The University of Edinburgh
The University of St. Andrews
Information about Paul
I hold an honours degree in mathematics from the University of St. Andrews, and a doctorate in musicology from the University of Edinburgh. My work life is balanced between my life as a musician and a life in academia. When not playing music (or teaching maths!), I currently work as a lecturer at BIMM University, and undertaking a PGCert in Education. I have previously lectured at the University of Bristol.
Availability: Lessons can take place online, in my home, or I can travel to you.
Willing to travel: 50 miles
Experience: Mathematics __
I like to keep one eye on school work/classroom teaching to ensure that my lessons compliment and enhance teaching already in place. In general I like to teach direct from past papers to familiarise the student with the final exam format, while providing relevant questions that are likely to appear in the student`s own exam. I often present these questions by topic, allowing me to focus in on subjects which students find difficult.
In mathematics, one correct answer can be obtained by more than one method. Unless specified, as long as students are clear in their workings, the student may reach the answer using any one of these methods. I strive to follow the classrooms teachings first and foremost, but if the student is struggling using one method, or simply thinks in a different way, I often suggest another way (or at least, another way of thinking about what is often the same method).
Past lecturer at the University of Bristol (sociology) and current lecturer at BIMM Bristol (musicology), marking student essays. Published author in academic journal `popular music history` and upcoming publication (contributing chapter) with Cambridge University Press.
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Feedback For Paul (5)
Paul has been helping our son with his Maths. He is very approachable and adapts how he tutors depending on the requirement be it from explaining methods or showing alternate ways to solving problems/questions. I would thoroughly recommend Paul as a tutor.
Paul is a great maths tutor for my 15yr old boy - subject knowledge at his fingertips, tailoring targeted learning to particular areas of the GCSE and able to adapt his teaching style to best assist my son. Paul is also personable, friendly and punctual. Happy to recommend.
Punctual tutor, great teaching method.
My son has understood everything given so far!
Very friendly and my teenage son really engaged with him.
Paul is very professional and punctual. He`s has good teaching skills and is very personable and friendly.