I have taught Maths for the last 7 years providing one to one tuition at all levels including:
- common entrance exams (trained)
- A level including Further Maths
- IB (SL and HL)
- Pre U
In the last few years, I have also conducted several lessons online via Skype and Bitpaper. Tutoring has given me the privilege of meeting 100's of students from different backgrounds, cultures and social customs.
I am a Tutor and Mathematician from West London, Where I have lived my entire life- I was educated at Downe Manor and Cardinal Wiseman.
It was at high school, where I found myself from an academic perspective. Although, I was very articulate, I saw my strengths were more skewed towards the sciences, particularly maths. I was quick, analytical and loved to solve problems.
I chose to further my passion for maths by pursuing a degree at University of Aberdeen where I gained a first class honours. The course showed me the different facets of maths and taught me how to analyse problems in a more applied and even abstract sense.
During this period, a good friend of mine, and maths colleague was leaving for South Africa permanently and thought I would be the perfect person to replace her as a tutor for a student doing their Scottish equivalent of GCSE's. The takeover turned out to be extremely successful, and after several recommendations, this was actually the birth of my tutoring career.
Since, I have worked in the Financial Markets as a Trader, but have always had a sufficient stream of interest from students, who have wanted and found help.
I consider my approach to be very engaging. I use various methods to ensure a student learns and digests the work. I feel that communication is important, so although its maths, I like to get students to articulate their learning in some shape or form to prove their understanding.
My objective is also to inspire students to believe that they are capable of achieving excellence, as I did. There are 2 main approaches to solving problems in Maths.
1) Breaking down large problems into smaller problems which are easier to solve.
2) Comparing a problem with one that has predefined answers.
One of these 2 basic approaches works 100% of the time.
I also consider this role as a hybrid between helping maths students and being a mentor. I consider myself to be very good at gauging my student’s mental state and attitude towards learning. This allows me to react accordingly or adapt my teaching style to ensure they engage.
What I do when I am not tutoring
When I am not tutoring, I like to spend time working on my health and fitness ( I love a solid HITT session!). I also enjoy family time and try to spend as much time with them as possible. I also spend time genuinely trying to be a better tutor by learning different approaches to topics.