I'm a 30 year old Maths Teacher living in Hucknall, Nottingham.
I currently work for a college, specifically teaching GCSE Maths Resit students. In my work teaching solely GCSE Maths now I have a clear awareness of the specific requirements which students need to achieve in order to be successful in their GCSE's and beneath, the foundation work required for KS3 students to be successful when they reach KS4.
Prior to working at the college, I worked in a challenging secondary school working with both KS3 and KS4 students teaching a range of abilities. Before becoming a Maths Teacher I was a Maths Teaching Assistant for four years at a different Secondary School. I have an Education background with a Joint Honours degree in Sport & Special and Inclusive Education to 2:1 standard from Nottingham Trent University. This is supplemented by my experience in a range of other non-classroom based experiences. I have spent two summers working at a Special Educational Needs residential camp in America in 2010 and 2011 after I spent four summers working at mainstream summer camps here in England.
I have been a Teacher for 5 years. I currently work for a college, specifically teaching GCSE Maths Resit students. In my work teaching solely GCSE Maths now I have a clear awareness of the specific requirements which students need to achieve in order to be successful in their GCSE's and beneath, the foundation work required for KS3 students to be successful when they reach KS4.
Prior to this I have taught both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 pupils in a challenging school. Before this I was a Teaching Assistant for 4 years in a mainstream Secondary school. During this time I was based in the Maths department assisting pupils ranging from 11-16 years old. I predominately worked with the weakest pupils and pupils with learning difficulties. I also have experience in supporting pupils identified as Gifted and Talented with the more challenging aspects of the curriculum. I also have first-hand experience of preparing pupils for their upcoming exams through revision sessions at school and thus a thorough understanding of what topics are likely to be focussed on and subsequently the difference between a successful and unsuccessful grade.
I believe that Maths is a subject that can be understood by everybody, regardless of age or ability, if the correct strategies and methods are implemented. Through my experience of explaining these methods in different circumstances, I feel I am in a strong position to provide a variety of approaches and adapt my teaching style to the needs of the pupil. I feel my first-hand experience of the current curriculum is essential as I have found that the methods used in some topics have changed since my own time at school. My aim is to ensure all my tutorial sessions will be planned, appropriately differentiated and structured to enable all my tutees to reach their potential and subsequently raise their confidence in a subject which can otherwise present many barriers in later life.
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|Nottingham Trent University||2010||College||2:1 Joint Honours Degree in Education|
|Bancroft's School||2006||School||A-Level Maths|
|Bancroft's School||2004||School||A* GCSE Maths|
|University of Hull||2014||PGCE||PGCE in Secondary School Mathematics Teaching|
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