

VCE Chemistry Specialist for Year 11 & 12 and GAMSAT. Former university academic, currently a part time researcher. Ensure high marks in Chemistry (VCE).

Classes in 5 groups (for Y12 & Y11 Chem) are currently going on:

Group 1 : One accelerated class of Y10 on Monday 7-9 pm will be started from March 2018 - first three months Combined Sc will be discussed and VCE curriculum of Y 11 will be started in June. Not many spaces are left for that class.

Group 2 : One accelerated class of Y12, Sunday 10-12 noon, curriculum of Y11 will be finished in Sept, this year, and then curriculum of Y12 will be started. Group strength is four.

Group 3 : One accelerated group of Y11 students, Thursday 7-9 pm, group strength is four. Course materials will be completed soon and Y12 curriculum will be started in mid Sept

Group 4 : Another class of Y11 are going on, Sunday 5-7 pm.

Group 5 : 2nd group of Y12 on Wednesday 7-9 PM

Group 6: Running a session of 5 students of East Doncaster Secondary college (EDSC) on Sunday evening at Doncaster.

New group : Will be started soon a new group of Y12 on Saturday 2-4 pm.

New group : One new group will be started from early Nov -18 after VCE Exam, (with Y10 students) on Sunday afternoon. It will be an accelerated group of Y11 for next year 2019, one written assessment of 30 minutes will be taken before for new students.

Currently doing a few one on one lesson for Y12 students, however I do not prefer one on one. I understand students perform better if they study in a small group of three to four.

One GAMSAT session is currently going on.

I ensure high marks in Chemistry (VCE) with in-depth knowledge, I do give much importance of SACs that make the foundation marks for VCE. I supply notes and question papers to students and books also if necessary. For some basic questions special answers are supplied with additional notes to achieve higher marks in VCE.

One accelerated class of Y 11 has been started last year. Y 11 course material has been finished and started Y12 with an intention to be finished course material in May next year. So students will get enough time to prepare well during SACS, tests and exam of VCE or UMAT in next year. Most of my students are keen to study Medicine or Biomedicine next year.

I am a former university academic and currently working as a part time researcher in RMIT University. My MSc and PhD are in Chemistry from The University of Auckland, New Zealand.I am able to make the Chemistry learning process fun and relevant to the real world. Chemistry is an easy and interesting subject if properly studied. It brings full marks in VCE.

I have 12 years of teaching experience. My passion is Chemistry and I make this subject enjoyable to students for their further learning in Material Sc / BioMed/ Medicine/ Biotechnology or even in Chemical Engineering. It's a key subject of many areas of higher education. Many students achieved very well in last year and they are studying Medicine, Biomedicine, Nutrition and Engineering.

Not many spaces are available in the current group. One/two new sessions will be started end of this year. I am the only tutor to teach. No other tutor and not any branch is available. I prefer group classes with a smaller number of students and it's currently going on at Glen Waverley.

Rate is $70 for 2h session, sometimes session go longer particularly during class-tests without extra charges. Every last Saturday of the month, model Q & A followed by a formal test is strictly done for Y12. This session (once in a month) takes more than 3 hours, just needs to pay for normal 2 hours session. Parents/Students feedback for last few years can be seen for confirmation. I do avoid last minute learning. Booking for 2018 is growing. Create ample time to practice and build confidence to score. Reservations for 2018/2019 can be done earlier.
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Phone:85559310/0432424110 or



I have almost 12 years of teaching experience.


MSc (chemistry) from The University of Auckland, New Zealand
PhD (Area is organic chemistry and nanoscience) from The University of Auckland, New Zealand


$35 per hour for a small group of 3/4 students for 2 h session. For one on
one lesson $50 per hour and subject to availability of time.




Joined TutorFinder on 29-Jun-2013 (updated profile on 03-May-2018)
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VCE Chem Y 11 & 12

"Dr Patra is very knowledgeable and he prepares me well for my SAC tests and VCE exam. The small group tuition works very well for me as Dr Patra is able to explain the Chem concepts in detail. Also his workshops on exam questions were helpful."

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