# Gary thomson - Maths/ Numeracy/ Computer Skills Tutor in Edinburgh

### gary thomson Gold Member

- Bonnyrigg (EH19) View on map
- Last Logged In: 05 Feb 2018
- Sex: Male
- Web site: edinatuition.com
- Can Travel To: East Lothian, West Lothian

- B Sc
- PGCE
- Mathematical Association
- References are available upon request

### Subjects

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- Adult Literacy/ Numeracy £30.00/hr
- Computing and IT skills £30.00/hr
- Dissertation/ Proofreading £20.00/hr

- GCSE Maths £30.00/hr
- Higher Maths £30.00/hr
- National 4/5 Maths £30.00/hr

- Personal Message
- I am a professionally qualified teacher, and experienced tutor, offering tuition in mathematics. My method is to instill a positive attitude in my tutees towards their maths studies. This combined with hard work on basics should see them through.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
- Mathematics to SQA Advanced Higher, plus GCSE Maths and A level.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
- B Sc Mathematics

PGCE in Secondary Maths

IEE Certificate in Software Engineering - What kind of experience do you have?
- 4 years teaching in schools in Scotland. 5 years as a private tutor.
- How much do you charge?
- £30 per hour.
- Where do you teach?
- I travel to the student's home.
- When are you available?
- Monday to Friday 4PM to 7PM. Saturday AM if that suits some people better.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
- 14 to 18 in Maths.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
- National 5

Higher

Advanced Higher

GCSE/IGCSE

A level including Further Maths -- all exam boards

IB SL/HL

STEP - Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- I have a PVG registration from Disclosure Scotland last updated on 11/10/2016
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
- I am available to be contacted via email and my blog at edinatuition.com and also via Skype.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
- I am a member of The Mathematical Association.
- Where and with whom did you train?
- My PGCE is from Durham University.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
- In 2016/2017 my tutees obtained 3 A passes, 2 B passes, and 3 C passes.

In 2015/2016 my tutees obtained 3 A passes, and a B, plus 6 C passes.

I am looking forward to even better levels of success in 2017/2018.

I am seeing an increase in the number of enhanced grades obtained by my tutees year on year since I started in 2012. I'd like to help you get an A in 2018. - Do you have a personal message for students?
- Try to revise as you go along. This should build your understanding and enable you to more confidently learn new topics.

### My Articles

## C skills, common sense, flexible thinking

So you want to get an ‘A’ in Higher Maths? We can think of the skills needed to do well in Higher Maths (get an ‘A/B’) as: ‘C’ level skills Including good arithmetical skills Common sense Flexible thinking Including breadth and depth of knowledge, particularly in Calculus -- please read your notes! 1 ‘C’ level...

## Questions to prime your brain

Questions to “prime” your brain What is the problem asking me to do/solve? What is the unknown thing? Keep this question in mind all through solving a problem give the unknown thing a name/label eg x can I form some expressions in terms of x? This may allow me to start to do some algebra/maths. What can I introduce? Eg a label for...

## Maths to take care around

Maths to take care around negative signs -- it is very easy to make mistakes in regard to the sign of the result of a calculation. Therefore when negative signs are involved please take extra care to make sure you get it right. Be aware of the situations listed below negative x negative = positive negative / negative = positive negative x...

## John von Neumann on calculus

"The calculus was the first achievement of modern mathematics and it is difficult to overestimate its importance. I think it defines more unequivocally than anything else the inception of modern mathematics; and the system of mathematical analysis, which is its logical development, still constitutes the greatest technical advance in exact...

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### My Testimonials

Hi Gary, thought you may like to know. P got an 'A' and is delighted. Thank you for all your help you really made a huge difference . We've got you number for J! Thanks - Mr & Mrs Smith by text -- Merchiston, Edinburgh -- Higher 2017 |

Hi Gary. Happy to say she got an A. Thanks for all your help and will be in touch around November time. - Cora by text -- Danderhall, Midlothian -- Nat 5 2017 -- tutee going on to do Higher |

Gary great news R got A higher in maths thx so much. - Nikki by text -- Fairmilehead, Edinburgh -- Higher 2017 -- tutee going on to Advanced Higher |

hi gary, thank you for asking! I got a B in my exam (90/130), which was better than I expected. Thanks for all your help I don’t think I could have passed without it. all the best, - Sana Z -- Linlithgow -- Higher 2017 |

Hi again, Thank you very much for all the help you gave me leading up to the exam and it certainly helped. I got a B for maths along with 2 other Bs and 2As. I certainly couldn’t have gotten that mark without your help. Thanks again - NG -- Musselburgh -- Higher 2017 |

Delighted to say she got a C! It’s a great result for her because she needed it to do Psychology at University. Thanks so much for the time you gave her, I think it really made a lot of difference even though it was only a few weeks – I think you really helped her to learn how to think through the questions so she could see what was being asked. If anyone asks me for tutor recommendations I will definitely pass on your name! best wishes and thanks again, - Sarah -- Edinburgh -- Higher 2017 |

R got an A thanks to your help. - Mrs Thomas -- by text -- Edinburgh -- Nat 5 2017 |

We have just returned from holiday and I am absolutely delighted to tell you that Beth got a B in her maths exam. When you started working with her I had my doubts that she would pass at all as she was averaging F scores. She is taking maths hopefully to higher if they allow her to do it over 2 years. Thanks again - Lesley L -- Drumbrae, Edinburgh -- Nat 5 2016 |

Hi Sir Thankfully I achieved an A in my higher maths and received a place at St Andrews University for Computing Science. I just wanted to say thank you so much for all the help you gave me throughout the year not only with my higher maths, but also for all the moral support and confidence you gave to me, words cant describe how grateful i am to you and for your help. - Dan M -- Edinburgh -- Higher 2016 |

Hi, Delightfully she got an A. At the time she felt she was on the cusp of an A/B and we don’t know her actual band as yet. Clearly she is delighted with her 3As and 2 Bs. Many thanks - Lesley L -- Trinity, Edinburgh -- Higher 2016 |

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