Information About Michael - Shrewsbury tutor - (18 reviews)
This is how 2 referees rated Michael:
Over the last 25 years I have regularly given private tuition in Maths to GCSE, A Level and Oxbridge entrance. I take pride in bringing about big improvements in a short space of time, for example, I recently improved a student's performance in AS Core 1 Maths from C to A in 8 lessons. I retired in August, 2011, and so I am flexible as to the timings of lessons. I am still physically (e.g. I play singles tennis and go mountain climbing regularly) and mentally (e.g. I am now taking Russian to degree level and do Maths Olympiad problems for fun) vigorous.
I was full-time Maths Teacher and Head of Further Maths at Shrewsbury Sixth Form College for 25 years. I taught mainly A Level, Further Maths A Level and Oxbridge Entrance, especially Step 1,2 and 3, but in some years I taught GCSE retake groups. I derived as much satisfaction from giving confidence to weaker students as I did from inspiring gifted students to do creative maths.
Initially I identify the strengths and weaknesses (these could relate to a general approach to learning Maths or to specific topics within a unit) of the student and structure the lessons accordingly. The three most important aspects of a lesson are: clarity of explanation, maximum efficiency of any method taught and repeated application of the method until complete mastery is achieved (the latter being the well-tried Japanese method).
Additional Languages: French, German, Italian, Russian, French, German, Italian, Russian
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Open University (1994) - M.Sc. Maths (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
- University of Birmingham (1975) - M.A. Philosophy (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
- University of Birmingham (1968) - 2.1 Philosophy (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
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would highly recomend
Mike's efficient approach in showing my son how to improve focus, and with the use of past papers, led to an excellent improvement in my son's grade in only a few months.
Declan had started with a fantastic tutor from this website but he also got a permanent job last summer and also left Declan.
This is where Michael has come to help and Declan does seem happy with Michaels tuition and Declan is pleased with Michaels feeback so far.
Asking sure we covered every topic in the subject.