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I am an experienced teacher of 36 years having taught in the primary, middle and secondary sectors. I have taught English and mathematics in an inner city comprehensive school with maths and computing specialist status, in addition I have taught in primary and middle schools where I have held two appointments as a mathematics coordinator and was a primary headteacher for 12 years. I regularly tutor on courses for teachers on dyscalculia and how to teach an outstanding lesson. More recently I have worked closely with a number of Universities in the North West as professional mentor to their PGCE students; I mentor teachers who are retraining to be qualified as mathematics teachers in secondary schools; coach primary and secondary teachers on the National College for School Leaders ‘Leading From the Middle’ course. I have a vast experience of working with teachers and other professionals in my position as an associate lecturer with a local university teaching on their post graduate certificate in mentoring, post graduate diploma in education, MA in Education and MSc in Educational Leadership and Management courses. My research interests are in teacher education and continuing professional development particularly in the area of mentoring. I am currently supervising MA and MSc students with research interests in mathematics, Initial Teacher Training and the use of Mentoring as a tool to enhance continuing professional development.
My teaching experience is wide and varied teaching in primary, middle and secondary schools in addition to teaching for a local university on its MA and MSc courses. I have been working as a private tutor since 1977 teaching mathematics and English to GCSE level to a wide range of students from primary age pupils to adults. I have also tutored adults through access to university courses, following them through their university courses assisting them in their assignments.
I adopt a friendly but firm approach to tutoring with an expectation that parents will support the learning process.
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- The Open University (2009) - Doctorate in Education (Doctorate) (✔ On File)
- The Open University (1997) - Master of Arts in Education (Masters) (✔ On File)
- The Open University (1989) - Master of Arts in Education (Masters) (✔ On File)
- The Open University (1984) - Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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I have no hesitation in recommending Ivan.
We first asked for Ivans help when our Daughters English grade started dropping, after the first session with Ivan a descriptive writing piece graded previously as a C was re-sat in controlled conditions at school using knowledge gained during sessions with Ivan and was re-graded an A!
Our daughter was constantly worried about GCSE work, questioning her own abilities. Despite only having a few sessions with Ivan so far, it has really given her a confidence boost.
The only regret I have is that we didn't find Ivan sooner!
Since Ivan has been teaching Jaime ( 1 hour a week) the change has been nothing more than miraculous. Jaime now has the confidence to learn maths and is taking a geniune interest in the subject. Ivan has a wonderful way of teaching that makes it all fit into place easily and takes the fear factor away from learning. Jaime now looks forward to her weekly tuition with Ivan and she tells me after every lesson how much she is enjoying it!
Jaime is now starting year 3 and is now looking forward to walking in her new classroom, head held high, ready to show the rest of her class her new found confidence when learning maths!
As a family, we all look forward to Ivan continuing his wonderful maths tuition with Jaime, and as parents helping her along in between her lessons.
It is encouraging to learn that the weekly lessons have had such a positive impact at this early stage. However, the success is to be shared between the four of us - Jaime is very responsive and tries extremely hard throughout the lesson and is supported by enthusiatic parents who work with Jaime between lessons reinforcing and consolidating the work covered. I look forward to working with Jaime each week and am confident that she will achieve the high levels of attainment that she certainly is capable of.
The content has been appropriate to Floras forthcoming exams and Ivan has worked very hard to prepare her for these.
Flora looks forward to each weekly session and we are delighted with her progress.
I find Flora a real pleasure to teach and, like Flora, I look forward to our weekly sessions.
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