I hold a BA Hons from the University of Cambridge, Diplomas in Statistics and Natural Science, and a distinction in the Graduate Diploma of the Royal Statistical Society. I completed a PGCE in 11-18 Mathematics and have worked as a tutor, teacher and college lecturer. I enjoy providing support to learners of all ages and abilities. Here is what some former students had to say about me:
Michael is a wonderful tutor. He has an uncanny ability to break down complex subjects into simple, easy to learn terms. This was immensely helpful as I pursued my graduate degree. I highly recommend him.
— Master of Public Administration student, tutored for data analysis and finance
“I have received tuition in mathematics from Mike since enlisting on my PGCE teaching course. Maths has always been a subject which I have found difficult and shied away from in the past. However, Mike’s calm, pleasant approach has instilled a great deal of confidence in me and allowed me to successfully complete my QTS standards tests on my first attempt. Mike’s subject knowledge is second-to-none; he explains things in a logical, concise manner and never makes you feel nervous about asking questions. I would whole-heartedly recommend Mike to anyone who requires additional help with mathematics at any level.”
— Primary PGCE student, tutored for mathematics education and QTS Numeracy
“Mike is a statistics legend. He helped me pass tertiary level Data Analysis/Statistics module when I have no natural maths/numbers ability at all, and I hadn’t studied for 20 years. Not only that, he helped me get my head around the programme SPSS, which began as utter alien territory to me. I still can’t believe I passed, but I did, a thousand thanks to Mike.”
— BSc Wine Science student, University of Southern Queensland, tutored for statistics and SPSS
“If you need help with Statistics/Econometrics, Michael is definitely the person you need to approach. He’s helped me with that aspect of my dissertation. Michael has not only answered my questions but has also suggested things I was not even aware of. Besides, he has also always replied to my emails outside the tuition hours, which I really appreciated. I was extremely happy with his style, the way he taught and the fact that he was always ready and available to help. He makes sure you understand what he teaches. To be honest though, it’s not hard to understand what he teaches!”
— MBA Finance student, tutored for time-series econometrics and Minitab
I sought the help of Mike as I needed extra help with passing the Numeracy QTS skills test. Prior to my lessons with Mike I was achieving 40% at best in the online practice tests. After six or seven sessions with Mike, I re-tested myself with the online practice tests and achieved 85%. With Mike’s help I passed the Numeracy QTS skills test first time. Mike is patient and understanding, but also pushes you when it is needed. He has not only helped me to pass the Numeracy QTS skills test, but to also enjoy Maths!
— BEd Primary Education student, tutored for QTS Numeracy Test
I would strongly recommend Mike to anyone who is going to take their numeracy QTS skills test. I have learnt so much and now have a better understanding of questions that may be asked. I was on my final remaining attempt for the numeracy skills test and through the tuition sessions via Skype I was able to learn within the comfort of my own home. Thanks to Mike I passed and am now going to start my PGCE.
— PGCE student tutored online for QTS Numeracy Test
Mike is such a brilliant teacher, he completely saved me. I was a complete beginner and thanks to Mike’s help I got 83% in my exam. Before my first lesson with Mike I was completely despairing that I would never understand statistics and I actually hated the subject because it was so foreign to me. But Mike made the subject come alive, he explained everything very clearly and was very methodical. As I didn’t have any time to meet him in person we had lessons over Skype which was very helpful and he also wrote down everything he was saying so I was able to go back and read through it afterwards. Mike used so many useful examples of real life statistics that it made the subject seem really interesting.
— MSc Environmental Technology student, tutored for statistics
Additional reviews are available on my Facebook page. Some former students, or their parents, have kindly agreed to act as telephone references. If you would like to arrange to talk to them, or to talk about your needs, please contact me by telephone on 07838 793633 (9 am to 9 pm) or through the form below.