I graduated from the University of Birmingham in June 2010 with a first class degree in maths, with honours, and I also attained grade A in my maths, further maths and physics A levels. I've always enjoyed and had a knack for helping people to understand things, and I've been fortunate enough over the past 8 years of tutoring to work with a wide variety of people with different abilities and different learning preferences, which has massively helped me to improve my own ability to teach (and even understand!) maths.
I have been tutoring since leaving university in June 2010, although I have no experience of teaching in schools and I have no teaching qualifications. I've worked with a wide range of ages, including primary school students, GCSE and A level students, and adult learners who need to brush up on their maths for one reason or another.
If you are looking for help with university work then please contact me before purchasing my details so that we can be sure that I can help you with the particular topic you're struggling with.
I prefer to help the student to work things out for themselves, rather than simply give them the answer or explain the entire question/problem to them, as I believe this is by far the best way to learn new things and, equally importantly, remember them. I consider myself to be very patient, and I'm more than happy to revisit the same topic as many times as is necessary to have it make sense to the student.
The most important thing when considering hiring a maths tutor is that the student is prepared to put in the extra work. It seems counterintuitive but the only way to take advantage of an hour or two a week of one-to-one sessions is actually to put even more independent work in. An hour a week by itself won't make too much difference, but if the necessary independent work is done outside of the one-to-one sessions then the benefits gained from just one hour of tuition can be enormous :)
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|University of Birmingham||2010||Bachelors||BSc degree in mathematics (first class with honours)|
|King Edward VI College||2007||College||A levels in maths (A), further maths (A) and physics (A)|
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