While I took Maths at University, there are many other strings to my bow. In the past I have spent long spells traveling and working abroad, and also have keen interests in the arts. I have performed stand-up, written plays and books, taught in other languages, and been in various bands and orchestras in my time. I believe this makes me a good communicator and able to explain the trickier aspects of the subject to mathematicians and non-mathematicians alike. I am fascinated with how learning works, particularly how different one student's experience can be from another, and how I can adapt to get the message across.
Approaches to tuition should be as varied as the students themselves. Unlike in the classroom, lessons can be tailored to the specific needs and expectation of each learner. That being said, in the case of Mathematics I'm a firm believer in "practise makes perfect". It's one thing to understand a theory or technique when shown, quite another to employ it yourself, so everything is geared towards tackling the relevant problems. Maths is not everyone's favourite subject: some students want to pass an exam and would he happy if they never see another equation; others want to pursue the subject to a higher level. Whatever your position, I will encourage a systematic thoroughness that is guaranteed to build confidence and competence in the subject with a informal but focused approach. I have worked in classrooms, in small groups, with students from all over the globe, and both with high flyers and those who are really struggling with the subject. I'm sure I can help out!