I approach complex ideas and problems from their basic foundation blocks, encouraging the student to find ways to work out each step themselves using logic rather than memorising answers or set routes, as I find this leads to much more able and confident students, especially in mathematics.
I am an engineering student who has done A-levels in Maths, Physics, Further Maths and Chemistry.
I was a tutor on a tutoring program for two years while at school
I have often been told by my students that my ability to help them break down and understand difficult topics that they previously couldn't grasp is very good, and that I am able to get points across in a way their teacher previously wasn't.
Louis de Gale
2006 - 2009: Kings Sutton Primary School
2009 - 2014: Winchester House School
2014 - 2020: Oundle School
GCSE / iGCSE grades (2018):
Edexcel iGCSE Maths 9
Edexcel iGCSE English Lang 9
Edexcel iGCSE English Lit 9
Edexcel iGCSE Biology A*
Edexcel iGCSE Physics A*
Edexcel iGCSE Chemistry A*
Edexcel iGCSE History A*
Edexcel iGCSE RS A*
OCR GCSE DT A* (97.5% total)
Edexcel iGCSE Latin 7
CIE iGCSE French A
(9 is equivalent to an A**, 7 is equivalent to an A )
Currently awaiting A-level results, but predictions are:
Further Maths: A
Academic Scholarship, Oundle School
Design Technology Scholarship, Oundle School
Awarded a Senior Academic Exhibition at the end of 5th form, Oundle School
Arkwright Engineering Scholarship with The Royal Engineers as Sponsor
Awarded an Army Officer Scholarship, university bursary, and a place at Sandhurst
3 x Silver in UKMT Senior Maths Challenge (Open to A-level students - I first sat it in 5th form)
Several Golds in UKMT Junior and Intermediate Maths Challenges
Certificate of Qualification for UKMT Intermediate Olympiad and Pink and Grey Kangaroos
Silver in Intermediate and Senior British Physics Olympiad Physics Challenge
Silver in Intermediate Biology Olympiad
Oundle School Speech Day Prize: DT Cup
Oundle School Colours Prizes: Physics, DT (x2), Quadrivium
Winchester House School Final Year Speech Day Prizes (Year 8): Maths, Chemistry, Biology, and DT Cups
Non-academic interests and achievements:
Renovation project: Grandfather’s seized 1967 BSA motorbike. Completely stripped and renovated in School DT Lab, in free time.
Gliding (outside school) - completed total of 11 hours flying time to date and preparing for solo flight.
RYA Dinghy Sailing Level 1, 2, 3 and 4, as well as team racing experience (Oundle School 1st team).
Downhill Skiing, Level 7 Distinction JSAT ASDC.
Completed Devizes to Westminster Kayaking race.
Best Army Cadet, Oundle CCF Fifth Form Leadership Cadre Awards.
Grade 5 electric guitar, Grade 2 Piano.
Set up, and played lead guitar in 2 school rock bands.
Major sports, representing Oundle: Rugby, Cycling, Hockey, Kayaking, Dinghy Sailing.
Other sports: Shooting, Skiing, Running, Hiking, Climbing, Rowing and working out in the gym.
Louis really knows his maths and has a knack for passing on his knowledge. He is able see why someone is struggling with a subject and is fantastic at tailoring his explanations accordingly. He has done a great job explaining complex concepts to me and I am confident that he could go the same for you. I thoroughly recommend Louis as a tutor.
Louis has an excellent manner with young people, patient, engaging and is particularly strong in maths and physics. He has shown real skill bringing these subjects to life and encouraging students in their learning and enthusiasm to improve.
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