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Daniel offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!

Maths

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

Entrance Exams

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College £45.00
University £45.00

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Personal Description:

I'm a professional private tutor who teaches GCSE, A-level, University entrance exams, and University level Mathematics.

I hold a PhD in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Bath, a Masters in Mathematical Biology, and an undergraduate Masters in Mathematical Sciences. I was self-taught in mathematics during my A-Levels, and obtained an A grade in Mathematics and Further Mathematics. I also have an A-Level in history (grade A).

I also have youtube channel, where I post model solutions to lots of different examinations, and make videos demostrating techniques, at the request of my students.

Tutoring Experience:

I've taught mathematics privately for three years full time (and a lot longer at university). I've worked with students ranging from key-stage three all the way up to university level. Most of my students have been A-Level students in Mathematics and Further Mathematics - but I'm by no means limited to that.

I've worked with students wanting help on a variety of different problems. For example, some students want to look primarily at preparation for exams, while other students want to work on their problem-solving skills or even to learn the course for the first time. I'm very flexible in how I can help.

I've also tutored students preparing for entrance into Cambridge and Oxford, taking the STEP and MAT exams (which are increasingly used by other universities as well), and I've helped students at university in mathematics and even mechanical engineering.

I also work for a private College in Bath, preparing students for examinations and teaching courses.

Tutoring Approach:

My method for teaching mathematics is simple. I focus heavily on action, breaking down each technique into as small as possible chunks, and making sure my student is proficient in each one before moving on to the next. Then we increase the complexity, introducing new skills one at a time, all the way up to examination level questions.

The most effective method for learning each of these steps is drilling (aka hard, focussed work). It isn't pretty, but it's really the only thing that works.

The other important skill in mathemtics is problem solving. These soft skills are generally underdeveloped, and I've developed several techniques to maximise the student's chances of spotting the trick (hint: it invoves more focused exercises).

I aim for excellence in each and every session. Student should feel we get through a lot of material in our time together, without feeling that any part was rushed.

Last year I had a very strong set of results: my students collectively achieved two A*s, seven A's and 2 B's in A-Level maths and further maths. Two of the A's were predicted D's before they worked with me.

Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • University of Bath (2014) - PhD (Doctorate) (✔ On File)
  • University of Bath (2011) - BSc, Mathematical Biology, Merit (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • University of Bath (2009) - MMath, Mathematical Sciences (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Sheffield College (2006) - A-Level, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, History, All A (College) (✘ Not On File)

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