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## Maths |
Hourly Rate |

Secondary | £18.00 |

GCSE | £18.00 |

A-Level | £18.00 |

University | £18.00 |

Casual Learner | £18.00 |

I am a retired mathematics teacher but still enjoy teaching and learning . My other interests include learning to play the piano ( much harder than mathematics! ) and lots of water sports, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking in particular. I am married with three children and three grandchildren all living close by so that the grandchildren get free tutoring whether they like it or not.

My first teaching post was at Exmouth School.It was a grammar school when I arrived but changed two years later to become a comprehensive. I was there for seven years teaching mathematics throughout the age range but focussing particularly on exam work. I then taught at a Further Education College in Cambridgeshire teaching mainly pure maths, applied maths and statistics as separate "A" levels. I completed my career teaching GCSE and"A" level mathematics at a technology school in Peterborough before returning to Devon in retirement. Since then I have tutored many students and believe that I have made a significant contribution to their results.

When I meet a student for the first time my aim is to gain their confidence quickly. I want the student to feel that here is someone who can really make a difference to their results. I believe that I can. I know the exam content backwards and have spent my working life fine-tuning ways of explaining the processes involved. Sometimes the student knows exactly which topics he needs assistance with whilst others prefer to be guided by me, both options are fine. I use text books and past papers frequently, I believe clear explanation followed by practice examples works best. The hour will be intense and will "fly by" but it is very important that the student consolidates the work covered by going over it themselves shortly afterwards and completes the examples that I will leave them with to be checked over at the start of the next session. Once I know the details of the exam in question I will obtain a copy of the syllabus and go through it with the tutee deciding which topics need attention and in which order. It is very important to keep revising topics already covered so that most sessions will start by going over work set on the previous visit followed by ten minutes recapping on important results already covered.

In nearly all cases I have travelled to the student's home rather than the student coming to me. This often seems to be the best option as it avoids parents having to wait around for an hour but I then have to charge a small amount to cover the time and travel costs, but both options are available and can be discussed at the outset.

Choosing a tutor is not easy but I will guarantee that whenever I act as a tutor I will always do my very best to make a real difference.

**Hull University**(1967) - Merit (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)**Leeds University**(1963) - third honours (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

Date Registered: | 22/08/2013 |

Date Last Logged In: | 23/10/2016 |

Tutees Providing Feedback: | 6 |

Tutees Providing Positive Feedback: | 6 Av. 5.00/5.00 |

John**From James (5/5): ** *(GCSE Maths)*

John**From Carole (5/5): ** *(GCSE Maths)* John tutored our daughter Claire on a weekly basis during the academic year 2015 to prepare her for GCSE maths. Before we found John, she had no confidence in her maths ability and regularly came out of school tests with D grades in the subject. Within a few weeks of her being tutored we saw an improvement. John knows the subject and the syllabus backwards and is a master at finding ways to patiently explain maths problems so that they are clearly understood by the tutee. Claire passed GCSE maths with a grade B, which we feel was largely down to John's instruction. I can absolutely recommend him as a maths tutor, he was worth every penny!

John**From Mike (5/5): ** *(A-Level Maths)* John we appreciate your punctuality, friendliness and ease at which you have placed George. Lets hope your knowledge sinks in for him.

Kind regards

Mike and Heather

Kind regards

Mike and Heather

John**From Anne (5/5): ** *(GCSE Maths)* John's profile fulfilled our requirements for a tutor for our son in year 11, preparing for his GCSE exams. Although we have only seen John on a few occasions his positive approach and clear explanations are developing my son's confidence in maths. A great start!

John**From Lisa (5/5): ** *(Secondary Maths)* Great tutor, makes my child feel at ease and knows his subject well.

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From Kelly (5/5):(Casual Learner Maths)John is currently tutoring me and for the first time I'm actually enjoying Math. I never thought I'd say that. He is very encouraging and supportive and I would highly recommend him to anybody wanting to improve their understanding.