Dr Tim E - tutor
 

Dr Tim E
Tutor in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

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£75.00 / hour

Passionate, meticulous and experienced Maths tutor with PhD

I am a professional private tutor of mathematics and statistics with over 7 years’ experience successfully guiding students at secondary, GCSE, IGCSE, A level, IB, STEP (for Oxbridge applications) and undergraduate levels. I have an in-depth knowledge of the curricula and question styles of the major exam board syllabi for both the 9-1 GCSE and new linear A levels. Regarding the continuing modular A levels, I have expertise in all modules for mathematics, further mathematics and statistics (including AQA S1-S6).

The foundation of my teaching is my academic career which includes a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Sheffield and an MMATH (1st class honours) from Durham University. From this unique insight I emphasise the intuitive nature of the subject and simplify problem-solving processes. I enjoy working with students of all levels and abilities to explore the beautiful structures of this fascinating discipline.

Central to my ethos is that learning occurs most effectively in a relaxed and supportive environment. As far as possible I aim to guide, rather than instruct, thereby encouraging personal ownership of achievements. With increased confidence students feel empowered to think creatively and dare to delve into problems and are set on the path to independent learning. I believe that every student performs best with a learning plan specifically targeted to their assessments and tailored to their personal strengths, weaknesses and educational goals.

Some highlights of GCSE tutoring in 2017 include: guiding a student to full marks, helping two others attain grades of A* for Maths and A for Further Maths from Ds in mock exams. Similarly, at A-level I assisted a Chinese student struggling with English studying in a UK secondary school to achieve an A grade, and in 7 weeks a new student has gone from BCD to A*A*A in mock exams.

I am also adept at mastering new challenges such as university courses, consulting for researchers and I have helped ensure success on graduate scheme numeracy tests. For example, I helped a student at LSE achieve 88% on a statistics exam and a University of Bristol Maths student average 83% after their 1st year. With intensive revision immediately prior to exams I have assisted students from e.g. Oxford Brookes University and University of Leicester pass mathematics exams. In August 2017 I helped a Herriot Watt University student pass 6 re-sit exams.

Before specialising as a tutor, I also enjoyed teaching in the classroom. This included teaching international foundation year students an A level syllabus at Sheffield International College and INTO Queen’s University Belfast where 79% of my students achieved A*/A grades. At INTO QUB I also lectured undergraduate mathematics and the average mark gained by my class was 83%. In addition, I led undergraduate tutorials at the University of Sheffield and taught on the mathematics teacher training programme at Stranmillis University College where I received a rating of 98%.

In addition to tutoring in-person I am a highly proficient online tutor and this has allowed me to share my expertise with students from all over the UK and further afield such as Ireland, Dubai and India. For this, I typically use Skype in conjunction with a dually interactive web whiteboard.

Reviews and References

There are 2 reviews or references for Dr Tim.

Written by Anne D

Very patient with students
Subject:
Maths (A-Level)
Written by Anne D

Maths tuition

Dr Tim is taking time to make sure students understand problems and can complete questions
Subject:
Maths (A-Level)
Outcome:
Students are gaining confidence

Education and Qualifications

Dr Tim's education and qualifications are listed below.

University

Institution
University of Sheffield
Degree
PhD in Mathematics
Grade
Pass
Institution
Durham University
Degree
Master of Mathematical Sciences
Grade
1st Class Honours

School

Institution
King Edward VI School Lichfield, STAFFS
A Levels
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  • - Maths
    A
  • - Physics
    A
  • - Music
    A
Institution
King Edward VI School Lichfield, STAFFS
AS Levels
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  • - History
    A

Prizes and Scholarships

Dangoor Scholarship - University of Durham
Ashmole Prize for Mathematics, King Edward VI School Lichfield

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