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I am a fully qualified mathematics teacher in Stafford and private maths tutor.
I provide tutoring to KS3, GCSE and A Level maths students of any ability. I am equally happy tutoring struggling mathematicians as I am tutoring students aiming for the top grades.
I tutor from my home in a dedicated teaching room and live with my fiancee, who is also a maths teacher.
I am a current mathematics teacher in Stafford and an experienced maths tutor. I have worked with hundreds of students to develop their mathematical knowledge, problem solving skills and self-esteem.
I trained to teach at one of the best providers of maths teacher training in the country and gained my initial experience in a range of schools in Exeter, Torquay and Newton Abbott before moving to Stafford where I have taught since. I have continued to offer my services as a tutor throughout this time and have developed my ability to teach and support learners of all abilities at different stages in their learning.
I work hard to ensure my students have the opportunities to reach their potential and particularly enjoy working one to one with students. I have a patient and friendly teaching approach in which I aim to guide students to develop their own understanding of the topics and their own problem solving skills, which are becoming more and more important in the new maths qualifications.
I tailor my approach to the individual student. Usually, I start by asking the student to identify areas they have found difficult at school. Mastering something that couldn’t previously be done usually boosts confidence. I keep an eye on the results of school tests and homework to enable me to follow up on any problem areas or misunderstandings. As the exams approach, I use past papers to check understanding, identify areas of weakness and resolve issues.
I prepare some topics for each lesson based on known problem areas, but I am always happy to be diverted to look at a current difficulty from school or homework.
It is very common to need to revise subject areas from earlier years where some basic principles have not been understood properly. I look out for these fundamental issues and resolve them in a way that schools just don’t have time to do.
I have a range of approaches to teaching mathematics that will suit any student of any mathematical ability whether they need to revise for exams, learn new topics or work on weaknesses. I am aware that many people find maths very challenging and I see it as my job to give students the tools they need to break down the challenges into manageable chunks.
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- University of Warwick (2017) - PGCert Teaching Advanced Mathematics (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
- University of Exeter (2016) - Secondary Mathematics PGCE (Distinction) (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)
- Liverpool John Moores' University (2015) - BA (Hons) Mathematics and Education (1st class) (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)