Kings College London
PGCE in Mathematics
Imperial College London
PhD in Mechanical Engineering
The University of Edinburgh
Mathematics of Non-Linear Models
Pass (w/distinction) (2001)
PE, Sports Science and Mathematics
Information about Alastair
Experienced maths teacher and full-time online tutor with a 1st class honours degree and PhD in Maths. I have a strong track record in coaching students for 11+ exams, the new GCSE, IB, A-Levels (Maths and Further Maths) as well as tutoring GCSE physics. I have been tutoring online for over a year. This has provided me with the experience to ensure that students get the most out of my online lessons.
My tutoring services include:
*Producing notes and model solutions during lessons that I email to tutees within 24 hours of the tutorial
*Setting homework that I mark ahead of the next lesson thereby providing expert feedback on areas that require improvement
*Marking exam papers and providing expert feedback based on my experience as an examiner
*Creating bespoke revision programmes for tutees and helping them prepare to cope under the exam pressure
PGCE in Mathematics, Kings College London
BSc (1st class hons) in Mathematics, Loughborough University
MSc (with distinction) in Mathematics, Edinburgh University
PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London
Availability: As a full-time online tutor I am not restricted by location or other work/study commitments and have the flexibility to teach at any time with very short notice.
Willing to travel: 50 miles
Experience: I spent the last three years teaching the new GCSE and A-level at one of the top schools in London and have specialised in ensuring that students meet their full potential. All of the students in my most recent GCSE class achieved at least a grade 7 (previously a grade A) with 14 achieving a grade 8 (old A*) and 11 achieving a grade 9.
Teaching in school has given me an excellent understanding of the GCSE and A-Level syllabus which I have taught to multiple classes on a daily basis. As a teacher I have been responsible for marking exam papers for classes on a regular basis. This has given me insight into the different misconceptions that prevent students from fulfilling their potential and is something I am able to address when tutoring students. My classroom experience, together with my deep understanding of the syllabus, is something that cannot be reproduced by tutoring alone.
I also have an excellent understanding of university level maths and the new A-Level (Maths and Further Maths) including Statistics, Mechanics and Decision maths. This knowledge is further enhanced by my PhD which was heavily maths and physics based.
Feedback For Alastair (20)
My son has just finished year 12 and was struggling with some new concepts which he had encountered in lockdown, particularly in statistics. He is so positive about Alastair - he finds him very friendly and easy to talk to, but he is also extremely professional, explains things clearly and ensures that he understands the concepts and practice. My son is so much happier and his mathematical ability has increased after just a few lessons. We appreciate the tutoring and support Alastair is providing and will hopefully continue to use his expertise going forward.
Since lockdown, all of my sons tuitions had to be conducted online and this is where Alastair excels. He is so structured, well organised and very detailed in the tasks he sets and the quality of feedback to both my son and myself. Working back from the date of my sons exam, Alastair has produced an unbelievably detailed plan of activity, including multiple exercises, revision activities and feedback sessions to ensure my son is truly benefiting from the tuition. Alastairs communication style is exceptional and my son really enjoys working with him! I would highly recommend Alastair to anyone!!
Alastair has successfully helped my daughter with her online school learning on Physics, he has really helped her understand the principals and she has enjoyed the lessons.
My daughter is in L6 and is so pleased with her overall progress in Maths A`Level over the last few weeks. Since having Dr. Alastair, she says that her confidence and techniques have drastically improved and she now feels fully equipped to tackle the June assessments.
Alastair is tutoring my daughter in preparation for her maths A-Level. Alastair is a great tutor. Reliable and communicative, he is always on time for the lessons and always gets in touch a day or two before to ensure he is prepared for whatever topics my daughter needs help with. My daughter is quite a shy person and was nervous about working with a tutor she did not know. Alastair has a relaxed, confident manor that have put my daughter at ease and she finds his way of explaining things clear and easy to understand. I wasn`t sure if online tutoring was going to work but on Alastair`s recommendation we purchased a visualiser so my daughter can share her workings and it`s going very well. Highly Recommended.
Alistair has been an incredible support to my son who was concerned about his A level maths during this time he has been unable to be at school. Alistair has an approachable and supportive manner, making it easy for my son to point out where he hasn`t understood. Alistair explains things clearly and is happy to go over things again and check understanding My son has gained confidence and feels much more reassured about his progress. I`d strongly recommend Alistair as a tutor.
Great tutor! Very professional and punctual. Really good at explaining staff
Alistair has been really helpful with my second year A-level maths. He makes the harder topics seem easier due to his clear teaching methods and great knowledge of the subject. I highly recommend alistair to anyone struggling with A Level maths.
Alastair is a fabulous Maths teacher with excellent online teaching experience. He provides exceptional A level Maths support to my son. Alastair explains difficult concepts clearly and patiently to ensure my son has a proper understanding of the subject. He is also very well organised, and will send students homework and detailed tuition notes after each lesson. My son enjoys Alastair`s teaching and always finishes the homework happily to see how well he can do. We are living overseas and can only contact Alastair by email. He is quick to respond and offer help instantly. Highly recommend.
Excellent tutor with very effective teaching skills. Alastairs explanations when it comes to tough questions are very precise and straight to the point. As he has enriched my maths abilities I would highly recommend him as a tutor. Marco
Alastair was a great tutor for my son. Very well prepared and would very much recommend.
Alistair is an excellent and conscientious tutor. The lessons are well thought through and planned. He provides post-lesson notes and is available to assist in between lessons. Highly recommended
Alastair is a great maths tutor. He has made maths very simple to understand for my son in the short time they have worked together. I am glad I decided to give online tutoring a try!
Alastair is an excellent tutor. At the beginning I was not convinced about online tutoring but now I think it is a great way of teaching. My daughter is really happy about the progression she is making in Further Maths (not an easy subject). It is all down and thanks to Alastair and his engagement with students and his method of teaching. Now she understands more and more, she is more confident and not afraid of tricky questions.
Alastair is an amazing tutor. My son looks forward to his tutoring sessions as Alastair has the enviable knack of making maths fun! He breakdowns concepts into easily understandable explanations, creates a strong foundation around the students knowledge of the topic and instills confidence in the student. He follows up with excellent session notes and exercises to cement the topics covered. I would highly recommend Alastair as a 1st class tutor.
Alastair is a very helpful and knowledgeable tutor. He has familiarity with even the deepest darkest parts of the Further Maths specifications. Looking forward to carrying on our lessons.
Dr Alastair is an amazing, kind and enthusiastic teacher. When tackling mathematical problems, he makes sure I understand why it is we tackle it in the steps required, as opposed to just "how to tackle the problem". In addition to deepening my understanding of maths, I have learned new skills and techniques that have helped me take my exams with greater confidence - I highly recommend Dr Alastair.
Alastair is methodical and consistent in his teaching methods and has a positive and engaging communication style with his students. Our son has started to enjoy mathematics (GCSE higher) again and gaining confidence. If the progress continues, the plan is to take the advanced mathematics stand alone paper.
Alastair is an excellent tutor. He has taken the time to really understand my learning style and how to help me progress as quickly as possible. He is very good at explaining challenging maths concepts and has really helped me. I would highly recommend him as a tutor.
One of the best tutor that you can ask. Focus: maths online lesson Alistair has a great expertise in Maths, he is calm clear and simplify the most complicated topic and make it easy. He Designs every lesson based on person capability in the best way possible He is very interactive, you can not be bored with him. i would strongly reccomend Alistair to everyone