Reuben S.

Reuben S.

£30 /hr

General engineering (Integrated Masters) - Exeter University

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About me

I am an engineering student at the University of Exeter, currently in my second year of study after going straight into further education from sixth form. I studied up to GCSE level at Gillingham high school, where I achieved 5A* and 8A grades, with and A* and an A in further maths and statistics, both of which were predominantly self-taught. I then moved to Sherborne school for sixth form, leaving with 3As and a B with an A in my EPQ. In both schools I was involved in mentoring schemes which comprised largely of academic support for younger students. I believe the opportunity to have a young tutor, who has recently experienced these exams and knows exactly how demanding they are is something I wish I had known was available. Though I am not the most experienced tutor, I believe I can offer a different perspective to the average teacher, and hope I will be able to help you achieve your goals and more.

I am an engineering student at the University of Exeter, currently in my second year of study after going straight into further education from sixth form. I studied up to GCSE level at Gillingham high school, where I achieved 5A* and 8A grades, with and A* and an A in further maths and statistics, both of which were predominantly self-taught. I then moved to Sherborne school for sixth form, leaving with 3As and a B with an A in my EPQ. In both schools I was involved in mentoring schemes which comprised largely of academic support for younger students. I believe the opportunity to have a young tutor, who has recently experienced these exams and knows exactly how demanding they are is something I wish I had known was available. Though I am not the most experienced tutor, I believe I can offer a different perspective to the average teacher, and hope I will be able to help you achieve your goals and more.

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About my sessions

I always offer to start the process with a free of charge 15-minute call in order to break the ice, discuss what you need from your tutor and if I can provide that and also, most importantly, give you the opportunity to decide if you think I am what you are looking for. Once this is out of the way and I have found out where you stand currently, we will discuss if you know what it is in particular that you struggle with. If there are topics that you know you need help with, we will of course start by going through them. However, if you are not sure what areas you need help with, or if you need a little bit of help with all, I will go through the topics as they are in the syllabus and ask you to do mini tests on each topic to see what we need to work on. My sessions will not be the same for each tutee, and for each person I hope to have found what works best for them after no more than a couple of sessions. This will allow me to tailor the sessions directly to the tutee, and provide the best possible support. I am also always open to feedback, if there is ever anything I am doing that you don’t find useful or anything you wish to do more of just let me know and that way I hope we can utilise our time as efficiently as possible.

I always offer to start the process with a free of charge 15-minute call in order to break the ice, discuss what you need from your tutor and if I can provide that and also, most importantly, give you the opportunity to decide if you think I am what you are looking for. Once this is out of the way and I have found out where you stand currently, we will discuss if you know what it is in particular that you struggle with. If there are topics that you know you need help with, we will of course start by going through them. However, if you are not sure what areas you need help with, or if you need a little bit of help with all, I will go through the topics as they are in the syllabus and ask you to do mini tests on each topic to see what we need to work on. My sessions will not be the same for each tutee, and for each person I hope to have found what works best for them after no more than a couple of sessions. This will allow me to tailor the sessions directly to the tutee, and provide the best possible support. I am also always open to feedback, if there is ever anything I am doing that you don’t find useful or anything you wish to do more of just let me know and that way I hope we can utilise our time as efficiently as possible.

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Sanjiv Parent from Leicester Lesson review 18 Jun '18, 23:30

19 Aug, 2018

Very good and patient tutor

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Sanjiv Parent from Leicester Lesson review 18 Jun '18, 15:45

18 Jun, 2018

Very helpful and patient

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Elisabetta Parent from Milano Lesson review 15 Apr '18, 11:00

19 May, 2018

A really serious and organised tutor, punctual and clear

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Sheila Parent from Langport Lesson review 10 May '18, 19:30

10 May, 2018

Reuben has been very clear and patient when going over difficult A Level topics in both maths and physics. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone in need of extra support.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
MathsA-level (A2)A
Further MathematicsA-level (A2)B
PhysicsA-level (A2)A
ChemistryA-level (A2)A
Extended Project QualificationOther (A2)A

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
Extended Project QualificationA Level£30 /hr
MathsA Level£30 /hr
PhysicsA Level£30 /hr
ChemistryGCSE£30 /hr
MathsGCSE£30 /hr
PhysicsGCSE£30 /hr
Maths13 Plus£30 /hr

Questions Reuben has answered

differentiate (1+2x^2)^(1/2)

This differentiation requires use of the chain rule. The first step is to differentiate the whole thing, treating the bracket as u, so u=1+2x2. Therefore we are differentiating u1/2. This means our first step gives us the value:   1/2*u-1/2     (given student understands simple differentiation) Replacing u this gives us  1/2 *(1+2x2)-1/2   but now we must multiply this by the differential of the inside of the bracket (u=1+2x2) differentiating gives:  du/dx=4x   as the constant term disappears. so putting this back in, you multiply our two answers together to give                          dy/dx = 1/2 *(1+2x2)-1/2 *4x                            = 2x *(1+2x2)-1/2   and so you have your answer.This differentiation requires use of the chain rule. The first step is to differentiate the whole thing, treating the bracket as u, so u=1+2x2. Therefore we are differentiating u1/2. This means our first step gives us the value:   1/2*u-1/2     (given student understands simple differentiation) Replacing u this gives us  1/2 *(1+2x2)-1/2   but now we must multiply this by the differential of the inside of the bracket (u=1+2x2) differentiating gives:  du/dx=4x   as the constant term disappears. so putting this back in, you multiply our two answers together to give                          dy/dx = 1/2 *(1+2x2)-1/2 *4x                            = 2x *(1+2x2)-1/2   and so you have your answer.

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