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I am a retired Chartered Engineer with degrees in both Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering. I worked as a Maths Mentor in a Leicester state school for a number of terms following retirement and I have enhanced DBS clearance.

As a Chartered Engineer, I worked in the power generating industry for approximately thirty five years and during that time, the use of mathematics within a practical context was an integral part of my work. I am a member of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and am well placed to understand the relevance and importance of mathematics and the difficulties which arise in its interpretation and application.

My enjoyment of mathematics developed throughout my engineering career and my time as an Open University student gave me first-hand experience of dealing with mathematical topics which, at first sight, appear difficult to understand.

Tutoring Experience

Following retirement, I worked for a number of terms in a Leicester secondary school as a Maths Mentor. My role supported that of the full-time teaching staff by working one-to-one and in small groups with Years 12 and 13 GCSE resit students, Year 11 GCSE and AS level students.

In my private work, I am/have been working with students studying general numeracy, QTS numeracy, Functional Skills, GCSE/IGCSE (Foundation and Higher; Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 plus Year 12 resit), National 5, Year 1/AS level and Year 2 A level (AQA, Edexcel, OCR, CAIE and SQA). The majority are/have been school/college based with others being mature students and home-schooled.

Tutoring Approach

I listen carefully and encourage tutees to ask questions so misunderstandings can be addressed. Together, we identify gaps in knowledge and focus on these areas to improve understanding and learning.

I encourage tutees to have confidence in their own abilities.

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


Open University2013BachelorsFirst, BSc Mathematics
City & Guilds1999CollegeFurther & Adult Education Certificate, 7307
Cardiff University1981Bachelors2:1, BEng Mechanical Engineering
Institute of Mathematics2014ProfessionalMember of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

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