Samuel (Tutor in Cambridge)
University of Oxford
Distinction (92%) (2016)
Mathematics (3 or 4 years)
Information about Samuel
I studied at Lincoln College, Oxford and completed a Masters in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (Distinction) following a BA in Mathematics (1st class). I am currently studying for a PhD in theoretical physics at Trinity College, Cambridge. I previously studied Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Music A-levels in Bristol. I am passionate about teaching Mathematics and Physics and helping pupils fulfil their potential in exams and above all to enjoy learning the subject.
I offer tutoring in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics at GCSE and A-Level as well as degree level Mathematics and Physics. I am also available to assist in Oxbridge applications, with the STEP or MAT entrance tests and with interview preparation (including conducting mock interviews). I can also tutor for the extra-curricular UKMT maths challenges/olympiad.
Having recently been through the A-level and university admissions process myself I have experience of the exam system and Oxbridge admissions and I understand what is required from personal experience.
As well as all-important exam preparation, with practice papers and exam technique, I am keen to instil a passion and enthusiasm for Mathematics in my students, which I believe is crucial to progressing in the subject and subsequently gaining academic success and entry to top universities!
I can travel to your home in surrounding areas if required, for one-to-one tuition or group sessions if preferred.
Please contact me with any questions and I look forward to hearing from you!
Availability: Available all week.
Willing to travel: 15 miles
Experience: Team Up - I have been selected as a "Rising Leader" for this tutoring initiative, which involves taking small classes of 4-5 pupils and teaching them science and maths every week.
Fresh Minds Tutor - I regularly tutor A-level Mathematics in local Oxford schools under this initiative, giving group sessions and one to one in all the main maths and further maths modules.
Teach First - I was recently selected to take part in the Teach First "Insight" Program, working in a school in London.
Feedback For Samuel (9)
Our son has been thoroughly enjoying his lessons with Sam. This has helped him to engage with the lesson and subjects, and has already been making progress. Sam has managed to develop a good relationship with our son and we were impressed about his assessment on our son`s current knowledge, teaching needs and developed a personalised teaching plan for him just after a few sessions. His communication with us has been exceptionally good, prompt, precise and very helpful.
amazing teacher really helped me with my studies
Good tutor and friendly. Highly recommend.
Couldn`t have asked for a better tutor! Very friendly and easy to get on with. Brilliant at understanding how I understood things and then explaining things in the best way for me. I could always contact him when ever I had a problem I needed assistance with which was invaluable. Going through past papers, questions I worked on independently as well as exam technique was really useful too!
The structure of the sessions worked brilliantly with us starting by going through questions I`d done in my own time then going through a new topic and finishing by doing questions on this new topic and constructing a plan for the week ahead.
Really couldn`t recommend Sam more!!!
I am currently studying Maths and Physics themed subjects at A Level and had sessions with Sam for about 5 months, depending on half terms. He has not only been incredibly helpful, but he has reignited my interest in areas of science that I was starting to get bored of. Sessions were completely tailored to anything that I wanted to learn specifically and Sam was more than happy to help with emailed questions in between sessions. He was very friendly and there was always a positive and relaxed atmosphere during sessions, including lots of helpful advice about university! He has helped me massively and I would recommend him to anyone for help with Maths, Further Maths or Physics A Levels. Thanks Sam!
My son sat his GCSEs June of this year 2015.He was predicted a D-E grade in foundation but needed a C grade.Sam started working with Jamie late Decembe.All I can say is what a great tutor Sam is.Jamie got a C grade!
Sam helped my eldest son with AS maths and AS physics. My son got A`s in both subjects.(predicted C`s) Sam expained things in a way my son could understand and found sessions invaluable. Excellent Tutor. Highly recommended.
I would highly recommend Sam - after only a couple of sessions my son, who needs to retake GCSE maths, is feeling much more positive! As well as being very very bright, Sam has the knack of inspiring someone who struggles with the whole concept of maths - Sam is achieving what secondary education has failed to do. Thanks Sam!
My Son was finding difficulty with Maths and Physics A levels but after only one session was much more confident. Sam is very good at making things understandable and is very organised. Overall an excellent tutor.