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I am a fully qualified Maths Teacher and have been teaching maths privately and in comprehensive schools for over 25 years. I am a maths teacher at an 11 – 18 comprehensive school where I teach KS3, KS4 maths classes.
Part of my responsibility is to direct teaching and learning within my department, and to do this I monitor the constant changes and developments to do with the teaching and assessment of maths. This keeps me aware of all the changes to the format and style of the exam papers (the specifications has changed and there has been a major shift in the style and difficulty of the questions given recently, making them more functional and requiring additional skills in answering them, a fact that some non-qualified, non-up-to-date teachers may not be aware of!)
I have successfully tutored students through GCSEs at both higher and foundation levels and within both modular and linear settings and have experience with all the major exam boards (AQA, OCR, and Edexcel)
I have taught in comprehensive schools for over 25 years and at all key stages. I am currently a maths teacher and a private maths tutor. I have over 25 years experience teaching privately and have an excellent, proven track record having always made improvements to my students'' grades, sometimes from ‘D’ to A*.
I visit the student at their home for the lesson, which is usually one hour per week (but this arrangement can be flexible). I will perform an analysis to tailor the individual needs of the student. Once the student has a good understanding of the concepts I teach methods of answering exam style questions, then move on to past exam papers giving them the skills and confidence to do well in the exam.
Following each lesson I like to have an informal chat with the student and family to give feedback on progress made.
I can also offer short booster lessons in order to bring the student ‘up to speed’ or to prepare for exams that may require only one or two hours.
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- University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1992) - PGCE Mathematics (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)
- University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1990) - BEng (hons) Engineering (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
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