I am a qualified Mathematics Teacher (Secondary School) from Ireland, living and studying in Edinburgh. I returned to University to do a new undergraduate degree in Business Information Systems as I wanted to remain studying while in my twenties.
I am currently on a 15-month internship at the University of Edinburgh, working as a Systems Administrator. I am a very sociable person, with a great love of sports (especially football and golf) and keeping active. I am also qualified as a P.E. Teacher to highlight this. My girlfriend is a Primary Teacher over here as well and we love living in such a nice city. I am from a small town of about 1500 people in the south of Ireland so Edinburgh is a big change from that, bar the weather, which is the same.
I have completed a degree in Mathematics Teaching at the University of Limerick in Ireland, which included two stints of teaching experience placements in schools in Ireland. On completion of my degree, I did supply work in the secondary school I used attend as a teenager. I have also tutored students in Mathematics coming up to exams back in Ireland each of the last three years.
My approach to tutoring is to create a comfortable, relaxed environment in which the student can learn in. My focus is to aid the student in gaining an understanding of the topic and an appreciation of how what is learned can be applied in real-life settings. With an understanding and appreciation of a topic, it is a lot easier for a student to strive in an exam setting, as they are more prepared for changes and variations in questions, which rote learning does not allow for.
I have a relaxed and friendly manner, but also expect my students to give their best and concentrate for our time together. There is a time to be serious and get to work, but also opportunity for a chat and a joke too. I am a believer that balance is the key to success in life. Any work or study material given between sessions is expected to be completed, or at least attempted fully, before the following class.
Brian has a friendly, approachable manner. He has been tutoring my son in national 5 maths over the last year and my son has found him to be a great help. Thank you.
Brian is an excellent tutor. In a few months managed to improve my maths skills amazingly. Before my lessons with him I really struggled with maths but after with his help I managed to achieve an A pass in National 5. Brian made the work very easy to understand breaking down each section in easily manageable pieces. Highly recommended.
Brian is an excellent tutor. He made work that had seemed daunting manageable and understandable. I would have been panicking during the exam if not for his help. A highly recommended tutor.
My 10 year old son Raymond really enjoyed the lesson! Raymond has rated the lesson 10/10. We are looking forward to continue tuition with Brian.