Experienced Maths Tutor Educated in STEM and Humanities
Sydney tutor in Maths, Further Maths, Maths Methods, Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, Programming, Computing, Engineering, Statistics, Philosophy, Essay Writing, Guitar
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What makes me stand out as a tutor is my knowledge of both STEM and Humanities subjects, knowledge which allows me to bring unique perspectives to my teaching in both fields. Specifically, I can bring a knowledge of foundational theoretical underpinnings and broader societal context to STEM subjects, and different kind of analytical rigour to Humanities subjects. I enjoy providing students who may not be familiar with other fields insights or perspectives they may not have arrived at otherwise. I also enjoy tutoring because I recognise the enrichment education has brought my life, and am honoured to be a small part of the education of others.
I have experience in tutoring secondary and tertiary Mathematics, but can also tutor primary Mathematics. I have tutored tertiary Philosophy. I would be able to tutor other subjects in the Humanities and STEM more broadly (my area of expertise being Computer Science). I also have experience tutoring both online and in person.
I received an ATAR of 98.85, including band 6's in Mathematics (3 and 4 unit), English (3 and 4 unit) and Latin (Continuer's and Extension). At university, I have received High Distinction's in subjects in Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Musicology, and Philosophy. I have achieved a High Distinction Weighted Average Mark every year of study, and prizes in both Science and Philosophy (see elsewhere on my profile). I have worked in hospitality, software development, sports, and Computer Science research.
My general approach to tutoring is centred around student engagement and independent thought. This means favouring asking them questions that prompt them to find answers for themselves over simply telling them answers. I usually structure lessons as follows, where the student and I have agreed on a particular topic beforehand:
- Ask student if they have any questions whatsoever about the topic in general or particular problems they want answered. Respond by answering their question about the topic, then writing a sample question to test their comprehension, or aiding them with a particular problem by asking them questions that prompt them to figure out the answer for themselves.
- Give my summary or explanation of the topic (depending on how well the student already knows it before the lesson), giving the student a sample question (written beforehand) for each pertinent feature of the topic I am discussing.
- Ask the student if they have any further questions, respond accordingly.
- Give the student a sheet of sample questions for review that I have written or collated from textbooks.
- Write on the spot additional questions for any particular area of the topic the student isn't grasping, making these questions test that the student isn't making the same mistakes they did earlier.
- In any additional time, go through the student's textbook or homework together.
I will only have four contact hours of university this year, and no fixed commitments other than that, meaning you can specify whatever time works for you. My optimal meeting place would be at a library at The University of Sydney, but I can also go to students' houses (I drive, so this isn't a problem) or tutor online. The best way to contact me is via my phone, but I also check my emails at least once a day.
I tutored from January 2016 until September 2017 and began again at the beginning of 2020. I have tutored students from Year 9 to University in Mathematics, and have tutored University Philosophy.
I received an ATAR 98.85, which included Band 6's in 4 unit and 3 unit Maths, 4 unit and 3 unit English, and Extension and Continuers Latin.
I have completed all but 6 credit points of a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)/ Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) at The University of Sydney. Prizes I have received include:
Lithgow Scholarship No III for Philosophy I 2016
Dean’s Excellency Award (Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies) 2016
Dean’s Excellency Award in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies 2017
Dean’s List of Excellence in Academic Performance (Faculty of Science) 2018
Dean’s List of Excellence in Academic Performance for 2019
I was the principal researcher of Barlow, H.; Mao, S.; Khushi, M. “Predicting High-Risk Prostate Cancer Using Machine Learning Methods.” Data 2019, 4, 129. https://doi.org/10.3390/data4030129.
I have a Hospitality Cert III
$75 per hour for in person lessons, $60 per hour for online lessons
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Joined Tutor Finder on 30-Jan-2020 (updated profile on 23-Aug-2020)