Information About Joe - Islington tutor - (23 reviews)
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Exceptional tutoring from the best that Cambridge University has got to offer.
Tutoring full time since graduating from King's College Cambridge, 2013.
I love to turn good students into the best, always pushing and stretching my pupils to get the most out of them. For those looking to achieve the top grades, I can offer my experience in fine-tuning exam technique, as well as giving insight and tutoring in more advanced subjects (Further Maths, STEP, Physics Olympiad, PAT, ENGAA etc.). I can also offer personal and informative preparatory advice for those students applying to Oxbridge.
On the flip side I have seen that the teaching of maths and science in the classroom can sometimes leave students feeling dejected, uninterested and even unable – often sapping their confidence. Through my tutoring I aim to rebuild this confidence and unlock each student’s true potential. Together we can fill gaps in understanding, consolidate material, get ahead of the syllabus and ultimately strive towards better grades.
Regardless, every lesson will be tailored to each student’s individual needs.
Over 2000 hours of one on one tutoring experience.
Experienced with Edexcel, OCR, AQA and OCR MEI.
Being lucky enough to go to Cambridge, I was blown away by the power of small group teaching, having been used to large classes my whole life. I could not believe the amount it was possible to progress in each guided supervision. It's a privilege to be able to provide such a service myself, for my students.
Learning happens best one on one. I take a very informal, interactive, animated and personable approach to teaching. This is not school, we don't have rules. This is a place to learn and excel. It's all the good bits about the Cambridge supervision system but without any of the formality or anxiety.
My lessons take place in my WeWork working space located a very short walk away from Old St tube station (Northern line). In some circumstances I can travel but this will incur an additional fee. My face to face slots are extremely competitive and pretty much fully booked for regular evening slots. Half-term and other holiday slots are currently available. Do enquire as I may be able to make room for you.
I also run a number of classes - please get in touch for additional information.
Finally, I teach a number of students online, especially during the day when they have free periods. We use a mix of audio (through Skype) and an online interactive whiteboard (Bitpaper).
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Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Cambridge University (2013) - MSci (Hons) Physics (Masters) (✔ On File)
- Cambridge University (2012) - BA (Hons) Physics (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- Winstanley College (2009) - A Levels (94% avg.): Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry (College) (✔ On File)
- Shevington High School (2007) - GCSEs: 10 subjects at grade A* (School) (✔ On File)
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Thank you for a great first session, we look forward to seeing you next week.
Delighted we found Joe and very grateful for all of the help and support. Would recommend him to anyone considering a tutor.
Matthew looks forward to the lessons and has a new refreshing approach to his work.
Joe is an excellent tutor and we are so glad we chose Joe.
Nevertheless, after only two sessions with Joe, I had a significantly greater understanding of electricity and physics as a whole. He is an approachable and friendly person who I got along easily with, and is both effective and interesting in his teaching. All this was proven when I got an A* on my next electricity paper. Highly recommended :)
My 16 year old son found Joe's lessons enjoyable and increased both his ability and confidence before his GCSE exams.
Would highly recommend Joe.
The exam papers that Joe provides, marks and gives feedback on have substantially increased Claire's confidence, ability and understanding of exam technique. Claire says that there were areas of maths that she found very confusing and daunting and that Joe helps to make them very easy to understand and has increased her confidence in her own ability to tackle them. We would highly recommend Joe.
I am currently studying A2 physics and maths with him and he is really a miracle worker. At college, I was doing some topics that I found to be very complicated and I thought I would never be able to comprehend them, but as soon as I go to Joe for a lesson, he makes them really accessible and now I can do them as easy as 1+1=2.
Due to Joe's incredible organising skill, I don’t need to worry about what I have to go over with him, as he has planned everything in advance already. He took his time to familiarise himself with my particular syllabus, a skill that I think most tutors lack, in my experience. they just tend to teach a topic generally with knowing very little of what the syllabus is actually asking them to teach.
Joe never rushes anything and takes his time out to go over a concept again and again using different techniques until I understand it fully and can apply the knowledge to solve questions. Many tutors are constantly looking over their watch and never go beyond the fixed time they intend to teach and fortunately, Joe isn’t one of them. On occasions, we have gone over the time limit in order to understand a few difficult concepts and Joe never rushed his lesson because of it and didn’t charge anything extra.
Another excellent characteristic of his that he is always willing to go the extra mile. Besides teaching me physics and maths, he has helped me out on my extended project and with my UCAS application, which involved going over my personal statement and researching into universities I could apply to. He is also available on phone or email and from where he can help me out with any question I have or if I am struggling with my homework.
Above all, Joe is a very friendly person and easy to work with. I truly feel lucky to be one of his students and I would recommend him to anyone studying A-levels maths or physics.