Established in 2007, Keystone Tutors is one of the UK’s leading private tutoring organisations. Here is a sample of the Sixth Term Examination Paper or STEP (Maths) tutors that we represent. They are predominantly based in London and work online with families based outside of London or overseas
Greg is a professional tutor with a stellar academic record - he achieved a first class Masters degree at Imperial College London. He has tutored with us full-time since leaving University, amassing over 7,700 hours of lessons and helping over 160 families.
Joshua has a passion for Maths and Physics and has recently completed a Masters in Maths at King's College London after an undergraduate degree from Oxford in Physics and Philosophy. He aims to instil confidence in his students and to help them find enjoyment in the subject whilst reaching their academic potential.
Alexander is a Cambridge graduate and exceptional Mathematician. He teaches students across the age and ability range but mainly focuses on A Level, IB and MAT/STEP tuition.
Gregory is a passionate mathematician who has tutored for over 6 years. He is also an artist and sculptor. He aims to make learning maths interesting and fun.
Yanni has a Maths degree from Cambridge and a Masters in Statistics from Imperial College London. He is now working towards his PhD- also in Statistics. He is a patient tutor who likes to see his students thrive.
"Just to drop you a line now that exam has come to an end. May I say that regardless of the outcome, I found your contribution to my son’s preparation very significant. I cannot judge how your help and mentoring has impacted his marks, but I did find my son so much more confident this time, certainly compared to his preparation last year. So, thank you very much for the help. He definitely appreciated, which coming from such a stubborn, capable and confident person, must be taken as a Big Thank you from our side"Mother of Oxbridge Candidate
"I thought you’d like to know my results. I got an A* !! 94 in C3 and 100 in C4! Thank you so much for all your help, it’s such an improvement on my marks from last year! I also enjoyed all our lessons so much and really miss them this year."A-Level Maths Student
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A Guide to STEP Maths
What is STEP Maths? STEP stands for Sixth Term Examination Paper and is a collection of three exams (STEP 1, 2 and 3) which traditionally are used in conditional offers by Cambridge to determine if you get accepted for Maths or Maths-related degrees. Other universities, like Warwick and Imperial, use STEP in some of their Maths offers. You sit these papers in the Summer alongside your other exams like A-Levels, IB and Pre-U.
Guide to A Level Maths and Further Maths
Should I take Maths for A Level? Mathematics has been the most popular A Level choice for some time now. This is due to Maths being a highly applicable subject in a range of professions, and is often a requirement for some university degrees. While it is a popular choice, it is also a challenging subject that will require a lot of work to get top marks.
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The Sixth Term Examination Paper or STEP Mathematics is an exam used by the Universities of Cambridge and Warwick as part of their admissions process for undergraduate Maths courses. It's also occasionally used by other universities for the same purpose. It consists of 3 papers, each one lasting 3 hours, referred to as STEP 1, STEP 2, and STEP 3. Applicants will normally take one or two of these, as requested by the particular institution they are applying to, with STEP 3 being the most difficult. For each paper, 6 questions must be answered out of a total of 11 or 12, with a mix of pure maths, mechanics, and probabilty or statistics questions.
The papers are designed to assess how students perform when handling similar questions to those they will be tackling at undergraduate level, and as such require a high level of mathematical ability, perseverance, and insight.
The tutors we work with can help your child in preparing for this vital exam in a number of ways. They can guide your child through sample papers and questions, providing feedback and improving exam technique, and going over worked answers from past papers. They can check that your child has no gaps in their knowledge of the relevant areas of mathematics, to give them the best chance of being able to deal with the breadth of the topics in the examination. They will also be able to help your child build their confidence in approaching this challenging exam, enabling them to perform to the best of their ability.