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Alan

Alan

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.

Tutoring Experience

I have fifteen 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.

Tutoring Approach

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.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (evenings)
References Available On File

Qualifications

University of Strathclyde2008DoctoratePass
University of Strathclyde2003BachelorsUpper Second Class Honours
Institute for Mathematics and its Applications2011ProfessionalChartered Mathematics

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