Testimonials

“Jim’s tutoring has massively improved my confidence in both Chemistry and Maths. His help has been invaluable, as I have now passed both subjects which I would not have achieved without his tutoring”
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“As a mature student with the OU studying a BSc Environmental Management and Technology, I was seriously overwhelmed with the maths and physics needed to pass my exam.  Jim was extraordinarily patient, even when I was metaphorically banging my head on the desk and freaking out ‘Let’s take a step back…now is that a bigger or a smaller number Sarah?’ and his calm tuition not only got me through university level maths and physics from a starting point of no maths or physics, but also taught me useful exam techniques and straight out told me when I was over-studying and needed to take a break.  And I PASSED! So thanks Jim, highly recommended, and much appreciated”
                                                                                                                               Sarah Altman Nairn 2018
                       Open University Energy and Sustainability T213 (2nd Year or Level 2 Course)
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“Jim was extremely patient when explaining things. He always made sure we understood what he was explaining and if we didn’t he would take his time to go through it again. He made us feel comfortable and confident enough to ask questions. Jim let us choose which topics we wanted to focus on which we found amazing as that allowed us to spend more time on what we were struggling with and no time was wasted. Jim always encouraged us to go over questions again in our own time and he would check our work the following week.
He knew what he wanted to teach us and always encouraged us to achieve our potential. Thank you.”
                                                                                                 Johanna and Allana, Nairn 2018 (H maths)
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“My son Lewis was struggling with his National 5 maths and had achieved a mark of 37 percent in his prelim exam . Jim agreed to tutor Lewis for 10 weeks up to the National 5 exam. He showed great patience with Lewis and went back to the basics and gradually the improvement began to come and Lewis passed his National 5 exam with a B Grade…… I can highly recommend Jim”
                                                                                                                                                   Kyle Michie 2017
“Jim tutored me in physics and maths for my 1st year university exams, and helped me get good results in my resit exams. He helped me gain me a really good understanding of how to approach maths and physics problems, and he went through lots of examples and past paper questions with me. I appreciate that he made such an effort to understand my specific uni courses, and he let me decide which questions and topics to focus on. His teaching was so valuable and I’d 100% recommend him!”
                                                                                                                                                 Cate – Nairn 2017
                                                                                      Edinburgh University 1st year maths and physics

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 “We want to thank you very much for your support and your encouragement which helped Niklas to pass his AS (A level) Maths at Gordonstoun. This enabled him to be accepted for his chosen University course and was vital for passing the German Abitur which is very important in Germany”
                                                                                                      Patricia von Wrangel, Munich 2016
“My daughter, Molly received some private tuition from Jim – support for her Higher Physics.  They connected well and Molly really enjoyed the sessions – where they talked a lot and Jim pushed her knowledge and questioning.  Molly got an A in her higher physics – she is delighted. Thank you Jim so much for your contribution to that!”
                                                                                                                               Jane Gill, Inverness 2016
“I have no hesitation in saying we were very happy with your tutoring of Erin with her Nat 5 maths and physics and saw a big difference between her prelim results and her exam results which were a result of your tutor sessions.  Erin said the way you explained things was much easier to understand and we both thought you had a very patient, calming manner which helped her to focus better on whatever she was studying”
                                                                                                                                   Mrs Slater, Buckie 2016
“As a mature student I returned to higher education to further my career in engineering through my employer. Jim helped immensely in refreshing the topics and expanding my understanding of a subject which I had long forgotten many of the fundamental techniques. I’d recommend Jim’s tuition to anyone in my situation.”
                                                                                                                                                 Alan (Nairn) 2016
“I had a difficult time in class with Standard Grade Mathematics and was predicted a grade 5.  Jim was very patient and always showed me a variety of different ways to approach a problem, helped identify where my sticking points were, and how to logically lay out my work on paper.   I  passed the exam with a grade 3 – the highest grade I could have achieved.  I would thoroughly recommend Jim , and may very well call upon his help for my Higher Chemistry later on this year!  Thank you Jim!”
R. Smiley. Rafford (Standard Grade General maths )
“I am really happy about the A  in the Core 2 mathematics,  the hard work finally paid off thanks to Mr Knox’s help”
M Z (Gordonstoun) AS Mathematics
“Made all the difference.  I was struggling, but I managed to pass Credit Level with a “2” which for me was a great success.  Definitely recommend”
Mae D,  Aberdeen (Standard Grade Credit maths)
After failing the higher maths prelim I had tuition from Jim. We focused on everything that I required help with and he showed me different and often easier methods of answering the questions that made much more sense to me. I obtained a B grade and the skills I have learnt from Jim have now helped significantly in studying advanced higher maths this year. I would definitely recommend Jim as a tutor.
Craig S, Forres (Higher maths)

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“Jim helped me understand the critical things in both maths and physics. He showed me ways to approach questions and develop a strategy to achieve a Credit Level “2” pass. I was very happy to achieve a “2” in maths and also in the  physics. I would thoroughly recommend Jim as a tutor.”
 Daniel B, Elgin (Standard Grade Credit maths and physics)

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‘ Jim ….helped me to understand exactly how I should set out my work (really important for me as I had been doing this badly and making errors).  In the final exam I got an A, where I’d had a C in the mocks and I actually did better than some of the stronger students in the class.  Thank You Jim!’
RD, Aberdeen (Higher maths)