Gerald Ndlovu Pragmatic Mathematics Tutor

Being the former deputy team leader for my country(Zimbabwe) in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) makes me the most ideal candidate when it comes to teaching mathematics.

In 2013, I was directly involved in the setting up of the mathematics club competitions which inturn motivated students to participate in mathematical Olympiad. In the very same year, I trained the winners of the Zimbabwe mathematics Olympiad.

In 2015, I co-founded e-sikolo which is an African Mathematics electronic learning interactive portal. I am proud to say I was top of my class throughout secondary and higher school, finishing the best A-Level student in my province.

I am an ambitious, adaptable and detail oriented professional looking to leverage 5 years of mathematical related experience to help students at all levels of education solve numerical and computational problems. My academic background includes a Bachelor of Commerce Honors degree in Actuarial Science and a Master of Science in Financial Engineering. Professional experience includes actuarial consulting and software development in the field of quantitative finance.

I am a proven self motivator and pragmatic communicator who works well independently and in team-oriented environments. I am a natural, enthusiastic teacher who helps students to solve numerical problems in the most pragmatic and efficient manner.

Lastly and most importantly, My teaching style is student oriented, I teach students to think independently. With regards to mathematics, I help pupils to deal with exam type and real life problems using elite problem solving techniques.
All things should be as simple as possible but not simpler.

Subjects

  • Maths (Grade 8-Diploma)

  • Mathematical Olympiad (Grade 5-Grade 11)

  • Mathematical finance (Diploma-Masters (Postgraduate))

  • Physics (Grade 8-A levels)

  • Actuarial Maths (Diploma-Bachelors (Undergraduate))

  • Actuarial Science (Bachelors (Undergraduate))

  • CQF (Beginner-Expert)

  • Financial derivatives (Beginner-Expert)

  • Financial Mathematics (Diploma-Masters (Postgraduate))

  • Python (Beginner-Intermediate)

  • Linux Server Administration (Beginner-Intermediate)


Experience

  • Mathematics Teacher (Feb, 2012 - Dec, 2016) at Ministry of Education,Zimbabwe
    mber 2012 - December 2016
    ● Prepared and delivered Advanced Level Mathematics lessons
    ● Analysed and evaluated the performance of students using
    quantitative methods
    ● Acted as the Head of the Mathematics department
    ● Served and the Deputy Team Leader for Zimbabwe in the International
    Mathematical Olympiad
  • Junior Actuarial Consultant (Sep, 2009 - Dec, 2010) at African Actuarial Consultants
    Assisted in data modelling process in preparation for actuarial
    valuations
    ● Analysed financial reports of various pension schemes to determine
    the risk factors affecting the fund
    ● Performed scenario models on MS Excel
    ● Prepared monthly client portfolio evaluation reports
    ● Coded the office job timer in Visual Basic 6.0

Education

  • PHD in Financial Mathematics (Jan, 2019 - now) from University of Manchester
  • Master of Science in Financial Engineering (Jun, 2016 - Nov, 2018) from National University of Science and Technology- scored Merit
  • Honors Degree in Actuarial Science (B Com) (Jul, 2007 - Sep, 2011) from National University of Science and Technology- scored 64%
  • Higher Secondary (Jan, 2005 - Nov, 2006) from ZGSCE Advanced Level- scored 80%
  • Secondary (Jan, 2001 - Nov, 2004) from ZGSCE Ordinary Level- scored 70%

Fee details

    Dhs100-400/hour (US$27.25-108.99/hour)

    Transport fees are not included, however I am flexible within 10km.First lesson free!