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Keenan R - Tutor in Silverhurst

I am in my third year studying a Bachelor of Business Science specializing in Actuarial Science at the University of Cape Town. I adore mathematics and statistics and I hope to pass on not only the necessary knowledge but the passion and deeper understanding as well.

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Teaching places

Students Home, Public Place, and Online

Travelling distance

Keenan will travel 8km from Silverhurst, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Languages spoken

Keenan speaks English

Experience
Education 2017 – 2019: Currently registered in third year (BBusSci) Actuarial Science, University of Cape Town (UCT) • Dean’s Merit list (2017, 2018) – awarded in recognition for academic excellence • Class Medalist (2018) – top achiever in BUS2016H Actuarial Science l: Financial Mathematics 2016: National Senior Certificate, Bergvliet High School, Cape Town • Awarded Full Colours (academic average over 80%) • Awarded Mathematics Prize (top student in subject) • Awarded Advanced Programme Mathematics Prize (top student in subject) • Awarded Physical Science Prize (top student in subject) • Awarded Accounting Prize (top student in subject) • Awarded PricewaterhouseCoopers Book Award (top student with best average in Mathematics and Accounting) Work Experience February 2019 – Present: Course Tutor, UCT, Cape Town • Provide assistance to students enrolled in BUS2016H (UCT course) on a weekly basis, with additional responsibilities which include assisting workshops, marking of tests and test invigilation. January 2019 – April 2019: Assistant (part-time and holiday job), Roebert & Co, Cape Town • Provided assistance with preparing and submitting Employer Reconciliation Declaration and Employee Tax Certificates for the 2019 financial year. July 2018 – Present: Private Mathematics Tutor, Cape Town • Provide assistance to a grade 12 student on a weekly basis. June 2018 – July 2018: Assistant (holiday job), Roebert & Co, Cape Town • Provided assistance with preparing and submitting provisional Employer Reconciliation Declaration and Employee Tax Certificates for the 2019 financial year. January 2018 – Present: Private Mathematics Tutor, Cape Town • Provide assistance to two grade 12 students on a weekly basis. July 2017 – November 2017: Private Mathematics Tutoring, Cape Town • Provided assistance to a grade 12 student on a weekly basis. January 2017 – March 2017: Bookkeeper (holiday job), Roebert & Co, Cape Town • Recorded monthly transactions and reconciled creditor and debtor accounts. February 2016 – January 2018: Administrator/Assistant (part-time), Chill Winstan, Cape Town • Duties were to keep track of stock, prepare stock sheets, restock outlets, pick up and deliver merchandise, communicate with staff, and prepare/oversee staff wages.
Education
03/13/2017 - 11/30/2020
Bachelor of Business Science specializing in Actuarial Science - University of Cape Town

The degree is very statistic based. On top of the typical mathematical statistics (which we essentially major in), there are Actuarial Science courses that also have a high priority in the studies. There are other aspects, such as two years of pure mathematics, finance as well as economics. There are additionally other courses that are integrated into the degree which are based more around other areas such as business law, people management and business ethics.

Subjects taught
  • Calculus

    Calculus can get messy. There is difficulty in the understanding as well as the operation. Most students struggle with the latter if understanding is not clear. In depth knowledge of concepts should be of a priority before one should move on. There are many easier and better ways to explain what is happening.

    Keenan teaches Calculus at University/College level(s)

  • Mathematics

    Learning concepts form first principles is a must. Once the knowledge of why or what we have done is clear, most of the section is easier to tackle. There is a vast amount of ways and tricks to make this section easier as well as clear.

    Keenan teaches Mathematics at University/College level(s)

  • Algebra

    This section is here for life. It in itself is not isolated as all mathematics has some degree of Algebra in it. This is fundamental section as key characteristics are relevant not just for this section. There is a lot of content in this section and a usually more beneficial way to attempt this section.

    Keenan teaches Algebra at University/College level(s)

  • Linear Algebra

    This section is tough because it is incredibly difficult to visualize. I found that instead of trying to visualize this section, one should attempt to instead take a set back and to think about what operations do what and what we are attempt to uncover. There are some ideal tricks to this as well.

    Keenan teaches Linear Algebra at University/College level(s)

  • Trigonometry

    Many students panic in this section due to the vast amount of concepts that are introduced without much thought given to the overall section. I have many ways to teach trigonometry that involve easy and straightforward approaches that many teachers do not seem to go over.

    Keenan teaches Trigonometry at High School level(s)

  • Statistics

    Understanding concepts from first principles can enhance the route to muscle memory. After these concepts become familiar, one usually can understand relative concepts as well. Many students think that statistics will be easy but in my experience it has proven to be the unforeseen difficult section that requires a deeper understanding.

    Keenan teaches Statistics at University/College level(s)