Information About Michael - Cranleigh tutor - (14 reviews)
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I’m a full-time professional maths tutor with thousands of hours of experience of providing effective 1-1 maths tuition. I have a Cambridge maths degree, an abiding love for maths and a passion to help students discover and master maths for themselves!
I teach secondary school students at A-level (including IB and Cambridge Pre-U), GCSE (including IGCSE), Common Entrance and KS3. I also teach mature students, and university students requiring maths to support other degree subjects. I have prepared students for exams from all the major exam boards, including Edexcel, AQA, OCR, OCR-MEI, Cambridge Pre-U and IB. I also prepare students for STEP and for numeracy or numerical reasoning tests, including the numeracy skills test for prospective teachers.
Two of my three children have been through school and university and one is still at secondary school, so I have been engaged closely with the education system at all levels and understand what both students and parents are looking for to achieve academic success.
I and my family have lived in Cranleigh for over 20 years and have connections with a number of local schools.
I have thousands of hours of experience of providing 1-1 maths tuition. At peak times in the year I have more than 40 active students on my books, spread across all secondary school levels up to A-level Further Maths.
More than almost any other subject, maths needs confidence to be built, and a patient, individually tailored approach. Able students may need practice to strengthen problem-solving and eliminate errors, a more joined-up view of maths to deepen their understanding, and challenge to stretch their capabilities. Others struggle to understand at a more basic level, and an imaginative and pictorial approach with plenty of real world examples is needed to achieve that "penny drops" moment!
Depending on the student, tuition may include any or all of: coaching to consolidate (or anticipate) teaching at school; revision for examinations; working through past examination papers; teaching and testing of specific sections of the curriculum; or more free-wheeling exploration of mathematical topics. By agreement with students and parents, homework may be set and marked.
I’m happy to teach in my own home, or in students' homes in Cranleigh or up to 10 miles away in the surrounding area in Surrey and West Sussex, including Guildford, Horsham and Godalming. If teaching outside Cranleigh I may agree an additional charge for travel.
I offer engaging and effective mathematics tuition at all secondary levels including GCSE and A-level. If you want to succeed in your exams and also to deepen your appreciation of mathematics and have fun, then get in touch!
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Cambridge University (1986) - MA Mathematics (Masters) (✔ On File)
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Update 6 November 2015:
Following the few support lessons our son James had with Michael just before his AS Maths exam (above) James achieved a high Grade B (summer 2014).
As we were very pleased with the help that Michael gave James then, that we decided to ask Michael for his support earlier in the academic A2 year - once a week through to the A2 exam this summer. James achieved a very safe A Grade and is now reading Physics at the University of Southampton where a good capability in Maths is essential.
We have no hesitation in recommending Michael as an extremely good and patient tutor who undoubtedly cleared up some problems James was having on the A2 Maths course. This without doubt ensured James' excellent result.
Thank you Michael.