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Maths and physics tutoring

I am Dr Leon Simpson. I am an online tutor with a commitment to and proven track record of raising attainment.

I studied an MPhys degree in Physics at the University of Oxford, followed by a PhD in Mechanical engineering at the University of Bath. I had a career in academic research, with postdoctoral research in mathematical physics done abroad behind me.

More recently, I worked at a college, teaching A-level Maths, Further Maths and Physics. Since leaving in 2018 I have worked as a tutor, ranging in scope from secondary education to helping postgraduate students in STEM subjects. I hold a teaching qualification, and I am DBS checked.

In 2023, 100% of my A-level Maths students obtained A/A* grades. My GCSE results in 2023 were also strong: 83% of my GCSE Maths students and 80% of my GCSE Physics students obtained a grade 9. 

For a snapshot of the resources I use, access my blog using the link in the menu. For the equipment I recommend for online work, see the About online tuition link in the menu. Continue reading for details of the services that I offer.

Secondary Maths and Physics tutoring

I have much experience of adjusting my practice to a wide variety of needs, sometimes creating bespoke resources for particular students. I know all the boards well and have a deep understanding of the material being examined.

Undergraduate and postgraduate maths and physics tutoring 

This has included maths for an undergraduate Electrical engineer and mechanics for a masters Mechanical engineering student. Almost every resource used was authored by me.

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Here is a selection of feedback on my tutoring. To leave your own, use the following button.

Leon teaches in a clear and concise manner. By prioritising learning by first principles, he helps create a solid mathematical basis for exploring the fascinating field of mathematics. Alongside that he helps drill key exam skills to help maximise attainment.  With his excellent teaching skills, he helped my son attain an A in A-level Maths.

Father of two A-level students

Although my son started late, Leon helped him to achieve the predicted grades in A-level Physics and Further maths and my son managed to secure his first choice of University. Leon provides feedback regularly and genuinely cares for the welfare of his students.

Mother of A-level student

Leon is an outstanding, highly dedicated, absolutely professional yet friendly and a calm tutor. His tutoring methods are simply great, very clear and concise, and quite engaging and encouraging. Leon does not waste your time and he has the intent to help you understand the subject in every single class. He gives regular feedback and helpful suggestions for improvement.

Our son started taking classes from Leon in year 12. He is a shy young boy and Leon tailored his classes accordingly around him. Leon's patience and support is beyond words!

Our son achieved exactly what Leon predicted both in AS-level's and A-levels. Leon tutored our son for Maths, Further Maths, and physics. He achieved grade A in both Physics and Further Maths at AS-levels (Grade A being the highest grade awarded at AS-levels). He then went on to achieve A*s at both Physics and Maths at A-levels.

Our son is going to a Russell group University to do Computer Science. Leon has helped our son to pursue his passion.

Thank you Leon for your absolutely amazing support and motivation. You really are a star tutor and you deserve to be appreciated and applauded!

We would highly recommend Leon. He is an exceptional tutor!

Father of an A-level student and a KS3 student

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