Tom C. GCSE Maths tutor, A Level Maths tutor, A Level Further Mathema...
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Tom C.

Degree: Engineering Science (Masters) - Oxford, Jesus College University

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About me

About me

I’m Tom, I’m a third year Engineer at Oxford University. I’m very patient and friendly and I’ve always had love for how things are put together, this has gone onto the science behind it. In our lessons I want to show you what you can do with everything you learn and turn studying into more than just a list of equations.

In my spare time I love rowing I’ve rowed for the past 7 years and even participated in The Boat Race last year, I was the strokeman for the Oxford reserve crew. Recently I’ve been doing a lot of coaching of University students, I feel our lessons would be slightly easier than having to explain by shouting across a river!

About the sessions

You’ll guide what we do, let me know in advance what exam board you’re on and what you’re struggling with and I’ll make sure I’ll be ready to answer any question you could possibly have. I’ll help you understand why you’re doing everything and I’ll show you how it all relates to the real world. Understanding what I’m doing really has made my life a whole lot easier at Oxford!

We’ll go through anything you’re struggling with at your own pace; I know maths can be tricky so I’ll try to think of as many analogies and different ways to explain something as I can. I want to figure out how you think so I can tailor the sessions to you so that you can get the most out of them as possible. You’ll be surprised how much we can do in an hour!

Most of all I want you to have fun! You learn much faster when you’re enjoying it.

Can you help me with my Oxbridge application?

Absolutely! I’ve been through the application process myself and I regularly have tutorials with the people who would be your interviewers so I know what they’re looking for. I’d love to give you any advice I can to give you the best chance of success.

If you have any questions about anything send me a message or book a free 15 minute meet the tutor sessions with me.

I look forward to meeting you!

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
Further Mathematics A Level £20 /hr
Maths A Level £20 /hr
Physics A Level £20 /hr
Maths GCSE £18 /hr
Physics GCSE £18 /hr
-Oxbridge Preparation- Mentoring £20 /hr
.PAT. Uni Admissions Test £25 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
MathsA-LevelA*
Further MathsA-LevelA*
Further Additional Maths (AS-Level)A-LevelA
ChemistryA-LevelA*
Pre-University PhysicsA-LevelA*
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No

CRB/DBS Enhanced

No

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5from 1 customer review

Juliet (Parent) December 4 2016

Questions Tom has answered

How do I differentiate y = (3 + 6x)^5 with respect to x

At first glance this seems as though we need to solve using the techniques of standard differentiation, however on further inspection we see we need to use a further method call the chain rule to solve this. The chain rule uses the idea of dy/dx = dy/du  X  du/dx (a way to remember to get t...

At first glance this seems as though we need to solve using the techniques of standard differentiation, however on further inspection we see we need to use a further method call the chain rule to solve this.

The chain rule uses the idea of dy/dx = dy/du  X  du/dx

(a way to remember to get the fractions the right way up on the right hand side, is to treat the entities as regular fractions and cancelling should leave dy/dx)

To use the chain rule substitute u = 3 + 6x

So y = u5

dy/du = 5u4 and du/dx = 6      (differentiate both equations)

sub these two differentials into dy/dx = dy/du  X  du/dx

So dy/dx = 5u4 X 6 = 30u4

Now substitute u = 3 + 6x back in

dy/dx = 30(3 + 6x)4

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What preparation can I do for a scientific Oxbridge interview?

Oxbridge interviews aren't this big, scary thing where the interviewers are waiting for you to slip up and catch you out, despite all the horror stories you're bound to hear. Oxbridge uses the tutorial system, small classes of 2 or 3 students at a time. The interviewers will be your tutors, al...

Oxbridge interviews aren't this big, scary thing where the interviewers are waiting for you to slip up and catch you out, despite all the horror stories you're bound to hear. Oxbridge uses the tutorial system, small classes of 2 or 3 students at a time. The interviewers will be your tutors, all they're looking for is whether they can get on with you and most importantly if they can teach you (this is their job).

They may ask things you don’t know, this is intentional as they will be teaching you things you don’t know through the year and are looking to how you respond. Simply stay calm and respond to their hints, if you’re completely stuck just say what you’re thinking you don’t need to be right.

You don't have to prove how clever you are. To get to this stage you would have had to pass the entrance exam so you will be clever enough otherwise you wouldn’t be there. This is the point of that exam.

Coming into interview brush up on all your A-level knowledge, tutors understand you haven’t been taught all the material yet so don’t stress yourself trying to learn absolutely everything. Make sure you can do what you’ve been taught well and maybe a few other things you find interesting. Try to have a ‘specialist subject’, something you could talk about for a couple of minutes if you were posed the statement ‘tell me something about ’, it can be anything you’ve found interesting.

Lastly, go through your personal statement with a fine toothed comb trying to think of absolutely anything you could be asked on each point and possibly an example from the news to go with it.

Good luck and enjoy it!

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