My tutoring approach
I provide friendly, enthusiastic, one-to-one tuition, tailoring the sessions to suit the individual`s needs and examination board requirements. All major examining boards catered for, e.g. Edexcel, AQA, OCR, OCR (MEI), etc.), and at A-level all modules are covered, as well as the Cambridge International Examinations. I also prepare students for the Edexcel Advanced Extension Award (AEA) and the Cambridge entrance examinations (STEP). I will provide past examination papers and study notes (where needed) at no extra cost. I will always set homework at the end of a tutorial which I will go over, if required, in the following session.
Tutoring experience: 30+ years
I have 30 years experience in IT and Mathematics and have held various research positions within the University of London during that time as well as several years spent as a software developer, working in the Insurance industry. In addition more recently to teaching various aspects of IT to undergraduates and staff. I have some twelve years experience as a freelance private tutor in Mathematics up to A-level.
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My most thanks to Mr James Rantell for helping my daughter achieving great results in her GCSE Maths.
Mr Rantell is a very positive, patient and encouraging person. In addition he is an amazing teacher who is able to help any student at any level to achieve very good final results.
James helped me push my abilities to as far as I could and helped me understand why things were like they are and not just to accept rules. He is well organised and has always provided lots of work for me to do in his lessons. We had two back to back lessons and not once was I bored. Thanks James!
Thank you so much for giving me advice in the places where I needed it. The tuition was friendly, informal, but knowledgeable too, and great preparation for the exam.
James is a really lovely tutor who knows his maths! He is very patient and gives clear explanations for subject matter ranging from basic fractions to A level trigonometric equations. He is not only one of the friendliest and outgoing of our maths tutors, but he has also demonstrated real results helping students through stressful exam periods. All new students should get in touch to discuss his availability.
Thank you for all of your help, it's made a big difference to Lily. Thank you too for being so flexible with your time, we are all really grateful.
Thank you so much for all your help in maths. You have prepared me extremely well for the exam and I am very grateful.
Just writing to let you know that I got a place at Warwick. Managed to get STEP grades for Warwick but missed out for Cambridge. I managed to get 3A*s and an A :) Thank you very much for all your help with the STEP exams. Despite not getting the Cambridge grades, I feel that with your help, my ability to apply knowledge in new situations has dramatically increased and generally have become a much better mathematician. This I am sure will help me a lot during my degree at Warwick, so thank you During holidays, I hope its okay to arrange tuition with you for modules which I struggle with. Again, thank you very much for all your help over the last two years and keep in touch.