• (I)GCSE Maths: AQA, CIE, Edexcel and OCR.
• (I)GCSE Physics: AQA, CIE, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC
• A-Level Maths: Edexcel, OCR, CIE and AQA.
• A-level Physics: OCR, AQA, Edexcel, WJEC
• IB Maths
• IB Physics
• Oxbridge Preparation (STEP, MAT, PAT)
I have been tutoring for the last three years and have so far taken on numerous students over a range of levels: I have taught triple science and Maths at GCSE level, Maths and Physics at A-level, and supported students with degree preparation, including interview preparation, PAT, MAT, and STEP.
I have experience supporting students with special educational needs (SEN), including students with ADHD and autism.
I am passionate about tutoring, and keenly interested in helping my students achieve their best and feeling confident in their knowledge and skills. I recognise that Covid-19 has left many students feeling less secure in their education, and I'm conscious of my role in providing an encouraging and nurturing environment that facilitates academic success.
I grew up in Telegraph Hill, London and remain local to the area. I attended Haberdashers' Hatcham College where I studied Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Biology and English at A Level. I moved on to study Physics and Philosphy at Balliol College, Oxford, for my undergraduate, and joined the prestigious MMathPhys course in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics for my 4th year. Since graduating from Oxford I have been transitioning to academic Maths fully, I have just completed an MSc in Maths at King's College London with a high distinction and I am currently applying for my PhD researching Number Theory.
I am not only deeply interested in Maths and Physics academically but also in how these subjects are taught and learned, looking at barriers to understanding and enjoyment that some of my pupils face.
In my teaching I encourage an environment where students feel as comfortable as possible and ask lots of questions. I do my best to empower my students so they have the confidence to make their own conclusions and trust their learning. Once they reach this level, we work on refining their understanding and knowledge, and for students who show keen interest in the subject I take them beyond the curriculum and introduce them to relevant and exciting areas of the subject they may not usually be exposed to.
Each of my students is unique, and I do my best to get to know them and understand their learning style. My sessions are highly interactive and tailor made, whether online or in person, and this includes bespoke material including homework and tests.
What I do when I am not tutoring
This last year I have completed my MSc in Mathematics. I am going to begin my PhD in a year's time. Besides work and academic study, I enjoy cycling (I recently cycled to Paris!), cinema, and cooking (a work in progress).
Year 11-12 student
Mr Tilley helped me find my confidence with Maths. Before our sessions I was unsure about my ability. By working with Mr Tilley I realised I have a natural ability for Maths and it has become my strongest subject. In the sessions we went beyond GCSE level and started covering the A Level syllabus which has really helped me get off to a good start in year 12.
Parent of Year 11 student
Joshua tutored my youngest daughter for GCSE Triple Science and Mathematics, he helped us achieve exactly what we were looking for, which was pushing her grades up from 7s and 8s to 9s all round. We are thrilled with Joshua's work!
Year 11 student
Josh got me from 7s to 9s in Triple Science and Maths and I felt so much more confident in class having his help. I used the online whiteboards from our sessions as revision notes and it was an amazing resource.