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I hold a PhD in applied mathematics with specialty in theoretical physics at King's College London. I have over seven years tutoring experience with over a hundred students now. Virtually all getting the grades they needed and many making impressive gains, please see my feedback in support of this.
I attended local schools - the Royal Grammar School in Guildford and Downsend in Ashtead - and I have a very good understanding of the academic system.
I supervised problem classes for two first year undergraduate mathematics modules at King's College London and I currently tutor a number of different students varying in ages of to 19 and of all abilities. I have experience with IB and Cambridge Step and all the main examination boards. Anything I am unfamiliar with I am happy to look up provided I'm given notice, hence I will consider tutoring university modules depending how far off they are my beaten track.
Basically I teach the topics through doing the related problem exercises. Isaac Newton said "an example is worth a thousand precepts" and it is very true, you don't understand the theory until you can use it to solve tangible problems.
In practice this means focusing on a problem set taken from the student's materials and when problems arise we go back over the related theory briefly filling in any gaps. We do this until you're getting most of the problems right and then and only then do we start a new topic. It is a fail safe approach because in only moving on once you have learnt something properly you start to put down strong foundations and that is when the confidence comes.
I also have a fair amount of experience with students who for whatever reason have fallen quite behind for example students going into second year of A-level or GCSE on an E grade or lower from the year before. In these cases it is always possible to turn things around although in such cases a programme of study needs to be devised, which I stress will without exception require multiple hours of weekly work on the part of the student. If in such cases I feel the student isn't doing what is required of them I am very quick to inform the parents so that they can decide as to how they want to continue.
Please note that I charge for petrol depending on distance, I can advise when you inquire.
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