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Price Guide
Primary $50.00
Secondary $50.00
NCEA Level 1 $50.00
Adult/Casual $50.00


Price Guide
Primary $50.00
Secondary $50.00
Adult/Casual $50.00

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Personal Description:

Friendly, approachable, professional teacher. Several years of experience with classroom and 1-to-1 tuition in English and Maths. BASED IN NEW ZEALAND.

Familiar with AQA, Edexcel, WJEC/EDUQAS and Cambridge exam boards.

**I can provide tuition on the following topics for English:

Set texts:
The Merchant of Venice
Romeo and Juliet
The Tempest
A Christmas Carol
Of Mice and Men
Lord Of The Flies
Anita and Me
Silas Marner
Jane Eyre
An Inspector Calls
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Poetry and literary analysis:
Poetic techniques
Song of Ourselves (Cambridge iGCSE)
Moon on the Tides / Poetry from Different Cultures (AQA GCSE)
Collections from EDEXCEL and WJEC/EDUQAS
Preparation for unseen poetry questions

Preparation for reading and writing elements of English Language exams
Planning and Drafting essays
Structure of language (punctuation, paragraphs, point/evidence/analysis)
Embedding quotes and evidence into writing
Exam timing

**For Mathematics I provide sessions on the following topics:
Percentages and Fractions
Ratio, Scale and Proportion
Metric and Imperial Measurement
Area, Perimeter, Volume
Mean, Mode, Median and Range
Reading and drawing graphs (bar charts, line graphs, scatter graphs, box charts)
Formula - creative and solving
Linear Equations
Simultaneous Linear Equations
Geometry (Angles, shapes, parallel lines)
Pythagoras Theorem and Trigonometry
Times tables, mental arithmetic and multiplication/division techniques

Tutoring Experience:

Qualified with PGCE in Secondary English, Qualified Teacher Status awarded 2007
Qualified Teacher: Learning and Skills (QTLS) awarded 2013
TERP (Teacher Education Refresh Programme) Waikato University, New Zealand, 2017

Last OFSTED grade: Graded Good (2) with elements of Outstanding (1) practice

2010 - 2011
Worked on an army training preparation course teaching English functional skills to troubled and disadvantaged teenagers who were aiming to join the armed forces.

2011 - 2012
Taught maths and English basic skills qualifications to adults in various work places

2012 - 2014
I worked full time as a tutor for adults, teaching the maths and English functional skills aspects of adult apprenticeships in Health and Social Care.

2014 - 2017
I work as a Functional Skills (English, Maths and ICT) Specialist, advising and training assessors on how to deliver teaching sessions for English, Maths and ICT and how to embed learning in the workplace for apprenticeships.

2018 - present
High School Teacher at Greymouth High School, West Coast, New Zealand. I teach Mathematics at junior level and Level 1 of NCEA.

Tutoring Approach:

I prefer to work one to one, focusing on building up confidence and security. I have worked with some very nervous learners and some who have had negative teaching experiences in the past.

I design most of my own resources, based on the functional skills idea that maths and English should be relevant to the person who is learning.

I am happy to tutor via Skype, Messenger, Google Hangouts (Google Meet), Zoom or via text/email exchange.

I strongly believe that there is no such thing as 'bad at maths'. The people I have tutored have not previously been taught in a way that works for them.

Many of my learners have gone on to higher education, have started their own businesses and have passed competency tests in maths for EYPS, Teacher Training and Nursing Degree courses.

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Native Language: English
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • St Martin's College (2007) - Secondary English (PGCE) (✔ On File)
  • Lancaster (2003) - English (2:1) (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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