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James
« Just to let you know I had As in my two maths [A-Levels] ... Thank you very much for all your help, my whole maths work improved so much from all your work that I can't thank you enough for it. So now I'm off to Cardiff in September for Mech Eng." [August 2014] »
£30/h
1st lesson free!
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Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Dr Patrick
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Statistics
  • Other sciences
  • School science
  • Further Maths
  • Applied Science
Levels
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters
  • Diploma

Friendly, effective, fun tuition: Maths / Science / English / Welsh all levels; expert, highly-qualified tutor; Swansea, anywhere by SKYPE: excellent rates

Methodology

studied for and was awarded a BA (Hons), and a Certificate of Postgraduate Study at Cambridge University between 1988 and 1993 in "Natural Sciences," specializing in Chemistry and Maths. I obtained a PhD from Birmingham University in Mathematical Chemistry in 1996. I did a lot of undergraduate teaching during this time.

I then worked as a Research Fellow at the Universities of Oxford, Exeter, and Sussex. As an "added extra" I was awarded an MA from Cambridge University a few years after graduating, and from Oxford University when I worked there.

Between 1999 and 2011 I worked as a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics in Newcastle. I have carried out and published a considerable amount of research in mathematics and science, and I am currently an Honorary “SURF” Research Fellow at Swansea University.

If you need help with ~~~~~~~~ Subject-specific tuition ... Study skills ... University entrance ... Essays ... English language ... Welsh ... Literacy skills ... Exam technique ... Assignments ... Homeworks ... Reports ... Projects ... Proof-reading ... Dissertations ... Theses ... Corporate training ~~~~~~~~ Whatever your educational needs, I am a friendly, highly-qualified, experienced, and effective tutor, and I am here to help you to achieve your goals at your own pace and in your own way.

I offer educational services at all levels (Introductory / GCSE / A-Level / University Entrance / Undergraduate / Postgraduate), for individuals or groups, at very reasonable rates.

Why not get in touch at your convenience to discuss getting started together on the journey towards achieving your desired education or study goals in the best possible way?

Do you need some help with ... Subject-specific tuition? Study skills? University entrance? Essays? English language? Exam technique? Assignments? Homeworks? Reports? Projects? Proof-reading? Dissertations? Theses? Corporate training?

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

I offer educational services at all leves (GCSE / A-Level / University Entrance / Undergraduate / Postgraduate). in a variety of subjects, for individuals or groups, at very reasonable rates.

- Tell me about your qualifications.

Between 1988 and 1997 I was awarded a BA (Hons), CertPgSt and MA from Cambridge University and an MA from Oxford University (all in Natural Sciences); and a PhD from Birmingham University in Mathematical Chemistry. I then worked as a Research Fellow at the Universities of Oxford, Exeter, and Sussex. Between 1999 and 2011 he worked as a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at Northumbria University in Newcastle, whilst simultaneously training in hypnotherapy and psychotherapy. I have carried out and published a considerable amount of research in mathematics and science. I am currently a "SURF" Fellow at Swansea University.

- How much do you charge?

I charge from £25 to £40 per hour depending on the level.

- Where do you teach?

I teach at a friendly and welcoming office in Central Swansea.

- When are you available?

I am very flexible in my availability, depending on students' requirements.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

I teach from GCSE-level up to Postgraduate level.

- Do you have a personal message for students?

Education is a great gift and can be a wonderful experience under the right conditions for teacher and learner.

I love expressing creativity through learning and understanding new things, and strive to excel in sharing my unique insights and in helping others to succeed in all their educational goals

Background

I have been elected Chartered Scientist, European Physicist, European Chemist, Chartered Mathematician and Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Chartered Physicist and Fellow of the Institute of Physics, Chartered Chemist and Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

At Swansea University, I graduated with Distinctions in Certificates of Higher Education both in Creative Writing / Therapeutic Practice, and in Egyptology, in 2014, having studied modules including Writing the Self, Poets and Poetry, Philosophy, Egyptian Art, Religion, Philosophy, and Hieroglyphs, Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Counselling, Advanced Latin, Introductory Ancient Greek, and Origin and Evolution of Religion.

Rwy'n dysgu'r Gymraeg ers pum mlynedd erbyn hyn yn Nhŷ Tawe yng Nghanol Dinas Abertawe. Rwy'n ei fwynhau'n fawr iawn, a 'nes i ennill gwobr yn Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru yn Y Fenni yn 2016, sef, "Tlws Rhyddiaith y Dysgwyr" am ddarn o dan deitl "Pontydd." Rwy wedi astudio cyrsiau i oedolion o'r enw Mynediad, Sylfaen, Canolradd, Uwch 1 a 2, a Graenus 1 a 2. Eleni (2017) rwy newydd sefyll yr arholiad CBAC a enwir yn "Tystysgrif Uwch mewn Cymraeg Ail Iaith: Defnyddio’r Gymraeg" ("Safon Uwch"); enillais i "ragoriaeth" yn yr arholiad hwn.

I am active in Swansea as Chair of “Swansea Philosophy / Athroniaeth Abertawe” community philosophy group, whose motto is “Exploring philosophy and building community together in Swansea.”

- What kind of experience do you have?

I have tutored privately since 1991, and have taught at the Universities of Birmingham, Cambridge, Exeter, Oxford, and Sussex, and from 1999 - 2011, was a Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University in Newcastle.

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

I was awarded an Enhanced CRB Certificate in 2011.

- Do you belong to any professional organisations?

I have been elected Chartered Scientist (The Science Counci, CSci), European Physicist (European Physical Society, EurPhys), European Chemist (European Chemical Society, EurChem), Chartered Mathematician and Member of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (CMath MIMA), Chartered Physicist and Member of the Institute of Physics (CPhys MInstP), Chartered Chemist and Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (CChem MRSC), and Fellow of the Cambridge Philosophical Society.

I have further interests in language, linguistics, and philosophy, as Member of the Language Creation Society, Member of the Royal Institute of Philosophy, Member of the British Comparative Literature Association, Member of the Classical Association, Member of the Royal Society of Literature, Member of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain, Member of the Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée, Member of the British Association for Applied Linguistics, CertTEFL (Introductory), and Member of the Philological Society.

I am a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts (FRSA); and a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute (FRAI).

- Tell me about some of your current students.

I have received special training in teaching and learning, in communication skills, and in aspects of psychology, all of which inform the ways I work with students / tutees / learners.
My approach is to work alongside learners with the aim of facilitating them to discover and develop their own most suitable strategies and techniques for achieving their goals.
These goals can be very diverse: to feel more confident, to boost grades, to improve general skills, to pass specific exams, to gain entry to Universities, to write better reports, or to master specific subjects or areas.
For me, “good learning” is not just about "passing the exam" but also about developing skills which are genuinely enriching to the individual, and useful throughout life. And, “good learning” does not have to be a “hard slog” – it can be “fun” whilst also achieving serious and lasting results.
My main drive is a huge personal curiosity and a desire to explore, develop, and express creativity; to expand my understanding and insight; and to help others to do the same and become full-rounded individuals who contribute to and enrich the lives of others and society in general.
I am very down-to-earth, friendly, open, and approachable. I always take into account the learner's age, experience, starting-level and needs, and am hard-working and adaptable in finding new and appropriate ways to get the required results for each individual.
I regularly ask for detailed feedback on my own performance as an educator, and on the students' experience as learners in order to fine-tune my activities to optimise outcomes.
I "do my homework" each week, too! I am also happy to be available (as appropriate) for brief telephone, e-mail, or e-conferencing consultations between face-to-face sessions to facilitate the learning experience.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £30/h

Details

First 15 minute consultation is offered free as a condition of using this site.

Lessons offered by Dr Patrick
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Statistics
  • Other sciences
  • School science
  • Further Maths
  • Applied Science
Levels
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters
  • Diploma

Dr Patrick's CV

I love expressing creativity through learning and understanding new things, and strive to excel in sharing insight and in helping others to succeed in all their educational goals.

Education is a great gift and can be a wonderful experience under the right conditions for teacher and learner. I have received special training in teaching and learning, in communication skills, and in aspects of psychology, all of which inform the ways I work with students / tutees / learners.

My approach is to work alongside learners with the aim of facilitating them to discover and develop their own most suitable strategies and techniques for achieving their goals. These goals can be very diverse: to feel more confident, to boost grades, to improve general skills, to pass specific exams, to gain entry to Universities, to write better reports, or to master specific subjects or areas.

For me, “good learning” is not just about “passing the exam” but also about developing skills which are genuinely enriching to the individual, and useful throughout life. And, “good learning” does not have to be a “hard slog”– it can be “fun” whilst also achieving serious and lasting results.

My main drive is a huge personal curiosity and a desire to explore, develop, and express creativity; to expand my understanding and insight; and to help others to do the same and become fully-rounded individuals who contribute and enrich the lives of others and society in general.

I am very down-to-earth, friendly, open, and approachable. I always take into account the learner's age, experience, starting-level and needs, and am very hard-working and adaptable in finding new and appropriate ways to get the required results for each individual.

I regularly ask for detailed feedback on my own performance as an educator, and on the students' experience as learners in order to fine-tune my activities to optimise outcomes. I “do my homework” each week, too! I am also happy to be available (as appropriate) for telephone, e-mail, or e-conferencing consultations between face-to-face sessions to facilitate the learning experience.

9 reviews on Dr Patrick
  • 5/5

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9 recommendations

J
James

Just to let you know I had As in my two maths [A-Levels] ... Thank you very much for all your help, my whole maths work improved so much from all your work that I can't thank you enough for it. So now I'm off to Cardiff in September for Mech Eng." [August 2014]

M
Mrs L LaVallin (parent)

Thanks to your help [K] has attained A maths B in physics [CGSE]." [August 2014]

R
Rees

[G] was inspired by Patrick's knowledge and passion for the subject and in particular his ability to explain what the questions were asking of him by using a variety of scenario based methods. This allowed [G] to gain a wider understanding of how to plan and approach the calculations required and enabled him to visualise the question, made them come alive in a multi dimensional way rather than just as plan text on an exam paper." [June 2012]

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