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John offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!


Hourly Rate
Secondary £25.00
GCSE £27.00


Hourly Rate
Secondary £27.00
GCSE £30.00

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Personal Description:

Physics and Maths GCSE Tutor

I am a fully qualified Science Teacher, with a BSc Hons. and PGCE teaching qualification from York University, and have over 4 years experience of teaching pupils 1:1 in Maths and Physics.
I have a patient and enthusiastic style.
I focus on developing pupils confidence and understanding, modifying content and my teaching style to suit each student`s individual needs, progress and abilities.
By covering many examples and practice questions, and ensuring students consider the examiners requirements and expectations among many other revision and exam techniques, I assist candidates to achieve their full potential and improve grades accordingly.

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.

Tutoring Experience:

PGCE qualified. Many years of tutoring experience and previous teaching in summer school and church sunday school settings.
"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 Skills and Techniques, enhancing the pupil's understanding of core concepts and recall in both subjects.
This is done by relating new concepts to children's existing knowledge, interests and experiences, through the gradual introduction of exam type questions, ensuring adequate practice on past papers, and by developing the student's motivation, desire and reasons to achieve.
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.

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • York University (1992) - Physics/Science (PGCE) (✔ On File)
  • York University (1991) - Physics & Philosophy (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • Bournville College of F.E. (1980) - A levels (College) (✔ On File)
  • Malvern College (1979) - A levels (College) (✔ On File)

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