BSc Financial Mathematics with Professional Placement
Information about Samuel
I am a BSc Mathematics graduate from Cardiff University, 2:1, 67% average. I am passionate about helping students reach there full potential, and am happy to go above and beyond in helping a student reach their dream grade. I am looking to teach students at GCSE, AS or A Level.
When I 16, preparing for my GCSE maths exam, I was informed by my teacher in a one-to-one meeting that I was not expected to achieve higher than a C grade in my exams. Surprised and thoroughly disappointed by the news, I inquired further about my teachers lack of confidence in my ability. It turned out that to ensure the majority of my class achieved a C grade the teacher had only taught the class half the exam curriculum, such that we were more likely to achieve a C grade, but restricted our chance of achieving any higher. In an attempt of defiance I taught myself the second half of the course and achieved an A*. During this period I enjoyed supporting my friends with the unseen examinable content, helping them also achieve their target grades.
This sparked my passion for mathematics and supporting other struggling students understand topics. Since then I have spent three years volunteering to support struggling students in mathematics while at Sixth Form and University.
I believe that everybody has equal mathematical ability, but for some people it just clicks earlier than others. I find great pleasure in finding different ways to explain concepts in order to help students have that `EUREKA` moment, where the idea clicks and questions that seemed near impossible earlier that day, become solvable and enjoyable.
Please don`t hesitate to get in touch!
Willing to travel: 10 miles
Experience: Relevant grades:
A levels: Maths A*, Further Maths A, Physics B
GCSE: Maths A*, Further Maths A*
During my A levels I volunteered as a maths mentor, running weekly one-to-one tutor sessions to help prepare struggling GCSE maths students achieve their target grade.
During both my second and third year of university I was a volunteer maths mentor, supporting a group of 6 first year maths students with their studies by running bi-weekly meetings.