About John Nichols

John has plenty of experience in education beyond private tuition. John earned a PGCE with Distinction from Canterbury Christ Church University whilst on the Teach First Programme as a science teacher in Kent. Since then, John has worked for an educational charity (The Brilliant Club) which works to place PhD students in schools to deliver university style tutorials to disadvantaged children, and helping PhD students to design structured tutorial programmes. Of course, an educational qualification means that he is familiar with a wide range of common (and some less common) additional educational needs and educational theory. In 2011 John founded Nichols Education with his wife – a non-profit social enterprise providing expert support to develop the character skills that young people need to succeed.

John is an exceptional tutor which helped my daughter to archive an A at GCSE level. Thank you!
My daughter liked John’s structural approach and finally understood Chemistry. We both felt, if we had started tutoring with John earlier, she might have enjoyed the subject during the two years of the GCSE course. I can recommend John highly he was always punctual and very friendly.

Chemistry GCSE Placement

My son was extremely discouraged about his maths having just gone through a major period of illness. He had been moved down a set at School. Mr Nichols came and helped him to stop panicking, and systematically built his knowledge and ability. His confidence returned (our main aim) and his marks went from 60% to 89%. John also gave him his undivided, non-judgmental attention which boosted his morale and self-esteem. We are very grateful to John indeed.

Primary Maths Placement