TMUA Tuition

  • TMUA Tuition £125/hour

I graduated in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge, notoriously the hardest mathematics degree in the UK, with a 2.1. You can see my Part II exam break down and certification of degree below.

I achieved 4 A*’s at A-Level in Maths (283/300), Further Maths (288/300), Chemistry and Physics, along with all A*’s and 9’s at GCSE. I sat STEP 2 and STEP 3 in which I achieved 1,1 respectively and sat TMUA where I scored 8.4 overall (with a 9 in the first paper). Additionally, in my first three further maths papers, I scored 75/75, 74/75 and 74/75,  so I know exactly what it is students need to do in order to gain top marks in their A Levels and University Admissions tests.

Throughout my degree and beyond, I have gained a variety of tutoring and mentoring experience:

  • For the last 4 years, I have been offering private online tuition for A Level Maths and Further Maths, Entrance Exams (such as STEP, MAT and TMUA) and Cambridge Interview Preparation. During this time, I have honed my use of technology so that the sessions I provide are of a top quality standard and feel just as authentic and interactive as in-person tuition.  Additionally, I have built up a bank of invaluable resources (some of which are offered for free on my website), so that the students I tutor have an excellent variety of questions and problems to work through. 
  • During my degree, I was an Access Mentor as part of an outreach programme (Slipstream, formally known as Project Access), which is dedicated to increasing the number of students from state schools and disadvantaged backgrounds admitted into Cambridge. In this role, I worked with both prospective applicants in year 12 and current offer holders in year 13. With the applicants, I helped with their personal statements and strengthening their application, interview preparation, mock interviews and in some cases, STEP preparation for those who were very keen. For the offer holders, I supported them with STEP preparation: working through STEP questions and highlighting key tips and tricks for several styles and types of STEP question, thus allowing them to perform much more strongly in the exam.
  • In the second year of my degree, I was assigned the role of Mathematics Gateway Adviser for Murray Edwards College’s Gateway Programme where I mentored the first year mathematics students at Murray Edwards College. This involved supporting them both academically, offering subject-specific advice, and pastorally, ensuring that they didn’t suffer from “imposter syndrome” and that they felt like they belonged at the University of Cambridge.
  • In the summer of 2021, I volunteered at Murray Edwards College STEP Summer School, supporting Year 12 students with mathematical problems and offering advice about university applications and personal statements.
  • I marked the 2022 STEP 2 and STEP 3 papers, so have seen first hand the pitfalls students fall into, the common mistakes and I know what makes a good STEP solution.

I am a firm believer of hard work and practice, practice, practice. In my opinion, anyone with the right mindset and work ethic can achieve top grades. All it takes is an effective approach, a good attitude and sometimes guidance and support – which is where my one-to-one tuition comes in. It is my job to help introduce an effective structure into your revision and work, enhance your understanding of material and fill gaps in knowledge, develop your problem-solving skills and mathematical intuition, but most importantly, to give you the self-confidence to put in the work and feel well prepared for TMUA.

Many students believe that since TMUA is entirely multiple choice that it is an easy entrance exam to score highly on. However, each question is a problem-solving exercise and many questions require a competent understanding of mathematical language.

With my one-to-one tuition, you will develop the skills needed to approach the less structured and more complex style of question by working through TMUA and TMUA-like problems in depth. Alongside this, we will  fill any gaps in knowledge and hone your ability to apply maths you’ve learned to new situations. In addition, you will learn how to avoid the common pitfalls students make and fine-tune your exam technique.

More commonly, students struggle with the logic required for paper 2. We will cover this in depth, including tricks for remembering key terms (such as necessary and sufficient) and techniques for common end of paper questions, such as dealing with the negation of complex statements. 

My sessions take place over zoom, with the use of an online interactive whiteboard which allows both the student and I to write real-time and work through questions, feeling as authentic as in-person tuition.  At the end of each session you will receive a copy of the neat lesson notes and homework will be set for the following session – often the work you do to consolidate outside of the sessions has the biggest impact on your success. In addition, my support does not end at the end of a lesson, I am happy to answer any questions my students have in between sessions via WhatsApp or email.

My hourly rate for online tuition is £125 per hour long session.  You may notice that my rates are higher than those of other tutors. This is because it reflects my qualifications in having graduated from the University of Cambridge with a 2.1 in Mathematics, and my experience in successfully helping students in all aspects of the admissions process to top universities; whether it be preparing them for the admissions tests, coaching them for the interview or helping them achieve the qualifications they need to meet their offer. Just read my reviews to see what my students and their parents have to say about my teaching.

In addition, the support I offer to my students doesn’t end once the lesson is over – I am happy to answer questions from students in between sessions, over email or WhatsApp.

If you have any questions or would like to arrange a free taster session to see whether my online 1-1 tuition is the right choice for you, please use the “Book a Lesson” button at the top of the page which will direct you to my enquiry form below. I will respond via your preferred contact method as soon as possible.

One of the most important things to ask yourself when looking for tuition for you/your son/your daughter is whether online tuition is the best option for you. As a result, I have written an article which covers this, as well as explaining how online tuition works and what equipment you need so that you can make an informed decision when enquiring about tuition. I also cover what students should do in and outside of online lessons to ensure they get the most out of them. Read the article here.

If you have any questions or would like to arrange an initial taster session and/or book a lesson, please fill out the enquiry form below and I will contact you as soon as possible via your preferred method of contact.