This is how 2 referees rated Sam:

## Maths |
Hourly Rate |

GCSE | £30.00 |

A-Level | £30.00 |

University | £40.00 |

Casual Learner | £30.00 |

## Physics |
Hourly Rate |

GCSE | £30.00 |

A-Level | £30.00 |

University | £40.00 |

Casual Learner | £30.00 |

## Chemistry |
Hourly Rate |

GCSE | £30.00 |

A-Level | £30.00 |

I am a Cambridge graduate in Natural Sciences from King's College, specialising in Astrophysics. I moved to the area in June 2012 and quickly built up a new client base, delivering 32 hours of tuition per week in mathematics and the physical sciences as my primary source of income.

I can teach any part of the A-Level maths or physics courses at short notice, including the specialist maths modules (mechanics, statistics, decision). Chemistry tuition is also available, although some advance notice of topics to be covered is helpful in these cases.

Undergraduates seeking tuition in mathematics should discuss the subject(s) required with me via the website's message system instead of "quick buying" my details - my training is primarily as a physicist, and the degree-level material I teach tends to be more applied than pure. Examples of topics include:

Ordinary differential equations (most Honours-level methods of solution, from integrating factors, exact differentials etc. up to series solutions, Laplace transforms, Green's functions etc.)

Partial differential equations

Fourier analysis (series, transforms, Parseval's theorem)

Calculus of scalar, vector and tensor fields

Complex analysis (eg. contour integration)

Variational calculus

Constrained/unconstrained stationary values

My first client was a medical student who had been looking for help with a maths module at around A Level standard, and I taught him while finishing my final year of school. Throughout my degree I was supervised for 3-4 hours per week by many highly gifted tutors at Cambridge, and their various approaches have greatly influenced my current work. I have been successfully tutoring students one-on-one for several years now, including home-schooling of students not at school, and have also spent 18 months leading small-group classes at an independent tuition academy. My wider freelance education work has seen me teaching larger groups of all ages in environments such as schools, workshops and Immigration Removal Centres.

My approach is based on Cambridge's acclaimed and effective "supervision model", which I experienced throughout my degree across several scientific subjects. What needs to be taught and how will depend on the individual student and their specific level/requirements. I will often recap some relevant theory to iron out any misconceptions before guiding the student through a worked example of a particular type of problem and providing a written solution to a sample question for revision purposes. The next step is usually to help them as they try the method themselves with similar questions, until they are confident enough to do it without any input from me.

Extra-curricular work can be assigned if required/desired, and this would usually consist of just a few carefully-selected exam problems, emphasising content over volume so as not to add unduly to the student's existing course workload.

Most students opt for either 60, 90 or 120 minute time slots each week, depending on the material to be covered and the time available.

I can provide extremely valuable help to both students seeking remedial instruction and those looking to consolidate their knowledge and ensure high grades - however, students must be reasonably self-motivated to get the most out of the sessions.

**University of Cambridge (King's College)**(2012) - MA (Cantab) (Masters) (✘ Not On File)**University of Cambridge (King's College)**(2009) - BA (Hons) (Bachelors) (✔ On File)**Anderson High School, Lerwick, Shetland Islands**(2005) - 4 As (Adv. Higher), 5 As (Higher), 1 A (Intermediate 2), 7 Grade 1s (Standard Grade) (School) (✘ Not On File)

Tutees Providing Feedback: | 18 |

Tutees Providing Positive Feedback: | 18 Av. 5.00/5.00 |

Sam**From Liz (5/5): ** *(A-Level Maths)* I have been very pleased with Sam's service. He has been reliable, punctual and more importantly he has really benefited my daughter by having one to one Maths sessions which I know she is finding helpful as he is having the time to explain techniques in more detail in a way that she can remember and understand. I would recommend Sam.

Sam**From Saul (5/5): ** *(A-Level Maths)* I understand that Sam's help has been excellent and really helped to explain tricky areas in the Maths A level syllabus that our son was having difficulty with. Many thanks.

Sam**From Morwenna (5/5): ** *(A-Level Physics)* Absolutely fantastic. Really inspired my son in both Maths and Physics. Would 100% recommend Sam

Sam**From Gareth (5/5): ** *(A-Level Physics)* Early days yet but our daughter seems very happy with Sam, saying that he explains everything well, and not only works on revision but keeps updated with her current work, and is making sure that she understands thoroughly.

Sam**From Bipin (5/5): ** *(A-Level Maths)*

Sam**From Sally (5/5): ** *(GCSE Maths)* We have made arrangements for tuition starting in September. Sam was extremely helpful in setting up and quick to help identify what we might need help with.

Sam**From Karen (5/5): ** *(A-Level Physics)* Provided good focused tuition on subject areas needed which increased my confidence. Very flexible on study times and provided assistance at short notice. Gained a grade higher at A level than expected.

Sam**From Elizabeth (5/5): ** *(A-Level Physics)* Sam is very reliable and engaging. My daughter has found her tutor sessions with him to be clear, structured and extremely helpful. He is particularly good at developing approaches to exam questions. Recommended.

Sam**From Claire (5/5): ** *(A-Level Chemistry)* I contacted Sam with a view to starting two of my sons with him for IGCSE and AS science tuition from this summer onwards.

He responded to my request and subsequent questions immediately, answering all my questions clearly, concisely and honestly. I am in no doubt that Sam is going to be an excellent tutor.

He responded to my request and subsequent questions immediately, answering all my questions clearly, concisely and honestly. I am in no doubt that Sam is going to be an excellent tutor.

Sam**From T C (5/5): ** *(A-Level Maths)*

Sam**From Paul (5/5): ** *(A-Level Maths)* San was originally required help for specific modules in Maths but has proved so helpful that he is now helping with other maths modules as well.

Sam**From Linda (5/5): ** *(A-Level Maths)* we have been very pleased withour experience so far.

Alan enjoys the tutor sessions and feels his confidence improving in the subjects

Alan enjoys the tutor sessions and feels his confidence improving in the subjects

Sam**From Jane (5/5): ** *(A-Level Physics)* My daughter was struggling with her A2 physics particularly as she was not taking A2 maths. Sam was able to identify areas to concentrate on which would provide her with the confidence and understanding she needed. Without Sam's support I am sure our daughter would struggled to achieve a pass in the subject. We were delighted with Sam's tutoring and would definitely recommend him. We are also delighted to confirm that our daughter obtain placement in her preferred university!

Sam**From Lilly (5/5): ** *(A-Level Physics)* Excellent . My daughter greatly benefited from Sam's extensive knowledge.

Sam**From Maha (5/5): ** *(A-Level Physics)* Sam tutors my son- AS level Physics. He is very good at the subject and always comes well prepared for the tuition. My son finds him very patient and friendly.

Sam**From Gillian (5/5): ** *(GCSE Maths)* Sam has given my daughter the confidence and the encouragement she needed to improve her grades in GCSE maths. In just a few months her grades have dramatically increased and she gained a B and an A* in her mock GCSE examinations in December 2012 which was more than we had hoped for. We feel that Sam's teaching has given her the knowledge and skills that she was unable to gain from the classroom. Thank you Sam.

Sam**From Suzanne (5/5): ** *(A-Level Maths)* Due to ill health my daughter has missed a considerable amount of school and AS maths preparation. She has only had a few lessons with Sam and has already made rapid progress. She now feels back on track for a good result in this Summer's exams. I would be happy to recommend SamSam to any parent considering tuition for their child.

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