My name is Laurence, I have a PhD in Mathematics from The University of Oxford, where I also attended for undergraduate, completing an MMath integrated masters degree in mathematics.
I have 5 years of tutoring experience and have tutored at several Oxford independent schools alongside privately tutoring many students. I cover secondary school Mathematics, teaching students from the 11 up to the age of 18, covering everything from year 7 Mathematics to Further Mathematics A-Level. I am most experienced in tutoring Mathematics/Further Mathematics A-Level, GCSE and IGCSE.
I additionally offer university entrance exam and preparation, covering the MAT/STEP exams required to study Mathematics at Oxford and Cambridge, respectively. I also offer interview preparation for prospective Oxford and Cambridge mathematics students.
In addition to Mathematics tutoring I also offer tutorials covering introductory and advanced MATLAB, having spent the last 4 years using the software to complete my research.
Laurence's last completed Admissions job with Mia: 1-2 hrs/week - Hi Federico. I am currently working towards my application for Computer Science and I am looking for some help with MAT and A level maths/further maths. I had a particularly bad last set of exams so I just want to make sure I am able to recover from this. I feel my problem lies less in the maths concepts themselves but more in being able to get "unstuck" from difficult problems when my other attempts to solve it have failed, and doing problems under timed/pressured situations. Having said this, there are also some areas of mathematics from the A level that I would like to consolidate. As a result, I would like someone to help me go through particularly difficult problems (both hard a level problems and MAT q's) and develop techniques in doing problems efficiently, knowing what to apply where and finding familiarity in different situations. I have another internal exam on August 28th, thus I am looking to have lessons a few times a week in August and then less frequently leading up to the MAT exam. I hope this can work, thanks and best wishes - Mia
I am a trained language coach and have studied how to keep students calm in my classes. Being happy allows them to learn faster. Because I am patient and kind, I can give constructive feedback without any judgement, and my students receive the feedback they need without feeling criticised. They respond by engaging in the lessons more, looking forward to them and performing at a higher level. I am efficient. I do not limit myself to standard coursework and books where a student will repeat things they already know and feel dissatisfied. Because I have studied languages myself, I have first-hand experience of this, and I avoid it for my students. I tailor my classes to each student and their particular needs.
KATHRYN's last completed Admissions job with Cristina: Over 2 hrs/week - My husband and I will apply for a permanent residence visa in Canada. I work on my own, my husband is employed by a Canadian company. We live in Ottawa. We did one simulation and he took grade 7 and I took 5.5. We need 8 and 7, respectively. We never studied for English language certifications and we plan to do IELTS in a few months. Thank you.
KATHRYN's last review in Admissions from Cristina: very good class, We've talked about clauses sentences and effects. On top of that, we answered some questions about common themes to exercise cause and effect. Thank you for always keep us in mind about ed endings pronunciation. We've been improving a lot!
I have plenty experience tutoring online. I have been working as a tutor helping prepare students for different international exams in the past 6 years. I also work with the goals of each student individually and help them achieve their desire score.
Daniel's last completed
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1-2 hrs/week - Hi Daniel,
I am looking to do the GMAT with the next 45-60 days, I have been studying (not consistently) and getting around 55%-65% .
It would be great if you could help me for 2 or more hours a week to hit 700+.
I am an English Literature graduate from Oxford University. I am passionate about educating young people and ensuring they reach their highest potential. To date I have worked as a private tutor, mentor, workshop facilitator and coach. As a private tutor I have taught English at GCSE and A-Level and have prepared Ox-bridge candidates, most of whom have been offered a place at Oxford or Cambridge. I have worked with Eton and Mactrac Digital Education to deliver the Eton X language programme, specialising in leadership and management skills for young students. In this role I have also interviewed and prepared prospective tutors, ensuring that tutors deliver the best in digital education. I continue to find new ways to encourage students to perform as their most confident selves when faced with an academic challenge or when trying to reach a specified goal, such as entry into a desired college or university. I have a body of experience as a workshop facilitator, including using creative writing and drama to help unlock student’s potential. I do this work on a voluntary basis and have used it to help foster confidence and initiative in young people and adults. My focus is goal orientated whilst maintaining a commitment to a highly individualised approach. This is powerful because the student is met on both an educational and personal level, providing an individual , allowing and em...
Ella 's last completed
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Occasional - Hello, I am looking for a tutor to look over my daughter’s personal statement, her preferred choice is to study English at Oxford. She is currently in year 13 study English Literature, Latin and Philosophy at A-Level.
Ella 's last review in Admissions from Gabe: A very good start. Thank-you.
I've worked successfully as a tutor for GCSE and A-Level students for a number of years now, helping them drastically improve their grades. I've also done considerable work as a university supervisor and mentor for undergraduate, master's, and first-year doctoral students at the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, and other institutions. My approach is mainly trust based, my students are often amazed by just how much they can do for themselves if they're in a learning environment that isn't adversarial, oppressive, or plain dull. Beyond A-Level, I also have teaching experience at the University of Oxford as a tutor and seminar leader for undergraduate history and sociology students, and I have degrees in both Archaeology and History. My background of experience is technological, and I work as a civilian consultant to the NASA Ames Human Factors laboratory in that capacity. Central to my approach is an understanding that my students are people, with their own unique strengths, weaknesses, and abilities, which need to be nurtured and supported in order to get the best possible results.
In this way, learning can, and should be of a reciprocal exchange of ideas, and by embracing this in a more relaxed and curiosity-driven approach, it becomes far easier for many to explore, absorb, and abstract their understanding of both the surface learning of school qualifications, and the deep learning of the concepts behind them crucial to getting the very highest grades.
Toby's last completed Admissions job with Caitlin: 1-2 hrs/week - I am looking to apply to Oxford University to read History in October for 2019 entry, but am struggling to find someone qualified to mark my practice HAT papers. I am also unsure of what Oxford are looking for in a HAT answer because the questions are so open ended and am currently uncertain my answers hit the top band of marks.
I have been teaching English online for over 12 years, as first started in January 2007 and also first offline in 1996, so have taught very many students in that time - I am well used to online teaching requirements.
I have helped many students online to achieve their goals, for the IELTS exam, business English and general English - I was born in the UK and have a standard UK accent and in addition, I am a grammar specialist.
Philip's last completed Admissions job with Mona: Intensive -
I have over 6 years of experience in teaching Maths. I have tutored over 80 students and taught 4000+ hours of online lessons with various tuition agencies. Most of the students I have taught have been year 7 - 9, GCSE, A level and Further Maths A level students. I am familiar with the GCSE and A level syllabus for the following exam boards: Edexcel, AQA, OCR, OCR MEI and CIE. I have worked with students who are dyslexic or struggling with Maths and also high-achieving students.
Romin's last completed Admissions job with Susan: 1-2 hrs/week - My daughter is going to be doing the 13+ in October for several schools and needs to develop skills in mathematics.
Romin's last review in Admissions from Susan: My daughter simply loves her tuition classes. She’s never learnt so much in such short time. Romin is absolutely professional and I see my money well invested. Thanks a lot!
I have taught first year undergraduates in Imperial College focusing on improving problem solving skills. I have been employed by the university to teach in summer courses preparing pupils for the MAT. I have also taught privately covering the syllabi of A-levels and IB.
Federico's last completed Admissions job with Steven: 1-2 hrs/week - I’m Steven from Scotland and needs help with MAT.
Federico's last review in Admissions from Steven: 2016 MAT This is my last lesson with Federico before the real MAT exam and I know I’ll be missing him after I’ve finished the MAT. Federico is the best maths teacher ever and one of the best MAT tutor available online. He is really patient when teaching lessons and when I didn’t understand a concept, he was always patient enough to explain it again until I get it completely, and as a result of it, all of my lessons wth him were extended but with no additional cost. When he is teaching a concept, such as the binomial probability and transformation of points by applying matrices, he was always able to find real life examples, which makes learning really interesting and makes maths fun. Federico always encourages me to ask questions, but sometimes I was too shy to ask. Federico was able to notice it every time since I sounded confused, and he would give me a more thorough explanation to make sure I understand everything. Sometimes, he asks me to explain things in my own words to him again after he have done the explanation just to make sure that I’m not pretending. As a result, I learned a lot from each lessons. After the lessons were finished, I were given problems to complete. A lot of times, I could only do one or two of the questions, but he was always very supportive and helpful. He marked my answers with no additional charge and were able to recognize that my attempts were really good though I couldn’t arrive at the final solution, and he were always able to give me informative hints and feedback quickly. He was also extremely nice; when I got rejected by unis, he gave me lots of encouragement and when I got accepted, he congratulated me. I wasn’t able to find a test centre nearer the time of the deadline, and he helped me to make phone calls to several test centers for which I really appreciate. I really couldn’t thank him enough for all of his help!
I have various experiences of teaching, coaching, tutoring and generally mentoring others. My most recent experience involved consistently and successfully tutoring an A-level law student, and giving in-depth feedback to multiple different students on their personal statements, as well as offering specific advice on entrance exam and interview technique to students applying to Cambridge. Although these experiences are academic, I also have various experiences of coaching and teaching students on a much broader level. The most significant example of this is coaching junior debaters for two years.
My approach to teaching is extremely individualistic. I appreciate the fact that every student has a different way of learning, whether it be visually, orally or by any other means. So my approach to tutoring is understanding what exactly the student would like to get out of tutoring and the best way to engage in the subject with them. An important part of this, is providing very specific feedback. It is very easy for a tutor to give general feedback on a subject matter. It takes much more for a tutor to tailor their feedback specifically to the individual. I prefer the tailored approach.
Cory's last completed Admissions job with Hyunki: Intensive - need some advice for Cambridge law test and interview
I am a volunteer for a number of organisations which aim to help disadvantaged students reach university and have tutored a number of students to success in their exams so I have a lot of experience of working with young people and helping them to reach their potential. I am happy to help as a subject specific tutor for GCSE or A-Level, or help students through the sometimes daunting university application process and admissions tests.
About my tutorials:
Sessions are always student-led. I plan tutorials which reflect the student's level of understanding, giving access to notes, including suggested exam questions, which the student can add to during the tutorial, or use as a memory-aid following the tutorial.
I have received lots of positive feedback about this approach.
I can also help students through questions or tasks which they bring, and the best tutorials involve this collaborative input.
The pace of sessions is determined by the student, and I am happy to go through any topic with a number of different approaches until we find one which the student finds helpful.
Chloe's last completed Admissions job with Genevieve : 1-2 hrs/week - Need support with Oxbridge Engineering application starting with Personal statement, ENGAA, Interview preparation.