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Michael Steele MA Oxon (1st Class)
Michael Steele MA Oxon (1st Class)

Hello! Thank you for visiting my website. I provide private tuition to students preparing to take the Sixth Term Examination Papers (STEP), the Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT) and the Test of Mathematics for University Admission (TMUA).

Please browse my site to find out more about online tuition, how much I charge or what people say about me. You can call meĀ on 07836 359387 or send me a message at any time using my contact form.

On first review most students will find the STEP, MAT and TMUA papers difficult and even intimidating. The questions are designed to test qualities like insight, originality, and the ability to use standard techniques in unusual ways and situations not required for achievement at A-Level. But with practice and expert help students can develop the type of Mathematical thinking and approach that will enable them to tackle the papers with confidence.

Talented students may be used to regularly achieving above 90% in Maths exams. STEP and MAT are not like that. They are meant to be difficult. Just answering a small number of questions correctly in the time is a significant achievement. Accepting and understanding this is important to retaining optimism and focus. The rest is a combination of talent and hard work. Just as importantly embrace and enjoy the challenge!