Andy C. GCSE Maths tutor, A Level Maths tutor

Andy C.

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Maths and Philosophy (Bachelors) - Bristol University

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About me

Bio:

My name is Andy Calver and I studied Maths and Philosophy at Bristol University, achieving a 2:1.

I want to become a teacher in the near future so this is an ideal opportunity for me to gain experience while at the same time doing something I enjoy.

I love the feeling of working through a problem that seems daunting at first and slowly finding a solution to it, and I want to help others experience the same feeling. There's nothing like helping somone experience a 'lightbulb moment'.

Experience:

In the past I have tutored small groups of Year 10's Maths on Thursday afternoons for an hour so I have experience tutoring GCSE maths on an individual / small group basis.

I have also tutored students who don't have English as their first language. It required me to think of imaginative and different approaches to my tutoring which I believe I can apply to my tutoring in Maths and the ability to approach a topic from an unconventional direction

Sessions:

The sessions will start with the theory behind the topic of the session, then a few examples. I will then get the student to talk me through some examples on their own and see what they find hard. If there is time at the end, we will look at a past paper question where what we have been working on is applied.

I hope to hear from you soon and look forward to working with you!

Bio:

My name is Andy Calver and I studied Maths and Philosophy at Bristol University, achieving a 2:1.

I want to become a teacher in the near future so this is an ideal opportunity for me to gain experience while at the same time doing something I enjoy.

I love the feeling of working through a problem that seems daunting at first and slowly finding a solution to it, and I want to help others experience the same feeling. There's nothing like helping somone experience a 'lightbulb moment'.

Experience:

In the past I have tutored small groups of Year 10's Maths on Thursday afternoons for an hour so I have experience tutoring GCSE maths on an individual / small group basis.

I have also tutored students who don't have English as their first language. It required me to think of imaginative and different approaches to my tutoring which I believe I can apply to my tutoring in Maths and the ability to approach a topic from an unconventional direction

Sessions:

The sessions will start with the theory behind the topic of the session, then a few examples. I will then get the student to talk me through some examples on their own and see what they find hard. If there is time at the end, we will look at a past paper question where what we have been working on is applied.

I hope to hear from you soon and look forward to working with you!

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
MathsA-level (A2)A*
EnglishA-level (A2)A*
Religious StudiesA-level (A2)A*
Government and PoliticsA-level (A2)A*
Mathematics and PhilosophyDegree (Bachelors)2:1

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
MathsA Level£20 /hr
MathsGCSE£18 /hr
Maths13 Plus£18 /hr
Maths11 Plus£18 /hr

Questions Andy has answered

How to expand brackets?

Expand 5(x - 4)

To expand the brackets, you must mutilpy the number outside the bracket by everything inside.

Step 1)  5 x x  =  5x

Step 2)  5 x (-4)  =  -20     Remember to include the minus sign

Adding the answers together, we get 5x - 20

 

The same method applies if there is a letter outside the brackets instead of a number.

Expand y(x + 3) 

Step 1)  x  =  xy

Step 2)  y x 3  =  3y

 

So y(x + 3)  =  xy +3y

 

Expand (x + 2)(+ 5)

 

To expand two sets of brackets, you need to multiply every term in the first bracket by every term in the second bracket. For example, multiply everything in the second bracket by x and then by 2:

Step 1)   y  =  xy

Step 2)   x x 5  =  5x

Step 3)   2 x y  =  2y

Step 4)   2 x 5  =  10

Now add the answers to the 4 steps together:

xy + 5x + 2+ 10

 

Expand (- 4)(- 1)

 

Step 1)  b  =  ab

Step 2)  x (-1) =  -a    Again, remember to incude the minus sign

Step 3)  (-4) x b  =  -4b

Step 4)  (-4) x (-1)  =  4

Together: aba - 4b+ 4

 

Exercises:

Expand all these brackets

 

3(+ 9)

2(8 + d)

z(2 - k)

-f(3 + h)

 

(c + 6)(d+ 2)

(s - 7)(t+ 9)

( uv)(g)

 

Expand 5(x - 4)

To expand the brackets, you must mutilpy the number outside the bracket by everything inside.

Step 1)  5 x x  =  5x

Step 2)  5 x (-4)  =  -20     Remember to include the minus sign

Adding the answers together, we get 5x - 20

 

The same method applies if there is a letter outside the brackets instead of a number.

Expand y(x + 3) 

Step 1)  x  =  xy

Step 2)  y x 3  =  3y

 

So y(x + 3)  =  xy +3y

 

Expand (x + 2)(+ 5)

 

To expand two sets of brackets, you need to multiply every term in the first bracket by every term in the second bracket. For example, multiply everything in the second bracket by x and then by 2:

Step 1)   y  =  xy

Step 2)   x x 5  =  5x

Step 3)   2 x y  =  2y

Step 4)   2 x 5  =  10

Now add the answers to the 4 steps together:

xy + 5x + 2+ 10

 

Expand (- 4)(- 1)

 

Step 1)  b  =  ab

Step 2)  x (-1) =  -a    Again, remember to incude the minus sign

Step 3)  (-4) x b  =  -4b

Step 4)  (-4) x (-1)  =  4

Together: aba - 4b+ 4

 

Exercises:

Expand all these brackets

 

3(+ 9)

2(8 + d)

z(2 - k)

-f(3 + h)

 

(c + 6)(d+ 2)

(s - 7)(t+ 9)

( uv)(g)

 

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