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Hi! I am a maths specialist teacher, with a PGCE in primary education (with maths specialism). I achieved an A grade in Maths at A-level and have a degree in Sport and Exercise Science at Loughborough University. I continued in this field where I completed a Masters degree the following year. Here, I chose to focus on children's exercise patterns in schools in London and from there my interest in teaching and working with young people peaked. Shortly after, I started full-time employment at the British Heart foundation's National Centre at Loughborough University. I knew one day I would start my journey in to teaching and that's when I started tutoring Maths. At first this was a hobby to give me an excuse to re-learn A-level maths but it soon turned in to a yearning to teach and here we are a few years later, with a teaching degree in primary education with maths specialism, two years full-time teaching experience and over 5 years of tutoring experience. Outside of tutoring I am a full-time athlete with aspirations of one day making it to the Olympics.
I have two years full-time teaching experience as a Maths teacher at Newton Prep in Battersea. It is one of London's top independent prep schools, preparing children for schools such as Eton and Westminster. I know the 11+ and 13+ systems very well, tailoring preparations to suit the entrance requirements of each school. My experience includes Common Entrance and Scholarship examinations. I have also tutored students to prepare them for 7+ schools and GCSE/A-level/IB exams as a stepping stone to University entrance.
I have over 5 years of tutoring experience. My experience ranges from 7+ to A-level so I am very adaptable! I have worked successfully with children in their final preparations before exams as well as children who are more focussed on the long-term goal of improving their Maths skills. The diversity of my previous clients shows I am well equipped to meet the demands of new clients and tailor my approach accordingly.
My tutoring style reflects my practice in the classroom. I focus on coaxing out the misconceptions, why they may be there and addressing them in turn. I pride myself on being able to lead children to the answer without spoon-feeding them. This guiding process is fundamental to my practice as it allows my students to identify and rectify their own misconceptions. I believe this is where the most effective learning happens.
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- Roehampton University (2015) - Primary education with maths specialism (PGCE) (✔ On File)
- Loughborough University (2011) - Sports Science (Masters) (✔ On File)
- Loughborough University (2010) - Sport and Exercise Science (Bachelors) (✔ On File)