Matthew Handy

Mathematics tutor

Based in
Harrogate, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Harrogate
Matthew Handy | Mathematics tutor

Rates: £40 per hour (one student); £25 per hour each (two students together); £15 per hour each (three students together)

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I'm Matthew Handy and I run dotmaths tuition.

I am passionate about mathematics and love teaching it. While I understand that students and their parents are usually looking for a tutor to improve their grades (and my students do get high grades and get into top universities) I also believe it’s important to concentrate on understanding as well as learning. Exam success is greatly helped by understanding where the mathematics comes from and how it is used. My style is to make the subject as simple and as enjoyable as possible.

I am proud of my commitment to lifelong learning – I am a student as well as a teacher – and to continuous professional development. It is important for me to remain up-to-date with what is going on in schools and universities, as well as the world of employment beyond them.

For more information or to book a maths lesson please call or text me, Matthew, on 07704 677 400, or send an e-mail to [email protected]


Teaching career

I have been teaching for 18 years, at top-ranking schools in both the UK and USA, including Charterhouse in Surrey and Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. As well as my private tuition, I am an associate lecturer for the Open University, and a tutor for the Further Mathematics Support Programme. I have been an examiner for all of the major examining bodies. I have an Enhanced Disclosure certificate (shown in the picture above) which means that I have been checked by the Criminal Records Bureau. I was formerly a governor of a top-performing specialist Maths and Computing comprehensive school in York, where I set up and ran the maths club.

I am committed to continuous professional development. In the last two years I have attended a weeklong residential course run by the UK Mathematics Foundation, and three of the Goldsmiths’ Company’s weeklong residential courses for teachers, held at Queen Mary, London. I have attended a number of shorter courses run by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics. I am a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and a member of the Mathematical Association, the Association of Teachers of Mathematics and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. I subscribe to the Times Educational Supplement and Times Higher Education and have had letters published in both, including one to correct a mathematical error.

Sep 1992 - Sep 2010

Educational history

DipMath and BSc

October, 1993 - October, 2004
Open University
I took a second degree with the Open University, where I read Mathematics and Physics and won the Leslie Walshaw award for being the highest scoring student in Yorkshire, with an average examination score of 100%.


October, 1988 - June, 1991
University of Cambridge
I was a Kitchener Scholar at the University of Cambridge, where I read Law at Trinity College, and was awarded the Philpott Prize.


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
Online teaching offered


I offer a discount for a block of six lessons booked and paid for in advance. I charge £35 per hour each for one student, or £20 each for two students.

I try to be as flexible as possible with lessons so that if you can't make an agreed lesson time I will try to rearrange it. If I am unable to do so and you give me less than 24 hours notice I will have to charge you for the lesson.

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