Email Barney 01202 398938


Maths tutor Barney sees most of his clients for one hour weekly, but endeavours to work around you. He tutors to individuals (or occasionally groups of 2 or 3) either from his home in Charminster Bournemouth, from the Charminster or Castlepoint Library (a popular option with A-level students before 4pm) or travelling to yours - mileage and time permitting. 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.

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). As the exams draw near, he also has a large selection of past papers for most of the common syllabuses - including AQA, Edexcel and OCR.

At A-level: at the end of each tutorial, Barney will suggest extra questions for you to work through for the next time, 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 has a large selection of past exam papers for the most popular syllabuses (including Edexcel, OCR and MEI).

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.

School Visits: if you are anywhere in Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire or surrounding counties, Barney can visit your Primary or Lower Secondary School in person to present a bespoke Maths Day consisting of large-scale Assemblies, hands-on Workshops, or motivating Enrichment Talks – just follow the link to the House Of Maths website to find out more.

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Qualifications I currently tutor include:


  1. GCSE - new levels 9-1 GCSE (Higher level paper only)
  2. IGCSE (Higher level only)
  3. Additional / Further Maths


  1. Core / Pure maths
  2. Statistics and Further Stats
  3. Mechanics + Further Mechanics
  4. Further Maths
  5. IB (International Baccalaureate)
  6. Edexcel, OCR, MEI and all other syllabuses


  1. Computer Animation (Bournemouth University: vectors, trigonometry, set theory etc)
  2. Product Design / Applied Tech (Bournemouth University: rotational mechanics, heat transfer etc)
  3. Statistics for Sociology, Veterinary etc
  4. SPSS basics
  5. Quantitative Methods (various degrees)
  6. Undergraduate Maths Degree level

More Testimonials for Barney Maunder-Taylor:

From the very start Barney made a difference - his positive approach and calm teaching style made our daughter feel comfortable and at ease, and within a few weeks we could already see a huge improvement.


Thankyou, Barney, for all your top class tuition and helping me on my way to A* glory!!

P. LANDI A-LEVEL predicted grade: 'A'; achieved: 'A*'

Let me say I really appreciate all your commitment with the maths sessions we've had, and more importantly the time you've put in outside of sessions to grasp the material. You've really helped me a lot these few years and for that I am very thankful.


Barney was the one who helped me achieve my goals in A-level maths. Sessions are always of the utmost quality, and you always leave with a giant sense of satisfaction. Even now at University, whenever I need any form of maths help, Barney is my first point of contact. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to any of my friends, as I have already done in the past.

J. SIMONS, A-LEVEL: predicted grade: 'A'; achieved: 'A*'

Thank you very much for the tutoring over the past year or so. Without it I am sure I would not have stood a chance at the seemingly impossible "1 Year A-Level" but now feel reassuringly confident of success!

W. GREENWOOD achieved 'B' grade at A-level and a place at Cardiff University after just 10 months' study (not recommended!)