|Recent Students: 5||Total Hours: 76||Last Online: 09 Nov 2020|
|All-time Students: 6||Total Classes: 73||Signed Up: 28 Feb 2017|
My daily job is as an entrepreneur in the technology space, and I am currently involved with several start-ups. I like to consider myself a generalist, with interests ranging from philosophy, mathematics, and logic, to linguistics and ancient history.
In my free time, I enjoy reading (science-fiction, fantasy, biographies, non-fiction), music (classical, rock, blues, and other genres), playing the piano, and being on the golf course. I have actively participated in the open-source software community for a number of years now, and am also frequently involved in online discussions and chat rooms on all sorts of topics.
I have successfully tutored a number of students in mathematics, physics, and computing in the past, at both A-level and GCSE. Among my most notable successes was helping a student who did not have classes in Further Maths available at school to achieve an A (highest grade at the time).
The best tutor will guide the student through a process of self-learning and tailor this skilfully to the individual student. It is paramount to properly motivate the pupil to ask the right questions to himself, whilst instilling an interest in the subject as much as possible. The tutor should generally enhance the learning experience beyond what any textbook or routine exercises can provide. With respect to mistakes, it is always important to be gentle and sympathetic, and encouragement should be given when progress is made, though not to the degree of fostering overconfidence. In brief, I believe in a highly interactive and open dialogue between teacher and student.
The lessons are going really well and I’m able to work through coding more quickly with every lesson
My son is really benefiting from his online tutorials with Alex!
Very good tutorial. Lots of Theory and practical coding covered
A very good introductory lesson. And a plan in place for the content of future lessons.
`great class very informative
MSc Mathemathics and the Foundations of Computer Science — University of Oxford, 2013
BSc Physics with Theoretical Physics — Imperial College London, 2011
A-levels in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Electronics, Chemistry [AS] (Grade A) — 2008