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Roundhay, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS8 2EB.
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Leeds, Roundhay, Headingley, Moortown, Horsforth, Cross Gates, West Yorkshire

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Approach to Teaching

"I am a (male) private tutor with a degree in mathematics and 20 years of experience of providing excellent tuition services. I provide students with lessons tailored to their individual learning styles and to suit their specific needs, whether that be a thorough understanding of background knowledge, help with subject areas and topics they find particularly difficult, or last-minute exam tips. I will discuss with each student their personal learning goals and preferred approach, and adapt my teaching to suit, thus ensuring that each student gets quality teaching focused on their requirements and preferences. I strongly believe that everyone can learn to be confident in mathematics - if a student is struggling then that is the fault of the teacher, not the student. I am passionate about mathematics and I love to teach - we work hard in lessons, but we have fun as well. I have also been trained in counselling skills, so students can be confident of an understanding and sympathetic teacher. I teach at all levels, from Primary to A-level to first-year degree or adult numeracy. All are welcome. I have coached many students of all ages, feedback has been enthusiastic, and I am very happy to have been of help to so many students. I prefer to teach in a dedicated area in my own home as we can then be sure of a quiet and comfortable working environment, with a wealth of resources readily to hand. I have worked in high school and for the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust; I currently work part-time in Student Support Services at the University of Leeds and I work for OCR marking maths A-level exams. I strive to provide a friendly and welcoming environment where you will receive sympathetic and understanding guidance, whatever your ability level."

Hourly Charges

Maths GCSE QTS Numeracy£35
Maths A Level AS Maths£35
Maths A Level A Level Maths£35
Maths A Level AS Further Maths£35
Maths A Level A Level Further Maths£35
Maths A Level AS Statistics£35
Maths A Level A Level Statistics£35
Maths A Level Intl Bacc Maths Studies£35
Maths A Level Intl Bacc Standard£35
Maths A Level Intl Bacc Higher£35
Maths A Level STEP Sixth Term Exam Paper£35

Extra Charges for Travel etc

Lessons are charged on a sliding scale to be agreed based upon the student's ability to pay. The price given above is only a guide. Please get in touch via this website for more details. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice are charged at half the session rate.


The first introductory lesson is always free. Lessons of more than one hour, or multiple lessons for the same family within a week, may be eligible for a discount. A discount is also available if you pay by monthly standing order.


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Teaching Experience

Experienced Tutor with 15 years experience.

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* BSc Maths, Lancaster University

Enhanced DBS (CRB) Disclosure

Enhanced DBS (CRB) Disclosure issued on 15/08/19

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Overall Score from 2 referees


Average rating: 5 out of 5.0 based on 325 lessons.

Student 2327059: "Excellent. "

Student 2312725: "Excellent. "

Student 2286297: "Excellent.I would rate John as Excellent. My son really found it useful the way John explained things and would recommend him to others. "

Student 2285491: "Excellent. "

Student 2280387: "Excellent.John definitely deserves an excellent! "

Student 2267206: "Excellent. My daughter is finding her classes to be very beneficial and confidence in her own ability is growing"

Student 2260433: "Excellent. I found John easy to talk with very understanding and very patient. I was very worried about taking my QTS test and John gave me great tips and fill me in confidence and I passed! I would highly recommend him to anyone. Thanks John "

Student 2259909: "Excellent. John continues to give consistently high standard of tuition"

Student 2257860: "Excellent.In preparation for upcoming exams the support from the tuition lesson was really useful. Different techniques and resources were used to build confidence in different ways of approaching exam questions. Revision lesson was tailored to focus on my weak topics whilst sharing useful applications/ websites to help me when studying independently. "

Student 2250188: "Excellent.With holds a very patient, friendly and professional manor at all times. Is able to explain things on a more one to one level in the best way that suits me. Always makes himself available and encourages you to email him with any problems you or equations you find difficult outside of lessons. "

Student 2288501: "Very Good. "


John has provided us with these testimonials:
I took the retest last week and .... PASSED :) woop ! Thank you so much for all your help ! Couldnt have done it without you :) - Emilie 13/08/2014
I am so thankful to you for helping me through this year. My grades have improved so much which I have noticed through class tests. Thank you so much for tutoring me Phoebe 4/5/2016
Hi John Just to let you know that I passed!!!! Thank you so much. You have taught me loads and it paid off. Thanks for all your help and support. Well done you! 😊 Cheers, Suzie 7/6/2016
John is an excellent tutor. He has a very friendly and relaxed personality and is fantastic at explaining concepts in multiple ways. He knows exactly what he is talking about and always prepares great content for each session. He has also been very accomodating for when I have had trouble making it to the session and has been willing and able to do sessions effectively over skype/scribblar when required. From teaching me new content that I have never covered to helping me go through past papers, John excelled in all areas. In particular he introduced me to reading examiners comments on the past papers so you can see what the common mistakes people tend to make are. It also gives you an impression as to how easy a paper should have been overall. I would very much recommend John to anyone looking for a tutor. Eddie, 27/06/2017
Lara told me yesterday that she no longer feels out of her depth in Maths and I can see that the relatively few sessions she has had with you have made a real difference. You are a very talented Maths teacher and motivator. Thank you so much, Andrea
Hi john, I just wanted to say a big thank you for your tutoring with Nick for his A level. He has now completed all the exams and regardless of the result he has given it his best and approached them positively, and thats a real turn around from the situation last summer. Thank you for your patience and for explaining things in a way that suited Nick, I really appreciate all the help you have given him.
George has thoroughly enjoyed your tuition style and his confidence has increased incredibly- thank you.
I have got my results and I got a 5. So I am so relieved and can now look into teacher training. I would like to thank you for all of your help. The teaching and moral support when I needed it after a challenging day was very much appreciated. - Liz, 23/08/2020

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