Information About John - Newport-on-tay tutor - (16 reviews)
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John offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!
I am used to applying maths to a wide range of science. PhD in NMR. Studied Chemical Physics as an undergraduate. This involved topics common to Chemistry and Physics and a lot of Maths. Have a great interest in guitar and play at various events in function bands. Sing a bit too. Also keen on learning foreign languages in my spare time. My French is fluent. It's a real passion of mine.
Work in a University by day (for 7 years) teaching a range of science topics in laboratories. I have also taught Maths and Physics in Schools for 6 years and covered in the occasional French class. I have also privately tutored maths and science for over 20 years and worked as a language assistant in a French school.
I try to make lessons as interesting and relevant as possible. Most people learn much faster when they are interested. I avoid lecturing. It's better to do an activity that gets the student engaged and better to lead the student to puzzle out the answer for themselves in small steps aided by numerous hints from the tutor.
I sometimes make up questions relevant to hobbies and interests of students.
A formula that is understood is much more useful than one that is just remembered. There are some strategies to help with solving problems.
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Additional Languages: Filipino, French, German, Polish
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- University of Dundee (2010) - PhD (Doctorate) (✔ On File)
- University of Dundee (2005) - MSc (Masters) (✔ On File)
- University of Strathclyde (1994) - PGCE (PGCE) (✔ On File)
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Sadly is was too far for him to travel so we had to find a Tutor in Perth
I could not recommend John highly enough.
I have been considering that fact that you are away for a few weeks in the run up to the prelims which is unfortunate, but I think I might be better trying to get another tutor in the meantime. Good luck with your trip to the Philipines.
Travelled with my Friends and a member of the band to the Philippines for Xmas. We were away for just over 3 weeks. Played in a bar in El Nido Palawan. Busked in Manila.
I have also done two talks about my PhD in a Philippine University and have visited a High school and taught a maths lesson! I wish to work in a school in my summer non-working weeks.
to complete. The boys will need to ask questions about topics
they do not understand on either subjects so please ask them
about their difficulty in each subject .
Thank You very much for your help.