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Joseph M.

MMath mathematics (Integrated Masters) - Exeter University

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About me

Having graduated top of my school and college, I am now a 3rd year Economics and Management student at Pembroke College, Oxford – the most selective course at the University. I have had multiple years’ experience of tutoring at various levels, with an emphasis on Mathematics and University applications. Whilst I was applying for my degree, I learned several methods and found resources that I believe greatly contributed to my success. I have since helped others achieve similar success in various fields, having tutored students to top grades in their exams via my approach, which employs methods such as deliberate practice to achieve results.

 

I have achieved first class marks in my modules throughout my time at University, and I wish to impart similar academic successes to other students by working on areas in which the student is less familiar or comfortable, reframing their understanding of the subject in a way that works best for them. I offer an engaging, insightful and enjoyable approach to learning that helps students in their exams and beyond. Subjects taught: GCSE: Maths, Economics, Physics. A Level: Maths, Further Maths, Economics, Physics. Education and Qualifications: University of Oxford: 2016-19 BA Economics and Management Chase High School and College: 2009-2016 A levels: Further Maths A*, Maths A*, Physics A*, Economics A, General Studies A* GCSEs: 11A*s, 1A Tutoring and teaching experience: I have tutored several students at a variety of levels, primarily in Mathematics and University admissions. These students have often attended top private schools in the UK and have gone on to prestigious universities such as Oxbridge. I also act as a coach for Oxford University’s powerlifting team. Approach to Tutoring: When I was learning at school, I often became annoyed at witnessing a disconnect between teachers and students who were struggling or asking questions. I often found that students would ask a question, only for the teacher to give a vague or textbook response in return without showing understanding of what the student is actually asking.

 

I found myself helping out in the classroom quite often as a result of this, and as such I feel I have gained experience and empathy with the types of problems students tend to struggle with and how to best address them. I am an advocate of practising via past papers and questions, which I believe provide a relatively thorough check of knowledge. In lessons, I would aim to sit with the student through a past paper or examine a previously completed paper, and identify the mistakes that have occurred through a lack of understanding of the material. I would then proceed to identify exactly what aspect of the material is causing confusion, then provide alternative ways of thinking about this aspect so that a more effective mental model can developed by the tutee to be applied to future questions. Extra-Academic Interests: In my free time, I enjoy playing the piano, particularly pieces from Debussy and Chopin. I have rowed for Pembroke College but have since transferred to powerlifting, which is a strength sport with the aim of lifting the heaviest weights possible in the Squat, Bench Press, and Deadlift.

 

I’ve since represented Oxford University at the Varsity Match for the powerlifting club. I love to read, particularly on non-fiction topics such as Business, Philosophy, and Entrepreneurship. Client Testimonials: “Joe helped my children with GCSE and CE Maths revision over the Easter holidays. He has given the youngest the confidence to believe she can do this subject and the eldest was very pleased to be able to cover the topics she had a weakness in and is now looking forward to the exam! I would highly recommend Joe – he is patient and thoughtful with a friendly, organised and professional approach. An really excellent tutor.” – Sophie “I only had a few maths sessions with Joe but I feel more confident in maths now from these sessions. I personally struggle with maths but Joe made it clear and understandable. Highly recommend and really grateful.” – Elizabeth

About my sessions

My lessons will be structured by allowing lots of time for the student to ask questions to help the learning process. I will also end every lesson with a useful task/question for the student to answer to help consolidate their understanding prior to the next lesson. I hope progress will become apparent, but I think regular mini tests are also important to ensure understanding and help show areas that can be improved upon. Allowing the student to go over material in their own time after the lesson I believe is key for them to develop a solid understanding of the subject.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
Maths A-level (A2)A*
Further MathematicsA-level (A2)A
ChemistryA-level (A2)A
TSA Uni admission test PASS
PhysicsA-level (A2)A*

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