Tom Johnson - Private Tutor in Hitchin

Tom Johnson Private Tutor in Hitchin

By day, I work at PA Consulting in the Software and Controls group, where I have built embedded systems, optimising simulations and automated test platforms. I developed his love for computers at an early age, first learning to program at 14. I then followed this interest through a Computer Science degree at the University of Cambridge, before taking it into the world of work.

Subjects I Teach

My Education & Qualifications

  • University of Cambridge, 20122015
    Computer Science (BA): 2.i
  • School: Aylesbury Grammar School
    I achieved and A* in Maths, Further Maths and Physics while at AGS, winning the Governors' Prize for Excellence in A-level Results.

My Tutoring & Teaching Experience

I have been tutoring at GCSE level for almost a year, primarily in Computing. I have recently started tutoring in GCSE level Mathematics. My students originally came to be because their teacher was poor; one went on to achieve an A* in her summer exams. Tom is also currently tutoring a Part II (year 3) student's Computer Science dissertation at the University of Cambridge.

My Approach to Tutoring

I teach my students by challenging the assumptions they've made. If I show them where those assumptions break down, they develop new, more accurate models.

Fun Facts About Me

In my spare time, I've built and flown quadcopters and I try to take photos of the everyday in interesting ways. If my day job doesn't manage to sate my appetite for computing, I build open source software.

My Client Testimonials

  • GCSE Computing
    "Tom is a very patient, articulate teacher who explains things calmly, thoroughly and in an easy to understand manner. He has worked brilliantly with Olivia - her knowledge and confidence with the subject matter has improved greatly and he must be credited with taking Olivia's grades from a B to an A* within a term. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Tom as a tutor."

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