Information About Arjun - Loughborough tutor
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Arjun offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!
I have just graduated (June 2018) from the University of Cambridge, having read Mathematics for four years. I completed Part III of the Mathematical Tripos (fourth year) with a Distinction (which is the equivalent of a high First). At school, I obtained A*'s in A-Level Mathematics, A-Level Further Mathematics and GCSE Mathematics. I will be applying to PhD programmes for entry in October 2019. I have an Enhanced DBS check (for working with children) issued in June 2018.
I have a fun, easy-to-get-on-with and relaxed personality, but I am also polite, patient and professional, and I have all the academic understanding and knowledge to be utterly thorough in my tutoring. I have always had a passion for mathematics and its communication. I will develop tutees' abilities in mathematics and motivate their studies. I will increase student's interest in and appreciation for mathematics, both as a subject in its own right and as an invaluable tool in the world. I will ensure that each tutee unlocks and achieves their potential in mathematics. Outside of my studies, I enjoy playing sport (I represented my school and university college in badminton), cooking, reading novels/book series and playing video games.
In addition to offering tuition for GCSE and A-Level, I also offer tuition for STEP, MAT and AEA as part of the Adult/Casual Learner level, at a discounted rate. In particular, STEP I and MAT are fantastic preparation for mathematically technical interviews.*
For other Adult/Casual Learners and at the University level, whether I offer tuition will depend on the topics and their contents.**
For student home tutoring, my main form of transport will be bicycle although I may ask for a small travel allowance for public transport if I need it.
In mathematics, familiarity with any given topic is incredibly important. As such, I recommend contacting me as soon as possible. In particular, for STEP, MAT and AEA I recommend starting dedicated and focused preparation well in advance: a minimum of two months, but ideally closer to five months.
Please contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to tutoring you!
I have tutored a few pupils in their A-Level studies in Mathematics, who have gone on to further studies at some of the top universities in the UK.
One of the main differences going from school to university is the shift to self-motivated and peer learning. In this regard, explaining, both casually and rigorously, concepts and results to my peers was an integral part of my study at Cambridge - so I am familiar with both motivating and formally explaining topics. I took particular interest in helping students in lower years with courses that I had studied - I would regularly attend student-run sessions so that lower years (typically first years) could ask for help with their work.
During secondary school, I regularly attended 'Maths Surgery', which involved helping other pupils (of all years) with mathematics during their lunch break.
I believe that every student learns differently and to teach effectively one must incorporate these differences; for example, some people choose to snack while working, and some choose to talk out loud. I will accommodate as many of these differences as possible to most benefit students. Fundamentally though, mathematics requires both an understanding of a topic and sufficient practice, so in a given session I will split the time between these two.
More specifically, I will use the first session to evaluate how best to proceed with tuition. I will consider, as an example, whether for a given topic there is difficulty in understanding the theory or in the applications of the theory. I will encourage tutees to steer each session towards their needs and interests, especially with regards to pacing and context within a topic, which will both build their confidence and increase their efficiency in learning. (If required) I will set out-of-session work to do in order to further reinforce the theory and understand its significance.
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*MAT (Maths Admission Test, to be sat in October), STEP and AEA (Sixth Term Examination Papers and Advanced Extension Award respectively, both to be sat in June) are additional qualifications which are crucial for entry to some of the top universities for mathematics (e.g… STEP is required by Cambridge, and MAT by Oxford). All three (sets of) exam papers are challenging and require a good deal of preparation, mainly through practicing of past examination papers. For those wishing to study a mathematics-based subject for further education, I highly recommend sitting at least one of MAT, STEP or AEA to "bridge the gap" between school and university.
**At Cambridge, I attended mostly analysis courses (real, complex and functional analysis and measure theory) - the PhD topic I will be applying for is analysis of partial differential equations. I also took courses in algebra (the theories of groups, rings and modules and linear algebra), general topology and number theory. I am able to give tuition for most first- and second-year courses on the pure side, although I will still require a brief look at the content of the course (preferably through lecture notes) before I commit to tutoring.
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- University of Cambridge (2018) - MMath (Masters) (✔ On File)
- University of Cambridge (2018) - BA (Hons) (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- Loughborough Grammar School (2014) - A-Level's (School) (✘ Not On File)
- Loughborough Grammar School (2012) - GCSE's (School) (✘ Not On File)