Environmental and Biomedical Sciences

Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics


Why choose Green Brain?

Barry will usually arrange an initial meeting or online Skype video chat free of charge to meet and talk to the student(s) and where appropriate their parents or guardians, to understand their needs and formulate a personal plan.

Green Brain is a home-based small business so operates below the VAT threshold and has few overheads, meaning very competitive rates.

Barry offers tuition starting at £25/hour for GCSE and rising to £30 for A- and Degree-level, with no added travel costs within TA1. Barry is also happy to travel for up to 30 minutes range of Taunton for an additional 45p/mile.

If you are out of range you may come to me - I tutor at the Holiday Inn Express at junction 25 - or ask me about online tuition using Skype.

Barry only teaches subjects he knows and understands thoroughly, and can draw on a lifetime experience in these subjects as both a professional scientist and an experienced trainer.


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About Green Brain

Green Brain is the trading name of Barry Croft, an experienced research scientist, consultant and tutor. Barry offers training, mentoring and tuition services at Degree/Professional level in the Environmental and Biomedical Sciences, at A-level in Human and General Biology, and at GCSE level in Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Barry is based in Taunton, Somerset. He offers face-to-face tuition, mentoring and lecturing at your location within 30 minutes drive of Taunton TA1, or clients may prefer to come to Taunton, and he also offers online tuition using Skype to clients further afield.

Barry has an HNC in Medical Microbiology, a first degree in Environmental Biology and a master’s in Environmental Technology, and is a member of the Institution of Environmental Sciences and a Chartered Environmentalist. He is studying for a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education and he has an up to date DBS certificate.

Barry has about 40 years work experience: 10 years as a Medical Laboratory Scientist (specialising in Microbiology), 10 years as an environmental research scientist (specialisms: Pollution and Bioremediation), 10 years as a corporate environmental consultant and trainer, and 10 years as a freelance consultant and trainer/tutor. He honed his craft with leading companies such as the NHS, Ricardo-AEA, Mouchel, White Young Green, Vertase and Abricon.

Barry enjoys extensive training and teaching experience, ranging from on-the-job training of junior staff, through professional training, lecturing and mentoring in the environmental sciences to the teaching of Environmental Sciences and Biology (to degree level), General and Human Biology (at A level), and Sciences and Maths (at GCSE). He has taught for Somerset Skills and Learning, Weston College, Frome College and the University of the West of England. He also delivers a wide range of bespoke professional workshops and courses to businesses, offers mentoring in specific environmental topics for middle and senior managers, assists adults requiring Maths for college and work entrance exams, and is a specialist visiting lecturer to universities and colleges.