I have a passion for making mathematics a living, exciting and relevant subject for the modern world rather than a dry topic. I have Masters qualification in both Applied Mathematics including Physics (University of Nottingham) and Mathematics Education (Kings College, London). Plus experience of teaching the GCSE, A-Level and IB syllabi.
I want to help every student, whatever their ability level, to reach their own Eureka moment. When they realise that Maths is a creative, stimulating subject with applications in the real world.
In my pedagogy, I aim to promote the logical, critical and creative thinking demanded by mathematics. Grounding it in real world examples and emphasising the connections across topics, such as pyramids in history linking to studies of the mensuration of simple solids; and, looking at how the study of art can is enhanced by understanding the golden ratio and Fibonacci Sequences. Teaching geometry by using laser cut ‘living hinge’ book sleeve designs. Or Showing how Chaos Theory in Physics can be taught by looking at a cup of coffee.
In my sessions I make use of a tablet and interactive online whiteboard to write mathematical notation down and have back and forth with my students without confusion over spoken language. These whiteboards are then available to students after the lessons so they can refer back to them at any point.
I have been a private tutor since 2015 and have hundreds of hours experience.
I started online tutoring in October 2019.
"I'm a slow mathematics learner so it was great having someone patient. He clearly explained anything I didn't understand. Edward was very helpful. I feel much more confident about my work and can't wait to continue." -Iman
"Edward is an excellent teacher who has worked with my son, tailoring both his style and interaction method. We have used digital shared whiteboard, screen share etc so he can assist while working through an online advanced preAlgebra curriculum. Edward also makes use of YouTube videos, graphing calculators (geogebra) etc when appropriate." - Vikas B.
"Edward is generally capable at teaching subjects and ideas, but more specifically I've found that he's specifically good at finding challenging questions that, even if I can't answer them, show more accurately where I need to improve. This makes his teaching not only more effective in session, because he can quickly find and teach what you don't understand, but even after session because the sessions give you a better idea of what needs to be improved - what your weak points are." - McEwen R.
I'm a slow mathematics learner so it was great having someone patient. He clearly explained anything I didn't understand.
Masters in Mathematics Education, King's College London (2018)
Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Secondary Maths), King's College London (2017)
Masters in Mathematics, The University of Nottingham (2015)