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Hi, I'm Kevin, а friendly and patient full-time maths tutor.
After gaining 11 A’s at GCSE (before the days of A* grades) and 4 A’s at A level (Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry), and winning both of my school’s mathematics prizes, I went on to study mathematics at uni. Since then I worked as both an Accountant and an Actuary before becoming a full-time maths tutor in 2012.
I am an intelligent guy, with the ability to break things down to their simplest forms. I’m also patient and a good listener, with the ability to understand the way someone else thinks about а problem. I think it’s the combination of these qualities that makes me а natural tutor. Even before becoming a tutor, I experienced time after time, that when people had а problem understanding something, it was me they`d come to.
Since becoming a full-time maths tutor I’ve given after school help to over a hundred students with their GCSE and A level maths courses. I have also taught home schooled children, adult learners, International Baccalaureate and QTS.
Tutoring this many pupils on a 1-1 basis has meant I’ve become extremely familiar with the individual syllabus requirements of the main exam boards (Edexcel, AQA, OCR and OCR MEI).
My students come from a wide range of different schools, so I’ve been exposed to the teaching techniques of many of the best (and the not so good!) maths teachers in Manchester. There’s a lot of variation in methods used to teach some topics! As a tutor, I’ve been in a privileged position to be able to collate many different techniques from many excellent teachers over the years and so can now use what I believe to be the most effective teaching method for every topic across the syllabus. It’s also left me with an arsenal of alternative techniques for use where necessary.
Let me know what your aim is; be it to understand that topic/module you 'just can’t get!', to go through past papers, or to learn a whole course from start to finish. Between us we can agree the best approach for you, and prepare a plan of action to ensure you achieve your goals.
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Dover Grammar School for Boys (1992) - A-Level Pure Maths (Grade A) (School) (✔ On File)
- Dover Grammar School for Boys (1992) - A-Level Applied Maths (Grade A) (School) (✔ On File)
- Dover Grammar School for Boys (1992) - A-Level Physics (Grade A) (School) (✔ On File)
- Dover Grammar School for Boys (1992) - A-Level Chemistry (Grade A) (School) (✔ On File)
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We have been thoroughly impressed by Kevin’s professionalism, but more importantly how well he gets on with our son, making complex topics manageable through encouragement, repetition and clear unfussy explanations. His teaching methods are clearly effective, but he has also completely developed the confidence of an extremely “un-mathsy” teenager who was initially really struggling at a more basic level.
Maths has definitely become less of a chore now! Definitely recommend.
My son Michael was struggling badly, I can already see that he is getting more confident by the week and we are certain that this will be reflected in his exam grades.