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Ian offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!

Maths

Hourly RateOnline Lessons
Hourly Rate
Secondary £25.00£22.50
GCSE £30.00£27.00
A-Level £30.00£27.00
Casual Learner £25.00£22.50

Physics

Hourly RateOnline Lessons
Hourly Rate
Secondary £25.00£22.50
GCSE £30.00£27.00
A-Level £30.00£27.00

Chemistry

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Hourly Rate
Secondary £25.00£22.50
GCSE £30.00£27.00

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Personal Description:

Are you seeking support for National 4/5, IGCSE, GCSE, Higher, Advanced Higher, AS or A Level in maths, physics or chemistry?

I am a highly experienced teacher and tutor operating out of my base in central Edinburgh.

My interests are many and varied but I do particularly enjoy teaching maths and science. I strongly believe that one-to-one tuition can not only bring exam success in these subjects but also, helped by my great enthusiasm for teaching and education generally, instil in students a lifelong drive to learn. I am passionate about the psychology of learning and how we can help each other to learn and understand – particularly, of course, learning and understanding mathematics, physics and chemistry. I don’t believe that there’s a maths or science concept beyond anyone’s understanding: I believe it's a question of knowledge, experience and confidence. My passion is helping people gain all three.

Not only do I provide individualised, tailored support through face-to-face or online sessions but my tutees also have 24/7 access to a free online forum and to an online learning platform for extra support outside of lesson time.

Please ask to see my Enhanced DBS for extra peace of mind.

Tutoring Experience:

My work has always focused primarily on communication and learning. Fifteen years spent in private industry designing communication systems software eventually saw me concentrate on the development of accessibility and learning aids for blind, partially sighted, dyslexic, and dyscalculic computer users – whilst also working part-time as a maths and science tutor. On leaving industry I became a full time tutor and lecturer - I've been supporting learners of all ages as a private tutor for over 10 years. My particular specialism is online learning (particularly teaching maths online) and have travelled the world training educators of all levels on the best use of online learning in their teaching.

I am a professional physicist and full member of the British Computer Society. I hold a Level 3 Award in Education and Training.

Tutoring Approach:

I offer a free initial meeting to allow us to get to know one another and to work through the issues with your studies you feel you might be having. We can then plan out lessons together or simply concentrate on those aspects that you feel most unhappy with. If you don't understand something the first time around then I will try another way. There is always more than one way to explain a topic - a fact that a lot of teachers and tutors seem, sadly, to neglect. I try to make flexibility the key to my approach. My background in learning technology and working with education specialists across the UK means I am fully conversant with the latest developments in teaching techniques and working with the visually impaired and print impaired means you must be crisp and lucid in your explanations.

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

Qualifications:

  • BCS (2017) - Member of the British Computer Society (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
  • Institute of Physics (2014) - Chartered Physicist (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
  • Institute of Physics (2014) - Member of the Institute Of Physics (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
  • University of Leeds (1993) - BSc (hons) Physics (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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