My name is Gary Mace and I have taught in secondary schools for 25 years. I am married to my wife Jan who is a primary school teacher. Whiltst being born in Nottingham, I have lived in in different areas of the UK and also Australia for six years where I worked for some of that time with young people on an outdoor education base. From that statement, you will guess that I enjoy different sporting activities and keep fit activities! I have recently returned from climbing mount Kilamanjaro in Africa to raise finance for children who have so much less than we do. I believe that we are all designed for accomplishment, engineered for success and endowed with seeds of greatness.
I am a teacher who loves maths, really enjoys teaching and has 25 years experience of secondary education behind me. Students that I teach would describe me as a teacher who inspires, motivates and makes learning fun. My current role as a Head of Maths keeps me up to date with all the current changes that are currently taking place in the secondary maths curriculum. I have also tutored a small number of students privately for the last two years. After one term, a year 8 pupil has moved to a higher set and a recent GCSE pupil who was predicted a "C" grade by the school attained a grade "A".
As a private tutor, I will inspire, motivate, develop confidence and make the hour a week that we have together enjoyable. I will quickly develop a knowledge of where you need help, at what level and prepare individualised resources for you before coming to the lesson. At the end of the lesson, I will look to the next step with you and what we may need to cover in the next session. This allows me to come well prepared for the lesson. Where necessary and with your permission, I may contact your maths teacher at school for where they may think you need help. Within a lesson, I will take your lead if there has been an area that you have struggled on during the week or if you have homework that you find difficult. Past students that I have tutored would describe me as relaxed, approachable and able to stretch them to their highest potential
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|Swansea University||1987||Bachelors||Chemistry with Maths|
|Sheffield University||1998||PGCE||Teaching Qualification|
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