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Alastair (Tutor in London)

London, London
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Member Since: 22/06/2019
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Kings College London
PGCE in Mathematics
Pass  (2015)
Imperial College London
PhD in Mechanical Engineering
Pass  (2006)
The University of Edinburgh
Mathematics of Non-Linear Models
Pass (w/distinction)  (2001)
Loughborough University
PE, Sports Science and Mathematics
1st  (2000)
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Rates summary: 37.50 to 50.00 per hour
KS3GCSEA-LevelDegreeAdult Learner
Further Maths--£45.00--
Information about Alastair

I am an experienced maths teacher and full time tutor with a 1st class honours degree and PhD in Maths. I have a strong track record in teaching the new GCSE, A-Levels (Maths and Further Maths) and university level maths.

I have spent the last few years tutoring and teaching. I spent the last three years teaching the new A-Level and GCSE and have specialised in converting students with predictions of grade 6 or 7 into grades 8 or 9. Of the 29 students in my most recent GCSE class 11 achieved a grade 9, 14 achieved a grade 8 and 4 achieving a grade 7.

I 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 based.

As part of any programme of tuition I also mark tutees work in order to identify possible mathematical misconceptions which are addressed during future tutorial sessions.

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
DBS certified
Certificates available on request

Availability: I`m free to tutor at any time

After School

Willing to travel: 50 miles

Experience: I have been a teacher for four years and a tutor for five years. Teaching in school has given me an excellent understanding of the entire syllabus which I have taught to multiple classes on a daily basis. As a teacher I have been responsible for marking exam papers for GCSE and A-Level classes on a regular basis. This has given me insight into all the different misconceptions that exist in GCSE/A-Level maths and is something I am able to address when running one-to-one sessions. This classroom experience, together with my deep understanding of the syllabus, is something that cannot be reproduced by tutoring alone.

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We have a total of 4 review(s) for Alastair.

Nemr (Mr)

5/5 Rating

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.

Melanie (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

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.

Rachel (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

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.

Fabio (Mr)

5/5 Rating

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

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