Dr Stephen Cox

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I support students in their studies from GCSE to university level, specialising in A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics and preparation for university, including MAT, TMUA and STEP. With over 25 years' experience in teaching mathematics at university, I have strong subject knowledge. I offer friendly and supportive tuition and hold a current Enhanced DBS certificate.

Tutoring experience

I taught mathematics at universities in the UK and Australia for more than 25 years. I was Admissions Tutor for Mathematics at the University of Nottingham for several years, and have recently mentored year-13 students to success in their university applications. I am accordingly well placed to support students in their university applications, including the UCAS application process and preparation for entrance exams and interviews. As a personal tutor, I supported students both academically and in broader decision making.

I have also recently taught year 7, 8, 9 and 10 classes in local secondary schools, in person and online, as part of a teacher training course; through this course, I kept up-to-date with current research on how best to support students in learning mathematics.

Approach to tutoring

I am calm and patient. I aim to develop a deep understanding of mathematics through a careful sequencing of tuition; this helps to ensure that the student's learning is secure and that my tuition provides an excellent foundation for future studies. I recognise that for many students there has been significant disruption to learning due to covid-19 - I can support you in recovering from this disruption.


1986BA MathematicsFirst Class HonoursUniversity of Oxford
1989PhD MathematicsPhD awardedUniversity of Bristol

Availability:Weekdays (daytime and evening) / Weekends
Tuition location:Your home only (up to 10 miles away)
DBS (CRB) check:Y