Beta Mathematics - Tuition provided by Richard Howitt B.Sc., Cert. Ed

Contact - Tel. No. 02920 657741 or email -



AS & A2

About me





Beta Mathematics   is the name under which I offer an educational service specialising in individual tuition. I welcome students who wish to improve their future prospects as well as those struggling with work that has not been adequately covered in the school curriculum. From Key Stage 3, through GCSE and A Level and on to degree level, I believe that am able to give valuable assistance and encouragement to students who need that support.


GCSE  In recent years education has become a very competitive field. Various pressures, increasing classroom sizes, skill and teacher shortages, to name a few, can mean that the needs of students are sacrificed to the general running of the class. This could leave the student in a poor position to compete for that precious individual attention, which during Year 10 and 11, is critical to the future prospects of any student aiming to take GCSEs. It is also notable many students at this stage still do not know their multiplication tables (an essential requirement for starting the course).  



I aim to redress this balance by:

In return, I ask only that the student:

  • Focusing specific needs
  • Building confidence
  • Improving study skills
  • Developing exam techniques
  • Shows a willingness to learn
  • Complete any reasonable assignments
  • Avoid unnecessary use of calculators



I can provide support with Mathematics and Physics across the GCSE examination Boards (WJEC, AQA, Edexcel, OCR) and have past examination papers in most subjects available for practise.


A Level  Achieved good grades at GCSE, but finding the work at 'A' Level tough going? Do you need a continuous programme of additional tuition to develop confidence, depth of knowledge or perhaps only a boost to help understanding of a particular module or subject area?


I can offer support on all the popular Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics modules across the local Examination Boards (WJEC, AQA, Edexcel, OCR) and have past examination papers available for practise.


As well as maths, I can offer support across most of the Physics syllabus.


About me   I graduated from the University of Wales in 1968 with a Joint Honours Degree in Applied Mathematics and Physics, then qualified with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education at the University of Exeter Department of Education. I spent thirty years teaching, including five years at Kenton College Nairobi, Kenya and ten years at the Preparatory School for Haileybury and Imperial Service College. I have also taught Maths to Advanced Level at an International School in the U.A.E. before recently taking early retirement on health grounds. It still gives me great satisfaction to pass on the understanding and enjoyment of Maths to pupils who are keen to learn, and some of my private pupils have been rewarded with highly commendable results.

My other main interests include Astronomy, Computing and Aviation. During my time in Kenya I became the chairman of the Kenya Astronomical Society and my main task was to compute local lunar and planetary phenomena. I also have an active interest in Aviation and hold a private pilot's licence.


Location   Most of my teaching is done in the evening after 4.30 pm and up to 9.00 pm at the pupil's home, although other arrangements can sometimes be made. Please provide adequate table space with good illumination.



Fee per hour

A Level (2nd year)


AS Level




For travelling further than 5 kilometres from Junction 32 (M4) there is a charge for reasonable petrol expenses.




Contact:      Tel. No. 02920 657741 or email - 

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Last updated - 11 February 2009

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