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UCD Maths Support Centre

Tutor Biographies

All our tutors are trained and experienced tutors. Many are Masters or PhD students in mathematics, statistics or applied mathematics and we currently have five doctors working as MSC tutors. 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.

Aidan Long

Hi! My name is Aidan and I have recently graduated with a joint degree in Mathematics and Applied & Computational Mathematics. Mathematics is something that has always fascinated me and I have always enjoyed solving problems. I have taken part in the peer mentor programme and really enjoy offering help to those who would like it and seeing people make improvements. I would be more than happy to help with any questions from your MATH modules, ACM modules or mathematics based modules. As a person who did not always "get" mathematics, I understand how daunting it can sometimes be, so want to help you succeed and enjoy the different areas of the subject. I am currently taking a year out but wanted to continue learning and helping others in the fields of my degree.

I can also offer help with Python, MATLAB and LaTex.

Andrew Fulcher

Hi, my name is Andrew, and I’m currently a 4th year undergrad majoring in maths at UCD. My hobbies include chess and rock climbing. I’m a  lover of logic, and I enjoy elucidating logic in maths for other people. My goal when answering your questions is to bring you to an intuitive understanding of the material.
I can help you with all MATH modules, and first year STAT modules, as well as some programming in python and R.

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 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!

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. 

 

Clodagh Moran

I'm Clodagh and I'm a final year Mathematics student. I have been giving Maths grinds for several years now and have really enjoyed both teaching and learning Maths. I have often struggled with Maths problems throughout my degree so I completely get how frustrating it can be! I am always more than happy to help with any Maths, ACM or Stats queries you might have.

Conor De Paor

Hey there! My name is Conor, I have an ME in Electronic and Computer Engineering and am currently undertaking a PhD in Quantum Computer Architecture here in UCD. I have previously given math grinds to both Junior and Leaving Certificate students and run some small study group sessions whilst in UCD. I have lots of experience with the mathematics used by engineers, including linear algebra, calculus, probability, and introductory statistics. I've also done a lot of programming so can help with Python, C, and MATLAB.

Conor Finnegan

My name is Conor and I am currently a Maths PhD student. My specific area of research is Representation Theory, with strong interests in Group Theory and all things algebraic. I completed my undergrad in Maths & Statistics at Maynooth University and studied a masters in Maths at the University of Warwick (U.K.). I used to tutor at the Maths Support Centre in Maynooth, have given grinds at levels ranging from Junior Cert up to first year of college and have a lot of experience teaching tutorials in a wide range of both Maths and Statistics modules. Helping people with maths is something I have enjoyed doing from my early days in college, and I am looking forward to helping many more in the future.

Conor can help with the following software packages: SAS, SPSS, Minitab, R and LaTeX.

Cormac Watson

Hi! My name is Cormac and I am in my fourth year of Maths and Applied & Computational Maths at UCD. Maths has fascinated me since secondary school and I have always enjoyed solving problems. I have experience giving grinds and helping friends. I love helping others with maths, seeing the improvements they make and I believe that anyone can learn to love it. I am more than happy to help with any Maths, ACM or other maths related modules. Outside of academics, you'll find me at the climbing wall with the mountaineering club or out in the mountains!

Emma Costello

Hi, I'm Emma, a fourth year mathematics undergraduate at UCD. Maths at university level can be pretty daunting, but I think it's really interesting too (which explains why I'm studying it). I'm very familiar with most Science maths modules, having done them myself, but I will help with whatever you're struggling with! When I'm not studying maths, you can find me on the rugby pitch.

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.

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 a 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.

 

Jack McNicholl

Hi, my name's Jack, and I'm a graduate in pure maths. I have three years experience giving maths grinds, a year working for the MSC, and have tutored two first-year maths modules. I personally know the value of the Maths Support Centre, since it answered many of my questions in first and second year until I built up the confidence to start talking to my Professors more. I can help with all MATH modules, and most STAT or ACM modules. 
 
Jack can also offer some assistance with R, Python and Jupyter Notebooks.

 

Josh Matthews

Currently in my fourth year of theoretical physics. I wasn't especially fond of maths up until studying at UCD and now most of my favourite modules have been ACM modules. I more than understand when students say they are not big fans of maths but having been there myself I know I can help. I specialise in ACM and physics modules and can offer help with Python and LaTex. Outside of academics you'll find me training in the university judo club or outdoors somewhere.

Josh can help you with the following software packages: Python and LaTex.

Kelly Noble

Hi! My name is Kelly and I’m in my second year of the ME Biosystems & Food Engineering programme. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and a minor in Mathematics from Florida, before I moved to Ireland. I am familiar with most areas of maths, but specialise in calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra. My engineering background has exposed me to data analysis & statistics, as well as thermodynamics, fluids, and heat transfer. I love to go on hikes, have a chat over a cup of tea, and my two cats. I’m looking forward to being back on campus and helping in any way I can!

Kerry Brooks

Hi, my name is Kerry, and I’m a recent graduate of Mathematical Science here in UCD. I always enjoyed maths while I was in school, and so decided to continue studying it in university. I have previous experience as a maths tutor, and have volunteered in the Maths Sparks outreach program for 2 years while in UCD. Through Mathematical Science I got to study a mix of maths, statistics and ACM – so I will try to help you with any questions you have about them. I’m happy to help any first-year students with maths and statistics related questions, just drop in and ask!

I can also help you with R, Python, MATLAB and LaTeX.

 

Killian Whyte

My name is Killian Whyte. I am an international student from New York. I am extremely passionate about learning and teaching mathematics. I specialize in ordinary and partial differential equations and their applications to mathematical physics.

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.

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.

 

Rachel Georgel

Hi there, my name is Rachel. I graduated from UCD in 2019 with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. A couple of years ago I started a PhD in Electronic Engineering in the Tyndall National Institute (UCC). During the course of my undergrad, I have covered mathematical topics such as differential equations, Laplace and Z transforms, matrices, statistics and so on. I have also covered engineering topics such as dynamics, mechanics of fluids and solids, circuits, coding and others. I know college can be overwhelming, especially the last 18 months, feel free to stop by and have a chat, there are no silly questions. On top of the subjects listed above, I can also help out in Matlab, Excel and C.

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.