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Degree: Mathematics (Masters) - Exeter University

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My name is Oliver Bond and I have been tutoring through MyTutorWeb for almost 3 years since the website was created. I have a 1st Class Masters with Honours degree in Mathematics from the University of Exeter, and I thoroughly enjoy explaining difficult mathematical concepts to others; so much so, that I have just completed a year of training to become a maths teacher in further education! This means that I have been endowed with the responsibility of teaching mathematics to whole groups, which has in turn allowed me to refine my tutoring methods.

How I teach

Based on your experience of maths education so far, it is very tempting to think of mathematics as learning a set of rules and applying them to numerous examples until you can use them fluently in exam questions. There is much more to maths than that! In order to succeed in mathematics, understanding the concepts is key, and will get you much further than rote memorisation.

As a result, I believe it is very important to communicate the basic ideas to students and explain things from first principles. I also believe that topics need to be made engaging and relevant to everyday life. Having been exposed to a wide range of applications of mathematics during my own studies, I can put mathematics into context and provide a visual, contemporary way of learning it that you may not have seen in the classroom. 

The main question I ask myself when trying to teach something is, “If I was learning this for the first time, how would I want this to be explained to me?” and this is the key ethos I use in general - both content-wise and psychologically.  I can think of several different styles of explaining a concept so that if a student doesn’t understand something the first time, I will find some way of making myself clear. 

How I can meet your needs

I am accommodating for students from a wide range of backgrounds, and those who are studying A-level Maths (or Further Maths) for different reasons and purposes. I am empathetic that students' experience of being taught mathematics is likely to be highly variable and as a result students may be lacking in confidence in the subject. Learners can also find the gap between GCSE and A-level Mathematics very daunting.

I encourage my students to reflect on the areas that they are struggling more with, and then we can dedicate whole sessions to them. I also encourage students to "take the wheel", and ask them what they would like the most help with and offer assistance accordingly. This makes the experience very student-led. I can also provide subject-specific advice and general revision guidelines, drawing on my own experience of studying A-level mathematics.

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
Further Mathematics A Level £30 /hr
Maths A Level £30 /hr
Maths GCSE £30 /hr
Maths 13 Plus £30 /hr
.MAT. Uni Admissions Test £30 /hr
.STEP. Uni Admissions Test £30 /hr


Further MathematicsA-LevelA
Extended Project (AS-Level)A-LevelA
Geography (AS-Level)A-LevelA
Mathematics (MMath Hons)Masters Degree1st
Diploma in Education and Training (with maths specialism)Bachelors DegreePass (at Level 5)
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Ratings and reviews

4.9from 47 customer reviews

Jake (Student) April 17 2016

Very clear and detailed tutor. Extremely helpful in helping create an understanding towards maths, especially the most difficult of topics.

Maggy (Parent) December 4 2015

Great session, difficult concept explained with ease. Thanks

Philip (Parent) November 30 2015

An amazing tutor, thank you for all you help with Jake's maths.

Maggy (Parent) November 25 2015

Very good tutorial.
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