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Joel

Joel

Private Maths Tuition in Oxford

DPhil (PhD) student at the University of Oxford, studying applied mathematics. First class Physics MSci graduate of Imperial College London, where I ranked within the top 10% of my year cohort during my third academic year. Outside of studies, my hobbies include musical performance (former member of the Imperial College Symphony Orchestra, Imperial College Big Band and National Youth Orchestra of Wales), keeping fit (e.g. through my college's boat club), and developing software. My research interests include using the mathematics of non-equilibrium systems, network science, and data science to tackle problems in economics, government, and infrastructure (e.g. energy systems).

Tutoring Experience

I have extensive recent experience, having tutored 3 A Level physics students since October 2017, 4 GCSE maths students since January 2018, and 2 pre-GCSE students since January 2018 also this year. Additionally, since beginning 6th form, I have arranged official after-school revision sessions for GCSE students with my school friends, partaken in numeracy schemes for younger secondary school students requiring additional assistance, and was required to present topics, such as energy wastage, to KS3 classes as part of the Welsh Baccalaureate (which I also passed but was unable to fit in the Qualifications section below).

In my second year of university, I enrolled in a Communicating Physics course which entailed visiting, teaching in and providing teaching resources for a London secondary school for a period of 11 weeks. This is also indicative of my continued enjoyment of sharing my understanding and passion for maths and physics with younger students.

Tutoring Approach

In my view, the key to ensuring that the student's potential is met through private tuition is to make the experience of learning and understanding enjoyable, the ability of the tutor to adapt to the student's preferred learning style, and the tutor's ability to appeal to the student's existing intuition as a foundation for knowledge broadening. This forms the basis of my approach to teaching. For the purpose of maintaining interest through variety and discovering the student's most effective mode of learning, I aim to make use of a variety of learning resources and approaches, including: clear, original notes & textbooks; animations; online video tutorials and lectures; and discussions.

LanguagesEnglish (British), Welsh
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (evenings)
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Qualifications

Ysgol Plasmawr2013CollegeA*, Maths A Level
Ysgol Plasmawr2013CollegeA*, Physics A Level
Ysgol Plasmawr2013CollegeA, Psychology A Level
Ysgol Plasmawr2013CollegeA, Further Maths AS Level

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