- Hourly rate £49
- Response Time 1h
- Number of students 3
1st lesson free!
Peter - Milton Keynes Centre - Maths
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Peter is one of our best tutors. They have a high-quality profile, verified qualifications, a quick response time, and great reviews from students!
About the lesson
If you are finding Maths a bit tough and need someone to help you to understand it, or maybe you are wanting to do the best you possibly can in your exams, I would love to help.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach Maths, Mechanics, Decision and Stats at A level, IB and GCSE as well as Further Maths, MAT, STEP and adult Numerical Reasoning.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I have a BSc degree in Mathematics.
I am also a member of the Tutors Association (concealed information) and abide by the Code of Ethics and Code of Professional Practice.
- How much do you charge?
All lessons are £49 per hour. There may be a small additional charge dependent on the amount of travel involved. Contact me for specific details.
- Where do you teach?
I normally teach in my students' homes, though I can tutor at my home if required. I teach in Milton Keynes and surrounding areas, Newport Pagnell, Bletchley etc.
Every year I run fully invigilated mock exams which all of my students are invited to attend. This has been a great success, with 100% of attendees stating that this will improve their chances of doing well in the exams.
- When are you available?
I am available weekdays, any time of the day, all year round!
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach from Y11 upwards.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I believe that by listening to you and understanding your needs, then tailoring each lesson accordingly, I can help you to achieve your potential in Maths. You might even enjoy it a bit more! I love my work and get huge satisfaction from helping people to grow, learn, achieve the grades you need and go on to further success.
- Further Maths
Sixth Term Examination Paper
- AS Level
- A Level
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have been a private tutor since 2003, and have loved every minute. Before that, I worked for Shell for 20 years, where I trained professionals in a commercial environment.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes. I'm happy to provide this on request.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I was the first private tutor to join "The Tutors Association", a national body which aims to promote best practice in tutoring. As a member I can put the letters MTA after my name woooh!
I am also a qualified ISO9001 Lead Auditor.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
Students I have helped in the past have come from schools such as Royal Latin, Denbigh, Hazeley, Aylesbury Grammar, Bedford High, Oakgrove, St. Pauls, Oundle, Redborne, Shenley, Lord Grey, Sir Henry Floyd, Stantonbury, Webber Independent School, Stowe, MK College, Walton High, Ousedale, Elizabeth Woodville, Oxford Brooke University, Marlborough College and Roedean.
Hi Peter, I just had my exam and it went really really well! Thank you so much for all your help.
Hello Peter, all my exams are done and I'd just like to thank you for your time with me. I'm feeling particularly confident about C3 - I killed that exam!
Dear Peter, You have made such a difference already. I can see a huge difference in Em's approach to maths. It is lovely to see her gaining confidence.
In my view Peter is an excellent teacher, very friendly and warm, making me feel at ease immediately. His vast knowledge of the subject allowed him to quickly switch between modules within the same session. As a result I improved by at least a grade and secured a place on my first choice course at University. I cannot thank him enough.
Dear Peter. We've just had some excellent news! Jane got back the result of her maths resit in November and she got a 'B'. We are really delighted that she has gone from a C to a B. Your magic is definitely working ...! A million thanks.
Teddy tells me that you are really helping him and that the sessions are very useful, so thank you. He is not good at doing his revision, and you have motivated him to work between tutorials. Teddy also says he has been more on top of his AS maths since he returned to school as a result of the work with you during the holidays.
Peter has helped my son enormously with his AS maths revision and I cannot rate him highly enough.
My son's confidence has improved considerably. Peter takes time to explain the basics and is supportive. He is competent and has built a good relation with my son. I would definitely recommend him.
I called on Peter to assist in a SHL numerical reasoning test that I needed to sit in order to gain a position. Not only had Peter researched the site prior to assiting me, he had sat the test himself! Needless to say he was excellent and I passed!
Very helpful and friendly. Also punctual and flexible.
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- 5h: £245
- 10h: £490
My normal rate for A level and Further Maths is £49 per hour for online. For face-to-face, if you come to me it's also £49. If I come to you then there will be an additional travel fee; please contact me for details.
Find out more about Peter
When did you develop an interest in your chosen field and in private tutoring?
My love of maths stems from a very early age; I asked my Mum where that comes from but she didn't have a clue! One of my best friends was also good at maths and we each wanted to get the best marks in every homework, so that inspired me greatly. Having done a number of things in the past, from working in industry, to running a boarding kennel and auditing businesses, I can honestly say that tutoring is the most rewarding thing I have ever done. After more than 18 years it still doesn't feel like work, it's more of a passion.
Tell us more about the subject you teach, the topics you like to discuss with students (and possibly those you like a little less).
When I started tutoring I really didn't like stats too much; I was more interested in pure maths and mechanics at school. However, I didn't want to be a tutor who could only offer those subjects so I spent a lot of time developing my skills and knowledge in Stats, to become as comfortable with that as with the rest of the maths syllabus. I think the experience helps me to empathise with students who have similar likes and dislikes.
Did you have any role models; a teacher that inspired you?
When I was at Secondary school I was very lucky to have a great teacher who encouraged all of us to be inquisitive and not to give up too easily.
What do you think are the qualities required to be a good tutor?
To be a good tutor it's important to understand that the (A-level) student is the boss! For whatever reason, the student needs additional support and quite often a new way of approaching the topic to try to break the log-jam of understanding. Patience, flexibility and creativity are also very useful attributes!
Provide a valuable anecdote related to your subject or your days at school.
I remember coming out of an exam, thinking I had done well with a particularly difficult question. I asked my friend and he too had solved the problem but our answers were different. I soon realised I had made a mistake; we ended up with the same grade but I never discussed the details of an exam again, too stressful!
What were the difficulties or challenges you faced or still facing in your subject?
The move to online tuition was one I had resisted for years, and was a challenge when I was forced to transfer. However, having made the move I am very pleased with the way it has been going and the fact tha the vast majority of my students say they prefer it.
Do you have a particular passion? Is it teaching in general or an element of the subject or something completely different?
Apart from my passion for maths and for helping others to understand it, my other enduring passion is badminton. I've been playing it for many years now and I'm lucky to have access to the National Badminton Centre.
What makes you a Superprof (besides answering this interview questions :-P) ?
I believe I am an effective tutor because I treat each of my students as an adult, listening to their needs and tailoring each lesson to their requirements. I am flexible and patient and have a wealth of experience outside of education which I can mix into my tutoring to deepen the student's understanding. I've also built up a very large resource bank including mock exam papers which are essential practice for the 'real thing'. I have many flattering reviews from past students, which I am very proud of.