Darren (Tutor in Swansea)
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University of Wales, Newport
PGCE (Post-Compulsory Education and...
Degree Only (2003)
Computational Modelling and Finite...
Information about Darren
I am a fully qualified mathematics tutor and teacher with over 10 years experience. I hold a PhD in Geotechnical Engineering, an MSc in Computational Engineering and a BSc in Physics. My experience has demonstrated to me time and time again that, with those for whom mathematics is a challenge, a patient and understanding teaching approach will always produce the strongest results. I am reliable, fastidious with preparation and marking, and wholly professional in my appearance and delivery.
However, please note that having completed the first four years of a six-year Open University mathematics degree with Distinction, I wish to offer my services only to adult learners (for example for professional/academic development, or simply to improve those essential mathematical skills) or to those who are undertaking Undergraduate courses in mathematics, or engineering with strong mathematical content.
I will work on either a one-to-one or a group basis - my hourly charge will not change either way, so perhaps developing a small study group might help to spread the costs. Also, I find that such groups can generate a more positive and dynamic environment which, in mathematics, can generally accelerate learning.
Topics with which I have good working knowledge include, but are not restricted to:
Trigonometry and Hyperbolic Functions
Gaussian (Gauss-Jordan) Elimination
Systems of Differential Equations
Solution of First and Second-Order Differential Equations
Number Theory, including congruences and Euclid`s algorithm
Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
Matrices and Determinants
Availability: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday - I am currently available all day on each of these days.
Willing to travel: 10 miles
Experience: 2005-12 at Gower College Swansea, and I have worked as a self-employed private tutor in mathematics since then.
I am currently undertaking an Undergraduate degree in Mathematics with the Open University. At present I am taking a year away from formal study but I will be returning to the OU in 2020. I have completed the first two Stages of this three-Stage degree with Distinction.
I will be returning to full-time postgraduate study/research at the conclusion of my degree studies in 2022.
Feedback For Darren (7)
Darren is an excellent tutor and is working well with my son to help his with his maths. I would highly recommend him.
Before Darren I was underachieving in school and unable to keep up with the demanding work load of A Levels. After 6 months of having Darren, I felt prepared and much more confident for the exams. I hope that these will reflect strongly in results this summer. Thanks Darren!
Darren is really helping my son prepare for his A level Maths.
As a International Student first year engineering student at Swansea University. I have faced tremendous difficulties not only in Mathematics but also as a student studying mathematics with The second language (Module Name: EG- 189 Engineering Analysis 1 ).however, With the enormous guidance from Doctor Darren .He not only helped me to achieve a good grades at a university Module but also taught me the language of mathematics as this was completely new to me. I found that very impressive. As you spend more time with him you get a sense of a deep passion in Mathematics and you get a sense of drawing towards the subject you are studying under his guidance because he makes it look much more easier and entertaining. Many times he attempt to give explanation of what that conclusion means in real life applications either in engineering application or just a mathematical concept and I find that rather informative and entertaining. I believe Doctor Darren is an excellent teacher of Mathematics. And I have absolutely no doubt that He will be a great teacher regardless of student level or age
Thank you for all your help in teaching my daughter maths. You have helped her in overcomming her worries of exam pressure, organising herself in a way which suits her method of studying by learning new method for remembering what she has been taught.You have built a good realtionship with her and she felt very comfortable to approach you if she was having difficulties in understanding and you had a lot of time and patientece and enthusiam in teaching Maths, which was a great bonus. You were able to see what she was having difficulties in understading and addressing the issue by listening to her and understanding her needs. She has been able to build her confidence and learn new skills in maths, remembering, understanding, doing test papers which has helped her a lot. I wish you all the best with helping other pupils you are a great asset and they will be proud for you to help them.
Excellent tutor. Darren is helping my daughter with her maths GCSE. Darren is always prepared with work for my daughter. He has complete understanding of the syllabus and knows exactly what needs to be achieved. Communicates well and makes her feel confident in what she is doing. She has even commentated that her maths has improved and feels that she has really benefited from his input over the past few weeks that he has been teaching her. Darren is friendly, approachable, punctual and is always smartly dressed. I`d have no hesitation in recommending him anyone.
Amazing tutor, very comforting!!