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I’m a passionate third year mathematics student in England, studying at the University of Cambridge. Maths has two great appeals to me – the excitement of solving problems to which there is not always an obvious answer or method, and the uncanny ways in which seemingly disconnected areas can fit together. For example – did you know that if you sum the reciprocals of all the square numbers from 1 to infinity, your answer somehow involves pi – even though that’s a constant associated with circles, not numbers! I have been fortunate enough to share my passion for mathematics with students for the past four years.
These are often almost impossible if unseen – but after you’ve been taught a few tricks, there will be nothing you can’t handle! I am particularly lucky to have access to a library of over 500 real past interview questions asked at Oxford and Cambridge in the last few years, which I’ve collected from peers at my old school. I am also happy to consult regarding your personal statements and other components of your application, having navigated these systems successfully myself only a few years ago.
I’ve tutored students from age 12 to 18, and across all ability ranges – from those struggling with their first official maths exam, to those seeking admission to the best universities. I’ve found that it’s particularly important to put real emphasis on making sure my students understand what is actually going on in a problem, rather than just memorising a method which they can’t explain. This not only enriches their mathematical education, but also makes them far more effective at solving the more difficult problems that appear in exams, which will really let them stand out from the crowd.
In sessions with me, students can expect clear and concise explanation of whatever mathematical topic we are grappling with, before working together through carefully selected questions which highlight every facet and difficulty of the topic, so that you can have confidence that you’ll be prepared for whatever questions come your way. It’s always heartening to watch my students improve in their abilities, and I look forward to sharing my passion for the subject with you. As well as mathematics, I’m also able to offer interview preparation for all mathematical subjects (mathematics, physics, computer science), as many universities (especially Oxford and Cambridge here in the UK) will bombard candidates with difficult maths questions in interviews.
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