# Information About Robert - Hornchurch tutor - *(***9** reviews)

**9**reviews)

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Robert offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!

## Maths |
Hourly Rate |

Secondary | £25.00 |

GCSE | £25.00 |

A-Level | £25.00 |

University | £25.00 |

Casual Learner | £25.00 |

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## Personal Description:

I have a first class honours degree in mathematics from Goldsmith's College London where I won the Stanley Hails Prize. (1997). For 8 years I worked in a state school teaching GCSE, A level, AEA and STEP. My students experience a noticeable boost in confidence after they start with me and I get about half my students on recommendation. I enjoy helping people to find interest in this subject whether at GCSE level or Cambridge entrance.

## Tutoring Experience:

I started teaching mathematics for Thomas Jackson Tutors in Lampeter in 1987. I have given private tuition in mathematics since 1988, and I taught mathematics from GCSE to A level Further Mathematics AEA and STEP at an academy in Essex from 2009 to 2017.

I have just received an email from a student who did A level Statistics with me online this year. He said: "S2 … was one of my best exams, I got a high A up from a C last year. Thank you very much for all your help, I don't think I'd be going to the Uni I wanted without you!" Another A level student got an A star this year, he was not going to college and only had me. I do not cover Decision Mathematics at A level.

## Tutoring Approach:

I teach in person or online via Skype. All lessons are one to one. I do in the lessons what my students ask me to do since the issues usually arise from what they are doing at school or college. I can also structure courses for people who are not in school. Students sometimes make rapid progress in the first few lessons because they do not feel inhibited from asking questions in the one to one context, which they do not feel like asking in a group. One thing which I emphasise is that students should practice a particular type of question until they are used to them as opposed to just being able to get their chin up over the bar. I learned the importance of this when I was myself a student. I do not merely show students how to do particular questions but I teach them how to think about the subject and their progress quickens because of this deep and necessary understanding. I do not cover Decision or Discrete Mathematics at A level. These subjects are not helpful in getting into a top university, are often regarded as not very useful by students, and concern problems which should really be solved by writing computer programs. I will always answer queries between lessons by email.

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**Native Language:**English (British)

**Additional Languages:**Russian

**Availability:**Weekends / Weekdays (all times)

**References Available:**Yes (✔ On File)

## Qualifications:

**Goldsmiths, U. Of London**(1997) - Mathematics First Class (Bachelors) (✔ On File)**SDUC Lampeter**(1986) - Philosophy (Masters) (✔ On File)**SDUC Lampeter**(1982) - Philosophy Lower Second (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

### Robert's Feedback

Tutees Providing Feedback: | 9 |

Tutees Providing Positive Feedback: |

**From Petros ( /5):**

*(A-Level Maths)*Robert's support in my son's A-levels Maths (Y12) was very helpful. Robert helped him see the exercises from viewpoints that he had not thought of before, and this works well in being able to give my son alternative approaches when his thought-route does not work as efficiently. We did not continue the sessions with Robert because my son wants to work more on test-practicing than one-to-one sessions, but I hope we will be able to have Robert's assistance (given of course that he is available) in the future.

**From Jane ( /5):**

*(A-Level Maths)*Robert is tutoring my son for A2 Maths via Skype, which works well. He combines a strong subject knowledge with kindness, patience, flexibility and humour. I am very glad that we found him.

**From Andrea ( /5):**

*(GCSE Maths)*My son only had a few lessons with Robert and already he feels more confident in maths. He was very anxious about having lessons on Skype but it’s working fine and saves us a lot of time we would have spent on traveling. Robert is very patient, dedicated and flexible when we need to change timings. I would highly recommend him especially for anxious students.

**From Philippe ( /5):**

*(GCSE Maths)*Amazing tutor, he helped me through my GCSEs all the way to the end of my A levels, and helped me achieve the grades I needed for university. The one on one support was great, and allowed me to adapt to different questions and exams.

Highly recommend!

**From Bruce ( /5):**

*(A-Level Maths)*Robert has a very engaging and interesting style of teaching. His subject knowledge for A' Level maths is flawless. He is quick to respond to any query and always replies in a polite manner. We would recommend him.

**From Richard ( /5):**

*(A-Level Maths)*Robert is friendly, welcoming and patient. Taking me back through the basics so that I understood the process to more complex maths long forgotten from my time at secondary school. I couldn’t recommend highly enough.

**Reply from Robert:**Many thanks Richard. It was a pleasure to teach you.

**From Alan ( /5):**

*(A-Level Maths)*Excellent Tutor - helped by Daughter to an A at AS Further Maths and an A* at A2 in Maths this year

Would recommend Robert to anyone

**From Ayeni ( /5):**

*(University Maths)*Great teacher understands the students needs and goes the right pace. I'm Happy to learn mathematics with him!

From John (5/5):(A-Level Maths)Within the few weeks I have received tuition from Robert, my confidence in the subject has already increased greatly. He has a perfect understanding of the entire OCR specification, and is able to explain a number of differing methods to help me find the one that is best for me.Robert is also keen to provide some assistance outside of tutor sessions by email, which I appreciate a lot.