Gillian

Bingley Tutor

A tutor with many years experience, helping students develop coping strategies for the stresses that the new GCSE exams are bringing is now an equal priority along with filling in the knowledge gaps. I work with both higher ability students looking to achieve top grades or those struggling in both primary and secondary schools as well as those now having to resit GCSEs, My students include adults and students from both private and state schools for entrance exams, Sats, GCSEs, A levels and Level 2/3 Numeracy required for professional training. Recent students have received a year 3 maths prize and most improved student award in year 10 and year 11. Two students secured a GCSE pass in maths, their only GCSE. I also work as a mentor across all subjects supporting students with exam and revision techniques and time management
I work closely with parents, giving regular feedback of strengths and weaknesses for the student to focus on specific areas for improvement and to build their confidence

Tutoring Experience

I have been Head of Maths for a small independent secondary school as well as a teaching assistant working with students with special needs in a local outstanding secondary school.. I have worked in a North Yorkshire primary school supporting higher ability pupils preparing for entrance exams as well as in an inner city Bradford primary school teaching level 6 maths for Stats exams.
I have a thorough understanding of the new GCSE and A levels.. In 2009/10 I attended the Maths Enhancement Course run by Bradford College, Leeds Trinity & Huddersfield UniveIrsity. I then completed part I of a maths PGCE at Leeds Trinity University College

Tutoring Approach

The new GCSE exams are focusing on problem solving so just knowing basic facts and last minute revision is no longer sufficient to gain a pass but a lot of hard work is needed throughout the year. I use a number of online tools for students to practice exam style questions to improve and maintain their understanding of the wide syllabus If there are any gaps in knowledge we spend time focusing in these areas. Sats, entrance exams and A levels have also changed in style in line with GCSEs
Passing exams is about laying out work clearly and answering the questions asked as well as using time efficiently and effectively.
As I am a full time tutor, I can offer students additional help between tuition via email providing clarification of points or a link to further information to support topics being taught in schools

LanguagesEnglish (British), French, Spanish
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

Leeds Trinity University College2011PGCEPart I
Leeds Trinity University College2010OtherMaths Enhancement Course
Bradford School of Managment2007MastersMBA part I
ACCA2000ProfessionalACCA

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Subjects taught
Maths
Primary£25
Secondary£25
GCSE£25
A-Level£30
Casual Learner£25
English
Primary£25
Secondary£25
GCSE£25
A-Level£30
Casual Learner£25
French
Primary£25
Secondary£25
GCSE£25
A-Level£30
Casual Learner£25
Spanish
Primary£25
Secondary£25
GCSE£25
A-Level£30
Casual Learner£25
Business Related
Primary£25
Secondary£25
GCSE£25
A-Level£30
Casual Learner£25
Entrance Exams
Primary£25
Secondary£25
GCSE£25
A-Level£30
Casual Learner£25