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This is how 2 referees rated Colin:

## Maths |
Hourly Rate |

GCSE | £13.33 |

A-Level | £14.67 |

I am a maths tutor from the Wordsley (West Midlands) area.

I have a passion for mathematics, computer programming, and science in general.

Tutoring is very rewarding for me, especially when I can boost the students' confidence in the subject and give them a better appreciation of why maths doesn't have to be boring or difficult.

I have been able to tutor a small group of students during my last year at university.

This was quite enjoyable, but I have never wanted to teach a class of children.

I have several years tutoring experience with 3 agencies, many of the students I've tutored have since been able to pass their maths gsce/a-level exams with grades they have been aiming for.

My approach to tutoring is quite simple;

Firstly I believe the tutor should show enthusiasm for what they are tutoring and keep the student interested and involved in the problems/questions being tackled. I feel the tutor should always be friendly, but should also be able to push the students to get them working harder, similar to how a personal trainer would push you to keep running.

Secondly, as maths has an upside-down pyramid like structure with each layer built upon the layer below it, if the student does not understand something, instead of just giving the answer, I'll ask more questions to uncover why. Often the problem is lower down in the pyramid, so it makes sense to fix these easier problems first, so that the original problem higher up in the pyramid can be understood.

**The University Of Birmingham**(2001) - MSci Mathematical Sciences 2.1 (Hons) (Masters) (✔ On File)**Stourbridge College**(1997) - Pure Mathematics (A-Level) A (College) (✔ On File)**Stourbridge College**(1997) - Mechanics (Maths) (AS-Level) A (College) (✔ On File)**Stourbridge College**(1997) - Physics (A-Level) B (College) (✔ On File)

Date Registered: | 10/04/2012 |

Date Last Logged In: | 02/05/2017 |

Tutees Providing Feedback: | 15 |

Tutees Providing Positive Feedback: | 12 Av. 4.87/5.00 |

Unpublished feedback: (usually negative) | 3 |

Colin**From Simron (5/5): ** *(A-Level Maths)* Very nice man, knows and understands the maths very well

Colin**From Mary (5/5): ** *(GCSE Maths)* Colin is a first class maths tutor and in just one term has managed to turn my 15 year old son from someone who was struggling with GCSE higher maths into someone who is looking to get at least a grade B when he sits his exams next year. His maths teacher at school can't believe the difference in his ability and attitude and I am confident that he will fulfil his potential and get the grades he needs to get on his desired A level courses.

Colin**From Jade (5/5): ** *(GCSE Maths)* Great tutor, explains maths problems well. Colin also provided past exam papers which was really helpful for self study.

Colin**From Teresa (5/5): ** *(GCSE Maths)* Colin is helping my grandson to understand and enjoy maths. My grandson said he was happy to have his lessons with Colin as He doesn't Rush him and explains in simple terms how to work things out.

Colin**From Dee (5/5): ** *(A-Level Maths)* Colin showed the right attitude and qualities to tutor any student. He was very good at getting back to me when organising the lessons.

Colin is eager to help and has the patience required. Good listening and assisting skills.

Thanks for your help Colin.

Colin is eager to help and has the patience required. Good listening and assisting skills.

Thanks for your help Colin.

Colin**From Gurpreet (5/5): ** *(A-Level Maths)* Colin was a big asset in helping me achieve a desired grade in A Level Maths. He helped me understand the core points of the subject before expanding onto the more difficult areas. The support i received was invaluable and helped me progress my understanding at a faster rate and would definitely recommend to anyone looking for guidance with their studies.

Colin**From Jamie (5/5): ** *(GCSE Maths)* Absolutely brilliant, because of you I've developed as a mathematician and feel extremely confident for results day in August. All I can really say is thank you.

Colin**From Joel (5/5): ** *(A-Level Maths)* brilliant made my son more confident about maths

Made it easier to understand very polite nothing to much would recommend Colin every time

Made it easier to understand very polite nothing to much would recommend Colin every time

Colin**From Joe (5/5): ** *(GCSE Maths)* Thanks Colin for replying and arranging tutoring sessions for Joe so quickly and for travelling out of your way to see him. Joe found the sessions really useful and quite a few things which you went through were useful to him in the exam. We would not hesitate to contact you again in the future if we were to need further maths tuition.

Colin**From William (5/5): ** *(A-Level Maths)* Colin was a fantastic tutor for me. I needed help with core maths and he was excellent. Very knowledgable and great at understanding any problems I came across and teaching me ways to overcome the challenges. Couldn't have asked for any more. His friendly approach really helped me improve my maths. Would recommend to anyone.

Colin**From Chris (5/5): ** *(A-Level Maths)* A very knowledgable, friendly tutor. Would recommend.

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From James (5/5):(GCSE Maths)Our son has been working with Colin for 8 weeks so far and we are very impressed, he is very punctual and reliable even in this short time our son has progressed very well and become more confident with his Maths. We would happily recommend Colin to anyone