# Information About Colin - Wellington tutor - *(***37** reviews)

**37**reviews)

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This is how 2 referees rated Colin:

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### Subjects Taught

## Maths |
Price Guide |

Secondary | $30.00 |

NCEA Level 1 | $30.00 |

NCEA Level 3 | $30.00 |

University | $30.00 |

Adult/Casual | $30.00 |

## Computer Studies / I.T. |
Price Guide |

Secondary | $30.00 |

NCEA Level 1 | $30.00 |

NCEA Level 3 | $30.00 |

Adult/Casual | $30.00 |

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## Personal Description:

I have been a mathematician for 30 years. Most of that time was spent teaching and researching in academic institutions. For the last two years I have been a researcher into algorithms for a company doing network security analysis. My speciality is in logic, algebra and combinatorics, although I have decent knowledge of most areas of mathematics and statistics up through undergraduate level. And some skill at programming.

## Tutoring Experience:

I did private tutoring in math while an undergraduate.

I taught math small sessions (30 people) as part of my doctoral training.

I instructed math at M.I.T. for two years, mostly small classes.

I have taught at Victoria University of Wellington as a lecture in math for 26 years. This covered all levels from

basic first year through Ph.D. students, and class sizes from 1 to 300.

## Tutoring Approach:

I prefer to work through exercises together. This allows me to assess strengths and weaknesses in a students approach to solving problems and then move to make changes that improve the students problem-solving ability. This involves a mixture of demonstration of methods and exercises that the student will try.

**Native Language:**English

**Availability:**Weekends / Weekdays (all times)

**References Available:**Yes (✔ On File)

## Qualifications:

**Harvard University**(1984) - Ph.D. in Mathematics (Doctorate) (✔ On File)**Auckland University**(1979) - M.Sc. in Mathematics (Masters) (✔ On File)**Auckland University**(1978) - B.Sc.(Hons) in Mathematics (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

### Colin's Feedback

Total Amount Of Feedback: | 37 |

Total Positive Feedback: |

**From Sarah ( /5):**

**From Suzzanne ( /5):**We are unable to provide feedback yet as we won't be starting tutoring with Colin until later in the year.

**From Vicki ( /5):**Great ways of explaining things - simplifies things that were considered hard.

thanks so much.

**From Jun ( /5):**

**From Faith ( /5):**My son says he manage to get through 3 lessons at school within an hour with Colin. He also inform Colin explains the materials in a simple way, easy to understand.

**From Sacha ( /5):**Can’t believe how great Colin is! We’ve done two sessions so far and I’ve been astounded at what he’s helped me to pick up :) Really looking forward to nailing my statistics paper this semester with his guidance!

**From Nicola ( /5):**Colin helped my son who is on the spectrum prepare for NCEA 2 at the last minute. He was very patient and is a good teacher. He also did his best to be available at the best times for my son. At $25/ hour, if you don't have a lot of money but your child needs maths help, Colin is a very worthwhile option.

**From Laura ( /5):**

**From Rosamund ( /5):**Super helpful - Colin helped me ace my finals! Thanks Colin.

**From Meg ( /5):**Colin is extremely capable and has been a massive help with tertiary calculus. I would highly recommend him.

**From Kavitha ( /5):**I had my first lesson with Colin. I am happy with the teaching style. He is very calm and patient.

**From Gitte ( /5):**Colin is a great tutor. Easy to follow and understand. highly recommended

**From Louis ( /5):**Easy to get hold of and reliable. He was a great help.

**From Keith ( /5):**Excellent knowledge and very good at explaining how to solve maths problems. Having Colin tutor me in maths has helped me alot and I wish I had started earlier!

**From Felicia ( /5):**My son has had 2 lessons so far and found Colin very helpful. Colin has a very approachable style. In my son's words " Colin is really good and he gave me some really good tips ".

**From Johnny ( /5):**Colin was very helpful and flexible. Unfortunately my son didn't want to continue after 2 sessions. This was absolutely no reflection on Colin, my son has a mental block about maths and didn't want to put any more effort into it. Both my son and I talked to Colin about not continuing and Colin was very good about it. He gave my son some positive feedback about a particular area of maths that he does seem to understand well, which was great.

**From Carol ( /5):**Colin has been really helpful, a great tutor. Thanks.

**From Lyn ( /5):**My daughter was having difficulty understanding complex numbers, part of the Year 13 calculus course. She says her sessions with Colin have really helped.

**From Poppy ( /5):**Colin provides good methods for solving a range of problems in algebra and calculus. He is patient and encourages me to work through problems independently but will help if I get stuck. He ensures that I understand fully how to solve a problem and if he identifies a gap in my understanding he will write a question that is specific to that gap.

**From Natalie ( /5):**Best tutor I've ever had! Would definitely recommend.

**From Matthew ( /5):**Colin was very helpful and professional

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**From Hamish ( /5):**Going well at this point, only 2nd session but making good progress!

**From Matt ( /5):**Outstanding.

Helped me prepare for the final math exam for the Bachelor of Engineering Technology, (MG5004).

Colin knows what he's talking about, and has been incredibly helpful.

10/10.

**From Emma ( /5):**Laura came away feeling happy and beginning to understand some math great start thank you

**From Douglas ( /5):**Thanks Colin, Connor has appreciated having some different ways of looking at algebra, he is more confident & positive and feels he understands some of the concepts better.

**From Mercy ( /5):**Colin is an excellent tutor, very understanding, patient and his instructions are simple and clear. He laid down the basics and provided good support which contributed to a great end of year result.

**From Deborah ( /5):**

**From Daniel ( /5):**Extremely knowledgeable. A friend and I tutored with Colin as a pair and would not have done anywhere near as well as we did without his help. Highly recommended and will use again.

**From Kaeli ( /5):**Great Tutor. My son is very happy and better prepared for his exams

**From Catherine ( /5):**Colin is a really helpful and excellent tutor. We will be requesting him for next year. This tutor is extremely well qualified and my son thinks he is great. Very highly recommended. We are very pleased with Colin as a tutor in computing.

Catherine & Martin.

**From Marianna ( /5):**Colin has been a tremendous help for our daughter in the lead up to the NCEA exams. He is a wonderful and engaging tutor who provides good examples to difficult concepts. I have no hesitation in recommending him to others.

**From Amber ( /5):**

**From Shoba ( /5):**He is a very good tutor and through his assessment was able to start tutoring at the level suitable for my son

**From Neon ( /5):**great tutor, available anytime has helped me a lot

**From Jo ( /5):**Colin is a really great tutor. He explains things very well and gives examples that are easy to follow. Would definitely recommend.

From George (5/5):Great tutor, help develop my understanding in the areas of math I was struggling with. Would highly recommend Colin to anyone looking for help with math.