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Maths Learning Centre (MLC): Staff

About Us

We are all specialists in Maths/Statistics learning, working with all students from across the University in a variety of ways – teaching through drop-ins, one-to-one tutorials, workshops and seminars. 

We work collaboratively with you, in a style that suits you and at a pace that suits you, to help you build your confidence and understanding. 

Andrew Browne

Andrew Browne

I am Andrew Browne and my role in the MLC is as a maths support lecturer. 

After completing my MMath in Mathematics with proficiency in Japanese at the University of Exeter, I am about to have my PhD viva at the University of Cambridge. I have previously taught as a Peer Assisted Learning leader and undergraduate tutor for first year students at Exeter, an undergraduate supervisor at Cambridge, and both demonstrated and was the primary lecturer for a core statistics course at Cambridge.  

My specialisms for teaching are undergraduate mathematics, particularly statistics, both in theory and in practice with Excel, SPSS, and R. 

Chetna Patel

Chetna Patel

I have a passion for learning and teaching generally and in particular, maths and statistics. This has led me to study Maths and Education with the Open University, PGCE with the Leicester University and PhD in Maths Education at Coventry University.  I have been working in a maths and statistics support environment for over 25 years.   

Currently, I teach/tutor/support students through; Lectures and Workshops, from various programmes including Psychology, Pharmacy, Computing Maths, Forensic, Biomedical and Medical Sciences.  Areas of support I generally work in is maths and statistical analysis in parallel software I am familiar with to use for this provision: SPSS, Excel and Review Manager.  

Twenty five years of experience is significant but not comprehensive and I still have much to learn – look forward to learning together. 

Yamuna Dass

Yamuna Dass

I graduated in BSc Mathematics where I studied core mathematics and statistics modules. Following my undergraduate degree, I developed a strong interest in mathematics and education and pursued my passion to specialise in this area by securing a PhD studentship at Coventry University.

For over 10 years, I have been teaching and supporting undergraduate and postgraduate students with mathematics and statistics related queries. I specialise in teaching students from a range of disciplines and ability, including teaching Maths for Engineering, Pharmacy and Nursing students. I also teach Statistics including Excel and SPSS to Psychology and Biomedical students.
 

Karen Symons

Karen Symons

I am a senior Maths support lecturer in the Maths Learning Centre. 

My background in Maths Education is varied.  I started my career as a Secondary Maths teacher (in London and Hertfordshire) before moving onto writing Maths curriculum and assessment resources, training teachers (at Nottingham) and teaching at a local FE College (Loughborough). 

I have particular expertise with Nursing & Midwifery students and first year Engineering students – for whom I run workshops.  I also specialise in supporting students prepare to pass Numerical Reasoning tests which are often needed when applying for placements, progression onto further study (eg Teacher training) and for employment.