# Our York Maths Tutors

## Maths Tutor Profiles

## James Beaumont

All levels: £50/hr

(This rate reflects my extensive experience at all levels of the curriculum, the results of my students, and also includes marking and detailed feedback on practice work set between lessons)

I am a qualified secondary school teacher with over 10 years worth of experience in both secondary school and sixth form college settings, both private and state. I have experience in teaching A Level Maths/Further Maths GCSE/iGCSE Maths across all the major exam boards.

I am passionate about the subject of mathematics, having previously been a professional mathematician, and this enthusiasm paired with my experience means that, on average, students improve 1 to 2 grades over a typical tuition period of 6 to 12 months.

## Paul Marsh

I charge £35ph for 1:1 tuition and tutor online only.

I am a mathematics graduate and a qualified teacher with extensive teaching and working experience of Maths, Statistics and Computer Science.

I specialise in preparation for GCSE, A level and other post GCSE mathematics examinations including QTS and preparation for University Entrance exams (STEP and MAT). I do not normally accept students until they start examination courses.

I have now been working exclusively as a private tutor for over 12 years and have helped many students pass GCSE and A level maths examinations.

I am familiar with all of the current GCSE and A level maths examination specifications, including Edexcel, AQA, OCR, MEI and the International Baccalaureate.

I have 40 years experience teaching and working in Mathematics, Statistics and Computing. As a Teacher and Lecturer in Schools and Colleges, I have writen course specifications and examinations. Personal tuition allows me to help students both to use and to understand different techniques. I encourage students to raise issues with me so that tuition can concentrate on their weaknesses. A better understanding, will improve confidence and ability.

BA (Honours) in Mathematics from York University

Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the College of Ripon and York St John

**I only offer online tuition** using two cameras so that you can both see me and my writing.

## Why A Maths Tutor?

There can be many reasons why it could be a good idea to get a maths tutor. York Tuition has a varied range of maths tutors available, each with extensive experience of their own specialist level of the curriculum. Three of the most common reasons we encounter for considering maths tuition are:

*Struggling with confidence in GCSE or A Level Maths.*

*Struggling with confidence in GCSE or A Level Maths.*

This is by far the most common problem encountered by our Maths tutors. Students find a topic difficult but do not have the confidence to ask their Maths teacher for help. In this scenario, it is our job to match the student with a Maths tutor that can build confidence. Our Maths tutors will slowly and thoroughly work through the content, filling any gaps in knowledge and, most importantly, build confidence. The ideal outcome is that the student eventually gains the mathematical knowledge and confidence to work independently and ask for help in class, thus no longer requiring regular Maths tutoring.

*Uncertainty with the new GCSE Maths*

*Uncertainty with the new GCSE Maths*

With the uncertainty in the new Maths GCSE grading system (now being graded 9-1 and some of the content being what used to be A Level Maths standard), now could be the time to explore the idea of getting a Maths tutor. In such circumstances, we will provide a tutor who is experienced in teaching the new GCSE Maths syllabus, a Maths tutor who can talk competently about how the new grading system works and what students need to do to get their Maths to the next level.

**Tough transition between GCSE Maths and A Level Maths/A Level Further Maths.**

**Tough transition between GCSE Maths and A Level Maths/A Level Further Maths.**

The jump between GCSE Maths and A Level Maths is vast, and students underestimate how wide the gap is. For such students, it is imperative that the Maths tutor they are matched with is competent and highly experienced at teaching A Level Maths.

There are, of course, many more reasons why you feel that maths tuition may be necessary, whether at Primary Level, Secondary (KS3 or GCSE) Lever, A Level or higher. Whatever your situation, our tutors can help!

## About The New A Level Maths

### Overview Of The New A-Level Maths

The A-Level Maths has started being taught in schools and colleges from September 2017. As a result, there have been a number of significant changes to the syllabus and to the way the A-Level Maths course is now examined. Firstly, the new A-Level Maths is described as being a “linear” course. This refers to the fact that the course is examined at the end of the course, as opposed to the outgoing “modular” course in which the course was examined throughout the two years (one year for AS Level Maths) that the A-Level Maths course runs.

### A-Level Maths Exam-Board Specific Information

There are four exam boards that will be running the new A-Level Maths: AQA, Edexcel, OCR and OCR (MEI). In a big step forward, for the first time ever the content taught in A-Level Maths across all of the exam boards will be exactly the same. It is only how the material is examined that will differ. The following table gives information about the exam format for each of the exam boards.

Exam Board | AS Course Exam Format | A2 Course Exam Format |
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AQA | Assessed over two equally-weighted papers:Paper 1: Pure Maths and Mechanics (1hr 30min)Paper 2: Pure Maths and Statistics (1hr 30mins) Click here for more information on the specific content in these exams. | Assessed over three equally-weighted papers:Paper 1: Pure Maths (2 hrs)Paper 2: Pure Maths and Mechanics (2 hrs) Paper 3: Pure Maths and Statistics (2 hrs) Click here for more information on the specific content in these exams. |

Edexcel | Assessed over two equally-weighted papers:Paper 1: Pure Maths (1hr 30min)Paper 2: Mechanics and Statistics (1hr 30mins) Click here for more information on the specific content in these exams. | Assessed over three equally-weighted papers:Paper 1: Pure Maths (2 hrs)Paper 2: Pure Maths (2 hrs) Paper 3: Mechanics and Statistics (2 hrs) Click here for more information on the specific content in these exams. |

OCR | Assessed over two equally-weighted papers:Paper 1: Pure Maths and Mechanics (1hr 30min)Paper 2: Pure Maths and Statistics (1hr 30mins) Click here for more information on the specific content in these exams. | Assessed over three equally-weighted papers:Paper 1: Pure Maths (2 hrs)Paper 2: Pure Maths and Statistics (2 hrs) Paper 3: Pure Maths and Mechanics (2 hrs) Click here for more information on the specific content in these exams. |

OCR MEI | Assessed over two equally-weighted papers:Paper 1: Pure Maths and Mechanics (1hr 30min)Paper 2: Pure Maths and Statistics (1hr 30mins) Click here for more information on the specific content in these exams. | Assessed over three papers:Paper 1 (36.4%): Pure Maths and Mechanics(2 hrs)Paper 2 (36.4%): Pure Maths and Statistics (2 hrs) Paper 3 (27.3%): Pure Maths and Comprehension (2 hrs) Click here for more information on the specific content in these exams. |

### A Level Maths Revision Resources

A new website has been launched providing free tutorials and resources for the new A-Level Maths across all exam boards. For more information, please visit ALevelMathsRevision.com.