• 13+ Maths & Science: ISEB and public school entrance exams
• GCSE/IGCSE Maths: AQA, CIE, Edexcel and OCR
• GCSE/IGCSE Science: AQA, CIE, Edexcel and OCR
• A-Level Maths: AQA, CIE, Edexcel and OCR
• Oxbridge Preparation (STEP and MAT)
I began tutoring informally while I was taking my GCSEs. I attended an all-ability school in Northern Ireland and typically found subjects much easier than my peers, so I began to teach those around me. This is where I initially developed a passion for teaching, and it inspired my school to introduce a program where older students could tutor younger students in a more formal fashion. Alongside this and outside of school, I offered private tutoring sessions to GCSE and A Level students.
I continued to tutor on moving to university. Throughout my four years at Imperial I tutored a range of ages both Maths and Science. At Timeline Tutorials and Study Centre I worked with students in Years 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 helping them with preparation for their GCSEs and A Levels in both Maths and Physics. I was also offered the opportunity to complete a teacher training course at Imperial which enabled me to teach a GCSE Further Maths class at Pimlico Academy. I have also tutored at university level at Imperial College assisting first year maths undergraduate students delivering tutorials and one-on-one intensive catch-up sessions.
I am very passionate tutor and hugely enjoy helping students to engage with, better understand and, ultimately, feel more confident in both Maths and Science.
After going to school in Northern Ireland, where I studied maths (A*), further maths (A*), physics (A) and biology (A) at A-level, I went to Imperial College London to study mathematics, achieving first class honours.
While at school and university, I tutored part-time and so have built up a vast amount of experience over the past six years. I am now a professional tutor at Keystone, which allows me to solely devote my attention to tutoring.
I feel that the needs of every student are unique and that one-on-one tutoring offers the ideal environment to adapt to individual students' learning styles.
It is my fundamental belief that making lessons interesting for my students is crucial in effective teaching. This is especially so for mathematics, where a huge amount of learning takes place while students are doing unassisted exercises. Through my encouraging and animated approach to tutorials, I aim to instil a passion in my students, so that they will respond to such exercises with enthusiasm and confidence.
What I do when I am not tutoring
Outside tutoring and maths, I enjoy travelling, long walks and playing piano. I am also interested in projects that aim to reduce discrimination and sectarianism in Northern Ireland. I have facilitated events in schools with 'Young People Leading Change' and have volunteered for 'Hands for a Bridge' and the Red Cross.
''X has given very positive feedback to me about Greg, she particular likes the way he focuses on understanding rather than rote learning. There is no doubt that X not only learns more with Greg, but enjoys the lessons far more than those at school.'' (Mother of A-Level student)
''X very much enjoyed her tutorial with you this morning and found it most helpful.'' (Mother of A-Level student)
''Greg went above and beyond what you would expect of a maths tutor.'' (Student at Imperial College London)
''I would highly recommend Greg without a shadow of a doubt because his tuition has given me excellent foundations for the remaining years of my degree which, without him, would not be as strong as they are now!'' (Student at Imperial College London)
''Thank you for all your help in the past term, it really made my first term and first time here at Imperial much easier. Merry Christmas and have a wonderful holiday!'' (Student at Imperial College London)