The creator of the Mathsaurus is an an Oxford (and Birkbeck) Mathematics graduate and experienced teacher and tutor, having taught for seven years at leading London independent schools, and is currently working towards a PhD in Probability at the University of Bath. He also has a degree in Law and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Enough of the third person! I created an earlier version of this website whilst teaching full time at schools in London, occasionally setting students videos to watch for their homework to free up time for problem solving in class. Many people now refer to this approach as ‘flipped learning’, which makes it sound rather more energetic than it really is. In fact at its heart it’s a modern twist on a quite traditional approach, of setting ‘prep’ rather than homework – and so expecting students to arrive prepared for their lessons, ready for a serious discussion and problem solving session.