I am a private tutor, professional musician and graduate from the University of Southampton with a 2.1 degree in Maths with Music. I decided to study this seemingly unconventional course because I am very passionate about both the academic and creative worlds, and it is my belief that teaching is most effective when the two meet. I have always gravitated towards maths from an early age, however it was during secondary school that I really started to enjoy its logical and methodical aspects. I took my maths GCSE a year early and achieved an A*, and in the subsequent year a distinction grade in Additional Mathematics. In sixth form I obtained an A in my maths A level and whilst at university I regularly achieved first class marks in mathematical modules.
Outside of maths my main hobbies include skiing/snowboarding and playing tennis, however my foremost passion is music. I have played the saxophone and piano for over 10 years, achieving grade 8 in both, and discovered my love for jazz music whilst at university.
I have been teaching both maths and music privately for several years to a great variety of students. I have prepared numerous young children for their exams, whether it's for GCSE Maths or Grade 1 Piano, and seen huge success in their results. I have always found it an extremely rewarding experience to connect with and encourage each individual to reach their full potential. As well as my strong experience teaching, I have also developed an intrinsic skillset to help each of my students stay motivated, happy and always looking forward to their next lesson.
Maths is often considered one of the more challenging subjects studied at school, and in a classroom environment it can be easy to fall behind. It is my belief that through the undivided attention of a 1:1 tutor, any student can experience the rewarding nature of mathematics if it is taught in at a pace that suits them - I see things click in students time and time again just by slowing the process down for them and it brings great joy to us both. It is therefore my approach to make lessons a relaxed yet focused environment, with as clear and straightforward guidance as possible, which I believe is the best recipe for both enjoying learning and exam success. I also strive to emphasise the importance of hard work and practice through repetition, particularly when exams draw near, to encourage students to take matters into their own hands to get that top grade.
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|University of Southampton||2016||Bachelors||2.1 Degree in Maths with Music|
|Chepstow Sixth Form||2013||College||A levels: AAA (Maths, Music, History)|
|Chepstow Comprehensive School||2011||School||GCSEs: 3A* 7A|
|Chepstow Comprehensive School||2011||School||Additional Maths: Distinction|
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