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John

John

Originally an honours graduate in Mathematics, I have been lucky enough to be able to apply my mathematical skills throughout my working career. As a result, I am ideally placed to provide tuition of mathematics in an interesting way that gives practical examples of how it is applied. My patience with people and passion for the subject has enabled GCSE and A-Level students to improve their attainment levels and enthusiasm for the subject in a relaxing and supportive teaching environment.

Tutoring Experience

I have taught Mathematics at GCSE and A Level privately for the past fourteen years, achieving good improvements in predicted grades across the board.

I can provide tuition for Foundation and Higher Tier GCSE using the new 9 to 1 syllabus. The subjects I can teach at A level include Core Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics. I have experience of teaching material applicable to all the major Examining Boards. I am also equipped to coach for the STEP One and STEP Two examinations set by the Admissions Testing Service.

Tutoring Approach

My approach to teaching the subject of Mathematics is informal but ensuring that the pupil is focused for the full period of the lesson. I feel that it is important that the pupil understands why they have to learn a particular aspect of the subject as well as the how. I also focus on examination technique, giving special attention to helping the student maximise the marks that can be achieved on a question.

I provide support outside the formal lessons via Skype or WhatsApp free of charge, which allows the student to progress without having to wait for their next lesson.

I am very keen that my lessons should be seen as enjoyable, so will always look to develop a good working relationship with the pupil, so that they feel at ease with me and so are relaxed about asking any question they want, no matter how trivial it might seem.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

Portsmouth Polytechnic1981ProfessionalDiploma in Management Studies
Reading University1974BachelorsBSc (Hons)

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