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Lessons offered by James
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Maths
  • ICT
  • Algorithms
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC

Computer science student offering maths and computing lessons up to A level in London

Methodology

Previously, I have taught maths up to A level, but I am also happy to teach computer science (also up to A level). My lessons tend to last for one hour, with the option of a short break in the middle, as I understand that many students find it difficult to concentrate for such a long period of time. The exact content of my lessons varies; I am happy to assist students who have already identified specific topics they wish to work on. Alternatively, I am also open to going through past paper questions to highlight areas that require work. I set homework, which generally consists of questions that I devise to be specifically tailored to the student's needs along with past paper questions. I find this to be important for the retention of knowledge between sessions, but I do not expect students to spend any longer than one hour per week on homework that I set.

Background

I have been giving maths lessons for two years, having taught five students. One of my maths students passed their maths GCSE after receiving tuition from me, having previously failed twice. I have an A* grade in maths A level, and have just finished the second year of my MEng computer science degree at the University of Southampton. I am on track for a 1st, with an average mark of 74% so far. At the end of first year, I was presented with an award for being one of the top 10 achievers in my year of over 200 students.

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £15/h

Details

My hourly rate includes travel costs, and does not vary depending on the level of the student. I will refund payment for cancelled lessons provided at least 24 hours' notice is given.

Lessons offered by James
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Maths
  • ICT
  • Algorithms
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC

James's CV

Profile:

- Computer science student soon to start third year with a particular interest in machine learning, game development, languages and teaching.
- I have been passionate about technology since first learning C++ at the age of 12.

Education and Qualifications:

MEng Computer Science – University of Southampton (September 2017 - Present)
- On track for first class honours degree.
- Won the Netcraft Prize, awarded to the top 5% of students in first year.
- Scholarship with Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET).
- Just completed second year of four-year course. Expect to complete degree in June 2021.
- First year modules include: Java (80%, 85%), Algorithmics (94%), and Software Modelling and Design (91%)
- Second year modules include: Functional Programming (78%), Theory of Computing (84%), and Intelligent Systems (87%)
- Completed several group projects, the most recent being an air traffic control simulator in Java.

Sutton Grammar School (September 2009 - June 2016)
- A Levels (June 2016): Maths: A*, Further Maths: A, Physics: A, Chemistry: A
- GCSEs: (June 2014): 8 A*s, 2 As, 1 B
- Also A* in Further Maths AQA Level 2, Distinction 3 in Cambridge Pre-U short course Global Perspectives
- Obtained Arkwright Engineering Scholarship during sixth form.
- Achieved 93% in Stanford University machine learning course offered through Coursera in summer 2014.

Technical Skills:

- Recent experience with Java, C# and C.
- Have also used C++, Python, HTML, Bootstrap, CSS, PHP, MySQL, Unity, Blender and MATLAB.
- Operating systems include UNIX, Windows and Android.

Work/Volunteer Experience:

Android Game Developer – Cucurbita Games (June 2018 - Present)
- Created and released two games on Google Play. Designed a website to publicise them.

Piano Teacher – Southampton (October 2017 - Present)
- Delivering piano lessons to other students at the University of Southampton.

Maths and Science Tutor (January 2017 - April 2018)
- Helped a student pass their maths GCSE to pursue a career as a paramedic.

Volunteer Position – ICT Classroom Assistant, Poplar Primary School (2017)
- Assisted with computing lessons and after-school code club.

Work Experience with Ultra Electronics Controls – Greenford, Middlesex (August 2015)
- Designed and built a working model elevator. Wrote the logic in C++ on the Arduino microcontroller.

Work Experience with TUK Ltd – Wandsworth, London (July 2013)
- Upgraded the company website using HTML and PHP with MySQL.

Positions of Responsibility:

President – University of Southampton Piano Society (July 2018 - Present)

Vice President – University of Southampton Creative Writing Society (July 2019 - Present)
- Has involved developing a website for the society.

Assistant Secretary – University of Southampton IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology) On Campus (July 2018 – June 2019)

Additional Interests:

Writing
- I completed my first novel at the age of 18. I have since written a number of short stories. I am currently working on scripts for a radio drama due to be broadcast by University of Southampton student radio. I enjoy organising writing events as part of my role on the committee of the creative writing society.

Languages and Linguistics
- I taught myself Mandarin Chinese while studying for A levels and achieved the CEFR (Common European Framework for Languages) level A2 in 2015. I have also briefly studied Spanish, French, Japanese, Icelandic, Catalan and Esperanto and have recently started to learn Swedish. I am fascinated by the way different languages are structured, and interested in how these concepts can be used in machine learning and natural language processing (NLP).

Music
- I enjoy music and achieved grade 8 with distinction in piano in March 2016. I have more recently picked up the violin and the accordion and enjoy playing and composing music in my spare time.

Charity
- My team entry to the University of Southampton 'Jailbreak' competition raised over £300 for the charities Solent Mind and AIDS Orphan in November 2017. This involved trying to get as far away as possible from Southampton within 36 hours without any cash. We made it to Uppsala, Sweden.

Other Awards:

UKMT (United Kingdom Mathematics Trust) Senior Maths Challenge (Silver Award)
RSC (Royal Society of Chemistry) UK Chemistry Olympiad (Silver Award)
Cambridge Chemistry Challenge (Silver Award)
BPhO (British Physics Olympiad) GCSE Physics Challenge (Silver Award)
RLSS (Royal Life Saving Society) UK Survive and Save Silver Sport and Medallion Awards

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