About me

I'm a qualified, experienced Maths teacher living in Oxford, married with two delightful teenage children. I have a real enthusiasm for teaching my subject, and a proven track record of success.

My philosophy

Success in Maths is linked to confidence. Confidence is easy to restore with individual tuition, where we work at the student's pace with gentle encouragement, clear explanations and guided practice using appropriate examples. With an experienced and qualified teacher, students get someone who already knows what they may find hard, and when to speed up and or slow down. Patience and praise are important, so that students feel comfortable to ask questions and develop deeper understanding.

I give Maths tuition to A-level and IB students to help them achieve the grades they need to meet their university offers. Sometimes I have availability for younger years, e.g. GCSE, IGCSE, Ad Maths and Common Entrance: please feel free to enquire.

Teaching experience and qualifications

I have taught Maths in schools for over 20 years, 14 of them at a well-known independent school in Oxford, and have been Head of Maths in two schools. I have prepared pupils for exams in GCSE, IGCSE, Ad Maths, A-level Maths, A-level Further Maths, IB Maths HL, IB Maths SL and Studies. I have been an examiner for A-level public exams, and I do work for a national Common Entrance exam board. I have prepared pupils for Oxbridge entrance, including giving guidance on what to read and interview practice; and feedback on many a UCAS personal statement.

I have a BSc degree with distinction in Mathematics, and a BSc(Hons) degree in Mathematics, and a professional teaching qualification.

If you have any questions, do feel free to contact me.
Certificates and references available on request.