I have been tutoring on-and-off since 2010, and coaching/mentoring in some capacity since the age of 18. Tutoring subjects have mostly been mathematics and the triple sciences (a dollop of German too), and up to GCSE level.

My approach is a holistic one, focused as much on individual needs and wellbeing as it is on teaching the subject content and purely focusing on passing the exams.

Most of those I now tutor come from word-of-mouth referrals. If you are based not too far from Richmond-upon-Thames, you can enquire about tutoring by emailing me at at jas@theheadstart.uk, with the subject ‘Tutoring’.

You can take a look at what others have said about me, below.

You can also find out about my other current projects, here.


“Jas tutored my son Nathan for his Chemistry and German GCSEs in 2013. I found him to be a reliable and conscientious young man and I was very happy with his services.”
– Dame Sally (Director of Academies South for United Learning)

“Hi Jas – Alfie got 3 B’s for each of his sciences! He only just missed an A for Chemistry. He is absolutely delighted despite school’s wish for A’s. Thank you for all your help – there is no doubt it made a huge difference to him. You were a total star to him – and the summer has been good to him – his confidence is finally starting to improve & I think it’s a lot down to your encouragement and believing in him. We went away just after getting the results – my biggest apologies for being so slow to get news to you. Very best wishes, Kris”
– Kris (Head of Art Therapies, East London Foundation NHS Trust)

Jas has tutored our daughter for the last few months in Chemistry, Biology and Physics at GCSE level. Jas was very reliable, committed and enthusiastic in his role and we feel our daughter greatly benefitted from his tutoring. He was always encouraging and recognising her needs were beyond the academic, spent time developing her confidence in the academic subjects he was teaching her as well as also encouraging her self-belief. He appeared sensitive to her needs and adapted the work accordingly. Jas also demonstrated great insight in what motivated our daughter and went out of his way to make every session engaging and enjoyable. Jas also developed a positive, professional relationship with both my husband and I, keeping us well informed about our daughter’s progress and what support we could give her. I feel that this wider, more holistic approach, really helped our daughter feel better about herself, as well as develop a positive approach towards her exams which she has now entered with considerably more knowledge and confidence than had she not worked with him. I also recommended Jas to a friend who’s son was also doing his GCSE’s and she told me how pleased they were with the help he had been able to give to him. I would have no hesitation in recommending Jas to others who are looking for GCSE tutoring.”
– Emma & Paul (Emma – Drama Therapist (HCPC Registered), Paul – Head of Maths Department, secondary school)

“Jas has helped Daniel enormously with his maths and science over the past few months in preparation for the upcoming GCSE’s. He is a charming and good humored person who Daniel relates to quite well which made the two hours tuition every Saturday morning not such a chore! Both Daniel and I, as a parent, would certainly recommend Jas to any future students.”
– Denise