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Maths

Hourly Rate
GCSE £25.00
A-Level £30.00
University £40.00
Casual Learner £25.00

Latin

Hourly Rate
Secondary £20.00
GCSE £20.00

Entrance Exams

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College £25.00
University £35.00

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Personal Description:

I graduated from Oxford University with a first class master’s degree in mathematics and philosophy, specialising in logic. After graduating, I moved to Nottingham and have been tutoring here since. I have studied French to A-level, and have had the opportunity to practice speaking the language while travelling through France and Belgium. My hobbies include long walks in the countryside, yoga, and learning new languages.

Tutoring Experience:

I have experience tutoring A-level maths at a variety of levels – for students wanting to make sure of getting an A* to be able to study maths at university, and for students wanting to ensure a pass so that they can satisfy the entry requirements for a non-maths course.

I also have experience tutoring at a university level. During my own time at university studying maths, I often collaborated with peers and so have experience explaining high-level concepts. I was also an Academic Peer Supporter. This involved helping younger students on my course to understand concepts with which they were struggling, or directing them towards helpful resources. The majority of tutoring I do for university students is getting students of non-maths degree courses up to speed with the maths necessary for them to progress. However, in cases where a student needs help with a particular specialism of mine (logic, set theory, topology, amongst others), I am happy to tutor at this higher level.

I have experience running a maths workshop for KS3 pupils, where we introduced them to university-level maths in a fun and accessible way, focussing on the fun aspects of problem-solving. I have experience tutoring small groups and pairs, and am happy to offer this.

I am confident in my ability to tutor a student towards university maths entrance exams such as the MAT (for Oxford) and the STEP (for Cambridge, Warwick, and many other universities), and entrance exams for sixth forms.

Tutoring Approach:

My tuition style varies based on the student’s aptitude and interest level. For students hoping to study maths at university I will wherever possible introduce them to concepts they will see at university, such as a greater emphasis on proof techniques and general results. For students who are less interested in maths, I try to root lessons to things in which they have an interest, and explain what an examiner will be looking for in their work. If a student is having difficulty, I will try to figure out the root of that difficulty and address it; and if a student has a lot of potential, I will push them to achieve it.

In all cases I seek to maintain a friendly working relationship with students. I don't like being a disciplinarian – if a student hopes to get the most out of my tutoring then they need to arrive motivated to do their best and take full advantage of the time.

I really enjoy both maths and tutoring. I hope to give students the encouragement and challenge for them to enjoy maths too!

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

Qualifications:

  • University of Oxford (2016) - Mathematics and Philosophy (1st) (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • University of Oxford (2015) - Mathematics and Philosophy (2.1) (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
  • St Peter's School, York (2012) - A-levels in Maths, Further Maths, French (A*, A*, A) (College) (✘ Not On File)

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