Hi, I’m Paul, a married father of two daughters aged 10 and 15. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering with A-levels in Mathematics (Pure & Applied), Physics and Chemistry, and have worked in the oil, gas and refining industry for 30 years. As a practising engineer, I am well versed in applying my mathematical and scientific knowledge to practical situations, working accurately and presenting work in a clear manner. I have recently completed a PGCE teacher training in secondary school mathematics, thus enhancing my teaching and understanding of pupils' learning.

Tutoring Experience

I often mentor and guide junior engineers through complex design procedures and calculations. I have also tutored privately during my career and I am currently offering tutoring at Key Stages 1-4, GCSE and A-level in Mathematics (Pure & Mechanics), and Physics to GCSE.

Tutoring Approach

I see tutoring not as teaching but learning, an extension of the classroom but not a substitute for it, and as an engineer I try to bring a different approach to learning to that of a teacher. My approach is to structure tutoring sessions around the student’s needs, focusing on specific areas of weakness. By working alongside the student on structured questions I aim to increase the student’s confidence in their ability. We can then discuss and resolve any issues. For me ‘seeing is believing’ and wherever possible I seek to enhance the student’s understanding with practical examples of the problem.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File


University of Surrey1985BachelorsB.Sc. (Hons) Chemical and Process Engineering
Dulwich College, London1981SchoolA-Levels Mathematics (Pure & Applied), Physics & Chemistry

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