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Hourly Rate
Secondary £25.00
GCSE £30.00
A-Level £35.00

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Personal Description:

I am a retired, fully qualified Maths teacher aged 55. Throughout my 30 year teaching career, I have taught GCSE and ‘A’ level Mathematics including Maths and Further Maths in a grammar school, a high achieving academy and comprehensive schools. I have always enjoyed good success, with excellent exam results at all these levels.
I did a degree in Engineering and worked for a while in the engineering industry both in the UK and abroad in the Far East, but fairly soon qualified as a teacher, moving to full time teaching which I have enjoyed for over 30 years. This practical experience of seeing how mathematics is applied in the real world is something which adds to what I can do to prepare my students for university and the world of work.

Tutoring Experience:

I taught for more than 25 years in a selective grammar school with a significant number of my pupils going on to university. I then taught in an Independent Academy which has a superb reputation for exam success. Both of these schools were rated ‘Excellent’ repeatedly by Ofsted. I am equally happy teaching Pure or Applied Mathematics (both Mechanics, for which I illustrate my lessons with a variety of practical models to aid understanding, and Statistics).
I have also enjoyed working as a private tutor for people studying for GCSE and A level Mathematics, and now want to develop that aspect more.
I have taught ‘A’ level modules C1, C2, C3, C4, FP1, FP2, FP3 , M1, M2, M3 and S1.
I am already familiar with many of the ‘new’ aspects of the GCSE and A level syllabus, because I used to have to teach them in the early part of my career when they used to have to be covered.

Tutoring Approach:

I use a variety of approaches, but the important thing is for my pupils to obtain a good understanding of what they are doing and why they are doing it. If a pupil shows a lack of understanding, we go back to a level at which they are confident and build the topic up until he or she can see why the new topic works the way it does. I insist on them writing down their workings in a correct and rigorous way, developing a framework into which they can fit the full variety of questions which can be asked on a topic. I often employ models of a mathematical nature which I have made to aid understanding, particularly with Vectors and Mechanics where it is often difficult for the student to visualise the question otherwise.

Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • The Brentwood College (1986) - PGCE equivalent (PGCE) (✔ On File)
  • The City University (1985) - Degree in Civil Engineering (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • Southend College (1980) - TEC Diploma (College) (✔ On File)
  • The FitzWimarc School (1978) - Nine 'O' levels (School) (✔ On File)

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