This is how 2 referees rated Alan:

## Maths |
Hourly Rate |

University | £35.00 |

I have a degree and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Strathclyde. My Ph.D. was in mathematical physics. In addition to working in the financial sector, I have spent over ten years teaching in universities across the UK.

Please note that university level tutoring starts at £35 per hour, and could rise to £50 per hour, depending on the level.

I have ten years experience of lecturing and tutoring in higher education (University of Strathclyde, University of the West of Scotland and University of South Wales) as well as a number of years of private tutoring school-level and undergraduate-level mathematics. I am able to tutor any mathematics and statistics school-level material, although my preference is for mathematics. I can also tutor most undergraduate-level mathematics up to and including Honours Year level. At this level, my strengths lie in calculus, mechanics and numerical analysis based subjects.

I feel that mathematics is best learned by example. Hence, I often go over a piece of theory, do some examples, and then ask the student do a few examples on their own while I oversee their work, correcting errors and malformed ideas where appropriate. Assessing the student at that point, I will either push on with harder examples (if the student has picked up the material), or try to explain further the concepts (if the student is still struggling). For school-level material; I will then set a few questions for the student to try over the course of the week/fortnight.

I also do work in personal development and I use the ideas and techniques in that work to help me understand my students' needs and address my tutoring style accordingly.

**Institute for Mathematics and its Applications**(2011) - Chartered Mathematics (Professional) (✔ On File)**University of Strathclyde**(2008) - Pass (Doctorate) (✔ On File)**University of Strathclyde**(2003) - Upper Second Class Honours (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

Tutees Providing Feedback: | 8 |

Tutees Providing Positive Feedback: | 8 Av. 5.00/5.00 |

Alan**From Hui-Ling (5/5): ** *(A-Level Maths)* My son liked Alan's teaching and found his tuition very useful to prepare his advance higher math as well as for his first year to University. Alan is a friendly and pleasant tutor, I will not hesitate to recommend his work with children. He is well qualified for high school pupil :-)

Alan**From Anne (5/5): ** *(A-Level Maths)* I would describe Alan as reliable, patient, professional and very easy to get along with, an excellent tutor. My son has found the sessions absolutely invaluable.

Alan**From Brian (5/5): ** *(University Maths)* ALAN HAS BEEN A FIRST CLASS TUTOR AND HAS JUST GOT EXACTLY WHAT I REQUIRED TO HELP ME UNDERSTAND SOME VERY HARD HIGH LEVEL UNIVERSITY MATHS. HE WAS ALWAYS ON TIME AND DID NOT WASTE ANY TIME GETTING TO THE PROBLEMS. THIS YEARS MATHS PASSED AND NO RESITS COME SUMMER. ROLL ON THE GOOD TIMES

Alan**From Jacqueline (5/5): ** *(A-Level Maths)* Hi Alan, just to give feedback on FirstTutors to say thank you for the boost in confidence in Chris for his Maths, even after just a short couple of months with your help. Your in-depth knowledge and enthusiasm for Maths, and the way you explained the Proofs in particular, really helped Chris understand some of the ideas he had difficulty with. He really was a lot more confident in Maths, and regained his enthusiasm for this subject. I was also really appreciative that you took him on at such short notice, and so near to the exams.

I'll definitely recommend you to anyone who is looking for help with Maths.

Thanks again, Jacqueline Keenan / Chris Keenan.

I'll definitely recommend you to anyone who is looking for help with Maths.

Thanks again, Jacqueline Keenan / Chris Keenan.

Alan**From Madeleine (5/5): ** *(Secondary Maths)* Many thanks to Alan for juggling his schedule to accommodate my son. Alan put my son at ease immediately. He covers a wide range of topics in the subject of maths and his professional delivery and exemplary manner clearly makes this previously tough subject and pleasure for my son to learn. My son and I both are delighted that we have found Alan and Fergus is looking forward to his next session.

Alan**From Ashfaq (5/5): ** *(A-Level Maths)* One of the best teachers I have ever had in my academic years i would highly recommend Alan he has a professional approach. A good all round tutor.

Alan**From Gillian (5/5): ** *(University Maths)* Extremely helpful tutor, manages to break complex questions down and make them understandable. Very approachable. Tackles questions in a way in which suits your style of learning. Makes learning a lot easier and enjoyable since the hardest of problems are made to be much simpler.

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From Matthew (5/5):(University Maths)Very happy with what Alan was able to help me with in only three 2-hour sessions.I'm a third year student at Strathclyde University and Alan was able to help me with even the hardest parts of my classes and explain them in a way that made it a lot easier to understand.

Really appreciate the help Alan, thanks again.