I am an experienced self-employed maths tutor who is dedicated to giving students the highest quality of teaching; indeed it is my passion.
I finished my profession as a mathematician / software developer in 2012, writing the software that helped planners design the Digital TV and Radio Network for the UK, and what is widely known as FreeView.
KS3&4 / Years 7-11
A-level Maths subjects offered:
Pure, Further Pure, Mechanics, Decision, some Statistics
I also have some experience tutoring OU maths students:
MS324: Waves, Diffusion and Variational Principles
I gained my MSc in Industrial Mathematical Modelling in September 2000, however after finishing my first degree in 1996 I began giving private tuition lessons for 2 years thereafter. I always had positive feedback from both the students and parents and believe the social aspect of teaching to be just as important as the formal learning. All of the students I taught gained as good or better grades than their teacher had assessed at the time.
I have a very detailed and comprehensive Scheme of Work already planned. This is not a rigid framework and is easily tailored to suit individual pupils' needs, be they require pushing the envelope of their ability or simply need a little help in a particular area, or both.
I recognise that everyone learns in different ways and so I encourage the student to help me understand their personal knowledge and experience of the topics as much as I encourage them to learn the subject. There are many ways in which topics can be introduced and believe that some flexibility in the order that they are introduced has been helpful in the past. If a student is not comfortable or even in the right frame of mind to tackle a subject, there is usually some other pertinent topic that can be addressed without breaking the flow of learning. I believe it is important that the student, parent and tutor should communicate such things clearly so that there are no surprises, and that everyone is fully informed of any such developments.
Mathematics is a core subject and can be quite abstract and unforgiving. By careful consideration of the student's abilities and reading the situation at the time, it may surprise some that it is possible to have fun, even with seemingly complex wordy questions.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|Loughborough University||2000||Masters||MSc Mathematics|
|Loughborough University||1996||Bachelors||BSc (Hons.) Mathematics|
|Unpublished feedback (Usually negative)||0|