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Dr Soumendra Patra

 Melbourne - Glen Waverley

VCE Chemistry, GAMSAT, Foundation-Chemistry (Online session currently)

Melbourne tutor in Chemistry, VCE Chem Y 11 & 12

(27 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).
Currently most of the classes are face to face, only a few are done online.
A few revision sessions/Workshop prior to VCE exam for Year 12 students are done every year in term break between 3rd week of Sept and 1st week of Oct.
Classes in 6 groups (for Y12 & Y11 Chem) are currently going on, number of students in group is (strictly not more than 4) three or four.
Group 1 : One accelerated class of Y11 on Wednesday 7-9 pm has been started from June 2020 with Y10 students. In first three months (from June 2020- Aug 2020) Combined Sc has been discussed as advanced studies and VCE curriculum of Y11 has been started then after in Sept, 2020. Not many spaces are left for that class, this group is the advanced group of Y11 this year in 2021.
Group 2 : Another class of Y12, Sunday 4-6 pm
Group 3 : Another class of Y12, Tuesday 7-9 pm.
Group 4 : Another class of Y12, Sunday 10-30- 12-30 pm
Group 5 : One accelerated group of Y12 students, Thursday 7-9 pm that has been started last year when they were in Y11. Group 6 : Another group class of Y11 on Sunday 2-4 pm has been started in Jan 2021. A new group will be started in middle of this year for Y11.

Advance Science (Foundation Chemistry) : One new group of Y11 will be starting with Y10 students from June, 2021 in fortnightly basis. It will be an accelerated group of Y11 for next year 2022. One written assessment of 30 minutes will be taken before enrolling new students.

Usually, I start Y11 VCE Chemistry curriculum with Y10 students in June on a fortnightly basis.

First three months (which generally happens by 7 Fortnight sessions) June, July and August, I used to take a fortnight session to teach Advanced Combined sciences (with some Maths also like Logarithm) for foundation Chemistry. During this time, I provide 8/10 power points and some study materials to make their science-base stronger, so that they can understand Chemistry well in the following two years to make a high score in Year 12. In Sept every year, I start Unit 1 VCE chemistry on a weekly basis with the same Y10 students of Foundation Chemistry. I intend to finish first 5 chapters of Year 11 in Nov/Dec and then take a test before new year 2022.

I do an assessment before I take any student of Y9 and 10 for Y11 VCE Foundation Chemistry..

Currently doing a few one on one lesson for Y12 students, $70 is the fee for one on one session for 1 hour; however I do not prefer one on one. I understand students perform better if they study in a small group of three or four. For group lesson the fee is $70 for 2h session.
One GAMSAT session is currently going on. I run a revision session (workshop) every year with Y12 students before VCE Exam which is made of 4 longer sessions, each day one part of Y12 is done. Two parts in Unit 3 and two parts in Unit 4 make this revision session of 4 days that happen in early Oct during term break, but this time it will happen in middle of October. Number of previous years questions including mock exam are being done during these 4 sessions of workshop.

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 Y12 has been started last year. Y12 course material will be finished soon with an intention to be finished course material in May this year. So students will get enough time to prepare well during SACS, tests and exam of VCE or UMAT (now UCAT). Most of my students are keen to study Medicine or Bio-medicine or Law in coming years.

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 15 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 high marks in last year and they are studying Medicine, Biomedicine, Nutrition and Engineering.

Not many spaces are available in the current group. One or two new sessions will be started in middle of 2021. 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 of three or four and it's currently going on at Wheelers Hill. Two bus stops are available within two minutes walk from my place at Wheelers Hill.

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. Feedback from Parents and Student for last few years can be seen in this site for peace of mind. I do avoid last minute learning. Create ample time to practice and build confidence to score. Booking for 2021 is almost complete and 2022 is growing. Reservations for 2022, 2023 can be done earlier.
Note: You can read past 21 student's reference under "STUDENT REVIEW". You can call me at:
Phone:85559310, 0432424110 or



I have almost 15 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 $70 per hour and subject to availability of time.

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Joined Tutor Finder on 29-Jun-2013 (updated profile on 25-Oct-2021)
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VCE Chem Y 11 & 12

"Soumendra is a gold mine to find. He has gone above and beyond as a tutor. His knowledge, expertise,advice and guidance is invaluable. He brings multiple resources to lessons from various sources that aims to clarify and consolidate any possible grey areas. Similarly, at the start of every lesson, Soumendra explains exactly what we will be covering, for how long and what we aim to cover in the upcoming lessons. Ever since I started tutoring with Soumendra, my grades and understanding has increased exponentially and I believe that under his tuition I will be heading for an A pass in VCE or higher."

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