Information about John
I retired from teaching 2 years ago and I am now a full time tutor. I have taught in State and Private schools in Oxford since 1976. I have taught Further Maths and A level Maths mostly as well as G.C.S.E. Recently I have taught in a Middle School in Leek having moved to Staffs in 2003.
B.Sc. first class honours maths ( Hull University ) 1972
M.Sc. maths (Hull University ) 1973
Ph. D . Maths unfinished ( Hull / Culham labs )
PGCE maths ( Oxford University ) 1976
Oxford Blue for soccer 1976
I was Head of Maths at The Dragon School in Oxford and second in department for most of my career ( up to leaving Oxford)
Availability: Available any day from 9am to 7 p.m.
Can travel further than 9 miles but would have to charge more ( £30 ).
I can offer A level subjects Pure Maths and Mechanics and any level below that
ie GCSE and Key stage 2( SATS ) or Entrance Exam to Independent Schools
I have a passion for teaching Maths and really enjoy one to one tutoring.
Willing to travel: 10 miles
Experience: I have taught maths for over 40 years to children from age 8 to 18. Two years ago I taught 2 year 8 pupils from a middle school in Leek and they both achieved A* grades at GCSE with only 6 months teaching. I have tutored most of my teaching career. I have had great success in tutoring pupils nearly all achieving above expected grades.
I have been an examiner for key stages 3 , 4 and 5 and this helps in preparing students for exams.
I have never had a student fail to get his/her required grade in all the years I have been tutoring.
Please read feedback, I always make student comfortable and confident after each session.
Feedback For John (18)
John is a highly professional tutor with an excellent knowledge of his subject area. He is able to break down difficult questions and explain them very clearly. John has been tutoring my son in A Level maths for a term now and we have really seen an improvement.
Superb teacher for my daughter.
John has helped my son with his maths. He has made good progress since working with John and we feel his confidence is growing. He enjoys the sessions and feels John really explains things well and easily. I would highly recommend John
He is busy for a reason because he is in demand. He is good at explaining things in a simple way that is easy to understand. I would recommend him without hesitation
John really put my son at ease and is proving to be a great help.
John is always prompt and my son is gaining in confidence and says he explains things well. He has only had a few sessions so far but we are very happy with how things are going.
John is really positive and approachable. My son is understanding and enjoying maths once more. I wouldnt hesitate to recommend John. We will definitely continue to have lessons for the next year while my son studies for his A levels.
John was a great tutor.
Tutors Response :
Hi Nicola, Many thanks for your comments on tutor hunt. Also well done again on passing your maths exam for your PGCE course , your should be very pleased. Enjoy teaching !!
My son really likes John. Hes an excellent teacher , very professional and always well prepared.
John as been excellent for our 16 yr old daughter in her last year of GCSE Maths. Always punctual, great teaching style, was able to build an instant rapport. My daughter remarked time and again how good John was at explaining and helping her through areas that she found more difficult - I would 100% recommend John
Brilliant tutor my daughter really values Johns help and aproach
John is always on time and has already had a positive effect on my daughters understanding of maths.
John is a very experienced teacher with excellent teaching skills. Hes very patient, reliable, punctual and explains everything clearly.
Having done well in his GCSE`s, my son was struggling with AS level Maths to the point where his school report grade in March was an "E". We found John through Tutor Hunt and within weeks it transformed my son`s understanding. His AS results came out today and he achieved an "A". We can`t thank John enough for the massive improvement in only two months. Highly recommended. (Oh, and he`s a nice chap too!)
Excellent was puntual and gave my son the confidence he needs and helped explain how to do things in a clear way that my son understood would highly recommend.
John has been tutoring my son for 5 weeks in maths. He is enthusiastic, is always on time & is polite. My son is gaining confidence with John`s tutoring.
John is really helping my grandson. He is giving him the confidence that he needs to pass his Maths GCSE exam.We are really pleased and will continue to have lessons for our grandson until he takes his exam in the summer.
John has only had one teaching session with my daughters in Maths, but he was punctual, polite and patient. I`m sure he will work well with them in achieving their target grades.