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I am a fully qualified Science Teacher, with a BSc Hons. in Physics and the Post Graduate Certificate in Science Education from York University.

I have over 4 years experience of teaching pupils 1:1 in Maths and Physics.
I have a patient and enthusiastic style.

I don't charge the tutorial fee on the first session in lieu of the site's registration fee.
For home visits outside of Harrogate town, 40p/mile each way travel charge applies.

I'm semi-retired and have lived in Harrogate for over 15 years. Recent DBS check available.

I focus on developing pupils confidence and understanding, modifying the content of each tutorial and my teaching style to suit each student's individual needs, their abilities and progress in the subject.
Covering many examples, practice questions and past papers together, I ensure students consider and understand the examiners requirements and expectations. Using many other revision and exam techniques, I assist candidates to achieve their full potential and improve grades accordingly. Many of my tutees achieve the higher 7-9 grades.

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Tutoring Experience

I have over 5 years of tutoring experience; I previously taught in York schools placements and Church Sunday school settings.
I have the Post Graduate Certificate in Science Education (PGCE), (the national school teachers qualification) from York University.
"John is an extremely calm, encouraging and thorough tutor and I have no hesitation in recommending his services. Our daughter's anticipated grade was increased by the school after his tutorials began. She sat her Maths GCSE in a much better frame of mind, and achieved her potential thanks to the sessions with John. " Laura.

Tutoring Approach

I focus on teaching and improving:
Revision, Study and Exam Techniques / Skills, Enhancing Recall and Understanding of Core Concepts in Maths and Physics particularly for Exam Preparation. I also show pupils how to consider and tailor their responses to the examiners requirements and expectations.

Enhancing motivation and interest in the subject by:
-relating new concepts to children's existing knowledge, interests and experiences;
-thorough revision of each topic;
-covering many practice examples;
-gradually introducing exam type questions;
-analysing the student's answers to exam questions together;
-explaining / inviting the pupil to consider what the examiner is looking for.

With adequate practice on past papers, and by developing the student's motivation desire and reasons to succeed, every exam candidate can be enabled to achieve their full potential.
My approach builds self-confidence in the student's own abilities.
These have all been proven to improve grades and self-confidence in exam results.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekdays (all times)
References Available On File


York University1992PGCEPhysics/Science
York University1991BachelorsPhysics & Philosophy
Malvern College1979CollegeA levels
Bournville College of F.E.1980CollegeA levels

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