I am an experienced UK qualified Economics & Business Studies teacher & examiner, who has worked internationally as Head of Department for the last eleven years, as well as Head of Y11, Head of KS4 and Head of Secondary School. Previously I enjoyed an international business career, working as a divisional MD, helping to add credibility and (AO2) context to my tutoring of Business Studies.
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I was born in London and educated at an Oxfordshire Boarding School, where I enjoyed a wide range of extracurricular activities. I am a husband and a father to two sons, one who has a Business Degree, while the other has an MSc in Economics. I am also a Black Belt & UKCC Judo coach, who enjoys playing Chess with my students in school and on www.chess.com
Colleagues consider me empathetic, competent, patient & passionate about teaching. I previously enjoyed a successful career working in sales & marketing for Jaguar Cars in London, as well as roles in Chicago, Cape Town & Tokyo. In 2006 I was appointed MD of an international division of FTSE100 giant Allied Domecq, with marketing responsibility for global brand extension. My career experience helps students to apply their textbook learnings to real life situations - gaining AO2 Application marks.
Following an international business career (with Jaguar Cars Ltd and Allied Domecq PLC) I've been fortunate to teach hundreds of wonderful students: Across 4 years in a UK secondary school, 3 years as Head of Business & Economics in The Seychelles, 2 years as Head of AP Economics in Bermuda and the last 6 years as Head of Business & Economics in Ibiza. I introduced A ‘level Economics at 2 different International Schools, with many of my students studying both Business & Economics with me.
Most of my 900 lessons each year were delivered in classrooms, but several months of online sessions were effected during "lockdown" in 2020 - Since then I've delivered hundreds of one to one online tutor sessions. My speciality is helping struggling students achieve a good pass grade, by breaking down difficult concepts into manageable chunks, though I have also supported motivated students in achieving A* in Cambridge International A-levels, while my top Y11 GCSE student last year also achieved an A-grade in their AS exam. Since 1st September 2023 I have been tutoring a limited number of students full time.
Our tutor sessions would look to focus on your individual needs, whether specific topics, general revision or bespoke exam skills. I'll predominantly use PPT or online textbooks as required, but I can also set homework using past papers, worksheets or revision videos - I have other useful resources which I am happy to share with my students. You should try to let me know in advance what topics you'd like to cover off and ensure you have a pen and paper handy for taking notes; ideally you should have your camera on, but this is not obligatory.
I have over ten years’ experience with Cambridge International Business & Economics for both IGCSE and A 'level. Also, several years teaching AP Economics for both Macro & Micro. My bespoke expertise is in explaining Economic concepts to struggling students (especially with English as a second language) for topics including: Price Elasticity, Monopoly, Perfect Competition, the PPC, all Supply & Demand scenarios including international trade & tariffs, Taxes, Consumer & Producer Surplus, LRAS, AS & AD, Cost Curves and Foreign Exchange - to name a few.
As for Business Studies, I have taught GCSE, IGCSE, OCR Nationals, UK & international A ‘levels and lectured as a guest speaker for the Enterprise Department at Buckingham University. Having previously worked for 25 years in multinationals helps me to link business theory to reality. I like to help students understand concepts so as to remember them, rather than learn reams of text off by heart; I will help to bring your textbook to life and motivate you.
Professional, on time and knows on what to focus and how to deliver the information for the student.
John is helping my daughter so much, as she prepares for her A Level Business Studies exam - highly recommended!
Another excellent class - can see my daughter's confidence in her ability building
Great for AP Micro Economics
Prof. John is the best teacher in macroeconomics! He helped me to understand quite complex processes and provide me with all the necessary tools for future business analysis. He is well-organized and uses visual materials, he is also a very lovely person. I highly recommend him!
“…John developed Business Studies and Economics into a real strength of the school, which is oversubscribed and each year achieves excellent external exams results. In fact, last year Mr Meyer led a successful pilot group of Year-11 students to complete AS level Business Studies a year early, all of whom achieved A-grades.
John has a strong and caring management style and is an extremely visible and well-respected presence around the school campus. A particular strength is the close relationships he has developed with students and parents, and this is typified by the affection with which people greet him each morning. His leadership and organization skills have not gone unnoticed and he has enhanced his role within the school by taking on Head of Key Stage-4 responsibilities and recently he was appointed as the Acting Head of the Secondary school.
… he is calm, approachable and has a terrific sense of humour; I would even go as far as describing him as a real people-person. Given the opportunity I would eagerly work with Mr Meyer again in the future and I have no doubt he will be an asset to any organisation…”
Mr Mark Jones – Head Teacher, International School Seychelles.
“… John is a highly experienced teacher who’s been an effective subject leader and a well-established member of our staff … he has a passion for his subjects and an excellent working relationship with students, especially in 16 to 18 age range…” Adrian Massam President NABSS & Headteacher at Morna International College.
MBA - MSc from Christ Church Canterbury, Kent. UK Qualified Teacher Status - GTP through e-Qualitas as an outstanding teacher.
10 O' levels and 3 A 'levels as well as a UKCC Level 2 coaching qualification.