Alexander Coward's Classroom

Director of Studies


I mainly focus on helping students studying mathematics.

If you're a student of mathematics, wondering about a good place to start, I recommend the excellent short course Introduction to University Mathematics by Alan Lauder, and completing the two problem sets carefully. Try to understand every single sentence. 

About Me

I spent most of my career as an academic mathematician, although in my heart I think of myself as a teacher. Now I'm the Founder and CEO of EDeeU, but I still think of myself more as a teacher than an entrepreneur. I have a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Oxford, and another Ph.D. in Education from Thai Nguyen University in Vietnam. 

I grew up in London, spent 10 years at Oxford, and have also lived in Vietnam and Australia. Now I live in Berkeley, California, a place that somehow feels like home. 

I like reading, playing the piano, and messing about in boats.  



Berkeley, California



Berkeley, California

Primary Subjects:

  • Mathematics

  • Software Engineering


  • English (fluent)

  • German, Vietnamese (conversational)

Personal Website:


  • M.Math. (2003) and Ph.D. (2008) in Mathematics, University of Oxford.

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (2004), University of Oxford.

  • Honorary Doctorate in Education (2014), Thai Nguyen University.