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I am a 19 year old student, studying a Masters degree in Mathematics at the University of Southampton.
I was awarded 4 A* grades in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and the Extended Project Award in my A levels. Having recently experienced the exam system, I understand it very well and how to go about studying.
I offer tuition for GCSE foundation and higher, along with certain parts of the A level syllabus: All core modules, FP1 and FP2 and mechanics modules up to M3.
I currently tutor at the residence of the pupil, or at a place of their choosing. I cannot currently accommodate for my tuition sessions.
I have recently been employed part time as a mathematics teacher at a local school for 7 weeks. I taught classes of up to 5 at a time, ranging from GCSE to AS level. This gave me rather specialized experience, as teaching on a small scale has prepared me well for one to one tuition. During this time I was planning my own lessons, so am very experienced at structuring my own tuition.
I have tutored privately as well ; having now taught a handful of GCSE students, I am also experienced in this form of tuition.
I believe that exam success is down to practice. I have a very large collection of questions, from Foundation GCSE, right the way up to A2 further maths. Some questions are old examination questions and others are self designed, intended to stretch pupils. No mathematician is a stranger to mistakes, but I believe our handling of mistakes defines how good we are at maths. One to one mathematics lessons tends to put people under a bright spotlight, so I encourage everyone to try their ideas out, and how to properly go about dealing with potential errors.
I am pro homework, so would give extra work and mark it myself. I do believe that tutoring can sometimes be damaging if the student becomes too reliant on the tutor, so independent work is a must.
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