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Subjects Taught


Hourly Rate
Primary £16.00
Secondary £16.00
GCSE £16.00


Hourly Rate
Primary £16.00
Secondary £16.00


Hourly Rate
Primary £16.00
Secondary £16.00
GCSE £16.00
A-Level £16.00

Religious Studies

Hourly Rate
Primary £16.00
Secondary £16.00
GCSE £16.00
Casual Learner £16.00

English (Foreign Language)

Hourly Rate
Primary £16.00
Secondary £16.00
GCSE £16.00
Casual Learner £16.00

Study Skills

Hourly Rate
Primary £16.00
Secondary £16.00
GCSE £16.00
A-Level £16.00


Personal Description:

Part-time Maths Lecturer.

Available: Wednesday afternoon only.

Relevant Qualifications:
PGCE Post-compulsory Education Teaching: with subject specialism in Music Technology and Mathematics (2015)
BSc Audio and Music Technology - First Class Honours Degree (2012)
OCR MEI A-level Mathematics:
: Introduction to Advanced Mathematics, C1 - A (2007)
: Concepts for Advanced Mathematics, C2 - B (2008)
: Methods for Advanced Mathematics, C3 - B (2008)
: Further Concepts for Advanced Mathematics, FP1 - B (2008)
: Mechanics 1, M1 - A (2008)
: Statistics 1, S1 - C (2008)
: Decision Mathematics 1, D1 - A (2007)
Edexcel GCSE Spanish - A* (2006)
English (ET Equivalent to AQA GCSE Higher Level) - B (2014)

GCSE Statistics: Select GCSE Mathematics.
Ask me also about Study Skills (across all levels).

See also FirstTutors Languages, Music and Arts & Crafts.

Tutoring Experience:

Online Experience: over 560 hours of online teaching.

Classroom teaching:
- A-Level Music Technology (130 hours)
- GCSE Mathematics (130 hours)
- Functional Skills Mathematics (30 hours)
- KS3 English [Foreign Language] (120 hours)
- Education for Living (20 hours)

Private tuition:
- GCSE Mathematics (30 hours)
- KS3 Mathematics (60 hours)
- KS2 Mathematics (20 hours)
- KS3 English (60 hours)
- A1 English [Foreign Language] (90 hours)
- GCSE Spanish (100 hours)
- KS2 Spanish (20 hours)
- Beginner Spanish (40 hours)
- GCSE Portuguese (30 hour)
- Beginner Portuguese (110 hours)

Tutoring Approach:

My sessions follow a planned scheme of work suited for the qualification/aim the tutees are seeking, tailored to their needs. My preferred teaching methods include investigation, learning from questions, test practice, practical experimentation, and lecturing/demonstration. I encourage tutees to engage in reading and writing when appropriate. I follow a philosophy where any subject is accessible to anyone, so that I am committed to work with every tutee whether they are new to the subject or experienced.

Mathematics sessions are likely to be focused on practice and application, at times aimed towards homework completion and preparation for exams.
For longer term tutees, the first session will consist of an initial assessment based on the national guidelines for their level and age. For children, sessions will include learning through play to motivate and inspire love for mathematics and physics.

Language sessions will include reading, writing, pronunciation and speaking, listening, literature and culture, and of course lots of grammar and vocabulary! If you are learning a foreign language, we will discuss whether you prefer the session should be entirely in the new language.
For long term languages tutees, sessions will take a linear progression from foundation to more advanced, to check that all basic knowledge and understanding of the new language is covered and well retained. For young children, sessions will include learning through song and stories to develop love for the new language.
Tutees that have some experience in the target language will typically complete an initial assessment test, so the lessons can be pitched at the right level.

Study skills sessions will vary according to your specific request: whether you are interested to improve note-taking, essay writing, wider reading, referencing, revision skills, memory skills, etc.

My approach to religious studies follows a line of initial introduction (or reinforcement) by brief lecturing of concept, followed by reading and socratic questioning designed to involve the student in critical thinking, discussion and application. Practising exam-type questions may be appropriate in some instances.
Tuition available for Christianity based modules only. It would be beneficial if tutees possesses own revision guides and Bible, however not required.

I have a very patient approach yet challenging my students to achieve better and better. My tutees would describe me as organised, hard-working, punctual, approachable, encouraging, inspiring, supporting, flexible, and celebrating their every success.

Available online: Skyp', FaceTime, and e-mail.

Cancellations: 24-hour policy.

More details will be listed in the tuition agreement.


  • Birmingham City University (2015) - Post-compulsory Education Teaching (PGCE) (✔ On File)
  • University of the West of England (2012) - Audio and Music Technology (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • Hereford Sixth Form College (2008) - A-levels: Portuguese, Mathematics, Music Technology. AS: Physical Education, Product Design, Further Mathematics (College) (✔ On File)
  • Whitecross High School Hereford (2006) - GCSE: Spanish, Science (Double Award), Mathematics, D&T: Graphics (School) (✔ On File)
Native Language: Portuguese
Additional Languages: English (British), Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Availability: Weekdays (daytime)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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