John

Tutor profile - John

John

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

Like all our tutors, John is a qualified teacher Like all our tutors, John holds a degree from a top University Like all our tutors, John holds a full, clean criminal records checkJohn holds a PhDJohn holds a Masters degreeJohn either works or has worked as an examiner for an exam boardJohn holds a degree from a Russell Group University
John has been AMAZING. His erudite and intelligent comments have helped me shape my own ideas on an essay topic I stood little chance of understanding on my own. John offered expert guidance, knowledge and support. While I was located on the other side of the world, John was 100% reliable and quick to respond with well crafted feedback. I can highly recommend John as a tutor and I feel lucky and grateful to have found him.

Student, Australia

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 Physics in University of Greenwich, and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from . 2006.

University name Name of degree Year of graduation
Queen Mary University of London PhD Linguistics 2014
Queen Mary University of London MA Linguistics 2009
Queen Mary University of London BSc (Hons) Human Biosciences 2005

Subjects tutored:

Biology

Chemistry

English (A Level AQA, A Level Edexcel, A Level OCR, Pre-U, IB Standard Level, IB Higher Level, IB MYP, Advanced Placement, Undergraduate and ESL)

Maths (KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR, IGCSE, IGCSE additional, A Level AQA, A Level Edexcel, A Level OCR, A Level Further Maths, Pre-U, IB Studies, IB Standard Level, IB Higher Level, IB Further Maths Higher Level, IB MYP and STEP)

Philosophy (GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR, IGCSE, A Level AQA, A Level Edexcel, A Level OCR, Pre-U, IB Standard Level, IB Higher Level and IB MYP)

Physics (KS3, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR, IGCSE, A Level AQA, A Level Edexcel, A Level OCR, Pre-U, IB Standard Level, IB Higher Level and IB MYP)

Theory of Knowledge (IB SL and IB HL)

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

Parent of online A-Level Physics student

Thursday, 11th January 2018