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Swindon, Wiltshire
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Member Since: 23/12/2012
Last Login: 8 months ago
Response Rate: 100%
Expected Response: < 2 hours

My Qualifications

University of Cambridge
Pass  (1976)
University of Cambridge
1st  (1973)
University of Cambridge
1st  (1973)

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Information about John

A few years ago I retired from full-time teaching, after a successful career preparing students for Mathematics examinations, both as a class teacher and private tutor. I enjoy helping students to reach their full potential and in particular find satisfaction in identifying and removing barriers to their learning.

I enjoy working one-to-one with students at all levels, from those struggling with A Level material to Oxbridge candidates.

My approach is exam-oriented. As a one-time examiner I am aware of the many ways students needlessly lose marks - easily avoided with a few pointers from an experienced tutor.

Availability: Any time, weekdays and weekends

I currently offer Internet tuition only.
What I have been doing recently is asking students to attempt a past paper prior to the session then meeting (currently Google Meet or Zoom) to help them out with any problems and go over any topics that seem to be poorly understood. This has been working very well.

Willing to travel: Home Only

Experience: I have over 30 years` teaching experience, 25 of them at New College, Swindon, where I was Head of Maths and Science in a department rated Grade 1 by Ofsted. During that time I taught mostly AS and A2 Mathematics and Further Mathematics to 16-19 year-olds.

As a private tutor I have provided revision support and exam preparation, as well as working with students over the full duration of their A Level courses.


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Feedback For John (6)

We have a total of 7 review(s) for John.

Sharon (Mrs)

3/5 Rating

We had 2 lessons and then moved to a different tutor with a better online platform. My daughter found the pace too fast and when examples were written on paper and held up to the screen it was difficult to see. This structure did not work for us.

Bruce (Mr)

5/5 Rating

John has provided great support for my son over the past year, and ensured that he has more than achieved his estimated grades. He has been reliable and quick to respond to phone calls and mails. His vast experience of the subject and his years of teaching shine through, especially in the way he relates to teenagers. Thank you

Clare (Ms)

5/5 Rating

What I particularly like about John`s tutoring is the way that he provides different perspectives on solving problems which has given me a more well-rounded, in-depth understanding of the subject. He shifted me from a C in AS level to nearly an A in the A level mock in six months. Would recommend.

Imran (Mr)

5/5 Rating

My son thoroughly enjoys his lessons and has grown in confidence

Dil (Mr)

5/5 Rating

A very good tutor, within a small period of time I have made a vast improvement in my maths.

Thomas (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

John has been fantastic - extremely reliable and organised and a genuine help to our son. I would definitely recommend him to others as we are very grateful for the support he has provided. Thank you, John.

Leonora (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

An excellent tutor who swiftly solved my son`s difficulties. Highly recommended!

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