My name is Laurence, I have a PhD in Mathematics from The University of Oxford, where I also attended for undergraduate, completing an MMath integrated masters degree in mathematics.
In my undergraduate mathematics course I specialised in applied mathematics - studying topics such as quantum theory, quantum computing, special relativity, fluid/solid mechanics and biomathematics.
The research comprising my PhD is in the field of mathematics and mathematical modelling, specifically using mathematics to describe the distribution and interaction of drugs injected into the human eye to prevent blindness. Over the 4 years of my research I have published 3 papers in well respected academic journals.
I have 4 years of tutoring experience and have tutored at several Oxford independent schools alongside privately tutoring many students. I cover secondary school Mathematics, teaching students from the 11 up to the age of 18, covering everything from year 7 Mathematics to Further Mathematics A-Level. I am most experienced in tutoring Mathematics/Further Mathematics A-Level, GCSE and IGCSE.
I offer university entrance exam and preparation, covering the MAT/STEP exams required to study Mathematics at Oxford and Cambridge, respectively. I also offer interview preparation for prospective Oxford and Cambridge mathematics students.
In addition to Mathematics tutoring I also offer tutorials covering introductory and advanced MATLAB, having spent the last 4 years using the software to complete my research.
Most students seek me out as they have found themselves struggling greatly in school. In my experience, standard education does not allow teachers to give the kind of care and guidance 1-1 tuition does. 1-1 tuition is uniquely suited to help students get back on track, by identifying gaps in knowledge and understanding.
I have helped many students who have felt very demoralised about mathematics, gain real confidence in their ability. I have shown them that they are capable of answering questions with ease where they previously had thought it completely beyond them. This is an extremely rewarding experience and I find real pleasure in seeing my students succeed.
In addition, students also come to me to learn new materials, I have tutored many students through entire A-Level modules, taking them from zero knowledge to acing papers in a matter of weeks! So whatever you need, I can help you - any questions please feel free to get in touch.
Here are testimonials from past students:
“Laurence is a great Maths tutor - he explains solutions in a very clear and concise way to make them easy to understand and sets a formula to help solve similar problems. We worked through questions until he was certain I 100% understood them and why the solution worked. I saw him leading up to my A levels and would not have done half as well as I did without his help!”
Martha - A-Level Maths
“Laurence is a genial teacher who has transformed our 12 year old’s appreciation of Maths. By listening to what’s on his mind, then approaching the highest level work in a simple structured way, he’s made it a thrill not a chore - and top marks too. Very highly recommended.”
Father of Thomas - Secondary school entrance exam preparation
“Thank you for teaching me. I feel very good about our lessons. With your help, I can figure out most questions independently and I can get inspiration from lessons which improve my mathematical thinking.”
Evelyn - A-Level Maths
“Laurence is an excellent tutor. He helped my daughter gain confidence and in her words, 'helped me to understand the concepts behind mathematical principles.’ She benefited enormously from his accessible and supportive approach.”
Mother of Lily - GCSE Maths
“Laurence was a brilliant tutor. He could explain everything I needed to know, and was really helpful. He really boosted my confidence in maths and I’d highly recommend him.”
Lizzie - GCSE Maths
“Thanks to Laurence I have gained confidence for my Oxford interview early before it started. He explained basically what I need and what I would meet in the interview, and we practiced with loads of interview-type questions (and they are very interesting!) It requires art and craft to talk about maths in its simplest and the most beautiful way. Laurence certainly has the skills.”
Haiqi - Oxford entrance preparation
“As someone who was self taught A-level maths I looked for a tutor and came across Laurence. Without him I wouldn’t have achieved the incredibly high marks I did in my A-levels let alone attend university to further study in Dentistry. He provided a basic understanding of complex concepts, as well as constant help no matter where I was in the world. He helped me gain confidence in my work and understanding, was very accommodating and friendly and I wouldn’t have achieved my academic position today without him. Thank You!”
Beth - A-Level Maths
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|The University of Oxford||2018||Doctorate||Mathematics|
|The University of Oxford||2014||Masters||Mathematics|
|The University of Oxford||2013||Bachelors||Mathematics|