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Online Computer Science Tutor - Philip Johnston

Philip Johnston A-level Computer Science Tutor (Swansea)

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  • Professional Qualification Bsc 1st Class Hons Degree in computing and information systems
  • Professional Qualification PGCE
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check PVG Scheme Record Disclosure Scotland
  • Professional Membership Registered with general teaching council for Scotland to teach computing, and the education workforce council Wales.
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Personal Message
I'm a qualified secondary school teacher who has been teaching for 17 years. I have taught in England, Wales, Scotland and overseas. I'm an excellent teacher who explains things simply and in such a way to help students understand difficult topics.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I can teach Cambridge (CIE) computer science or ICT, Edexcel, AQA, OCR, WJEC, Scottish Nationals and IB syllabuses. I also run introduction course to Python, HTML, SQL, Visual Basic, MS Databases, MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint and other on request.
Tell me about your qualifications.
PGCE in ICT from the university of Wales. BSc 1st Class Hons Degree in computing and information systems from the university of Ulster. HND in computing from Fermanagh college FE. ECDL trainers award from BSC.
What kind of experience do you have?
17 years teaching experience: teaching in private and state run secondary schools as well as teaching young adults and adults in further educational establishments.
How much do you charge?
I charge 55.00 GBP per hour. I only teach lessons paid for in advance. Refunds are available for any student (regarding the first lesson only) if they decide that I am not the tutor for them.
Where do you teach?
Mainly online both UK and international students very welcome. However I would be prepared to travel to anywhere within the Pembrokeshire or Carmarthenshire area within 25 mile radius of Kilgetty to tutor local students.
When are you available?
Available weekdays and weekends from 7am until 9pm GMT November to March and available weekdays and weekends from 7am until 9pm BST April to October. Earlier and later times can be arranged by request.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
Mainly 11-19 years in relation to Cambridge (CIE) computer science or ICT, Edexcel, AQA, OCR, WJEC, Scottish Nationals and IB syllabuses. However I can teach young adults and adults interested in introduction courses to Python, HTML, SQL, Visual Basic, MS Databases, MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, or other programs on request.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I teach GCSE, IGCSE, AS-Level and A-Level in the following Syllibi. Cambridge (CIE) computer science or ICT, Edexcel, AQA, OCR, WJEC, Scottish Nationals and IB syllabuses.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes: PVG Scheme Record form disclosure Scotland.
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I use face to face video conferencing software which enables the student to see me and my resources on their computer screen. All of my resources are tailor-made to the syllabus I’m teaching and can be adapted to suite individual learning needs. Examination questions are mixed in with the course notes to further develop student understanding of the subject and the way in which examination questions are structured within that topic.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
General teaching council for Scotland: registered as a teacher of computing. I am also registered with the education workforce council Wales as a teacher of computing and ICT.
Where and with whom did you train?
I received my Secondary PGCE in IT and QTS from the University of Wales in August 2007. I received my NQT completion certificate from Yorkshire county council in September 2007 and my induction certificate from the general teaching council for England in June 2008.
Tell me about some of your current students.
I have 17 years teaching experience in private and state schools as well as adult educational services. I have been part of a successful computer science program which saw pass rates from A* to A grades of over 80% in Cambridge IGCSE examinations. As well as 50% pass rate at grade A in the Cambridge AS-level examinations.
Do you have a personal message for students?
I am an adaptable teacher who can use a variety of different approaches to learning. All of my resources are tailor-made to the syllabus I'm teaching and can be adapted to suite individual learning needs. Examination questions are mixed in with the course notes to further develop student understanding of the subject and the way in which examination questions are structured within that topic. I am fully committed to the progress of all of my students and will always give them priority when help is required.