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Tutor Biographies

All our tutors are trained and experienced tutors. Many are Masters or PhD students in mathematics, statistics or applied mathematics. They are trained to use peer-assisted tutoring techniques and are also required to do our own in-house MSC tutor training. The idea is that we guide the student to a self-directed learning path and we do not simply do the problems for the student. Every student is different with a variety of learning styles and our tutors are sensitive to this and can adapt accordingly.

Aisling Heanue

Hi all! My name is Aisling and I'm currently doing a master's in Computer Science after completing my degree in Applied and Computational Maths earlier this year. Maths is one of my biggest passions and I would love to be able to help more people develop a similar love for the subject, or at least make it slightly less scary and overwhelming.

I can help out with Maths and Applied Maths, as well as Python programming and LaTeX.

Anthony Brown

Anthony Brown

I have a PhD in Mathematics from UCD, with my general area of research being functional analysis. In particular, I study the geometry of infinite dimensional vector spaces consisting of polynomials, whatever that means. However you don't want to know that! What you do want to know is that I have ten years experience of lecturing and tutoring both at UCD, TCD and at The Open University and in all that time I have never met a person who can't do maths - I have only met people who think that they can't do it! Of course if you want to prove me wrong, then you will have to come along to the MSC and have a go!

Ciara Lynch

Hi! My name is Ciara and I'm in my final year of Applied and Computational Maths. I have done some private tutoring over the past couple of years and also some tutoring as part of my undergraduate studies, and my favourite part has been helping people to understand a problem and be more confident in their own abilities. I love seeing students realise that what they once thought was impossible actually isn't so daunting! I'd be happy to try and help with any maths or ACM questions you may have and talk out the problem with you.

Ciara Murphy

Hi, my name is Ciara and I am a final year Mathematics student. I have been involved in various maths tutoring and outreach programmes over the past few years and always love the opportunity to try and share some of my enjoyment of the subject with others! I am more than happy to help with any maths related queries you may have as, having completed quite a few of the modules over the past few years myself, I feel I am in a good position to understand any aspect you may be struggling with!

Colin Smyth

My name is Colin and I am a final year Applied and Computational Maths undergrad. Maths has always been a real passion of mine, and I have enjoyed it since the beginning of secondary school. It’s such a massive jump from secondary school mathematics to university mathematics, and I would be delighted to help you out with the transition! I can help with most MATH and ACM modules, and first year STAT modules too. If there is anything you’re struggling with, I’d be happy to discuss it with you and help you figure it out!

CJ Clarke

Hello, my name is CJ and I am a PhD student with the SFI Centre for Research Training in UCD. I graduated from UCD in 2020 with a BSc in Mathematics and in 2021 I completed my MSc in Data and Computational Science. I understand how scary the jump between second and third-level mathematics is and I am happy to help you with MATH and STAT modules. I can also offer support with R, Python (Jupyter Notebooks) and LaTeX. Academics aside, I love to sew and play the saxophone!

Claire Bergin

I am currently in my third year of a science degree, specialising in Applied and Computational Mathematics (ACM). Maths has been my favourite subject since primary school. I enjoy helping others and sharing my love for the subject. Since I started studying in UCD I have been giving grinds to secondary school students. I have also taken part in maths outreach programmes in UCD such as Maths Sparks. I specialise in ACM and particularly like calculus, however, I will try and help you with any maths query you have.

Claire Mullen

Hello, my name is Claire and I’m a PhD student, studying Maths Education, specifically learning analytics. I graduated with a BSc in Maths, Applied Maths and Education. My previous experience as a Maths tutor includes working in the Maths Support Centre, the school of Maths and Statistics, in secondary schools, and privately. I’ve always loved Maths and helping others with Maths. I am happy to help with any of your Maths, Stats and ACM questions and I aim to help make your maths learning here at UCD a positive experience. 

Ellen O'Carroll

Hi, my name is Ellen and I’m a final year undergraduate studying Applied and Computational Mathematics (ACM). My love for maths started in primary school and grew throughout secondary school so when deciding on a degree I knew this one was for me. Even still I found the transition into university maths was a leap and it took a little while to get used to a new style of solving problems, so I became a frequent visitor to the UCD maths support centre. I enjoy helping others understand maths and I’m happy to assist with any ACM or Maths problems you may have!

Enda Carroll

Hi! My name is Enda and I am second year PhD student researching hydrodynamic turbulence with Assoc. Prof. Miguel Bustamante at the School of Mathematics and Statistics. I completed my undergrad at the University of Limerick, receiving a BSc in Financial Mathematics, before going on to attend UCD where I completed a MSc in Data and Computational Science. My journey through mathematics has not always been smooth sailing, however. In particular, my first and second years of undergrad where I struggled a lot! But, with a little patience, hard work and dedication I got through it – and so can you! From my own struggles and previous tutoring experience I strongly believe anyone can do mathematics. Outside of academia I can be found playing hurling, cheering on Limerick and quoting Father Ted! I can provide assistance with most MATH, ACM or STATS modules.
I can also help you with any of the following programming languages: Matlab, C, R or Python.

Eoin Higgins

My name is Eoin Higgins. I'm in 4th year pure maths. I love maths and have done since about 5th of secondary school. I like helping people with maths and find it very satisfying when I see somebody learning something. I struggled a lot transitioning from secondary school to university maths especially with the different styles of teaching so I understand the struggle. I would love to help in any way I can especially in MATH subjects but also a little bit of ACM and stat modules. I have been giving grinds for a few years and I have taken some education modules and I look forward to adding to my experience.

Giulia Boetti

Hi, my name is Giulia! In 2021 I graduated with a bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the University of Turin (Italy). I am currently pursuing a master's degree in mathematics, specializing in Statistics and Mathematics Education at the University of Turin. I am here at the UCD as a visiting student and I am excited to offer my services as a maths tutor. I have a passion for teaching and helping students understand and appreciate the beauty of mathematics. I look forward to working with you and helping you reach your full potential.

Hardeep Kaur

I am Hardeep Kaur. I am currently a PhD student carrying out research in the field of complex statistical networks. I have completed my master's in Data and Computational Sciences from UCD and have also completed Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees in Pure Mathematics. I have  experience of teaching at both School and Undergraduate level. I also have experience of giving grinds on one-to-one basis. I love doing mathematics and statistics and I'm always willing to share my ideas with my students. The more we share our ideas, the more we practice, the more we learn. So, visit us in the MSC, let's share our ideas, practice and learn mathematics. My favourite topics are: Calculus, Algebra, Differential equations and Optimization. 

Hardeep can also offer assistance in LaTeX, Excel and R.

Kevin Cunningham

Hello, my name is Kevin. I'm a PhD student working on gravitational wave modelling with the relativity group in UCD. I completed my BSc in theoretical physics in UCD, and my MSc in mathematical physics in the University of Edinburgh. I've been teaching grinds for the past 5 years, and I enjoy trying to find new perpectives on maths problems to make them easier for students. I'm happy to help with any applied maths or maths question you may have!
I can also offer help with programming, mainly in python, but also some C.

Laura Craig

Hi there! My name is Laura and I'm currently a MSc. Statistics student in UCD, having completed my BSc. Applied Mathematics in Maynooth University. I have always found math to be fascinating. I love helping others to understand Math; encouraging them to ask questions and be confident that they can solve problems. I tutored in Maynooth University while I completed my undergrad in Applied Math and I have done some private tutoring also. When my head isn't stuck in a book, I love being in nature and dabbling in watercolours.

Matt Nagle

Hi, my name is Matt and I am a third year PhD student doing Data Science. I did my undergraduate in UCC where I graduated top of my class with a joint first class honours in Applied Maths and Physics. I have worked as a Leaving Cert tutor as well as a tutor in the Maths and Statistics department in UCD. I am passionate about using visualisations wherever possible in my explanations, I often find that a tricky mathematical concept can be explained much more easily using a picture and/or a graph. Please feel free to drop by the Maths Support Centre and ask me for assistance. I would love to try and help you out with any topic in maths, stats, applied maths or programming. Outside of academia, I love cooking, going to the gym, playing sports and the cinema.
Matt can help you with the following software packages: Python, R

Maya D'Mello

Hi, my name is Maya, and I am from Philadelphia (USA)! I am a master’s student in the Data and Computational Science program at UCD. I previously studied Applied Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Pittsburgh. As someone who also utilized math support centers and tutoring throughout my math career, I find it so rewarding to be able to help others grow and gain confidence in their math abilities. Outside of classes, I enjoy reading, hiking, and trying new foods. I look forward to helping you at the math support center!  

Niamh Fennelly

Hi, my name is Niamh and I am a final year Applied and Computational Maths student. Maths has always been a real passion of mine; I love problem solving and learning about new mathematical concepts. I am currently tutoring a first year calculus module, and I also have two years of experience as a secondary school maths tutor. I understand that the shift from secondary school to 3rd level mathematics can be really challenging, and it can take some time to grow accustomed to a new style of learning. Personally, I found the UCD maths support centre to be a huge help when I was starting out, so I am excited to have the opportunity to help other students in the same way. I enjoy teaching maths and find it very fulfilling. I really believe in helping students to find the strategies and methods of understanding that work for them. I am happy to assist with any Maths or Applied Maths questions you may have, and I look forward to meeting you! 

Oisín Campion

Hi, my name is Oisín Campion, and I am a 3rd Years Maths student. Maths has always been a favourite subject of mine, even though at times it can be a struggle! I’ve been involved in the Peer Mentoring and Cara programmes, and I enjoy helping people settle in and adjust to college life. Studying 3rd level maths can be another big change for students, and the maths support centre is a great way to get help not only with the mathematics, but in developing ways of learning that will help you throughout your degree. Drop in any time and I’ll be more than happy to help you with any maths questions or problems you might have!

Prabhleen Kaur

Hi, my name is Prabhleen and I am a PhD student in data science at UCD. I have a masters degree in pure mathematics from University of Delhi, India and in data and computational science from UCD. I enjoy applying mathematical and statistical concepts to work out data driven problems. I have worked as an occasional lecturer as well as a secondary school math teacher and have been tutoring at the UCD Maths Support Centre and at the School of Mathematics and Statistics for the past 2 years. My passion for teaching enables me to express complicated mathematical concepts in an easily understandable manner. Please feel free to drop by the Maths Support Centre and ask me for assistance. I would love to try and help you out with any topic in math, stats and applied math modules. Outside of academia, I enjoy yoga and cooking. 

Prabhleen can help you with the following software packages: R, Python, Mathematica, MATLAB, Octave.

Sajal Kaur Minhas

Hi! I’m Sajal, and am currently pursuing a PhD in Data Science at UCD. I have my master’s in Data and Computational Science from UCD and my bachelor’s in Physics from University of Delhi, India. I have been tutoring at the School of Mathematics and Statistics for the past 2 years. I also have experience in taking grinds for one on one sessions. I believe that the most comfortable space for students to learn is in a lively tutoring environment and I highly encourage an open discussion with my students. My teaching approach is quite flexible and tailored to the needs of each student. Please feel free to drop by the Maths Support Centre for help, I will be more than happy to assist you regarding your queries related to Maths and Stats. I strongly believe in practicing two way communication rather than one way. Looking forward to meeting you soon.

Sajal can offer assistance in softwares such as:  R, Python, LaTeX, Matlab/Octave, Mathematica and Excel.

Shona Brophy

I’m Shona and I’m a final year pure maths student here in UCD. I’ve always really enjoyed maths since secondary school, and I definitely found the jump to university level challenging at times! I would be happy to work with you on any maths or ACM problems that you’re are having. I really enjoy teaching and helping students to improve their understanding of mathematics, so I am glad to help!

Contact the Maths Support Centre

James Joyce Library, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 7536 | E: msc@ucd.ie

If you enter the library the MSC is the glass room with the orange and green circles just to the left opposite the entrance. You will need your valid student card to gain access to the James Joyce Library.