Peter

Peter

Private Maths and Physics Tutor in Muswell Hill

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

The second term has started. Results of test and mock exams will be coming out, and will be of guidance in assessing your readiness for the rest of the school year and further exams.

If Maths is one of your subjects, then year 13 will be, largely, more algebra, calculus and trigonometry, based on the foundation from year 12. Your year 12 foundation need to be strong, to progress in year 13. Sometimes an early boost is worthwhile, to get learning going, and, help to build confidence.

For those doing Computer Science, the programming project will be big part of year 13. Well-tuned programming and program design skills, will make your project less time consuming. I cover Python, C, Visual Basic, FORTRAN and R programming

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 falling behind on the newly taught material in the second year. 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. Some help on the transition, assists 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 your University course of choice 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 considered valuable 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

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

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

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.

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

Qualifications

University of Melbourne1972BachelorsB. Eng (Electrical 7 Electronics)
University of London1978MastersM.Sc (BioPhysics & BioEngineering)

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