Jesse P. A Level Maths tutor, A Level Further Mathematics  tutor, GCS...

Jesse P.

Currently unavailable: until 01/11/2015

Degree: Mathematics (Masters) - Oxford, New College University

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About Me

I'm a first year maths student at New College in Oxford. Maths has always felt like a game, rather than a subject to me, and I really hope I can show why, and get you to feel that way. 

As well as the online tutoring, I tutored to help pass a school entrance exam at 11+, as well as helping out in the AS maths classes when I was in year 13. I do a lot of public speaking, and I was a House Captain at my school, so I have a lot of experience motivating people and hopefully you'll agree that I'm a very enthusiastic person!

What sort of tutoring do I get?

I'm really happy to tutor all things maths. GCSE, A level (maths and further maths), the MAT and STEP are all things that I'm happy to cover. Personally as a student, I always found 1 on 1 time really helpful, as it let me ask questions to the teacher, so I'll try to keep lessons student led. As well as being helpful for you, it's really helpful for me if I know what you're struggling with! 

Personally, I hated just being told things in maths, so where possible, I will try to provide proofs, and lead from there. I find understanding the proof makes the rest of the maths so much easier. 

What A level modules did you take in maths?

I took all the pure maths modules C1,C2,C3,C4,FP1,FP2 and FP3. With the applied modules, I took S1, S2, M1,M2, M3, D1 and D2. I was on Edexcel

I am more than happy to teach people all of the pure maths, S1, S2, M1, M2 and M3. I can teach D1 and D2, but I always felt less confident in those two modules. I'm happy to take anything you can throw at me though!

If you have any other questions, feel free to webmail me through this website.

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
Further Mathematics A Level £20 /hr
Maths A Level £20 /hr
Maths GCSE £18 /hr
.MAT. Uni Admissions Test £25 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
Access to HE-Engineering pathwayA-LevelA*
Further MathsA-LevelA*
MATUni Admissions TestPass
PhysicsA-LevelA*
ChemistryA-LevelA*
STEP IUni Admissions Test1
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CRB/DBS Standard

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CRB/DBS Enhanced

No

Currently unavailable: until

01/11/2015

Questions Jesse has answered

A table has diameter 130cm. What is the area, as a multiple of Pi

Since the diameter is 130cm, the radius is half of this, so it is 65cm Area is Pi*radius2. This means the area is Pi*(65cm)2 This means the area is Pi*4225cm2

Since the diameter is 130cm, the radius is half of this, so it is 65cm

Area is Pi*radius2. This means the area is Pi*(65cm)2

This means the area is Pi*4225cm2

1 year ago

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How does the product rule for differentiation work

The chain rule works so that if you have y=f(x)g(x), where f(x) and g(x) are functions of x, dy/dx = f'(x)g(x) + f(x)g'(x)

The chain rule works so that if you have y=f(x)g(x), where f(x) and g(x) are functions of x, dy/dx = f'(x)g(x) + f(x)g'(x)

1 year ago

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When is the inequality x^4 < 8x^2 + 9 true?

If we consider this like a normal quadratic problem, this becomes easy x4 < 8x2 + 9 x4 - 8x2 - 9 < 0 (x2-9)(x2+1) < 0 This means there are roots of this expression at x2 = 9 and x2 = -1 Since for all reals, x2 > 0, we know the two roots of this expression are x=+-3 Now, since x4 - 8x2 - 9 i...

If we consider this like a normal quadratic problem, this becomes easy

x4 < 8x2 + 9

x4 - 8x2 - 9 < 0

(x2-9)(x2+1) < 0

This means there are roots of this expression at x2 = 9 and x2 = -1

Since for all reals, x2 > 0, we know the two roots of this expression are x=+-3

Now, since x4 - 8x2 - 9 is a quartic (ie, it has an x4 expression), we know that given any sufficiently positive or negative x, the quartic will be positive (ie, if x is 10000, or -10000)

Therefore, we know for this to be true, -3 see more

1 year ago

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