Tilly P. GCSE Maths tutor, GCSE Computing tutor

Tilly P.

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Degree: Computer Science and Mathematics (Bachelors) - Exeter University

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About me

I'm happy to take on extra people over christmas, whether for a one off class or multiple throughout the holidays and onwards!

About Me:

I'm a Maths and Computer Science student at the university of Exeter. I've always enjoyed maths and I really want to help others enjoy it too!

I have a lot of experience in helping out with younger students as I've taken part in Buddy programmes and maths help schemes as well as other things during my GCSEs and Alevels.

Our time together

I believe that it's super important that you develop a full understanding on the things that you struggle with at school. So I'm here to help explain things to you! Whether through analogies, diagrams or songs (though please note I'm not a singing teacher!), I'll patiently help you reach your targets.

There is a lot we can do in a small amount of time, and so if you have topics you're struggling with then I can help you out! If you're not sure what your weak points are then I can help you figure those out too. It's totally up to you how we spend our time as I just want you to become confident and happy in your subject of choice.

If you have any questions please send me a message! I hope to see you soon!

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
Computing GCSE £18 /hr
Maths GCSE £18 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
MathsA-LevelA
Further MathsA-LevelB
Computer ScienceA-LevelA
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CRB/DBS Standard

19/12/2016

CRB/DBS Enhanced

No

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Ratings and reviews

4.8from 6 customer reviews

Sue (Parent) January 6 2017

Hi Tilly Success! Henry really enjoyed today and asked to book another session immediately. Did the request come through - Wed 5pm? I'm going to see if he can set up the web cam to show you his second screen with Python on for next time, might make it easier for you both. Can you please let me know if there is a book or any resource items we should buy for the lessons? Cheers Sue

Sue (Parent) January 11 2017

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Questions Tilly has answered

if x^2 + 9x + 20 = 0, what are the possible values of x?

So x2 + 9x + 20 = 0 My preffered way of solving this equation is to factorise the equation. (Though I understand that different students may find other ways easier)  Factorisation is where the above equation is (x+a)(x+b) = 0 So if we times out (x+a)(x+b) we get x2 + ax + bx + ab = 0 therefo...

So x2 + 9x + 20 = 0

My preffered way of solving this equation is to factorise the equation. (Though I understand that different students may find other ways easier) 

Factorisation is where the above equation is (x+a)(x+b) = 0

So if we times out (x+a)(x+b) we get

x2 + ax + bx + ab = 0
therefore
x2 + (a+b)x + ab = 0

Therefore we can equate this to the original question, so
x2 + 9x + 20 = x2 + (a+b)x + ab

so now we can see that
9 = a + b and
20 = ab

I would reccomend using trial and error (although I understand that different students may prefer other techniques).

So by trying for multiple values of a and b, we can see that they must equal 5 and 4.

Therefore
x2 + 9x + 20 = (x+5)(x+4) = 0

We know that the only way of producing a 0 through multiplication is through multiplying one number by another. Therefore we know that

x+5= 0 or x+4=0

Through rearranging these equations we can conclude that x must equal -4 or -5.
 

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