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Background: 27 years as a research scientist. Retrained as a maths school teacher in 2002. 7 years tutoring one-to-one in state schools and 12 years (ongoing) private tutoring GCSE and A level. Currently tutoring part-time at university.
Have written two GCSE aids - Maths Friend (Foundation and Higher) published 2014.

Tutoring Experience

Teaching maths in secondary school 2003-2004.
Supply teaching 2004-2007.
2004-2006:Hospital treatment for lymphoma. Currently in remission.
From 2006, ongoing: Private tutoring Maths GCSE and A level.
2008-2015: Part-time maths tutoring in state schools.
2015 ongoing: Maths support tutor in university (mainly first year engineers).

Tutoring Approach

I see one-to-one tutoring as the time to identify and solve the problems that students have with understanding a topic. Dialogue is most important.
I encourage the student to keep asking questions (especially what might be thought of as 'dumb' questions and therefore not asked in a classroom).
I keep to a minimum the amount of practice questions. If the student 'gets it' we move on.
My key aim is to find an approach that suits the individual student.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File


The Nottingham Trent Univ.2003PGCEPGCE Maths 2003
Leeds Univ.1978DoctoratePhD Chem/Maths 1978
Leeds Univ.1974BachelorsBSc Chem (Hons) 1974

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