Dover Grammar School for Boys
Dover Grammar School for Boys
Dover Grammar School for Boys
Dover Grammar School for Boys
Information about Kevin
Hi, I`m Kevin, a friendly and patient full-time maths tutor.
After gaining straight A grades (before the days of A*) at GCSE and A-Level (Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry), and winning both of my schools mathematics prizes, I went on to study mathematics at uni. Since then Ive worked as both an Accountant and an Actuary before becoming a full-time maths tutor in 2012.
I consider myself an intelligent guy with a passion for maths and the ability to break things down to their simplest forms. Im also patient and a good listener, with the ability to understand the way someone else thinks about a problem. These qualities combined to make maths tutoring a natural fit for me and when I realised how rewarding it can be, I knew Id found my niche!
Willing to travel: 15 miles
Experience: I started tutoring Maths full time in 2012, so have taught hundreds of students on a one to one basis, and built up a wealth of experience and expertise along the way, not only with the individual syllabus requirements of all the exam boards, but also with whats required to achieve great outcomes for students with varying backgrounds and natural abilities.
Whilst most of my students are working towards GCSE and A-Level exams in the UK, I also tutor international equivalents to students online, all over the world!
At A-Level, 6 from 8 results were the top A* grade, with 2 of my students gaining places at Oxford University, one to read Maths!
And all 7 of my 2019 GCSE students got a 7 or above, with 5 of those getting A* equivalents, (two 8s and three 9s)
Biggest improvement: One of my GCSE students improved from a grade 3 in his year 10 exams to a grade 8 in his GCSE. He then decided to carry in and take Alevel maths for which hes predicted an A* :)
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Feedback For Kevin (29)
Excellent Tutor, highly recommend. He has given my son the confidence and also given him back the enjoyment in A level maths and understanding. My son is really enjoying his A level maths session and his grades have gone from a D to an A.
My daughter is so happy with Kevin and says he is amazing thank so much Kevin.
Kevin is a superb tutor who teaches with clarity and awareness. He is clearly extremely competent in his field of mathematics and has a unique ability to explain things in simple terms. I would highly recommend Kevin to anyone looking for a maths tutor.
Kevin is an amazing maths tutor!
I reached out to Kevin last year as I did not feel confident that I would achieve the grade I needed in maths for my University course, and I honestly could not have predicted how Kevin would make maths seem so clear and simple.
Kevin answered every problem I had with concise and thoughtful feedback and would not leave until he was 100% certain that I understood everything.
Before my exams we revised every single past paper and covered the specification in depth so that I would not be surprised by any questions in the exams.
Thanks to Kevin I attained a comfortable A* even though I only needed an A for my course, so I couldn`t be more thrilled!
In short I wouldn`t hesitate to recommend Kevin to anyone needing help with maths.
Kevin is a great maths tutor. He makes sure you understand what you are doing, and he is great at explaining. He also knows the exam papers really well. He would tell me which questions would be likely to come up, and how to get all of the marks on them and a lot of the questions he said would come up on the exam did. He is willing to do whatever he can to help you.
Excellent tutor.highly recommended
I highly recommend Kevin without hesitation.
He has inspired a love of Maths in my 16 yr old son who was finding it difficult to keep up in class and loosing his confidence. Kevin is extremely professional with a kind, calm and engaging nature. He is clearly a brilliant mathematician but his ability to teach, to pass on his understanding, is what`s most impressive whilst all the time gently, subtly building the students self belief. Kevin has been exactly the right tutor for my son and I`m not sure who was more proud when my son got a Maths GCSE Grade 9 - me or Kevin!
Carole Ann (Mrs)
Well! What can I say A Level maths A*
2 Papers at 100% and the 3rd paper 99%
Kevin knows how to support his pupils academically and emotionally. He considers weak areas in their skills and develops them.
Excellent tutor - highly recommended
Fantastic teacher,he works very hard.My child has improved so much.He gives homework and works hard so the child can understand the methods for each topic.
I am very pleased with his lessons,Im sure my child will get a high grade at the end of A Level exam.
In only a few weeks he has taught my child so much.
I would highly recommend Kevin.
Thanks Kevin for your hard work.
Kevin has an amazing ability to inspire and teach a real understanding of maths. My son improved his AS grade C to an A at A level. Not only did his grade improve but importantly he now really enjoys maths. He feel this will help with his degree and into the future.
I would highly recommend Kevin both for his professionalism, hard work and true dedication to his job.
Kevin was totally reliable, very professional and completely dedicated to ensuring that my son was well prepared for his maths GCSEs. He is a kind, patient tutor and I would recommend him without hesitation.
Kevin has been teaching my son since Sep 2016. I am very happy with the way he has progressed since. He seems to be feeling a lot more confident with the subject now and his recent grades reflect this adequately. He has alse regained his interest in Maths. Kevin has a very friendly disposition and is extremely punctual and organised. Would definitely recommend him.
I spent a lot of time looking for a tutor that could take maths to another level for my daughter and was delighted to have connected with Kevin on Tutor Hunt
Kevin is a fabulous tutor , who is confident in his abilities and conveys his knowledge of complex material in a manner that is easy to understand. He devised a working strategy to combat the areas that were most challenging for my daughter. He has a positive encouraging attitude. Prompt and responsive to my queries as a parent. He understands the nuances of teaching and learning math and has inspired my daughter to love math even more.
Carole Ann (Mrs)
Focussed, organised and relates well to the pupil
Syed Qasim (Mr)
Kevin has made a big difference to my daughter`s confidence levels and quality of work. She has shown substantial improvement. Highly recommended.
seeing very good progress in my maths,highly recommended.
Kevin is absolutely fantastic and i couldn`t have wished for a better tutor!!
I came out of AS with a C grade and feeling pretty down about it.
My school weren`t very positive in feedback suggesting i should accept the C/B borderline grade.
Through this site i found Kevin and honestly, Kevin was brilliant. From fitting his timetable around me so that we always got a session when i needed it to being well prepared with plenty of work to do across all the boards. He didn`t limit it to the board i was sitting but knew which were the harder and more suitable questions across all boards and so gave me a broader range than the textbook from school.
He obviously knew the syllabus well but a major help were some of the slick little tricks to help with different areas of my maths
Also, it wasn`t just an hours session each week, but a want to do better. Kevin increased my ambition and drive and so i found myself more prepared to do work and spend extra time and effort to impress.
Overall, Kevin was an excellent tutor devoting time and effort to help me improve my maths skills. However, he was also great at improving my confidence with what i was doing and so helped prepare me for the maths exam more than a school teacher could.
Just to prove the point, i recently received my A2 and AS resit results. I have gone from a average C grade to a couple marks short of an A* with high 90s in 3 exams!! I am extremely happy with what Kevin has done for me and would recommend him to anyone immediately.
Cheers Kevin and i wish you all the best,
I finished AS maths with a low B and was not intending to carry it on to A2. However, I decided to do it eventually, and for the A2 year looked for a tutor, finding Kevin.
He was absolutely great, and within weeks we had gone over all my core maths from AS and mastered it. I had Kevin once a week for most of the year then, and he made everything I had previously found complicated and hard very clear and easy. He gave many little tips to make things easier and also has a huge amount of very very well made sheets and booklets to hand.
Not only is he great at explaining maths, but he is also an extremely friendly and down to earth person!
I would totally recommend him to anyone. I got a B last year- this year I went into my maths exams expecting to get close to full UMS.
In January 2015 I took it upon myself to get a maths tutor as I was struggling massively with AS level maths, due to the complexities of the subject , I approached kevin with this query although it was late in my school year and exams were fast approaching. Kevin was more than happy to help me with this and week by week I was improving in both my skills and confidence in the different topics. His explanatory way of teaching not only helped me to get full marks in questions but also understand the purpose of each function which benefitted me hugely as I learn very much based on meaning. Due to this my confidence rose and I went from barely achieving an E Grade in mocks to comfortable A`s in past papers. If it wasn`t for Kevin`s enthusiasm to help me achieve my goals then I would most definitely not have been carrying on the subject to A2. However I now feel confident that I can continue the subject which wouldn`t have been the case with out Kevin`s support.
Kevin has been tutoring my daughter for her upcoming GCSE maths exam since September. In this short time I have seen her gain confidence and she is now much more positive about her upcoming exams this summer. Her latest test result was a huge improvement, gaining her top marks in her class which just makes her want to work even harder! I am so pleased she has Kevin`s support. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.
So far he has been really good. In the first couple of sessions he assessed what my son needed work on and has then gone on to help improve that step by step.
Only been 2 sessions so far, but great feedback from my son. It has immediately given him renewed self-confidence which is half the battle.
Kevin has been tutoring our daughter for A level maths. His structured approach to teaching combined with his knowledge of the subject and the exam boards has given my daughter immense confidence and she has made fantastic progress. Kevin is very dedicated, methodical and thorough. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
Kevin is a very professional and highly committed individual who has motivated our son to work hard and reach the highest level he can. Extremely knowledgeable in both subject and exam board, his structured approach has given our son much needed direction and goals. As such,our son has gained confidence in his own ability and feels much more able to tackle the exam. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
Kevin is a patient, understanding tutor with great empathy. He goes through concepts in small steps and gives his students the confidence to tackle complicated challenging topics. His approachable nature, specialist knowledge of the subject area together with being able to listen carefully and identify weaknesses in understanding, has enabled my son to feel at home with A Level Maths. Colour coded notes and a caring attitude have now transformed my son from a failing student into someone who feels able to achieve and do well in Maths for the first time in his life.
Very happy with Kevin`s help with tutoring. He is very patient and explains everything clearly. Very comfortable with his way of teaching and I have gained more confidence with the subject.
My 13 yr old daughter has been tutored by Kevin for AS Maths the last 3mths. She is home schooled. I have been impressed by Kevin`s lesson preparation,ability to adhere to a learning timetable, assessment of progress ,prompt marking,feedback and most importantly ability to change to address any gaps.My daughter is thoroughly engrossed in the lessons and enjoys Kevin`s approach. He is very thorough,methodical and clearly very good indeed at what he does.
I would not hesitate to highly recommend him for Maths tuition, especially for gifted young mathemeticians.
Our son was struggling with AS level maths and Kevin`s tuition has completely transformed his situation. Kevin went back to basics and his sympathetic approach created understanding of the subject which had previously been lacking.I whole heartedly recommend him as a caring and extremely effective tutor