# Maths & Physics Tutor Glasgow

## Arkan

### Introduction

I am a private Maths & Physics tutor based in Glasgow. I am currently studying for a Physics degree at UWS and am fully qualified to teach the subjects I tutor, having achieved grades A*AA in my Maths, Further Maths and Physics A-levels (the English equivalents of Advanced Highers), as well as a gold certificate in the UKMT Senior Maths Challenge and a bronze medal in round 1 of the British Maths Olympiad, meaning I placed in the top 100 of high school mathematicians in the UK. I also have a Distinction in AEA Maths.

### Qualifications

Honours Degree Maths & Physics (ongoing) – University West of Scotland (UWS)

### Tutoring Experience

I have accumulated over 240 hours of tutoring experience since starting out in February, teaching the Curriculum for Excellence from primary level all the way up to Highers and Advanced Highers.

I have experience teaching students from all across the board, from dyslexics and dyscalculics to top achieving students. For example, one dyslexic student decided to pursue Maths at Higher level after we slowly worked together on a few topics before their National 5 exam and they realized they could actually understand Maths, unlike at school where they were constantly getting left behind.

Given my strong problem solving background in Maths competitions, I am also able to keep the most advanced students interested in the subject by working with them on challenging problems as opposed to the standard “bookwork” exercises they get at school.

#### SQA National 4 - Mathematics & Physics

#### SQA National 5 -Mathematics, & Physics

#### SQA Higher - Mathematics & Physics

#### SQA Advanced Higher/ University Level - Mathematics and Physics

### Tutoring Approach

I generally tutor by asking lots of questions throughout each lesson. I use questions when I first meet a student to find out where they are at and what they seek to get out of the tutoring. I then use questions throughout the following lessons to constantly assess whether they understand what we are learning, and if not then exactly which aspects of the topic they struggle with. For example, by asking one student to explain why they used Pythagoras’s theorem on a problem, I realized that they did not know it only applied to right-angled triangles.

Since Maths & Physics are based first and foremost on the ability to reason soundly from one point to the next until the desired conclusion is reached, there should be no guesswork or vagueness involved in the student’s reasoning process, and this is what questioning allows me to detect and then remedy.

I also strive to make my approach as flexible as possible by constantly adapting to the needs of each student, from offering explanations based on the method that they themselves attempted to use (rather than the method I would use myself on the same problem), down to (for example) specifically obtaining a problem book for one student who preferred to learn through challenging problems rather than the usual textbook format of theory followed by exercises.

By tailoring my approach in this way to each student, I ensure that the process of learning Maths & Physics is made as easy, familiar and enjoyable as possible.

#### Arkan

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