Online Maths Tutor Tom



Music / Psychology MA (Musicology)

My name is Tom Royall and I'm an experienced and friendly former secondary school maths teacher and tutor. I immensely enjoy teaching one-to-one, and students and parents find me highly effective.

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Keele / Open University - Music / Psychology - MA (Musicology)

My name is Tom Royall and I'm an experienced and friendly former secondary school maths teacher and tutor. I immensely enjoy teaching one-to-one, and students and parents find me highly effective.

Recent Students: 21
Total Hours: 449
Last Online:
All-time Students: 42
Total Classes: 476
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Recent Students: 21Total Hours: 449Last Online:
All-time Students: 42Total Classes: 476Signed Up:

About Me

Students often struggle with maths at school because of misconceptions that are particular to them, and difficult to rectify in a whole class setting, and which lead to the student losing confidence. One-to-one tuition can be an excellent way to address these misconceptions. and enable the student to re-connect with their enjoyment of the subject.

As a psychology graduate (before studying maths at university level), I have a fascination with how students themselves will approach a maths problem, and I'm good at allowing them to explore and develop their own ideas. I find they almost always have energy and enthusiasm for, say, a ratio or algebra problem, if they are allowed to explore it with appropriate visual imagery.

Tutor Experience

I've taught privately over many years, and had extensive contracts for one-to-one work at many schools in Letchworth and, most recently, a 6th form college in Brighton (Kings).

I'm expert at using graphical software to teach online.

I've tutored very many students with severe special educational needs.

Topic Expertise

I'm experienced in teaching maths at all levels of primary and secondary schooling (UK Key Stages 1 to 5).

GCSE Maths and GCSE Additional Maths, A-level Maths and A-level Further Maths, including mechanics, decision maths, and statistics.

Recent experience with all exam boards: Edexcel, OCR and AQA.

Client Reviews

Best tutor ever!!!

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very good

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It was quite pleasant. We needed to cover a lesson for another tutor. We have learned actually more than we expected from this one hour lesson. Will be glad for further cooperation.

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David Cairncross
6 months ago
Without a doubt the best tutor you could ever hope to find, equally capable in person or via zoom.

When our daughter first started working with Tom, maths was something of a weaker subject for her. She now has achieved a 9 in successive mock GCSEs and it is easily her strongest subject, looking forward to studying maths at A-level.

Our son has also benefitted from Tom's tutelage and we have recommended him to numerous other families. Cannot recommend highly enough!

Zipwire Band
6 months ago
Tom has been an excellent maths tutor for both my daughters giving them the confidence and skills they needed to bring their grades up and to understand and even enjoy maths. I would HIGHLY recommend Tom just wish we had found him sooner Yr 8 - 11. Thank you Tom !

Kumeshnie Du Plessis
6 months ago
Tom has been excellent at keeping my daughter Y7 engaged and loving Maths. She has been getting a Very good - 6 at Maths in her first year of secondary. He is kind, and funny to a grumpy almost teenage.

Joshua (Mr)

5/5 Rating
Tom has been incredibly helpful for my A-Level Maths revision. He`s extremely knowledgeable, quick to respond and friendly.

Mohammed (Mr)

5/5 Rating
Excellent tutoring provided for a very challenging but exceptionally bright student. Tom has really put him through his paces.

Derren (Dr)

5/5 Rating
We are so pleased with the quality of the teaching Tom provides, he has an excellent, engaging teaching style. Our daughter is not naturally confident & Tom is really boosting her confidence in A`level maths and engaging her in discussion to help her understanding of the topic. Importantly, she really enjoys the lessons. I am a very happy parent to see that she has such an excellent tutor.

Bex (Miss)

5/5 Rating
Tom has been excellent in building knowledge and confidence in maths.

Sarah (Mrs)

5/5 Rating
Tom`s calm manner and down to earth approach has boosted my son`s self-confidence in Maths.

Ros (Dr)

5/5 Rating
Great teacher. Our son finds Tom easy to understand and is very enthusiastic about his sessions. Highly recommended.

Donna (Ms)

4/5 Rating
Tom recently tutored my son for A level Maths. We are impressed with him as a tutor & he has really helped my son progress & fill in some gaps in his knowledge. He is very thorough and comes well prepared for each session. Would definitely recommend.

David (Mr)

5/5 Rating
Tom was quick to respond and was very flexible in times he could offer to tutor our daughter. She is finding Tom teaching very helpful and would recommend him to anyone else.

Delyth (Mrs)

5/5 Rating
Very helpful, accommodating and knowledgeable.

Background Checks



Nene College of Higher Education (September 1995 – July 1996)
PGCE Maths (Secondary), with substantial additional placements in Music

Open University (February 1993 – October 1995)
M101 Introduction to Maths
M203 Introduction to Pure Maths
MT362 Discrete Mathematics
M381 Number Theory and Mathematical Logic

Keele University
MA Musicology by thesis (October 1988 – June 1990)
BA Hons (2:1) Music and Psychology (October 1982 – June 1986)

John Ruskin High School (September 1971 – July 1976)
5 O-levels, including grade A in Maths and Economics