I’m Euan Dilston-Bayliss, and I’m a maths tutor, based near Forres, close to the Moray Firth, in north east Scotland.
This site is currently in progress, so there will be more of my thoughts and ideas about maths in the coming weeks. I offer maths tutoring face-to-face for people in Inverness, Nairn, Forres and points inbetween, and also offer tutoring to others over Skype. For more about that, please see my Maths Tutoring page.
I was working with a client on cancelling out common factors in fractions, and decided to create a document which I thought might help understand the steps involved. The document is attached – please feel free to let me know what you think via the contact page.
For many young people in the Highlands and Moray, the start of a new school year has just begun.
What will the new year bring?
For some, it will be continuing to build on what you learned last year, for others this year will end with important exams, and for still others, the new school year will represent a start of a new curriculum (maybe you’re about to start working towards Highers).
It's easy to think that the reason to hire a maths tutor is to help pass maths exams - get through the obligatory Standard grade maths (or GCSE), and you can forget about maths, instead concentrating on the fun stuff.
The truth is that maths is a part of everything we do - whether you're in a job that directly requires maths (engineering, for example), or if you're in a job that doesn't apparently require maths (nursing, for example), knowledge of some maths may be very useful at work.