Colleen

Colleen

Saffron Walden Tutor

I am a recent graduate of Cambridge University with degrees in law, economics and finance. I am also on the board of a local high school and a mum to two teenagers. I charge a small additional fee for travelling time. I tutor Maths because I enjoy helping children and seeing their confidence grow.

Tutoring Experience

I have been tutoring Maths to students in Australia, and now England, for many years. I was the director of a training department in Switzerland. When at university, I ran tutorials and when at school I tutored maths to other students.

Tutoring Approach

As an experienced tutor and mum to two teenage daughters, I understand that maths can be challenging/scary/loathed. I start by understanding the goals and expectations of my student. I focus on concepts rather than formulae because I believe it is important that students understand the fundamentals of maths. I break problems up into small parts so that students can see progress after successfully completing each part, building confidence and recognising that maths is do-able and important. I recognise when breaks and change are needed and give praise when my students have a go. I do my best to create a relaxed environment where students feel comfortable saying that they don't understand.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (evenings)
References Available On File

Qualifications

University of Sydney1994BachelorsEconomics
University of Technology, Sydney1998MastersFinance
University of Cambridge2018BachelorsLaw

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Secondary£30
GCSE£30