I am a qualified university senior lecturer with good experience in tutoring Maths and computing at various levels. I graduated from top-tier Russel Group universities (Universities of Warwick, Nottingham) with a first-class Honors degree, Masters and PhD, all in computer science. I have good knowledge of KS2, KS3, GCSE and A-level curricula and my teaching is strictly in line with them. Additionally, I teach students who are preparing for 11 plus and other school entrance exams. I appreciate that different people have different learning needs, and always deliver tailored tutoring sessions on that basis. I am an engaging and motivating tutor and very patient in explaining topics. I have a recent DBS (formerly CRB) check, meaning that your child is always safe with me.
GCSE and A-level exams are becoming harder nowadays, and students need a supportive tutor, who has a strong academic background, sound knowledge of latest curriculum and various exam boards (e.g., AQA, OCR, Edexcel). I am fully committed to working with all of my students to achieve a grade better than the "target grade".
I regularly get very positive feedback from parents and students over the years, the following are a few of them:
"James has helped my 13-year-old Daughter understand Maths that she never understood before. He is patient and my daughter actually looks forward to Maths now. Also, the level of homework with explanations is excellent and sent to us via Dropbox each week. We couldn't be happier and will continue with James up to GCSE's if your looking for a maths tutor look no further."; - Simon S [contact detail removed]
"James has been fantastic, my daughter has gone from being terrified of maths exams and going blank to knowing what she is doing. He is patient and takes the time to explain things until she understands it. She has progressed more in the last few months than the last 2 years."; - Judith H [contact detail removed]
"My Son is really enjoying Dr.James maths, he finds him easy to understand and to learn from..Dr.James is highly respectful and very curious.
I highly recommend Dr James."; - Steve G (on Removed.com)
"Very Methodical in his approach to teaching. Very Organised and prepared. He also takes time to get to know his student’s strengths and weaknesses. Overall an amazing tutor. I would definitely recommend."; - Judith P [contact detail removed]
"Dr James is an excellent teacher with superb subject knowledge in Maths computer science. Very nice person and approachable. James presentation is well structured and easy to follow.
My daughter Dede is enjoying every bit of his lessons. I’m anticipating she gets a very good grade at her GCSE."; - Michael (on Removed.com)
"James is currently tutoring my son for his GCSE maths next year. In the short time, Jame's has been tutoring, Dylan has expressed better understanding and confidence and James has explained things to him in a way he understands and more importantly, Dylan feels comfortable with the tutoring. I would recommend James and I feel confident that Dylan will succeed next year!"; - Sue (Mrs) (on Removed.com)
"My son has had only 3 lessons with Dr James so far, but already I can see benefits to my child's learning. The lessons are well planned and structured, and more importantly, he is happy too."; - Tara (Mrs) (on Removed.com)
"My daughter's math has made good progress. He is always well prepared during the lesson and arrives on time."; - YH (Ms) (on Removed.com)
"James has met our needs my daughter is very shy and don’t talk to anyone but she has had no problem with James she understands maths he has made it very easy, would recommend to family an friends ..."; - Samantha J [contact detail removed]
"James is always on time, he completes the full hour and is flexible which helps me as a working mum.
He is very patient with my 15-year old and her grades have already improved as well as her confidence."; - Parry (Mrs) (on Removed.com)
"James is friendly and reliable, he has taught my daughter well and she feels comfortable with his pace and understands this subject better."; - Lynette (Mrs) (on Removed.com)
"James is a very organized, bright and pleasant person."; - Nigel (Dr) (on Removed.com)
My tuition can take place either at your place or mine, depending on the need. I also offer group tuition at a lower rate.
If you are interested, please feel free to drop me a line.
I have about 10 years of tutoring experience in IT & math at different levels and nearly 8 years of industrial experience.
I appreciate different learners have different learning needs, and always deliver tailored tutoring sessions on that basis. I am an engaging and motivating tutor, and very patient in explaining topics.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|University of Warwick||2009||Doctorate||Computer Science|
|University of Warwick||2006||Masters||Computer Science|
|University of Nottingham||2004||Bachelors||Computing and Information Systems|
|University of Northampton||2013||Other||PGCTHE Teaching Qualification|
|Unpublished feedback (Usually negative)||0|