Information About John - Durham tutor - (3 reviews)
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I am a retired teacher who entered the profession in 1973 having an honours degree in Applied Physics and a PGSE in Science education… I taught mainly GCSE Science and Maths in the early years of my career but for the last 20 years I was Head of Science in a large comprehensive school with a large sixth form,my own subject specialism being Physics up to A level.
A full time teacher of 36 years (1973-2009) with much experience of one to one home tuition.
I love the challenge of helping students to overcome the barriers which are preventing them from achieving their potential.I think I have the experience and expertise to break down difficult concepts into simple logical steps and so restore self confidence of the learner.
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- University of Leeds (1973) - Science Ed (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)
- University of Bradford (1972) - Applied Physics (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
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him well in the next stage of his studies.
My son was tracking for a level 4 (low C) following his mock exams. He needed a minimum level 6 to go on and study A-Level Economics. He was told by his teachers that it was unlikely he'd achieve his 'aspirational' goal at a one-to-one meeting to discuss his A-Level options, so he should pick another A-Level instead.
I accept it was a big ask in short period of time to up his game not just by one level, but two. However, John provided excellent advice, guidance and tutoring - most specifically giving my son tips as to how to best handle questions and tackle exam papers. I have no doubt this played a huge part in him achieving his level 6 and I doubt he would have made this progress without this assistance and support.
John was very natural and relaxed in his approach which suited our son down to the ground. I cannot recommend him highly enough.