Alec

Alec

Maths Lessons in Brechin

I left school last summer and am currently taking a year out before I attend Durham in September to read Natural Sciences with Maths and Earth Sciences. I studied Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry at A level and and have developed a good balance of both understanding and enjoying maths. I am a qualified Windsurf instructor and Ski instructor so understand the importance of two-way communication even in an active environment. I am an enthusiastic character that wants to bring the same energy and confidence to my students in Maths.

Tutoring Experience

I obtained the TEFL qualification (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) in the summer of 2016 and did volunteered teaching out in Tanzania to boys and girls no older than 16. I have also coached about half a dozen friends and family through GCSE maths from a A/B to an A*. If your goal is to boost your GCSE maths up a grade or two I'm your guy, no matter how little time we have.

Tutoring Approach

Having just been through the education system I know first hand what the mistakes are in teachers with explanations and class management. Everyone processes maths a different way and I understand that, what teachers often forget is that sometimes the patterns they see to get through maths problems are not so obvious to a GCSE student. I don't believe people are born mathematicians, but instead its the first introduction to it which either captures one's ability to crack problems or the latter in which the students need more coaching to tease out the problem solving in their brain. I like to start by identifying the areas in each student which need addressing and simplifying them with analogies to give confidence to the student so that they know the methods and paths we take to solve a problem.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
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Qualifications

Radley College2015SchoolA* in GCSE Maths
Radley College2017SchoolA in A level Single Maths
Radley College2017SchoolA in A level Further Maths
Radley College2017SchoolA in A level Physics
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