I was educated at Baines Grammar School, Poulton-le-Fylde in Lancashire and I graduated from Leeds University in 1979 with a First Class Honours Degree in Chemistry with a First Class Maths Subsidiary.
I trained to teach at Goldsmiths College, London, where I had teaching practices at Haberdashers` Aske`s School, New Cross and Crown Woods, Eltham. I was offered my first teaching posts in 1984 at Manchester Grammar School and The King Edward VI School, Morpeth, choosing the latter, where I taught A level Chemistry and GCSE Science, before becoming Head of Chemistry in 1989 and then Head of Science at Blyth Ridley County High School. I became an examiner for GCSE Science and A level Chemistry. I moved into Northumberlands education support service in 2002 where I worked with looked after children 1:1 in Chemistry, Science and Maths. I specialise in raising self-esteem and improving self-confidence in exam subjects. I work at all grade levels. I became a full-time, professional private tutor in 2015 so I could share my experience and expertise.
My students have achieved at all levels everyone is unique and I work with young people and adults to help them achieve their potential. Although I specialise in secondary school age children, I have worked successfully with primary pupils. I am also familiar with Adult Numeracy and Adult Literacy courses.
I live in Morpeth with my wife a primary teacher and our rescue dog! My children have just left home, one to be a Maths teacher and the other to be a soldier. I like music, vegetarian food and walking my dog.
Recent comments (May 2015 - June 2016)
You must have done a great job teaching me, as I went on to study Environmental Science at Uni.
You are a superb teacher, able to connect to the disconnected and create possibilities where perhaps they werent there before your contribution.
"I`ll pass on your details to anybody I come across with a glowing reference."
"I learnt more with him in 3 weeks than 8 months of lessons in college."
"He was helpful, kind and supportive and definitely boosted my confidence as well as my abilities."
"In teaching topics I found difficult, he was both clear and thorough and gave me the confidence to approach questions I would otherwise have deemed impossible."
"I am so pleased we found Tim for tutoring my daughter. He is fabulous! Extremely patient and great at building confidence."
"Tim was a brilliant teacher...he made my tuition , not only very constructive and beneficial, but also very interesting and enjoyable at the same time. His style of teaching meant I could feel very relaxed and at ease whilst still focused throughout."
"It`s down to you that he has improved so much, he`s so pleased with himself."
"You have completely restored her confidence which is fantastic!"
"Honestly you`ve been brilliant, the best tutor I could`ve hoped for!"
After first session before I got home: "Hi Tim, can`t thank you enough for tonight. X is happy and smiling and said she feels clever again."
"Just want to say thank you for helping X this evening. She was very enthusiastic about the lesson and how it made sense...She has just said she has learnt more in one hour than in ten lessons."
"Thank you so much for being a wonderful, brilliant teacher."
"Thank you for helping me. I can see that it is working."
"X got an A* in his Chemistry exam! Most improved subject!"
"Thank you so much for your help as it really helped going through all the questions and I think otherwise I would`ve failed Biology."
"X said there were so many questions in the Chemistry paper that she remembers you asking. Thank you, Tim, for doing an excellent job with X`s Chemistry tuition."
"Thank you for everything that you have done to help me through Y11. I`d be a mess without it."
"Thank you for being a very motivational and inspiring tutor! It has been both very useful and fun having Chemistry with you. You`re doing a great job!"
"Thank you for all you have done to help X. You have not only helped her understanding many areas of her work, but more importantly, you have helped her believe she can achieve whatever she wants."
Availability: My time-table is usually fairly full, but gaps appear at certain times of the year so we might be lucky! Please contact me if you have any queries or if you think I might be able to help to you. I get the odd cancellation for tutees` other school commitments and I do specially-tailored sessions during holidays.
Please note that my sessions usually run over. I don`t watch the clock and I never leave a student in mid-problem! (You only pay for how long we agreed the session would be.)
I do private tutoring, because I enjoy helping students gain confidence and achieve their potential. I also think that Chemistry, Science and Maths are brilliant!
Willing to travel: 15 miles
Experience: I taught full-time in Northumberland schools from 1984 - 2002. I worked full-time in education support for Northumberland from 2002 - 2015, providing 1:1 tuition. I now work exclusively as a private tutor, providing 1:1 tuition. I am available 24/7 for my tutees via email and text to assist with all their queries in between tutorials. My aim is to provide the very best private tutoring experience.
I bring full documentation (CRB, identity, certificates, references, etc) on my first visit and you decide whether and how you wish to continue. I take pride in the fact that no one has yet declined my services: I try very hard to do my best at all times for all my clients. Please read my feedback.
DBS (CRB) Check: Yes
PGCEGoldsmiths, University of...PGCE - Secondary
BScUniversity of LeedsChemistry
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I am an adult learner who was failing at chemistry (a-level equivalent). I was reluctant to get a tutor but the few hours I spent being tutored by Tim makes me wish I had done it all year. Tim is a fantastic tutor who really works hard to build confidence within his student. He is very patient and clearly enjoys what he does. Everything was taught in a casual and clear manner. Tim is very approachable and I felt it easy to tell him when I didn`t understand a question or even a whole topic. Most importantly he made our sessions enjoyable and I came away feeling so confident and able to succeed. Thanks to Tim I did succeed, I passed all my exams and will hopefully be going to my first choice of university is September. My one problem is that I can`t get Tim to teach me at degree level. I would highly recommend Tim to anyone I couldnt possible thank him enough for the help he has given me.
Sam was a fantastic student! She knew exactly what parts of the course she needed to address and was very organised for our sessions. Sam was a prolific learner and was able to concentrate for lengthy periods of time with very difficult topics. Sam was always interested and asked searching questions. I think she has a great future ahead of her and I wish her every success and happiness with her further studies. On a more personal level Sam always made me very welcome at her home and she was always cheerful and positive: she created an ideal learning environment.
Thank you so much for choosing me on TutorHunt!
I am so pleased that we found Tim to tutor my daughter. He is fabulous! Extremely patient and great at building confidence.
It is wonderful to tutor a pupil like Ella! She is bright and intelligent and responds positively to her tuition. Her self-confidence has already increased and soon there will be no stopping her!
Thank you for engaging me via TutorHunt.
Really impressed at first lesson, the way Tim introduces himself and engages with student. He is really passionate about teaching and helping and promotes student to do well by his constant praising. I look forward more lessons for my son.
Thank you so much for your kind comments - you made me very welcome in your home. I try to have an immediate impact with my tuition and your son responded positively. He is a very intelligent, young man and it is a pleasure to work with someone so enthusiastic. He will perform very well in Maths and Science at school and he has an exciting future ahead of him!
Mr Wyncoll is professional,knowledgeable and skillfull teacher.
My both daughters are happy with his teaching method.
Thank you for your positive feedback. Your daughters are intelligent and organised and it a pleasure for me to work with them at their high levels. They are interested in their studies in Chemistry and they both have a bright future ahead of them.
Very professional, punctual and knowledgeable
I am very pleased to be working with a motivated and enthusiastic student. I am looking forward to seeing you achieve the success you deserve.
A true passion for teaching
Completes a task without limiting himself to a time frame
Dedicated and rated by my daughter an excellent teacher
Thank you for your generous feedback. It is a pleasure for me to work with such an enthusiastic student. You are conscientious and intelligent with an exciting future ahead of you.
Tim has been marvellous with Chemistry tuition for our son who is in his final year of A levels. He has been punctual and enthusiastic. Tim has not been concerned about the time, he is really focussed on making sure that George reaches the objective before he leaves. 5 stars!
Thank you for your positive feedback! It is a real pleasure to work with someone as enthusiastic and mature as George. He is interested in all aspects of `A` level Chemistry and asks relevant and searching questions. I was particularly impressed with his practical assignment which would not have been out of place at university. George is an outstanding and exceptional student and he has an exciting future ahead of him.
Tim is a fantastic tutor and a lovely man. He has helped my confidence and ability in chemistry. He is very understanding, and I feel I can ask him anything. I would recommend him as a great tutor to anybody.
Many thanks for your kind comments and your recommendation - I appreciate them. It has been a delight for me to see your self-confidence grow. You are a conscientious student with clear focus and a tenacious determination to succeed.
I became a tutor to work with young people like you, who are going to become the successful and creative scientists of tomorrow. It has been very rewarding for me to to work with you and to see your ability develop to such a high level. Thanks for the warm welcome you and your family have always extended to me.
Thank you Tutor hunt for helping us find Tim. A fantastic tutor who has not only improved our daughters academic performance but more importantly assisted in her confidence.
Tim is professional, approachable and takes a genuine interest in his students.
Thank you Tim, we could not recommend you more highly
Thank you very much for your recommendation and positive appraisal. It is a pleasure to work with your daughter and the tutorials have provided a valuable focus. Your daughter is organised and motivated to succeed, even when she finds the subject challenging. I cannot praise her determination more highly. It has been fabulous to see her self-confidence develop and enable her to enjoy her studies.
I am always assured of a warm welcome at your home. Thank you TutorHunt for providing me with the best students!
Tim has been tutoring my twin girls for the past 4 months to aid in their 13plus entrance exams. Tim was incredible
at engaging with the girls and getting them excited about maths again. He built their confidence and managed to
get the girls to believe in their ability once more. Tim is enthusiastic complimentary and encouraging in every way with the twins. They love their lessons every week and look forward to his arrival. He is so positive and constructive with the girls when need be. He is a pleasure to have around and his kind and patient disposition really brings the girls on. I can`t recommend Tim enough... worth every penny to see my girls believe in them selves once more.
Excellent news too they passed the entrance exams..!!! Whoop whoop THANK YOU TIM... We are all delighted.