James P.

James P.

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Natural Sciences (Mathematics and Economics) (Bachelors) - Durham University

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About me

Hi, I'm James, a recent graduate of Durham University, where I studied Maths and Economics. I really enjoyed my time at Durham, and it only made my passion for these two subjects deeper. While maths qualifications are often seen as a 'stepping stone', I hope to share with you how maths is actually one of the most fundamental and beautiful subjects!


The happiness and satisfaction you get from when you truly understand a concept that you may have been struggled wi...

Hi, I'm James, a recent graduate of Durham University, where I studied Maths and Economics. I really enjoyed my time at Durham, and it only made my passion for these two subjects deeper. While maths qualifications are often seen as a 'stepping stone', I hope to share with you how maths is actually one of the most fundamental and beautiful subjects!


The happiness and satisfaction you get from when you truly understand a concept that you may have been struggled with is a great feeling, and I hope to aid you in achieving this feeling. If you have not experienced this feeling yet, that's okay, I'm here to help. Maths is indeed a very polarising subject, where it can too often seem that some people are just naturally 'mathsy', and others are not and have no hope. This is not at all true, and with the help of a supportive tutor, we can put this myth to bed- I aim to give you the confidence to be not be scared by maths, and actually be excited by it instead!


On the other hand, if you are already fairly confident but just need a few tips, or perhaps a different way of thinking about an idea, I can help with that too!


Often, a subtle shift in perspective can make understanding things far easier - 'eureka' moments are so satisfying, and I want to tell you about the subtleties of certain concepts that provide such moments. When you see how all of mathematics is linked, I’m sure that you'll agree that it's a fascinating subject.

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About my sessions

'Mathematics is not a spectator sport' is certainly true in my experience! I will encourage hands-on learning, i.e. working through problems together, at a pace that is comfortable for you. When I have struggled with concepts myself, I like to strip the problem down to its basics, and consider extremely simple cases first, before working my way up. In my experience of helping people with maths before, this has been a very effective method.


I will not be encouraging...

'Mathematics is not a spectator sport' is certainly true in my experience! I will encourage hands-on learning, i.e. working through problems together, at a pace that is comfortable for you. When I have struggled with concepts myself, I like to strip the problem down to its basics, and consider extremely simple cases first, before working my way up. In my experience of helping people with maths before, this has been a very effective method.


I will not be encouraging 'rote learning' of most concepts - whilst effectively learning mark schemes may get you a decent grade, my main aim is to encourage understanding. This then often leads to a desire from the student themselves to get even better at maths (after they realise that maths is the best subject ;) ).

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
MathematicsA-levelA*
Further MathematicsA-levelA
EconomicsA-levelA

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
Further MathematicsA Level£22 /hr
MathsA Level£22 /hr
EconomicsGCSE£20 /hr
Further MathematicsGCSE£20 /hr
MathsGCSE£20 /hr
Further MathematicsIB£22 /hr
MathsIB£22 /hr
MATUniversity£25 /hr
Maths11 Plus£18 /hr
Maths13 Plus£18 /hr
MathsKS3£20 /hr

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