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Maths

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Secondary £30.00
GCSE £35.00
Casual Learner £35.00

Chemistry

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Secondary £30.00
GCSE £35.00
Casual Learner £35.00

Biology

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Secondary £30.00
GCSE £35.00
Casual Learner £35.00

Combined Science

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Secondary £30.00

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Personal Description:

I am a fully qualified, experienced teacher of maths and science and am currently taking bookings for June, July and September for secondary students. (Unfortunately my timetable is full before the current GCSE exams). Also, because this is my full-time job, I provide tuition at my home only.)

I love teaching maths, science and ICT. I graduated at University of Aston in Birmingham in Chemistry and then trained at Birmingham University as a teacher in Maths and Science. I have held roles as Head of Maths, Head of Science and as Maths Adviser for Birmingham City Council.

I have been focusing my tutoring services as from 1st September 2013 in the Birmingham area. Please feel free to enquire further if you would like to discuss how best I could meet your current learning needs.

Tutoring Experience:

I have enjoyed teaching on Birmingham schools for 30 years - children and adults - schools, hospitals, special schools, behaviour centres and home tuition for the walking wounded! Lesson learned: all learners in all situations can be successful and happy in their learning.

Roles included: head of maths, head of science, maths adviser, ICT adviser, GCSE maths examiner.

Tutoring Approach:

QUESTION: HOW DO PUPILS LEARN BEST?

Answer: (1) When they are enjoying themselves. (2) When they feel confident. (3) When they are successful.

Therefore, good teachers don’t just teach – they plan for enjoyment, confidence-building and learning successes, in every lesson.

To make it even more challenging, research shows it is actually harder to learn maths and science than other subjects, so it’s not surprising that pupils sometimes struggle with these subjects or that they lose confidence.

THEREFORE, MY TEACHING APPROACH ALWAYS INCLUDES:

(1) Assessment … of each pupil’s interests and preferred learning styles.

(2) Planning … what to teach, building in these assessment results.

(3) Variety … a balance of activities: speaking, listening, explaining, presenting, drawing, mind maps, games, computers/handheld devices, interactive online activities, practical hands-on, problem-solving, flashcards, memory shortcuts …

(4) Making connections … to real-world situations and to previous learning.

However, I have learned over 20 years of teaching that these four only work well if (5) is also included:

(5) Maximising impact … reviewing and revising the learning, ideally with an audience of at least 1 other person.

This can be carried out in so many ways by the pupils themselves: presenting, demonstrating, recording a video, publishing a blog post (given parental permission) teaching others.

This is where parents, family or friends can play an invaluable role.

I ENJOY PROVIDING 1-1 TEACHING IN A RANGE OF SUBJECTS

Who? Children, young people and adults
What? Maths, Science and ICT (Primary & Secondary) (French, German, Spanish (Primary only)

Where? Worcestershire and Birmingham areas

Qualifications:

  • University of Birmingham (2005) - M.Sc (Merit) International Educational Management and ICT (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • University of Birmingham (1990) - PGCE Teaching : Maths, Science (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)
  • University of Aston in Birmingham (1984) - B Sc (Hons) 2:1 Chemisry (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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