Dylan D.

Dylan D.

£18 - £25 /hr

Mathematics (Integrated Masters) - Liverpool University

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About me

I am a Maths graduate; one day I hope to be a fully qualified teacher. I wasn't always the best at maths during my school years, and in hindsight a lot of this had to do with missing the big picture. I think it is very important in any subject, but in maths especially, to see where what you are learning is going. For example, maths can be used to model the distribution of stars in the sky, it can be used in quantum chemistry and it can be used to model stock markets. This is what I enjoy...

I am a Maths graduate; one day I hope to be a fully qualified teacher. I wasn't always the best at maths during my school years, and in hindsight a lot of this had to do with missing the big picture. I think it is very important in any subject, but in maths especially, to see where what you are learning is going. For example, maths can be used to model the distribution of stars in the sky, it can be used in quantum chemistry and it can be used to model stock markets. This is what I enjoy about maths- it can be used to understand the world around us, often without further experiments (although informed by previous ones).


As someone who has worked very hard to understand his subject, I believe I have the necessary perspective to motivate students who may be struggling. It is important to realise that maths is hard at all levels when you first see it, and in teaching the subject I think a lot of people forget this. I also have the required academic background, having achieved the Willis Prize in Mathematics in 2018 and 2019, awarded to the highest achieving student in the year.

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About my sessions

At the beginning of a session I like to ask students which areas they feel they don't understand fully. If they are unsure, I move on to ask about any specific questions they have found difficult in the past, to find out which areas need work. After identifying these areas for improvement, I like to start with a brief discussion of the key theoretical concepts, followed by numerous examples to illustrate this theory. In my opinion, theory without specific examples to apply it to is useles...

At the beginning of a session I like to ask students which areas they feel they don't understand fully. If they are unsure, I move on to ask about any specific questions they have found difficult in the past, to find out which areas need work. After identifying these areas for improvement, I like to start with a brief discussion of the key theoretical concepts, followed by numerous examples to illustrate this theory. In my opinion, theory without specific examples to apply it to is useless.


The heart of maths is problem solving, so following these examples I like to set a series of problems/past exam questions relevant to the area that is being worked on. I also believe in setting problems for independent study, this is an important part of studying any subject. It is important to learn how to learn!


Of course, if a student has a specific problem they would like going through I am always happy to focus on this until they are happy with the material. I am also happy to recommend other resources to help with learning, such as textbooks that have helped me at one point or another. This last point is likely slightly more relevant to A level students. It is even more important to learn how to learn in this case, especially if the students in question hope to go to university.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
MathsA-levelA
PhysicsA-levelB
FrenchA-levelB
Willis Prize in MathematicsOtherTOP OF YEAR

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
MathsA Level£22 /hr
MathsGCSE£20 /hr
MathsUniversity£25 /hr
Maths11 Plus£18 /hr
PythonMentoring£22 /hr
Maths13 Plus£18 /hr
MathsKS3£20 /hr

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