I first want to give the student a view of the landscape of a particular topic. For instance, I would not introduce algebra by drilling how to simplify quadratic fractions. Instead, I would spend some time demonstrating how algebra is used to solve real world problems. The analogy I sometimes use is that one doesn't introduce architecture to a student by delving into the details of how bricks are made.
Once I have the student engaged, my focus is on ensuring they have a working understand of principles and techniques. I then emphasise the importance of practice. Many students feel they need to memorise formulae and particular results; I discourage them from explicit memorisation and assure them that regular practice of methods and techiques will build a "muscle memory". The analogy I use for this is playing a musical instrument, I have other activites up my sleeve for the non-musical.
Originally an electrical engineer, I switched to data analysis after completing an MMath and an MSc in Statistics. I am now semi-retired and am free to pursue my wish of teaching maths and statisitics to upcoming generations. This has been a long held desire.
MSc in Statisitics from University College London: inferential statisitics, statistical methods and models, regression methods, statisitical computing, time series analysis;
MMath from The Open University, quantum mechanics, electromagmetism, statisitics;
BSc in Mathematical Sciences from The Open University: pure mathematics, applied mathematics, group theory, complex analysis, number theory and logic.
I worked as an electrical engineer and facilities manager in south-east England for over twenty years. Following this, I migrated to data anlysis and worked within the aerospace industry.
I devote much of my spare time to improving my greenwood carving skills. I enjoy quizzes and am a former heat winner on BBC’s Mastermind. I strum the ukulele and am striving to learn clawhammer banjo; I am also an active member of a local folk club. I also enjoy reading, gardening and exercising my Tibetan terrier.
I have worked with Philip in the past and he is an acute statistician. He has a great understanding of the statistical tools and how that relates to business performance analysis. Wish him all the best!
Philip has a very caring and passionate nature about his subject. He is a maths guru and therefore positively impact anyone who needs help on their journey of understanding what can be a very complex subject. Philip has a way to connect with any student so that you are learning without stress and by the end of your journey with him you will also be very passionate about the subject. Philip is a very honest and trustworthy Tutor and it is a joy to learn skills from him.
I have known Philip for over 30 years as a family friend. He also tutored my daughter for her A level maths. He is a highly qualified, multi-talented person, with a great sense of humour, a wonderful Dad and Grandad with lots of patience. He has a charismatic personality and the ability to adapt to all kinds of students' requirements.
I worked with Peter and found him to be very empathetic and reassuring in our dealings. A very competent educator and I have no hesitation in supporting him with this recommendation
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