This is how 2 referees rated Christopher:
Background: 27 years as a research scientist in combustion and natural gas technology.
Retrained as a maths school teacher in 2002.
Married, three grown up children. All did A level maths, but needed only a little help from me!
Have written two GCSE aids - Maths Friend (Foundation and Higher) published 2014.
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).
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.
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