Im an experienced professional maths tutor with a Cambridge maths degree, an abiding love for maths and a passion to help students discover and master maths for themselves!
I offer engaging and effective mathematics tuition at all secondary levels: A-level (including IB and Cambridge Pre-U), GCSE (including IGCSE), Common Entrance and KS3.
I also teach mature students, and university students requiring maths to support other degree subjects. Finally I also teach music theory.
Typically my students are studying for A-levels or GCSE/IGCSE. I have prepared students for exams from all the major exam boards, including Edexcel, AQA, OCR and OCR-MEI. I also prepare students for STEP and for numeracy or numerical reasoning tests, including the numeracy skills test for prospective teachers.
Two of my three children have been through school and university and one is still at secondary school, so I have been engaged closely with the education system at all levels and understand what both students and parents are looking for to achieve academic success. My family and I have lived in Cranleigh for over 20 years and have connections with a number of local schools.
More than almost any other subject, maths needs confidence to be built, and a patient, individually tailored approach. Able students may need practice to strengthen problem-solving and eliminate errors, a more joined-up view of maths to deepen their understanding, and challenge to stretch their capabilities. Others struggle to understand at a more basic level, and an imaginative and pictorial approach with plenty of real world examples is needed to achieve that "penny drops" moment.
Depending on the student, tuition may include any or all of: coaching to consolidate (or anticipate) teaching at school revision for examinations working through past examination papers teaching and testing of specific sections of the curriculum or more free-wheeling exploration of mathematical topics. By agreement with students and parents, homework may be set and marked.
If you want to succeed in your exams and also to deepen your appreciation of mathematics and have fun, then get in touch!
Availability: Im available to teach at any time in the week to suit students, either on weekdays (daytime or evenings) or at weekends. I am happy to teach in my own home, or in students` homes in Cranleigh or up to 10 miles away in the surrounding area in Surrey and West Sussex, including Guildford, Horsham and Godalming. If teaching in a student`s home, I may agree an additional charge for travel if this exceeds 10 minutes each way
Willing to travel: 10 miles
Experience: I have thousands of hours of experience of providing 1-1 maths tuition. At peak times in the year I have more than 40 active students on my books, spread across all secondary school levels up to A-level Further Maths.
DBS (CRB) Check: Yes
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Michael has been a great tutor for my son, who is in his final year of A Levels and has required help with his Further Maths studies. He gets a lot out of his sessions and his confidence and knowledge has definitely improved. I would have no hesitation in recommending Michael!
My daughter`s confidence in her ability to do maths has improved vastly since starting with Michael, to the extent that she came 12th out of 190 students in a recent exam. Michael has helped her clear her "maths fog" and she is even considering economics as one of her A levels now, which certainly wouldn`t have been considered before. I`d certainly recommend Michael`s tuition if you are looking for maths help.
Michael has been a great help to James with his As and is helping him with all aspects of a very difficult course. He is a good tutor and very professional our son is so glad we found him. Thank you Michael.
A very good tutor - perceptive, effective and organised.
So far, we`ve only had four sessions, but it is clear to see that Michael is a superb tutor. Our 12 year old daughter comes out of tutoring lessons very enthusiastic and happy about maths. She has actually requested extra lessons during the Christmas holidays! She was a bit lost in maths class at school and Michael`s tutoring is boosting her confidence again. According to her: "the way Michael explains maths is so easy to understand".
Michael is a very professional, kind and knowledgeable tutor who is helping our daughter enjoy and understand maths.
Fantastic tutor, very happy.
My daughter has had two sessions and is delighted with Michael . She reviewed an area of Maths with him last Friday and in her AS test this week got full marks on the section they had reviewed together . She said` he explains things in a way I can undrstand .`
We are very happy .
Michael is patient and has been able to engage my daughter to such an extent that she now thoroughly enjoys Maths.
Michael is well prepared and organised. I would highly recommend him.
Firstly, let me thank you for all the brilliant and effective support that you have provided for my daughter over the past months to work for her A levels.
Her understanding and confidence in her abilities in particular have catapulted since she has been working with you.
I can only recommend you to my friends and their children.