Subjects and Levels:
Maths A Level
Qualifications and Experience:
B.Eng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering – University of Manchester – 1992
PGCE Secondary Education - Maths – Leeds Metropolitan University – 1995
Teacher of Maths – KS3 / GCSE and A Level – Wensleydale School, Leyburn ( 24 years )
Private Maths Tutor GCSE and A Level - AQA , OCR and EdExcel
Examiner Maths IGCSE Cambridge International / OCR
Enhanced DBS checked / Annual DBS update service
Availability and Areas Covered:
Online Maths tuition
One-to-one or small groups (2 or 3 are possible)
Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 8.00pm.
11+ / KS3 Maths £35.00 per hour
GCSE Maths £35.00 per hour
A Level Maths £40.00 per hour
As a qualified Maths teacher, I have taught Key Stage 3 , GCSE, FSMQ and A Level Maths to a large number of students of varying abilities over the past 20 years. I have high expectations of my students and ensure that as well as enjoying the sessions they are making good progress. I encourage my students to ask questions, especially those they didn’t feel happy asking in class, and then give them clear and precise answers. As a result, my students gain confidence and belief in their own ability and consequently their grades improve.
My experience allows me to ascertain very quickly the students' strengths and weaknesses and I am fully aware of the common misconceptions that students have. As an examiner, I can help students to improve their exam techniques and give them strategies to approach even the most challenging questions. I have built up a large number of highly effective techniques and resources to enable the students that I work with to achieve the best grades possible.
Jon was so helpful in supporting my son to achieve his best in his A level maths, everything from being really flexible when we needed to change tutorial days to being fantastic in his tuition, which carried on in the days leading up to each exam paper. Thanks so much Jon!
J. Thomson, Harrogate
Jon helped my son with his A Level Maths and he is a fantastic tutor. He was always on time with a well scheduled lesson plan to help push my son to reach his maximum potential. He would take time to explain any part of the topic that they were doing, doing lots of examples and past paper questions. The lessons were always well thought out and Jon was able to really help my son’s confidence in maths, from being his least favourite subject to it becoming the subject where he achieved a good grade. Couldn’t thank Jon enough for his help and would highly recommend Jon.
Jon tutored my son throughout his second year of A Level Maths. Jon was always well prepared for the sessions and used a good mixture of examples and past paper questions. All the sessions were bespoke and focused on the areas my son wanted to focus on. Working with Jon gave him much more confidence and his grade improved from a D to an A. We would highly recommend Jon as a tutor and the online tuition made things a lot easier.
Jon was a superb tutor for my son in the final year of his A-Levels. Working with Jon allowed him to generate a real depth of understanding of the different areas of the Maths syllabus which enabled him to excel in the final exams. It was also really important that my son really enjoyed working with Jon which alleviated the pressure as the exams approached. I recommend him very strongly.
Jon really helped my daughter work through questions she found troubling by applying a clear and concise method. He sent additional working outside of the tutor sessions to help her with questions she was currently working on. Jon really helped her achieve a top grade of A* by spending time going through complex questions clearly. As a parent, I found Jon very easy to deal with.
A massive thank you to Jon for being an immense support to my daughter prior to her GCSE’s. It’s ok finding a tutor but especially important to find one that just makes it all make sense and boost confidence. Thank you Jon
Jon supported my son with A Level Maths tuition earlier this year after what has been a challenging eighteen months of studying this subject. Jon helped fill gaps in knowledge on topics that hadn’t been taught at school whilst also building confidence. My son found the style of teaching incredibly helpful and the flexibility on offer in the sessions helped him navigate the exams he eventually had to sit. Without Jon’s support, I am convinced that my son would not have got the grade he needed to get onto his first-choice University course and I would recommend him to anyone looking to get that extra support.
S Eaton, Sheffield
Jon has been fantastic, definitely worth every penny and would highly recommend. He increased my daughter’s confidence and this showed in her GCSE results when she improved by 3 grades from her previous mocks. Thank you Jon she couldn’t have achieved this without your help.
J Banthorpe, Thirsk
Jon has been supporting my daughter over the last 6 months with her GCSE Maths. He has understood how she is currently being taught so as not to change or disrupt the way she is learning at school. Jon has provided her with more confidence and understanding on some of the areas she was struggling with. The proof is really in her improvement by a grade in her assessments. I would highly recommend Jon.
J D’Souza, Harrogate
A huge thank you to you Jon, after tutoring my son Adam through his A-Level years he achieved an A in his A-Level Maths. This has been a difficult two years ( Covid ) and Jon was consistent throughout and his tutoring was very beneficial to Adam alongside homeschooling.
S Best, Leeds
My son went from a predicted E in A-level Maths to achieving a B. Lessons with Jon definitely helped. He is very approachable, going over the topics my son needed to spend more time on. He made the lessons interesting and built my son's confidence. I would highly recommend him - gold star from us!
J Fox, Leeds
Jon has been helping my daughter with her A-level AQA maths prep for the last 4 months - he has seen her for an hour each week. She has really enjoyed these lessons and her results are much improved, and her confidence too! He is always very organised and has tailored the sessions around her needs! He has printed off many questions for her to practice (which have been hard to find as new spec). He has even seen her for extra practice the night before each maths exam to ensure she was well prepared! No hesitation in recommending Jon!
Z. Quinn, Knaresborough
We employed Jon as a tutor for our daughter in the 8 months prior to her taking her maths GCSE. We were concerned with her mock exam grade and felt she needed extra support to ensure she passed. Jon was firm but patient and took all the time required to explain and re-explain everything our daughter had learnt in class which solidified her knowledge and gave her confidence going into the exam. She passed her GCSE with an improvement of at least one grade and I think a lot of this was down to the confidence she got from her sessions with Jon. I would highly recommend Jon to any student who needs extra support to pass Maths GCSE.
M. Berry, Harrogate