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Hourly Rate
GCSE £35.00
A-Level £35.00
University £40.00
Casual Learner £40.00


Hourly Rate
GCSE £35.00
A-Level £35.00
University £40.00
Casual Learner £40.00

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Personal Description:

I am a Ph.D. mathematician, with a special interest in applied mathematics and statistics. I worked for some years in University departments as a tutor and then lecturer. More recently I have worked for almost two decades in industry as a mathematician at a prestigious research centre in Cambridge. I am familiar with many aspects of secondary education through my daughter, currently working for her A levels at Hills Road 6th form college*, and a son at secondary school. I am currently working at the Dept. of Engineering, University of Cambridge.

*Recently won a place at Oriel College Oxford

Tutoring Experience:

I have taught Mathematics and Physics, to undergraduates from a wide variety of disciplines. I have particular experience of teaching Mathematics to people whose primary interests lie in Business studies and in Engineering. I also gained valuable insight into adult education when I taught adult part-time students.
I have also provided tutorials for students with many different requirements including A level and undergraduate Physics & Mathematics courses and Army officer selection exams.

Tutoring Approach:

The details of the correct approach vary from one tutee to another, but the principles remain the same. I seek to establish the student's ability within the context of a given aim and to then set realistic objectives.
I think that most students have more mathematical ability than they themselves believe; this can be brought out in a positive fashion once negative stereotypes are discarded. Also the application of mathematics to the real world can be exciting and help provide motivation and interest.


  • University College Dublin/Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (1984) - Ph.D. (Doctorate) (✘ Not On File)
  • University College Dublin (1980) - M.Sc 1st class honours Mathematics (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • University College Dublin (1979) - B.Sc 1st class honours Mathematics (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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