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Dr Soumendra Patra -  Melbourne - Glen Waverley

Overall rating of 4.9 stars based on 27 reviews Show Ratings
Student Stars K C P A A P I V Subject Lessons Date
Monika 4.5 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 5
Chemistry 5 23-09-2021
Dr Patra is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable tutor. He knows the VCE course very well and also provides students with many sources to broaden their understanding. His classes are always engaging as he encourages students to constantly participate and share ideas.

Yen 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Chemistry 70 20-09-2021
Dr Patra teaches my daughter who is currently in year 12. I have never met a tutor who is so committed to his students like Dr Patra. He is highly knowledgeable, organised and caring. He is a true educator who has a passion for teaching and fostering the love of learning in his students. He is always available whenever my daughter needs additional support. She has thrived in Chemistry under his guidance. Dr Patra is a real gem. I highly recommend him.

Siddhi 4.0 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4
Chemistry 20 18-09-2021
I am writing this review as a parent of a VCE student currently being tutored by Dr Patra. Dr Patra is a very knowledgeable and passionate teacher . He is very keen to ensure that all students excel in their academic journey. He provided lots of resources , materials and made sure that my daughter understands all concepts.He also keeps very clear and transparent communication with the parents and ensures we know our child’s progress. My daughters Chemistry definitely improved and I am hoping some good results . Thank you Dr Patra.

Harshal 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Chemistry 105 25-03-2021
I am writing as a parent of a VCE student tutored by Dr S Patra for chemistry. Soumendra is extremely passionate about chemistry and really wants all of his students to excel. He is able to adjust the homework burden as per the ambitions and capabilities of each student. He gives extra classes and tutorial; there are a lot of mock exams. He is honest in his appraisals about each student's progress and communicates promptly with parents.

Ankita 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Chemistry 100 09-12-2020
Dr Patra is a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic tutor, who helped me immensely to improve my Chemistry. Through his teaching, I have come to like the subject and enjoy what I learnt every week. He provided various sources of materials that were helpful in preparing for SACs and the final exam, that were not given to me by my school, and these resources were really helpful. He always helped me when I didn’t understand a concept and put in lots of effort into each class.

Dhruba 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
VCE Chemistry 52 02-12-2020
Dr Soumendra Patra is highly knowledgeable VCE Chemistry tutor. He teaches with a small group and interact with all student during the class. He thoroughly goes through the Book and Checkpoint and finally goes through various past critical questions from vendors’ paper. He provides extra care during SAC and flexible to accommodate and adjust student’s timing. My daughter finds Dr Patra very useful throughout VCE year11 & 12.

Anika 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Dr Patra Review 52 01-12-2020
Dr Patra has been an excellent teacher throughout a difficult year. He is explains concepts thoroughly and competently, encouraging student participation even during online learning. He provides high quality materials that help students further their learning and is always happy to provide extra materials when a topic is particularly challenging. Dr Patra makes sure to connect chemistry concepts to real life application widening students general knowledge all with an exam preparation mindset. He is incredibly invested in his students and is perceptive to their feedback and methods of learning. I have greatly enjoyed being apart of his classes this past year as he has made chemistry an interesting and engaging subject.

Sujal 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Chemistry 52 10-10-2020
Dr Patra is highly knowledgeable in chemistry and he teaches with passion and empathy. His learning resources are valuable. The periodic tests he conducts prepares the students for the next level and also provides feedback to parents. We appreciate his kindness and support. We highly recommend him as a chemistry tutor for VCE.

Aparna 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Chemistry 5 06-07-2020
Dr Soumendra Patra is the most knowledgeable, humble, honest and very hard working teacher. He has excellent communication skills and great quality of connecting with his students on an emotional level, which helps students in feeling at ease.

Sammi 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Chemistry 30 25-06-2020
My son, currently in year 12 has started tutoring with Dr Patra 2 years ago, and have showed significant improvement since then. My daughter also just started lessons and very happy with him. Both kids commented that Dr Patra is very experience in the subject and very clear and easy to understand.

Jacqui 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Chemistry 18 18-03-2020
Dr Patra knows the syllabus extremely well and is very regimented and thorough in his approach. Students are provided many practice questions and are periodically tested to measure their progress and understanding. Our son has thrived under Dr Patra's coaching and we thoroughly recommend him.

Jan 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Chemistry 25 25-01-2019
Being an enthusiastic tutor, Dr Patra’s lessons are always refreshing and relevant as he often provides extended knowledge. His teaching style inspires students to engage and contemplate. With a small class, Dr Patra can identify my son’s strengths and weaknesses, thereby helping to improve his school grades. He is a dedicated tutor who sets out to ensure his students truly understand the topics. He uses the board to explain difficult concepts, he sets tests to determine their knowledge. Most importantly, my son does not see the class a bore, instead he looks forward to learn. That says it all.

Deepak 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Chemistry 50 08-01-2019
Dr Soumendra Patra has got in depth knowledge about the subject and the VCE Chemistry requirements. Our child comments that "He explains the topic very well and ensures that all students understand the topic before moving further". Soumendra also focuses on the revison and practice tests which are absolutely critical.

Teresa 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Chemistry 12 14-08-2017
Soumendra is a passionate teacher who wants his students to learn and understand Chemistry. My son initially felt lost with this subject but under Soumendra's tutelage has become excited, more confident and eager to learn more.

Therese 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Chemistry 30 23-06-2017
Highly recommend this Tutor he puts so much effort into his classes and his passion inspires his students to build on their knowledge. He has great clarity of topics and puts much effort into helping the student progress, with their understanding. As we come closer to SACS, his preparation puts students more at ease as they become more confident in their knowledge base. This tutor has made a positive contribution to my child's Year 12 experience.

Vathany 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Chemistry 50 21-06-2017
Very good tutor, I would highly reccomend. Gives lots of materials.

Prithi 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Chemistry 60 10-05-2017
Dr Soumendra is passionate about Chemistry teaching. He puts in a lot of effort in preparing and delivering lessons. My son has a special liking for Chemistry because of his teaching methods. The unit tests and revision classes have helped him a lot towards preparing for SACs and Exams.

Khing T 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Chemistry 40 05-09-2016
Dr Patra is a very keen chemistry tutor. My daughter learns to appreciates chemistry and has a better understanding of the subject. Dr Patra keeps me updated on my daughter's progress and provide encouragement and advice to my daughter when deemed necessary. The monthly chapter reviews and tests are very helpful in preparing her for her SACs.

Steph O 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Chemistry 50 16-08-2016
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.

Wan M 4.5 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 5
Chemistry 28 26-07-2015
Helpful and interesting lessons! Ways of teaching is fun and lively. Questions that were provided in class were sometimes challenging which helped increase my knowledge. Serious tutor who always provides notes and special question answers that help to get higher marks. I always achieve high SAC marks and hope to get a high mark in VCE Chemistry.

May W 4.5 5 4 5 4 5 5 4 4
Chemistry 0 20-07-2015
Helpful and interesting lessons! Ways of teaching is fun and lively. Questions that were provided in class were sometimes challenging which helped increase my knowledge. Humourous tutor who tries to make every lesson as fun as possible!

Jasmine T 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Chemistry 20 15-07-2015
Attending Mr Patra's class really helped me to stay on track with my progress and I gradually see improvement in my Chemistry results. He provides students with many wider knowledge that we can't learn from textbooks or in school. Mr Patra is also very helpful in terms of the preparation for my SAC, he replies messages sent as soon as possible, sets test and exams questions do to under exam conditions and gives tips on how to write a full mark explainations. Mr Patra is also very engaging and enthutiastic which makes Chemistry interesting and fun to learn.

Chris L 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Chemistry 25 22-11-2014
Dr Patra is a very passionate teacher with a clear drive to help students improve. He always has the session planned out with a clear goal in mind. I think his structured approach of explaining the topic, usually by engaging in discussion, then reinforcing it with exercises works really well.

Selena O 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Chemistry 8 03-11-2014
I am a parent. Soumendra is an honest, knowledgeble & enthusiastic tutor who is committed to help his students achieve a higher outcome in Chemistry. He responds quickly to his students' needs ie responding quick to prepare them for upcoming SACs & tests. I am very happy with his tutoring in getting my son motivated and more interested in the subject.

Michael O 4.5 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 5
Tutor rating 17 01-11-2014
Soumendra has help me improve a lot in chemistry. He really goes into a lot of detail into the topic. He even makes the lesson fun by throwing me discussion questions that forces me to think on my feet. All in all, I would recommend a tutor like him to anyone.

Skye 5.0 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Chemistry 9 18-06-2014
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.

Cherlie 4.5 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 5
Chemistry VCE 15 15-05-2014
Soumendra was found very honest, humble and having excellent knowledge in Chemistry. She used to prepare me for tests/SACs whenever I needed with even a short notice. I got special notes from him that helped to achieve higher marks than others.

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