John obtained a First Class Honours degree in Physics and Philosophy from Durham, before a PhD in Physics and Applied Mathematics at Leeds. He now works as a research scientist in London, following similar experience in Washington, DC. Alongside tutoring, John is also a professional jazz bassist and a science communicator, and has given prestigious public lectures on Science, Music and the Arts.
With wide experience in communicating and teaching, John has established a personable and adaptable approach. He is able to explain concepts from a number of angles, and enjoys helping students find their individual way in to a subject. His goal is to give students the confidence that they really ‘get’ the topic at hand, not just to reinforce rote learning. This approach has been successful both in general revision, helping to solidify ideas, and in targeted exam preparation, helping to unlock specific barriers to understanding.
“I am doing a Physics degree via distance learning. John has been fantastic at helping me grasp some of the material I’ve been struggling with. He really knows his field and is very patient. I would definitely recommend him!”
“John was brilliant with my 17 year old son. We needed him for some mock A level maths revision at very short notice. He was incredibly accommodating, quick to respond, and really helped my son in the few days before his exam. John was very patient, knows his subject very well, and was very useful in helping my son work through some problems. We will definitely use him again.”
“John has been great for our 17 year old son doing physics A level. He is finding the transition from GCSE to A level quite challenging and John is helping with clear down to earth explanations, giving him an invaluable forum for exploring concepts he has had trouble understanding in class.”