I am Subject Leader of Mathematics at Tiffin School, offering private mathematics tuition in the London area, covering KS2, KS3, KS4 and KS5 (including Further Maths), and catering for the full range of ability levels.
I was a former undergraduate, PhD student and admissions tutor at Oxford University, graduating with a 1st class degree. I received an 'Outstanding' rating in the last lesson I was observed by a former HMI (Her Majesty's Inspector). Similarly, in 2012, I received an Oxford University Teaching Excellence Award (of which only 4 such awards were issued within the Maths, Engineering and Science faculties combined) from the Vice-Chancellor for my contributions to both departmental and college teaching. In 2017 I received a Jack Petchey Leaders Award.
The resources on my website are used by tens of thousands of teachers and students across the country, with over a million downloads. The 'homework platform' on the site, with initial funding awarded by the Mayor of London, is used by by over 1600 schools nationally and internationally. In November 2015 I appeared in the Times Educational Supplement as the featured resource author of the month, and I have been an invited speaker on multiple occasions at the 'Mathematics in Action' and 'Computer Science in Action' events at the Institute of Education in London. These are series of events for A Level students and teachers; which includes speakers such as Simon Singh, Sir Vince Cable and Lord Robert Winston.
I have tutored a large variety of students, from school Year 4 to A Level Further Maths, with a variety of ability levels. Many students have shown outstanding improvements in attainment: in 2017 for example, one student, in the bottom set at a comprehensive school and receiving special permission to take the Higher Tier paper, received a 7 under the new GCSE system (equivalent to an A). Many other students I have tutored have moved up by one or more sets. For younger students, my teaching style consists of three fundamental elements: cementing school curriculum knowledge by giving an in depth understanding of the material, enriching knowledge by exploring theory beyond the curriculum, and thirdly, promoting an intellectual curiosity and love of mathematics via the exploration of interesting mathematical puzzles and problems. I also have experience working with lower ability students, for example maintaining a regular focus on core numeracy skills and mental arithmetic strategies whilst helping them grapple with the more abstract areas of mathematics.
For older students, I have knowledge and experience of a variety of exam boards, including EdExcel, AQA, OCR, OCR MEI and the IGCSE qualification. I specialise in exams for Gifted and Talented students, including STEP, Maths Challenges and the Mathematical Olympiads. For the last of these, I have worked with several students within the top 50 nationally, both in and out of school. I have been part of my own school's rise in success in national competitions.
Please note that I do not offer 11+ tuition under any circumstances, and can not tutor existing Tiffin students.