Information About Jason - York tutor - (16 reviews)
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Upon graduation from St Andrews with a degree in zoology, I moved to York in 2008 to study for a PhD at the Hull York Medical School. My thesis was on the evolutionary divergences of two species of monkeys in the anatomy department. I graduated in 2013 and have remained in York. I currently work for Nespresso, the coffee company, in a continuous improvement role. I started tutoring in 2011.
During my time at the university I lectured and took tutorials and practicals. I have tutored numerous secondary school pupils in the GCSE sciences and maths and A level biology students since 2011. I have also volunteered in schools. My students have enjoyed my tutoring and, more importantly, have developed a confidence in the subject and achieved good grades.
Tutoring is largely about simplifying complex information so that it is comprehensible, and making links between ideas so that they are memorable. Emphasising the core concepts forms the foundation, on which the details can be built.
I have been tutoring for six years now and hope my experience enables me to tell what is being understood and what can be taken as read. This efficiency is crucial given the limited available for tutorials. I have found that understanding the topic is not enough; students need to be able to communicate in writing what they know. As a result, I have started to place a much greater emphasis on being able to answer exam questions; examiners are not clairvoyant and must adhere to a strict marking scheme.
Science has a beauty and elegance that, while apparent to me, is elusive to many people. I hope my enthusiasm can impart some of this wonder, as I think making the subject more engaging diminishes the chore of learning it.
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- Univeristy of St Andrews (2008) - BSc (hons) (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- Thomas Rotherham College (2004) - Chemistry A level (A) (College) (✔ On File)
- Thomas Rotherham College (2004) - Biology A level (A) (College) (✔ On File)
- Thomas Rotherham College (2004) - Physics A level (A) (College) (✔ On File)
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Jason has somehow given him a love of Chemistry and Maths. My son says he looks forward to every session and says Jason is patient, knows how to explain in a way he understands and has a great sense of humour.
In mocks my son got C's in Physics and Maths, an E in Chemistry and B in Biology. Yesterday he received his GCSE results and got A's in all his sciences and Maths. Although my son worked hard too, Jason was instrumental in helping him to achieve these grades.
From my perspective Jason has been flexible with arrangements if I have needed, is reliable, and professional. I cannot recommend him highly enough, he has been brilliant.
I have contacted my tutor Jason and had the first lesson yesterday.
Thank you for the good service you provide.