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£110 per hour

Minimum 1.5 hours per session in person

About Me

I am a  fully qualified teacher, with a First Class degree, over 35 years experience of teaching, and specialist training in teaching English to neurodivergent students.

I work with students who find classroom learning challenging,  predominantly with  young people with indicators of  autism, dyspraxia, Dyslexia, and demand avoidance, who seek to improve English skills, mindset flexibility and strength, and who would like to improve examination outcomes.

I believe passionately in the power of education to transform lives.

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8 Reviews on “John”

8 reviews
  • Caroline M

    My son has a number of additional needs and being matched with the tutor John has proven to be a very good match indeed. He has helped my son improve his English skills in a number of areas from grammar to preparation for SATs. The additional confidence my son has gained from these sessions has also been really lovely to see. John has a thorough knowledge about various additional needs and is sensitive and encouraging at all times. His lessons are engaging and fun. I would recommend him to any parents thinking of engaging him to tutor their child.

  • Tracey

    John has worked with my boys (aged 10 and 8) since June 2021, between them they have ASD, ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia. John had been patient, kind, flexible, motivating, engaging and reflective about his approach with both boys. He delivers truly bespoke input to meet their individual needs. He arrived on time and well prepared. He has a nurturing and supportive approach. It should also be stated that John does not just provide support to my children, he has provided considerable support to me navigating the education services and exploring appropriate reasonable adjustments which may suit the boys, his guidance in this has allowed me to effectively advocate for my children in the best possible way. I can not thank him enough.

  • SCN

    Our son is starting his GSCE year and, due to the pandemic and his dyslexia, we identified some gaps in his learning. We reached out to Sensational Tutors who matched our son up with John. We feel really lucky to have connected with John, he has really helped our son engage in English, and explains things clearly and in a very fun way. He brings loads of resources to lessons, and gives us lots of ideas to help support our son outside of their sessions. We are seeing improvements in his grades and understanding already, and it’s great to see the boost to our son’s confidence. We would highly recommend John, and Sensational tutors- I am so glad that we made the decision to contact them!

  • Kylie

    John is exceptional. John saw the little things about our son, where he is struggling, and how they could work together. He gets him. Our son has high-functioning ASD and has struggled with spelling, grammar, punctuation and general literacy. The search for a tutor is hard, even harder when faced with learning challenges. I’ve already seen a remarkable difference in how our son views his spelling each week. Can’t wait for more.

  • Lisa

    John’s empathetic approach has really made a big difference to my son’s attitude to learning. Knowing how to spot and write about language features and how to structure answers to maximise marks has changed the way he thinks about the English language and the exam. Thanks!

  • Chris

    My daughter has really responded to John’s multisensory style. There were some big gaps in her English skills and John was able to develop a personalised programme of study which was non patronising, vibrant and effective. She has reengaged with the English language. Even teachers in other subjects have noticed her newfound purposefulness!

  • Tarn

    My beautiful adopted son has Learning Disabilities, including dyslexia, dyscalculia, and poor working memory. He also has ADHD and challenging behaviours including poor self regulation. He is only accessing 26% of Year 1 Curriculum and he’s in Year 4. I reached out to Sensational Tutors and within a few weeks my son has not only got a tutor but a friend in John. John is thoughtful, determined and committed to support us as a family and my son educationally. For the first time since my son has been in school, and for two weeks running, he has got full marks in his Spelling Test. I don’t know what magic John’s performing but its working!! I am hugely grateful.

  • Stacey

    John has been absolutely phenomenal, and we would definitely highly recommend him. I am very impressed, with how he always manages to keep my daughter motivated and engaged throughout the duration of her lessons (1 1/2 hours a day). Whilst differentiating her learning to meet her needs and always making the lessons fun. Since working with John my daughters confidence has grown and she has made great progress in English, especially with her independent reading and has recently passed her functional skills level 1. Thank you John for being a wonderful tutor and friend

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  • Institute of Education, University of London, PGCE (English specialist);
  • University of London B.A. (Hons.) Anthropology and Sociology (First Class)
I regularly attend relevant training, including training on Autism Awareness, specific learning difficulties and learning, ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia and Learning,  PDA, Safeguarding, Mindset Development, Target Setting, Learning Styles, Social Anxiety and Behaviour Management, Evidence Based Teaching and GCSE English and Functional Skills enhancement programmes.

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