Theory of Knowledge
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 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.
John is available for online tuition to students anywhere in the world. Find out more about online tuition.
John, like all of our tutors, is a qualified teacher and has been interviewed by us personally. All of our tutors have at least two years of classroom teaching experience and come with fantastic references and criminal records checks.