- 7/8+ Maths
- 11+ Maths: ISEB and public school entrance exams
- 13+ Maths ISEB and public school entrance exams
- (I)GCSE Maths: AQA, CIE, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC
- A-level Math: AQA, CIE, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC
- A-level Further Maths: AQA, CIE, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC
I have taught and tutored maths for eight years, and have a wide range of experience working with students from all ages and backgrounds.
I currently work as a class teacher at London School of Economics, teaching quantitative methods, and as a foundation year teacher at Arden University.
I taught maths for six years on the university foundation programmes of the Northern Consortium, teaching classes ranging in size from as small as two to twenty-four students.
Prior to this, I spent two years tutoring in the Maths Support Centres of University College Dublin and Dublin City University. This role saw me tutor over 700 students, both individually and in pairs. I also taught senior year maths for two years at a Dublin high school.
I have taught strategy classes to academically-gifted children at the Centre for Talented Youth of Ireland and volunteered with the Trinity College Voluntary Tuition Programme, providing free tuition to teenagers from underprivileged backgrounds.
I am also a qualified piano teacher and enjoy applying the same creative principles used here to my maths tutorials.
I grew up in Ireland, where I achieved seven A* grades in my school finals. I studied maths at Trinity College, Dublin, graduating with a first class honours and university medal, before going on to complete an MPhil in music composition, my second passion. I began studying piano at the age of six, and also hold diplomas in performance and piano teaching from the Royal Irish Academy of Music.
I taught maths part time during uni and also worked in digital marketing for a time after graduation, but was soon drawn back to the world of education! I recently qualified from the London School of Economics with a PGCert in higher education, and am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
I believe that anyone can do maths with the right support and a positive attitude! My approach is to help my students find ways that they can enjoy studying this beautiful subject, and I specialise in encouraging and motivating my clients to achieve their unique potential.
What I do when I am not tutoring
When not tutoring, I spend most of my time writing and producing music. My current passion is pop music and I collaborate with a number of other artists and writers from all over London. I also wrote musical theatre for a number of years in the past, and have produced my shows at a number of theatres in both Dublin and London.
My other hobbies include rock climbing, learning languages (I am currently tackling Hungarian) and exploring all the cultural pursuits London has to offer!
''The lessons were great with Rowland. He was meticulous and managed to teach X about one term’s worth of Maths in four lessons.'' - Parent of GCSE student