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Industrial Mathematical Modelling
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Information about Brian
I am an experienced self-employed maths tutor who is dedicated to giving students the highest quality of teaching it is my passion.
I finished my profession as a mathematician / software developer in 2012, writing software that helped planners design the Digital TV and Radio Network for the UK and what is widely known as FreeView.
KS3&4 / Years 7-11
A-level Maths subjects offered:
Pure, Further Pure, Mechanics, Decision, some Statistics
I also have some experience tutoring OU maths students:
MS324: Waves, Diffusion and Variational Principles
MST326: Mathematical Methods and Fluid Mechanics
I gained my MSc in Industrial Mathematical Modelling in September 2000, however after finishing my first degree in 1996 I began giving private tuition lessons for 2 years thereafter. I always had positive feedback from both the students and parents and believe the social aspect of teaching to be just as important as the formal learning. All of the students I taught gained as good or better grades than their teacher had assessed at the time.
For Year R through to Year 11, I have a very detailed and comprehensive Scheme of Work already planned. This is not a rigid framework and is easily tailored to suit individual pupils` needs, be they require pushing the envelope of their ability or simply need a little help in a particular area, or both.
I believe that my main strengths are in identifying and resolving areas where students need to concentrate their efforts on. I also encourage students to hone their presentation skills when tackling problems - I believe this to be a key aspect of learning.
I recognise that everyone learns in different ways and so I encourage the student to help me understand their personal knowledge and experience of the topics as much as I encourage them to learn the subject. There are many ways in which topics can be introduced and believe that some flexibility in the order that they are introduced has been helpful in the past. If a student is not comfortable or even in the right frame of mind to tackle a subject, there is usually some other pertinent topic that can be addressed without breaking the flow of learning. I believe it is important that the student, parent and tutor should communicate such things clearly so that there are no surprises, and that everyone is fully informed of any such developments.
Finally, mathematics is a core subject and can be quite abstract and unforgiving. By careful consideration of the student`s abilities and reading the situation at the time, it may surprise some that it is possible to have fun, even with seemingly complex wordy questions.
Availability: Mornings, Afternoons and Evenings all days of the week except Saturday.
Willing to travel: 30 miles
Experience: Secondary: Higher and Foundation
A-Level: Core 1, 2, 3, 4
A-Level: Further 1, 2, 3, 4:
Degree: Fourier, ODEs, PDEs, Waves, Diffusion, Euler-Lagrange etc
Degree: Fluid Mechanics
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Brian is very professional. He has gone out of his way to help my son with his maths. He has sent him worksheets iver weekend`s for him to complete. My son says for the first time in 2 years maths has finally"clicked" for him. His confidence and enjoyment of the subject has increased tremendously he is now considering doing A level maths.