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, 2012 – 2015
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
"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."
Similar Tutors to Tom Johnson
You may also be interested to view some profiles of our tutors who are similar to Tom Johnson. Alternatively please feel free to contact us to discuss your tutoring needs, and how Wentworth Education and Tom Johnson can help you and your family achieve your goals.
Otherwise, you can read about our tutor selection criteria, or read about Wentworth Education's philosophy and approach in a letter to parents from Dr Katherine Wiles, our Founder. You can also see more tutor profiles on our tutors listing page, where you can filter by subject.
Tom Meltzer – Private Tutor in West London
I am a fourth year Physics PhD student at UCL. My occupation relies on my ability to understand complex theoretical concepts and explain them to both technical and non-technical experts.
I am a high achiever, obtaining a First Class (Hons) MPhys Theoretical Physics from The University of Sheffield. In my final year I scored the highest grade in the University for "Analytical Dynamics and Classical Field Theory" (93%). Other final year results include 88% in "Advanced Quantum Mechanics" and 84% in "Aspects of Modern Physics". I currently work in theoretical/computational quantum physics looking at electron scattering in molecules. Therefore I have a good grounding in maths, physics and programming.
I studied all three sciences, maths and further maths at A-level. For G.C.S.E I took triple science, maths and electronics (in addition to 7 other subjects).
In addition to my academic experience I have over two years corporate experience. I successfully completed a highly competitive internship and graduate scheme at Barclays Bank PLC, where I worked predominantly in Credit Risk and Credit Risk Modelling. I left the Bank so that I could develop my technical skills, such as, quantitative analysis and programming. Due to my experience working in a professional environment I am also well equipped to advise students how to write CVs and apply themselves to industry or academia. ...