I have always had a passion for mathematics. I achieved the highest grade in my year at GCSE scoring 100% in one of the papers. I then secured an `A` at both maths and physics A level before going on to graduate the University of Bristol with a first class degree in Physics (final year project: Computing the self-similarity of topologically distinct knots in discrete space).
I then trained and spent 3 years as a teacher of mathematics in inner London schools. I have been able to teach a huge diversity of students and perfect my teaching style over this time.
I take time to understand a student`s particular and unique learning style. What`s clear most often is that a student will carry fears and insecurities that stem from previous experiences with the subject. This is a huge obstacle to progression and so it is my aim to create an environment in which failure is allowed and even encouraged - students learn from mistakes after all.
I have a huge passion for mathematics and physics yet, as is to be expected, not everyone shares my enthusiasm. The reality of the situation is that many students want a grade from their exam and hope they never have to look quadratic equations again. I fully sympathise with this approach and make sure that I am teaching good exam technique. My strong grasp on the current curriculum allows me to prepare students for their examinations as fully as possible.
Above all I realise that exam preparation is about hard work; I am not afraid to work students and demand 100% effort from them. A student will be most productive when they take ownership of their learning and I aim to create a professional atmosphere that fosters a productive working environment.
I am currently working as a software developer whilst maintaining a tuition base during evenings.
Availability: My availability is usually weekday evenings from 18:30 onwards
Willing to travel: 10 miles
Experience: I have three years professional experience teaching mathematics at GCSE and A level. I have taught a range of levels ranging from lower set KS3 (basic numeracy) right up to Further Mathematics A Level (matrices, calculus, kinematics, probability etc.).Contact this Tutor
During my time as an employed teacher, I have helped many students achieve the grades they needed to progress onto A levels and further education. At William Morris Sixth Form, I taught in a department that achieved well above the national average for GCSE retake students.
I graduated from the Institute of Education in 2016. This is known for its teaching excellence and has armed me with a thorough grasp of the pedagogy required to motivate, communicate to and engage students. Along with 4 years of private tuition, my teaching experience has proven invaluable to allowing my tutees to reach their potential.