John (Biology, Chemistry, English, Maths, Philosophy, Physics & T...


Biology, Chemistry, English, Maths, Philosophy, Physics and Theory of Knowledge

John's biography:

John has tutored privately for 11 years. After a bachelor's degree in biomedical science, he starting tutoring during his time as a classroom teacher of physics at Mascalls School in Kent, where he was also teacher in charge of physics, continuing throughout his master's and PhD studies in linguistics. John continues to tutor students in English, philosophy, TOK, mathematics and the sciences while also lecturing in linguistics at Queen Mary University of London. This year John is teaching Academic English in Finland while pursuing a postgraduate diploma in mathematics and physics.

John uses supportive, facilitative dialogue to build students' confidence and to encourage curiosity, questioning and perseverance. While developing these qualities is an end in itself, John makes prominent use of past exam questions to tailor this learning in a time-efficient manner to students' goals for exam technique and attainment.

John currently combines tutoring a range of subjects with academic research and teaching in linguistics. He enjoys hiking and listening to popular science audiobooks.

John's qualifications:

John qualified to teach English in University of Greenwich, and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from 2006.

University NameName of degreeYear of graduation
Queen Mary University of LondonPhD Linguistics2014
Queen Mary University of LondonMA Linguistics2009
Queen Mary University of LondonBSc (Hons) Human Biosciences2005

John's International Baccalaureate (IB) experience:

John's PhD was about the relationship between knowledge and language. This expertise on epistemology and its relationship to academic language is of particular value in preparing the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) essay.

Recent testimonials:

"John has been tutoring our daughter, an A-level student, for just over 4 months. The lessons are online as we live outside the UK. John is very knowledgeable and appears to have wealth of tutoring experience. John particularly helps our daughter in preparing for the exam style questions. John also provides email support as and when needed. We would be happy to recommend John for physics training to any A-level student"

Thursday, 11th January 2018

Parent of online A-Level Physics student

John is available for online tuition

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