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Maths

Hourly Rate
GCSE £25.00
A-Level £30.00
University £50.00
Casual Learner £30.00

English

Hourly Rate
GCSE £25.00
A-Level £30.00
University £50.00
Casual Learner £30.00

Physics

Hourly Rate
GCSE £25.00
A-Level £30.00
University £50.00
Casual Learner £30.00

Chemistry

Hourly Rate
GCSE £25.00
A-Level £30.00
University £50.00
Casual Learner £30.00

Biology

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GCSE £25.00
A-Level £30.00
University £50.00
Casual Learner £30.00

Welsh

Hourly Rate
GCSE £25.00
A-Level £30.00
University £50.00
Casual Learner £30.00

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Personal Description:

I studied for and was awarded a BA (Hons), and a Certificate of Postgraduate Study at Cambridge University between 1988 and 1993 in "Natural Sciences," specializing in Chemistry and Maths. I obtained a PhD from Birmingham University in Mathematical Chemistry in 1996. I did a lot of undergraduate teaching during this time.

I then worked as a Research Fellow at the Universities of Oxford, Exeter, and Sussex. As an "added extra" I was awarded an MA from Cambridge University a few years after graduating, and from Oxford University when I worked there.

Between 1999 and 2011 I worked as a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics in Newcastle. I have carried out and published a considerable amount of research in mathematics and science, and I am currently an Honorary “SURF” Research Fellow at Swansea University.

If you need help with ~~~~~~~~ Subject-specific tuition … Study skills … University entrance … Essays … English language … Welsh … Literacy skills … Exam technique … Assignments … Homeworks … Reports … Projects … Proof-reading … Dissertations … Theses … Corporate training ~~~~~~~~ Whatever your educational needs, I am a friendly, highly-qualified, experienced, and effective tutor, and I am here to help you to achieve your goals at your own pace and in your own way.

I offer educational services at all levels (Introductory / GCSE / A-Level / University Entrance / Undergraduate / Postgraduate), for individuals or groups, at very reasonable rates.

Why not get in touch at your convenience to discuss getting started together on the journey towards achieving your desired education or study goals in the best possible way?

Tutoring Experience:

I have been elected Chartered Scientist, European Physicist, European Chemist, Chartered Mathematician and Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Chartered Physicist and Fellow of the Institute of Physics, Chartered Chemist and Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

At Swansea University, I graduated with Distinctions in Certificates of Higher Education both in Creative Writing / Therapeutic Practice, and in Egyptology, in 2014, having studied modules including Writing the Self, Poets and Poetry, Philosophy, Egyptian Art, Religion, Philosophy, and Hieroglyphs, Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Counselling, Advanced Latin, Introductory Ancient Greek, and Origin and Evolution of Religion.

Rwy'n dysgu'r Gymraeg ers pum mlynedd erbyn hyn yn Nhŷ Tawe yng Nghanol Dinas Abertawe. Rwy'n ei fwynhau'n fawr iawn, a 'nes i ennill gwobr yn Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru yn Y Fenni yn 2016, sef, "Tlws Rhyddiaith y Dysgwyr" am ddarn o dan deitl "Pontydd." Rwy wedi astudio cyrsiau i oedolion o'r enw Mynediad, Sylfaen, Canolradd, Uwch 1 a 2, a Graenus 1 a 2. Eleni (2017) rwy newydd sefyll yr arholiad CBAC a enwir yn "Tystysgrif Uwch mewn Cymraeg Ail Iaith: Defnyddio’r Gymraeg" ("Safon Uwch"). Rwy wedi cystadlu yn y Brifwyl yn Ynys Môn eleni hefyd, gyda 70,000 o eiriau o waith, a gobeithio y gallaf wneud Gradd yn y Gymraeg, neu MA yn Astudiaethau Celtaidd / Ysgrifennu Creadigol yn fuan.

I am active in Swansea as Chair of “Swansea Philosophy / Athroniaeth Abertawe” community philosophy group, whose motto is “Exploring philosophy and building community together in Swansea.”

Tutoring Approach:

I love expressing creativity through learning and understanding new things, and strive to excel in sharing insight and in helping others to succeed in all their educational goals.

Education is a great gift and can be a wonderful experience under the right conditions for teacher and learner. I have received special training in teaching and learning, in communication skills, and in aspects of psychology, all of which inform the ways I work with students / tutees / learners.

My approach is to work alongside learners with the aim of facilitating them to discover and develop their own most suitable strategies and techniques for achieving their goals. These goals can be very diverse: to feel more confident, to boost grades, to improve general skills, to pass specific exams, to gain entry to Universities, to write better reports, or to master specific subjects or areas.

For me, “good learning” is not just about “passing the exam” but also about developing skills which are genuinely enriching to the individual, and useful throughout life. And, “good learning” does not have to be a “hard slog”– it can be “fun” whilst also achieving serious and lasting results.

My main drive is a huge personal curiosity and a desire to explore, develop, and express creativity; to expand my understanding and insight; and to help others to do the same and become fully-rounded individuals who contribute and enrich the lives of others and society in general.

I am very down-to-earth, friendly, open, and approachable. I always take into account the learner's age, experience, starting-level and needs, and am very hard-working and adaptable in finding new and appropriate ways to get the required results for each individual.

I regularly ask for detailed feedback on my own performance as an educator, and on the students' experience as learners in order to fine-tune my activities to optimise outcomes. I “do my homework” each week, too! I am also happy to be available (as appropriate) for telephone, e-mail, or e-conferencing consultations between face-to-face sessions to facilitate the learning experience.

Native Language: English (British)
Additional Languages: English (British), Latin, Welsh
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • Oxford University (1997) - MA (Oxon) (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Birmingham University (1996) - PhD (Birmingham) (Doctorate) (✔ On File)
  • Cambridge University (1993) - CertPgSt, MA (Cantab) (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Cambridge University (1991) - BA (Hons) (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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