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I'm Laurie, I have been tutoring Math and Physics for 10 years now across 3 different continents. I graduated in 2007 from the University of Leeds with a 1st class degree in Mathematics, with International honours from Pennsylvania State University.
I love to teach, I have been teaching and coaching in one way or another since I was 16, and take great pride in every lesson I've given. I particularly enjoy 1 on 1 coaching and tutoring, as both the results and the relationship with the student progress so quickly. I have recently moved back to Whistler and am free to tutor any evenings.
During University I tutored Maths to students from other faculties and to 1st year Maths students, both in England and the US.
Since then I have been tutoring Maths and Physics part time to high school students in various countries around the world. I have experience teaching IB, the english curriculum, and high school syllabi from US, Australia and New Zealand.
At University in Leeds I took part in a program that allowed Maths students to teach to teenagers in 6th forms and FE colleges.
I have also been coaching sport since a very young age. Between 16 and 18 I coached basketball to children in Liverpool, from 2007 - 2008 I coached football to children and adults in Leeds, and since then I have been coaching and instructing skiing at resorts all over the world.
Whatever the subject or game is, I love to teach!
I believe in student-centred learning. All students are different and learn in different ways, and in a 1 on 1 setting it is possible to tailor each lesson to suit the student.
When it comes to precise and logical subjects such as Maths and Physics, I believe very strongly in teaching students not just how to do something, but why to do it, which I believe is lacking in most classrooms. It is only by understanding the foundations that students can think independently and approach problems with confidence.
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- University of Leeds (2007) - BSc Mathematics, 1st Class (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- Calderstones School (2002) - UK A Levels; Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Economics (School) (✔ On File)