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Jon (Tutor in Wales)

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Member Since: 09/03/2017
Last Login: 16 hours ago
Response Rate: 95%
Expected Response: < 3 hours


Keele University
Balanced Science with Biology
pass  (1993)
Swansea University
Population Genetics
pass  (1988)
The University of Liverpool
Marine Biology
2:1  (1983)
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Information about Jon

I am passionate about achievement. I have recently taken early retirement from a post of Head of Science in a large comprehensive school where I spent 8 years entirely focused on the aim of getting students to pass exams with the highest grade possible.

You have worked too long and too hard not to get the reward you deserve in the exams at the end. It is really important to love our studies, but it is even more important to get the best possible grades in the exams to give us the best possible life chances.

My strategy is to help you realise what you already know, plug the gaps in your knowledge, link the different strands of knowledge together and finally learn to understand what the examiner is looking for so you can give them the answers they want to see.

You will leave the process more confident and better prepared.
My lessons draw on a variety of resources, but I mostly work from your own texts to avoid confusion.

There will be no commitment to continue sessions after the first one but the most effective use of tutoring is to agree a course of sessions so that we can put together a scheme of work and build towards your success.

Availability: Weekdays 09:00 to 21:00. I can travel to you (up to 8 miles from Mold) or you can come to me.
I am often very busy, so please contact me to check availability BEFORE buying my details.

After School

Willing to travel: 8 miles

Experience: I am currently tutoring Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics at KS3 and GCSE level, and Biology to A level.
After 8 years working as Head of Science in a large comprehensive school in Wales I have retired
Throughout my 24 year teaching career in 4 schools in England and Wales I have taught:
A level Biology for OCR and WJEC.
General science at Key Stage 3
Biology, Chemistry and Physics to GCSE.
Maths up to GCSE.
Applied Science at GCSE, A level, BTEC Level 2 and BTEC level 3
GNVQ Health and Social Care.
Essential Skills and Entry Level Science.
For all these subjects I planned courses, marked, delivered and maintained standards of other staff.
I am an examiner in GCSE Biology for WJEC
Other experiences and qualifications include:
Research in environmental biology and population genetics
Part qualified Chartered Accountant.
All of these experiences help me to help students not just with passing exams but with putting learning and experiences into context.

DBS (CRB) Check: Yes

Feedback For Jon (8)
We have a total of 8 review(s) for Jon.

Carol ()

5/5 Rating

Very knowledgeable & able to deliver subjects in a clear way that my daughter understood - would use him again

Matt (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Jon has been perfect since he started tutoring my son a few weeks ago. He’s exceptionally patient, understanding and a great guy. My son is feeling more confident with his maths and finds Jon exceptionally easy to get along with. I’d have no trouble recommending Jon as a tutor.

Tutors Response :

Thanks Matt, really kind words and much appreciated. Jon

Natalie (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

DrJon has provided confidence in and understanding of topics in maths and sciences for my daughter. She often asks why her school teacher can`t teach as fun as Jon. Fully recommend as a tutor to anyone who needs guidance at this stressful time!

Jeff (Mr)

5/5 Rating

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jon for his guidance and advice he has shown our daughter.
Jon is professional, sincere and very knowledgeable. He has good interpersonal skills and creates an excellent study environment.
I have no hesitation in recommending Jon as a tutor.

Helen (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Delighted to have Dr Jon as a tutor for my son.

Amanda (Miss)

5/5 Rating

We find jon very approachable, he clearly has a passion to help his students. Would highly recommend him.

Charlotte (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Excellent with both his knowledge of subjects and with my son

Tutors Response :

Thanks so much for the feedback, its very kind and much appreciated. Jon.

Christina (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Jon is an excellent physics tutor for our daughter. He is extremely kind and patient as well as knowledgeable about exam technique in addition to subject matter. We are very happy to have him tutor our daughter.

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