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## Maths |
Hourly Rate |

GCSE | £30.00 |

A-Level | £30.00 |

University | £35.00 |

I am an experienced teacher of secondary maths for ages 11-18, retired from classroom teaching to concentrate on tutoring, writing and research.

I am 63 years' old, with a wide range of interests which include amateur drama - I am active in a local drama group, and have written two pantos - music - I play sax and flute in local groups - tennis, climbing, and skiing.

I am happy to travel to you for lessons, but charge an extra £5 per session to cover the time and cost of travel.

I am able to travel to tutees within a radius of 10 miles, though I reserve the right to be reimbursed for fuel.

I have taught in a wide range of secondary schools and sixth form colleges, three as head of department. I am a Principal Examiner for A level maths, and have written books and numerous articles about maths education. I have run revision courses for A level maths students and sessions for student teachers at Southampton University, and am an Associate of the National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics.

Most of my tutoring has been with GCSE and A-level Mathematics students, but I have also worked with students aged 11+. I have a First in Maths from Cambridge, and have also successfully tutored university students wanting help with maths courses.

I realise that many students actively dislike maths. I think this is because teaching often fails to interest them. They fail to see the relevance of much pure maths like trig and algebra, and try to learn it as a set of rules which they instantly forget! I try to explain the relevance of what they are learning to real life skills, and teach the 'why' as well as the 'how'. Hundreds of hours of trying to get re-sit students through their GCSE has given me plenty of practice! I also like to talk a bit about the history of maths - many students get the idea that maths is just 'out there' to learn, and are surprised to find out out that its roots lie in the interplay of many cultures and civlisations, such as Iran, Egypt, Greece, Rome, India, Mexico, as well as Europe!

I'm also interested in the use of computers in teaching and learning maths, and have developed materials to support this. I quite often use computer programs such as Geogebra in my tutoring sessions.

**Southampton University**(2010) - PhD in Mathematics Education (Doctorate) (✔ On File)**Warwick University**(1973) - MSc in Mathematics Education (Masters) (✔ On File)**University of North Wales, Bangor**(1972) - PGCE in Mathematics (PGCE) (✔ On File)**Cambridge**(1971) - 1st class hons degree in Mathematics (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

Date Registered: | 09/11/2007 |

Date Last Logged In: | 05/12/2016 |

Tutees Providing Feedback: | 31 |

Tutees Providing Positive Feedback: | 30 Av. 4.81/5.00 |

Unpublished feedback: (usually negative) | 1 |

Chris**From William (5/5): ** *(A-Level Maths)* Chris is a very good tutor for maths and it's obvious that he knows the exam syllabus well. His tutoring was clear and he took me through many examples to help me understand aspects of Core 3 maths. I would recommend his help to anyone finding difficulties with A level Maths.

Chris**From Karen (4/5): ** *(A-Level Maths)* Chris came to see us at quite short notice, he was punctual and my son said he explained things well and was very helpful. Thank you.

Chris**From Verena (5/5): ** *(A-Level Maths)*

Chris**From Arindam (4/5): ** *(GCSE Maths)*

Chris**From Sonia (5/5): ** *(GCSE Maths)* Chris is a lovely person, who seems to work well with my daughter. Explains things at my daughters rate.

Very reliable.

Very reliable.

Chris**From Hazel (5/5): ** *(A-Level Maths)* Chris has been helping my daughter with her A2 Further Maths for about six weeks now. He has been totally reliable, prompt and has already given her a huge confidence boost with her work. She looks forward to their weekly sessions and finds them a very valuable addition to her college classes.

Chris**From Jackie (5/5): ** *(A-Level Maths)* My daughter is currently being tutored by Chris for A level maths. She says he is very good at explaining and simplifying things and has definitely benefited from his help. He is also very accommodating and flexible.

Chris**From Jenny (5/5): ** *(GCSE Maths)* Thank you for your help Chris, Steve is already feeling more positive about his maths as you are so calm and un-flustered!

Chris**From Joanne (5/5): ** *(A-Level Maths)* Chris is reliable, punctual and more importantly knows his subject! Chris is home tutoring my son for his Maths AS and A2 examinations in the Spring. He has worked out a schedule to be followed in order to cover the syllabus and together they are working through it steadily. My son enjoys his sessions and also gets on with the homework which Chris sets him. Chris is always happy to help out via a phone call or email should Alex require it. I would have no hesitation in recommending Chris.

Chris**From Angus (5/5): ** *(A-Level Maths)* I think he's very good. If I don't understand something when he explains it one way he explains it a different way. Most importantly, he doesn't overcomplicate things.

Chris**From Antonia (5/5): ** *(GCSE Maths)* Chris is great as a tutor, his approach and explanation is easy to understand but at the same time Chris is also very patient when I don't understand something and will persevere until I do! I also find that with this approach it is easy to also expand a subject beyond the GCSE level and take it further. I am continuing to use Chris throughout my access to HE course to bolster my understanding to make sure I obtain the grade I need.

Chris**From Ivor (4/5): ** *(University Maths)* Thanks for helping Harry work solidly through the syllabus using sample exam questions. Your encouragement certainly seems to have given Harry the understanding and confidence he lacked. Any summary words of advice and guidance for the exam would be much appreciated.

Chris**From Sandy (5/5): ** *(A-Level Maths)* Chris was really helpful and improved my understanding a lot. I'm looking forward to meeting with him regularly when I start College.

Chris**From Stuart (5/5): ** *(A-Level Maths)* Very pleased with Chris.

After 6 hours with Chris our 16 year old went from a D to an A in his maths A level.

Will definitely be using Chris again.

After 6 hours with Chris our 16 year old went from a D to an A in his maths A level.

Will definitely be using Chris again.

Chris**From Raj (5/5): ** *(A-Level Maths)* Chris helped my son Alex with his A level stats 2 - his mock grades improved from C/B to grade A. More importantly the confidence that he give alex was excellent. We would recommend Chris and I will be calling on Chris services for my second son starting A levels next year

Chris**From Edward (5/5): ** *(University Maths)* Very approachable and helpful. Explained everything clearly and I learnt thoroughly from it

Chris**From Toby (5/5): ** *(University Maths)* Knew every aspect of the course very well. Highly recommended!

Chris**From Chris (4/5): ** *(GCSE Maths)* Chris has been tutoring my son for only 3 weeks to date. In that time he has been flexible and helpful and my son feels he is being very helpful and I am very happy at the support he is giving. I should be able to provide more detailed feedback in November.

Chris**From Francesca (5/5): ** *(A-Level Maths)* Chris was great, he really helped my son with some topics that my son found really tricky on A2 pure maths. I would highly recommend him.I wish we had found him sooner.

Chris**From Anna (5/5): ** *(A-Level Maths)* My daughter, studying for AS level maths (mechanics), felt much more confident after five hours pre-exam tuition from Chris . He was very encouraging and explained things in a way she understood. I would definitely recommend him and/or use him again.

Chris**From Jacqui (5/5): ** *(A-Level Maths)* Chris has proved to be a patient tutor; his insight has helped our son to recognise the root of his problems and we are now working on resolution!

Chris**From Lawrence (5/5): ** *(A-Level Maths)* I found the sessions useful and pitched at the correct level and pace.

I will be contacting Chris again for further help over the Easter holidays

I will be contacting Chris again for further help over the Easter holidays

Chris**From Christopher (5/5): ** *(A-Level Maths)* Chris has been very patient and helpful to my son over the past few weeks - thank you Chris!

Chris**From Carol (5/5): ** *(A-Level Maths)* Chris is an excellent tutor who gets on well with my son and is helping tremendously in overcoming the problems he has. I'm sure Chris will help him to successfully achieve his A Levels over the next few months,

Chris**From Patricia (5/5): ** *(A-Level Maths)* Chris offers clear explanations and demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of the 'A' level syllabus. This approach builds my son's confidence, and hopefully will help to boost his grades.

Chris**From James (5/5): ** *(A-Level Maths)* Very helpful and encouraging, we would be very pleased to work with this tutor again.

Chris**From Rebecca (5/5): ** *(GCSE Maths)* Very satisfied with teaching and patient.Would recommend Chris to anyone wanting extra help with maths for son/daughter

Chris**From Linda (5/5): ** *(A-Level Maths)* Very helpful and approachable. Boosted Matt's confidence, and hopefully his grade!

Chris**From Alison (5/5): ** *(GCSE Maths)* I didn't arrange anything as my son said he was ok with his revision. I was very satisfied with the initial communication and will certainly use first tutors if needed in the future.

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From Imogen (5/5):(GCSE Maths)Chris was perfect for my daughter. He established a good rapport with her and she felt confident afterwards. She can be a hesitant meeting new people but Chris was able to put her at ease. She was most positive about the session. This was the first session but appeared to go well.