Private Tuition & Classroom Teaching

Private Tuition & Classroom Teaching

I’m the kind of teacher who doesn’t just want you to pass your exams, but to really understand the ideas behind what you’re studying. I have a genuine love for mathematics and I’ll do my best to pass on a little bit of that to you.

I have availability to undertake mathematics teaching in various contexts. Please see About Tom for details of my qualifications and experience and then look under the relevant headings below for details of services offered. I am also able to teach aspects of astronomy and computer science if specific topics are required.

Private Tuition

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Fees & Pricing

    After an initial consultation to identify any particular topics that you’re struggling with we’ll work to improve your understanding in these areas.
    If you just want to “turn the handle” and get the right answers out then I’m definitely not the tutor for you: we’ll work on understanding the underlying mathematics at a pace that suits you:
    It’s not about getting the right answer; it’s about the journey we take to get there.

    My Private Tuition Vision

    I only work with students who genuinely want to develop themselves further in mathematics – whatever level they are currently working at, and wherever they want to get to – and that means taking responsibility for their own learning.

    In most cases private tuition is sought as support for work towards a formal mathematics qualification such as a GCSE or A-level. An essential component of success in such as a course is self-directed independent study, and it is this that must inform the content of our sessions together.

    A day or two before every session, my most successful students send me an update about what they have been covering in school, what they have been working on independently, and what they want to focus on in our next session. Earlier in a course, this will usually include specific topics or sub-topics that they have found difficult along with examples of class work (including topic and progress tests) or independent study questions that they have struggled with. Later in the course, students often include screenshots of questions from exam past-papers.

    Armed with this information I can help them to understand specific topics more deeply and to identify where understanding of one area of mathematics may help to support development in others.

    My focus is always on understanding why something works rather than just remembering what to do.

    Availability for either on- or offline private tuition sessions is currently very limited.

    Part-time Teaching & Supply

    I am available for part-time temporary and supply teaching positions in mathematics (if a specialist is preferred or planning required), Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry or Biology (if lesson planning and resources are provided beforehand) or other subjects (if no specialism or preparation is required).

    I am comfortable teaching online (anywhere) or on-site (location dependent).

    Availability for classroom teaching and supply work is currently very limited.

    • Please contact me with specific offers (no agencies).
    • A CV can be supplied on request.
    • I would usually expect to be paid at UPS3.