Maths Tutor (Standard and Higher)
I went to school in Scotland and got As in ‘O’ Grade and Higher mathematics. I studied Maths and Computer Science at Edinburgh University gaining merits in mathematics in both first and second years. In my final years, I focused on the Computer Science gaining an Honours Degree (2.1). I also have an MBA which I did through the Open University.
I got into maths tutoring when my daughter asked me for help with her maths GCSE. She had not inherited my aptitude in maths. I found it rewarding to help her understand the concepts she had learned at school and gain confidence in applying them. Much to her surprise (but not mine), she passed.
I have had a career in IT and have used the mathematics from time to time.
My approach is to help the student understand what the maths is trying to achieve. I seek to find ways to explain concepts such as algebra in a way the student can understand and relate to. I show them ways to remember formulae, approaches to exam questions and most of all, I seek to give them confidence in their own abilities.
I have over 10 years experience in teaching guitar and bass and so have learned how to treat each student as an individual.
I have an up to date CRB.