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GCSE £15.00
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Personal Description:

I am a 19 year old student, studying a Masters degree in Mathematics at the University of Southampton.

I attained 3 A* grades in Maths, Further Maths and Physics at A level. 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 am a self published author online, having wrote the book "fundamental mathematics explained" and released it online for free just a few months ago. The book is centered around understanding why school equations work, as opposed to memorizing them.

PLEASE NOTE that I will not be in Southampton until October, but from then on I will be available to tutor.

Tutoring Experience:

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.

Tutoring Approach:

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.

Qualifications:

  • Stoke Park School (2015) - A level mathematics (School) (✔ On File)
  • Stoke Park School (2015) - A level Further Mathematics (School) (✔ On File)
  • Stoke Park School (2015) - A level physics (School) (✔ On File)
  • Stoke Park School (2015) - A level Extended Project (School) (✔ On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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