SERVICES

AT ALL LEVELS: Sessions will generally start with a review of basics and techniques covered so far. After this, you can decide what you need explaining and what pace to work at, or leave it to Barney to take charge. Maths tutor Barney M-T sees most of his clients for one hour weekly, but endeavours to work around you.

MATHS TUITION VENUES: choose from:

  • Barney’s home in Charminster, Bournemouth.
  • Online from the comfort and convenience of your own home.
  • Charminster Library – a short walk from both Bournemouth Grammar Schools and a popular option with A-level students before 4pm.
  • Your home if you live particularly close to Barney (mileage and time permitting).

AT A-LEVEL: at the end of each tutorial, Barney will suggest extra questions for you to work through for the next tutorial, the quantity depending largely on your existing workload from school / College. As the exams draw near, working through sample papers is key to success, and Barney can share with you a large selection of past exam papers for the most popular syllabuses (Edexcel, OCR, AQA, MEI).

AT GCSE (HIGHER LEVEL ONLY GRADES 9-5): Barney recommends 20-30 minutes of homework a week to consolidate on each tutorial (and can lend you a "homework book" of exercises and / or email worksheets to you). As the exams draw near, he also has a large selection of past papers and worksheets for all the common syllabuses – including AQA, Edexcel and OCR.

BEYOND A-LEVEL: Barney can help with the maths, statistics and physics (mechanics) aspects of many University courses, including the examples in the box below. Beyond A-level, maths branches out into a vast array of specialities; to check whether or not your course falls into Barney's sphere of expertise, please phone or send an email with as much detail as possible about your course, ideally with specimen questions and / or a formula sheet attached.

WHAT ABOUT THE 11+? For pre-GCSE students Barney does not offer one-to-one tuition (except for very gifted or enthusiastic students or occasionally over the summer). But for these students Barney has a network of carefully chosen colleagues and is delighted to put you in touch with the right tutor. Barney does not tutor for the Foundation GCSE (levels 1-5).

MATHS DAYS FOR PRIMARY AND LOWER SECONDARY? Barney offers school visits for Secondary schools to Year 9, Primary Schools and even Nursery, and can see your entire school in one day – please visit the sister site House Of Maths to find out more about school visits.

OTHER SUBJECTS: for expert tuition in French, German, Spanish at all levels 11 Plus and ESOL, as well as preparation for language examinations, please visit my colleague's site bespokelanguagestuition.com .

Qualifications currently tutored include:

GCSE OR EQUIVALENT

  • levels 9-5 GCSE (Higher level paper only)
  • IGCSE (Higher level only)
  • Additional / Further Maths

AS- AND A-LEVEL

  • Pure maths
  • Statistics and Further Stats options
  • Mechanics + Further Mechanics
  • A-level in just Statistics (t, F, χ² tests etc)
  • Further Maths
  • Edexcel, OCR, MEI and all other syllabuses

BEYOND A-LEVEL

  • Computer Animation (Bournemouth University: vectors, trigonometry, set theory etc)
  • Product Design / Applied Tech (Bournemouth University: rotational mechanics, heat transfer etc)
  • Statistics for Sociology, Veterinary etc
  • SPSS basics
  • Quantitative Methods Undergraduate Maths Degree level

Examples of slides from actual online maths tutorials