Information about Jonas
I am an experienced online Maths, Physics, Chemistry tutor, currently employed by [contact detail removed] and [contact detail removed] and studying Chemical Physics Master`s degree at the University of Edinburgh. Besides the fact that I have got 100% in Maths, Physics and 98% in Chemistry exams, I have also received many awards in scientific competitions as well as a Silver medal in the International Science Olympiad. With more than 1000 hours experience in Primary, Common Entrance, GCSE and A-Level and enhanced DBS, PVG checks, I can provide modern, professional and flexible online tutoring.
Online classroom not only allows quicker collaboration annotating documents, but also provides a more private environment for a student (parents are welcome to join them!). During tutoring sessions I tend to explain things with many real-life examples so that students could apply them and remember easier. Students are free to ask questions from any topic in Maths, Physics, Chemistry and I will always be happy to answer them. I usually send weekly reports to parents and I can prepare homework, if requested. I own a personal website that shows my availability, simplifies booking process and allows accessing additional study resources.
Here is some extra information about me as a tutor:
When did you start tutoring?
I have started tutoring one of my classmates in Chemistry while I was still in secondary school. It was a rewarding experience and it is quite interesting to go back to these times and compare how much has changed over the years in my lessons.
Why do you tutor?
I was always passionate in explaining Maths and Science to my peers back in school but I could have never imagined that it would become such a core part of my life. Tutoring is not a source of income for me, but also something that makes me feel valuable in society, it allows helping so many amazing students around the UK to proceed in their future studies and careers. And it was never just theory and exams that we cover during our lessons, my tutoring sessions inevitably involve critical thinking and applying your knowledge in real life, thus I can contribute to students even more.
What is your biggest tutoring success story?
Creating my own professional database of exam-type questions proved to be a success in my tutoring career since it allowed to spend more time and energy on creating quality resources for students and reuse them during different lessons. It was hard to see the value of the questions initially, but I have noticed that some students started to appreciate them so much that they no longer want to use a textbook during our lessons and I can focus more on their solutions rather than creating questions on the spot.
What is your biggest tutoring failure?
I could not distinguish a particular biggest failure while tutoring but there have been several cases when I was able to access my tutoring, communication, preparation and enhance them accordingly. Such cases are responsible for the current structure of my lessons, communication with students and their parents, software and hardware that I use for tutoring and messaging. It really seems that every new challenge creates an opportunity for my services to be improved.
What are the students you love and hate to teach?
To be honest, I have not had any students that I hated, they all are just different. With some pupils we have to thoroughly go through every concept in a topic and revise them later to build the knowledge up. However, that is not always the case with students who are already successful and aim for excellence. They usually solve provided questions quite quickly and I am just have to check answers and correct silly mistakes. Therefore, I love tutoring every student, regardless of their skills and knowledge.
Who are you as a person?
I love reading books, I try to live a healthy life and be a responsible consumer. For 10 years I was a professional performer of dancesport, I was a swimmer with fins, a solo singer and participant in various science olympiads. I like reading articles, listening to talks and podcasts about how science and technology can be applied in both our lives and solving environmental problems.
What`s your teaching style?
Students might decide by themselves how they want to learn during tutoring sessions, but otherwise, I always personalise my lessons according to their level and aims. There is always an option to go through a past paper or questions that a student did not understand at school or we can cover some topics fully by using a textbook. However, if they just want to revise a broader part of a subject or to cover something that they have missed at school, we can do questions from my website.
Whats your favourite place to teach?
Any favourite books?
Rich Dadís Cashflow Quadrant
Favourite topics to teach?
What is your goal when teaching a student?
I aim to provide theoretical knowledge, skills and critical thinking to my students.
Availability: Please contact me directly and I will let you know my availability since it is changing constantly.
Willing to travel: 1 miles
Experience: For working with children I have both DBS (UK) and PVG (Scotland) certificates. In recent years I have already helped more than 50 students in National 5 Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology Highers Maths, Physics, Chemistry GCSE Maths, Physics and have been tutoring online for more than 50 hours through the most popular UK revision app - Gojimo. Many of students appreciated my flexibility not only to change the time of lessons but also to discuss various topics in these four subjects without informing me in advance.
In my tutoring sessions with students we go through the topics where they struggle, solve past exam papers, I remind them the theory of the subject, and help completing homework questions, if required. I tend to explain the basic principles firstly, later I am developing students` s ability to solve problems by themselves starting from easy questions and building knowledge to thinking required solutions.