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Maths

Hourly Rate
GCSE £50.00
A-Level £50.00
University £60.00
Casual Learner £50.00

Physics

Hourly Rate
GCSE £50.00
A-Level £50.00
University £60.00
Casual Learner £50.00

Computer Studies / I.T.

Hourly Rate
GCSE £50.00
A-Level £50.00
University £60.00
Casual Learner £50.00

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Personal Description:

I have many years’ experience tutoring Maths, Physics and ICT, and have lectured in Electronics at what is now the University of Westminster). In addition to A-Levels and GCSE students, I have recently worked with a number of adults requiring Maths for their professional career or further studies (teacher training, post-grad Medicine etc), and needing to rebuild their Maths skills. I am patient, understand the learning process, and look to build on each student’s strengths to enable their fullest potential to be achieved. I do charge for travel time.

Tutoring Experience:

I have taught at University level, and have tutored at GCSE, A-Level, and degree level for many years

Tutoring Approach:

I hope everyone had a great summer. Back to school, and now to make the most of the new school year. A good start, early, helps to consolidate the new learnings as the year progresses

If Maths is one of your subjects, then year 13 will be, largely, more algebra, calculus and trigonometry, building on the foundations laid down in year 12 If the year 12 foundation is not strong, keeping up in year 13 may not be easy. Sometimes an early boost is worthwhile, to get learning going, and, help to build confidence.

For those doing Computer Science, a big part of year 13 will be the programming project. Ensuring your programming and program design skills are well-tuned, will make your project less time consuming.

Being well prepared is one of the best indicators for success, and that becomes ever more so, as A-levels move to unitary exams. If your base is not so strong in your first year, this may lead to failing to fully grasp the newly taught material. Sometimes a little tune-up, can get the learning process humming again.

The step up from GCSE to A level, can be challenging, particularly in Maths and Physics. Sometimes some help on the transition, assists to ensure a sound year 12. Year 12 results, despite AS exams being dropped, matter - they contribute to A-Level preparations, and, importantly, are a basis for A-Level grade projections for UCAS applications.

If year 12 results are not as good as hoped, more effort will be needed to lift A level results - important for University and job offers. Make the most of year 13, and address, any areas that need strengthening, early.

The new Maths and Physics GCSE syllabi are more challenging. Good GCSE results ensure that you can take the subjects of your choice for A-Level, and GCSE results may determine A Level college entry. Good Maths and Science GCSEs are always well considered for University entrance, whatever subjects you choose for A-level.

I am an experienced Maths, Physics and ICT tutor for A-Level, GCSE, IB, and adults needing to take Maths or Physics for professional exams, such as QTS numeracy for teaching, Army Officer Selection Board (AOSB), post-graduate Medicine etc. I have a very good understanding of how students learn, the importance of confidence, and a sense of purpose. Each student has particular issues and strengths, and I aim to create a personal plan for each. My objective, always, is for learning to be a pleasure, and to be interesting. I am patient, provide clear explanations with many examples, to ensure that teaching sessions are productive, and that students learn to think and work independently. I enjoy tutoring and being involved in the progress of my students.

Maths
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In Maths, progress can only be made, and maintained, on sound foundations. I aim to establish a solid Maths base with students, and to build their confidence. This provides a framework for making strong progress, enjoying their Maths, and growing the belief that they can succeed. I emphasise good Maths technique and habits, so that marks are not lost through unnecessary errors. I enjoy tutoring most of the Further Maths modules

Physics
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Both, a clear understanding of the principles of Physics, and, the ability to analyse problems using these principles assist in comprehending and enjoying the subject. I bring a lively purpose to learning Physics, and the pleasure that comes from understanding more of the workings of our world.

ICT and Computing
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From a working career in Engineering and IT, I have knowledge and experience of hardware, software and IT practices, to bridge the gap between theory and practice. In recent programming work with students in C, Python, R and FORTRAN, it has been clear that the task of program design is as important to progress, as is sufficient knowledge of the programming language. I bring a clarity to understanding good program design, which is rarely taught, or taught well.

In my engineering degree, I studied Maths for 3 years. Most of my postgraduate work involved computer models of biological systems. In my professional life, I have been involved in the analysis of marketing data, creating financial and business models, and using numbers daily.

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • University of London (1978) - M.Sc (BioPhysics & BioEngineering) (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • University of Melbourne (1972) - B. Eng (Electrical 7 Electronics) (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

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