Balanced Science with Biology
The University of Liverpool
Information about Jon
TUTORING VIA ZOOM OR IN PERSON
I am passionate about achievement.
GCSE and A level and the gateways to future choice: Good grades open doors!
I taught all three Sciences and Maths in mainstream 11-18 schools in England and Wales for 25 years; my last teaching post was as Head of Science in a large comprehensive school. Whilst there I spent my time entirely focused on the aim of getting students to pass exams with the highest grade possible.
I like to inspire students with a love of Science and Maths but the reality is that you need the very best exam results that you can get to give you the best possible life chances.
My strategy is to focus on the exam skills that you need, skills that are often not taught in school. I will show you how to read the question and get inside the mind of the examiner. At the same time I will help you to understand what you already know, to plug the gaps in your knowledge, to link the different strands of your knowledge together and find out that science and maths can actually be fun!!
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: AVAILABLE VIA ZOOM OR IN PERSON
Weekdays 09:00 to 21:00. In normal times I can travel to you (up to 5 miles from Mold) or you can come to me.
I am often very busy, so we will agree a time slot BEFORE you buy my details to make sure that you get value for money.
Also tutoring remotely via Zoom.
Willing to travel: 5 miles
Experience: Five years teaching one to one in Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics to GCSE level, and Biology to A level.
Tutoring through Zoom or in person
Examiner for GCSE Biology.
Prefer to teach remotely (via ZOOM)
My 24 year teaching career in 4 schools in England and Wales includes:
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.
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.
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Feedback For Jon (12)
Jon is great - he really knows how to engage with teenagers (quite a hard task) and in just a few weeks our daughter`s mock results have gone up a grade. We are incredibly grateful for his help and would highly recommend him.
We are very pleased with how Jon has brought knowledge and understanding so quickly to our daughter with the subjects that she was unsure of. She is now more confident and not as apprehensive and able to understand work that she has studied at school. She now looks forward to future lessons to enhance her knowledge.We would definitely recommend Jon.
Friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic, Jon is really helping my daughter with her GCSE Maths and Science. His communication is great also and I would recommend him without hesitation
Dr Jon is a very professional knowledgeable person, and fully conversant and experienced to a high level within the secondary school system. he is tutoring my daughter and the feedback from my daughter is very positive and he is a great guy to work with, we will continue to use Dr Jon
Very knowledgeable & able to deliver subjects in a clear way that my daughter understood - would use him again
Jon has been perfect since he started tutoring my son a few weeks ago. Hes 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. Id have no trouble recommending Jon as a tutor.
Tutors Response :
Thanks Matt, really kind words and much appreciated. Jon
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!
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.
Delighted to have Dr Jon as a tutor for my son.
We find jon very approachable, he clearly has a passion to help his students. Would highly recommend him.
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.
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.