Chris M - tutor

Chris M
Tutor in Stoke Newington, North London

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£50.00 / hour

Friendly; Oxford grad; PhD in physics; +2000 hrs experience

I am a clear, patient and positive tutor with a Master's degree in Physics from Oxford University, a PhD in quantum computers and quite a lot of tutoring experience. I initially became interested in tutoring because I have always enjoyed helping people and after having won a couple of prizes for giving talks, it seemed I was good at explaining things. With increasing experience, I have found better and better ways to enable my students to really improve.

Specialising in maths, physics and entrance/aptitude tests, I have tutored a wide variety of students from GCSEs and A-levels to undergraduates and adult-learners. With regards to the entrance and aptitude tests, I have helped several people prepare for the MAT and PAT (i.e. the maths and physics entrance tests for Oxford University and Imperial College) and for the QTS numeracy test (i.e. the test that is one of the criteria for people to obtain qualified teacher status). I once helped a person study for a maths test for them to become a trainee pilot for commercial airlines.

I have taught at Saturday schools and summer schools across London. At 'Education Means Success,' I taught GSCE maths to small classes every Saturday. More recently, I gave seventeen year old students a flavour of university-level physics at the 'Debate Chambers' summer school. This included everything from classical mechanics through to relativity and quantum field theory. I have run two courses with 'Step Into My Shoes' that took place at Imperial College and prepared students for the Physics Admission Test and the Maths Admission Test.

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Reviews and References

There are 16 reviews or references for Chris.

Written by Bea M

Happy to have learnt with Chris

He likes to help people and he did a big effort to find the best way for teach me. He showed me a lot of options for learn English and all of them are necesary and interesting.

He is patient, motivated and positive.

You will learn a lot if he tutors you.
EFL (Intermediate)
I developed more confidence in my daily use of English.
Written by Latif L

Oxford University graduate maths tutor

EMS is a charity organisation that provides supplementary education to Inner London young students in the form of tutoring, mentoring and outreach programmes. Chris has been tutoring KS2 up to KS4 students in Maths and Science. Chris is a very able tutor who relates to his students well. He provides bespoke lessons for each student and tailors it to their individual needs and levels. Our students have seen significant improvements in their attainments at their mainstream schools. Our students have mentioned Chris's great subjects knowledge and awareness of the curriculum and in particular in tackling exam questions and techniques. Overall we would highly recommend Chris.
Maths (11+)
Significant improvements in students' mainstream schools.
Written by Yazan S

Virtual Environment Software

Chris has proved extremely useful in our efforts to develop an extensible set of mathematical tools for an ambitious visual interface. He's reliable, enthusiastic, and easy to work with. His ability to identify/ simplify problems and apply practical solutions makes him a great candidate for any project that requires a certain level of expertise and a fresh perspective.
Maths (Degree)
Written by Selda K

Outstanding maths tutor

I was desperate for a maths tutor to help me get through my QTS numeracy skills test which I had one final attempt left. Thank goodness I found Chris.

Chris is a fantastic maths tutor. He helped me to understand and apply the concepts of mental arithmetic by going through the various skills required. He also helped me to practice and remember my timestable. He is really patient and is outstanding in maths.

He has motivated me to continue to study maths and gain further qualifications.

Many thanks Chris. I passed my numeracy skills test and it's all thanks to you and what you taught me.
Excellent, brilliant & outstanding
Written by Ernest K

World Most Amazing Maths Tutor !!

Chris has helped me greatly on my journey to becoming more confident and competent in Maths and Physics. He is extremely patient and thorough in his explanations and is always there when I need help. I would recommend him to anybody who needs someone to demystify complex subjects like Maths and Physics.
Increased confidence.
Written by Leila B

Brilliant tutor

My daughter has had some MAT lessons with Chris and found his teaching extremely benefitial especially his step by step methods in tackling difficult questions. Chris is a very knowledgeable and experienced tutor who works with students so well so that the teaching is student centered and involves the learner rather than creating passive learning. I would highly recommend Chris and am planning to book more lessons with.him soon. If you would like to contact me please do.
Maths Aptitude Test
Daughter is sitting the MAT admission test for Imperial and Oxford universities. Will update on it in due.time
Written by Ben M

Very good tutor

Having only had 6 lessons with Chris, I was amazed at how much of a difference he was able to make in my PAT revision and I feel like without him, I wouldn't have been able to do nearly as well as I felt I did.
Physics Aptitude Test
Results haven't come in yet.
Written by Nuhu I

awesome tutor

very good at explaining things, absolutely spot on. thanks Chris
informative and educative
Written by Juls S


I was an adult student on an Access Course when I realised that ten years prior absentia from education was really taking its toll. I used Chris as a maths tutor to help me bridge a decade long gap in knowledge in less than a year and he was outstanding. He is extremely patient and will do his best to tailor a subject to be understood by the individual. He never made me feel stupid for asking rather basic questions like "How do I do long division again?" when I was meant to be studying A Level Statistics. The amount of ground he covered in a short space of time was incredible and I will be eternally grateful. I highly recommend him. I do not know how I would have got through the course without his lessons!
Highly recommended
Written by Britton F

Chris - Physics and Calculus

Chris has been and continues to be an absolutely exceptional tutor. I've been meeting him for 2 years, during which time he has helped me with a multitude of subjects, most notably Physics and Calculus. With his assistance I scored top marks on US Physics and Maths exams, and continue to learn high-level mathematics syllabi with him. Chris has consistently been available to me for questions outside of the classroom and has been an invaluable resource for further exploration of subject material. I really can't think of another teacher that I've had who has been available to me in the way that he has. I'm extremely happy to call him both a friend and a tutor, and look forward to exploring Linear Algebra with him over the upcoming summer.
Top marks on American exams, a renewed sense of confidence in Physics and Multivariable Calculus, and a restored love of learning.
Written by Svetlana B

Advanced Maths (GCSE)
Written by Lama A

Great teacher, knows all about his subject quite well, very keen and dedicated, highly recommended.
Physics (GCSE)
Written by Marija T

Great maths tutor

My son had a session with Chris, to catch up with some GCSE level maths. To my surprise, they managed to go over several topics, and my son has gained a thorough of those topics, and feels more confident in his mathematics ability overall.
Chris is also knowledgeable on the subject of school maths curriculum, so he knows what they need to learn.

Maths (A-Level)
Learned things he missed at school.
Written by Arjana J

Maths (A-Level)
Written by Roger Ridsdill S

Excellent tutor, passionate about his subject

Chris tutored our daughter for her first year sixth form, preparing her for the physics AS level. His input was extremely beneficial, both in clarifying the concepts that she was learning about, and explaining and discussing subjects beyond the syllabus with her. My daughter achieved an A grade in her AS level this summer. Following this, Chris has been very helpful in providing us with potential tutors in chemistry this year, responding quickly and emailing colleagues on our behalf. I strongly recommend Chris as a tutor.
A in AS level physics
Written by Bogdan L

Physics (A-Level)
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Education and Qualifications

Chris's education and qualifications are listed below.


University of Oxford
MPhys (Master's Degree in Physics)
The Open University


Prizes and Scholarships

In 2013, I had an idea related to quantum computers that won a prestigious Bright Ideas grant for my research group. The title of the grant proposal was "Testing the computational power of discord" and it won just under £250,000 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.


Subjects taught by Chris are listed below.


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