IB Maths (Higher, Standard, Studies)
A-level Maths (C1-C4, S1-S4, M1, D1; Edexcel, AQA)
GCSE Maths (Edexcel, AQA, OCR)
KS3 and KS2 Maths
A-level Economics (Edexcel)
I have tutored Mathematics at all ages from 6 to 18 years old.
I have been teaching IB since 2010 and am an examiner for IB Mathematics.
I have experience of tutoring 11+ and teaching KS3, GCSE and A-level Mathematics. I teach all core A-level units, all statistics options as well as M1 and D1.
I am an experienced IB Extended Essay supervisor and have tutored both A-level and IB Economics as well as all GCSE Sciences.
I have tutored English and Maths to students who successfully gained entry to Adams Grammar (Shropshire) and Wolverhampton Girls High School.
I grew up in rural Shropshire where my parents worked as secondary school teachers. Having completed A-levels in Mathematics, Economics, Physics and General Studies (A-A-C-A), I read Economics and Econometrics at the University of Manchester obtaining a 2.1.
While keen to follow in the family tradition, I first decided to gain commercial experience and joined PricewaterhouseCoopers on leaving university, before making a move into education after five years in a variety of roles.
I completed my PGCE in 2007 since which time I have taught Mathematics from Key Stage 3 to A-level in a number of ‘Outstanding’ schools. I began teaching International Baccalaureate (IB) Mathematics in 2010 and gained a leadership role at Dwight London as IB Coordinator in 2012.
I am an experienced teacher and take pride in my ability to form excellent working relationships with all those that I teach and tutor. I am able to quickly identify a student’s current level, learning style and potential barriers to success. I then design a personalised programme accordingly.
My main focus is to promote deep understanding though I am a firm believer in developing fluency by providing opportunities for lots of question practice. I have a strong interest in educational technologies and incorporate their use where appropriate to achieve maximum progress.
What I do when I am not tutoring
I teach, practice yoga and play cricket. Whilst I attended the Aston Villa Academy and played cricket for Staffordshire at junior level, the standard I am able to play these days is some distance below the where it once was. Now I gain significantly more pleasure (and less discomfort) from spectating.
“The transition into post GCSE maths was a big shock, but with the guidance of Mr Hargreaves we have all been able to successfully obtain our target grades (most of us have gone beyond).'' Paul - A former student
''There was a point at which I thought I was not going to be able to cope, but Mr Hargreaves positivity and encouragement made it worthwhile.” Joseph - A former student
“His approach to the mocks was something that he will always be remembered for, instead of grilling us on bad results he managed to look at both the positives and the negatives with a good attitude, showing us all was not lost. His belief in his students created an atmosphere that was right for IB maths ... Thank you, Mr Hargreaves, for the dedication and belief in our class, we couldn’t have done it without you.” - A former maths class