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Joshua offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!

Maths

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Secondary £30.00
GCSE £30.00

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Personal Description:

Hello, my name's Josh and I have recently moved back to Edinburgh after living in Brighton for 7 years, having grown up here, and am looking to tutor students from ages 11-16, either in preparation for examinations or to help further their general understanding of mathematics.

I have two years teaching experience a very wide range of abilities at an 11-16 secondary school in Hastings, East Sussex.

I have a very strong knowledge base of the English and Scottish secondary mathematics curricula. At my disposal I have a large range of resources to help your child learn in a way that is best for them.

I am free to tutor during the day or in the evenings on weekdays. I am not always available on weekends, but am happy to be flexible, especially when it is nearer to examinations.

In my spare time I am interested in going to art galleries and museums, watching films, playing and watching rugby and cooking.

Tutoring Experience:

I have a PGCE qualification from the University of Brighton, and two years teaching experience at St Leonards Academy in Hastings, East Sussex, where I taught a very wide range of abilities from ages 11-16.

I have tutored multiple students at Nat5/Higher/GCSE/IGCSE level in the past three years.

Tutoring Approach:

I find that a calm, relaxed atmosphere is most useful for students when either learning new material or when revising before an examination. Personally, I believe that building a good relationship with students and parents/carers is vital to helping students progress rapidly and with confidence.

I use a mix of worked and live examples, consolidation exercises, examination questions, verbal questioning and problem-solving activities to check students' understanding at various points throughout a tutoring session.

I also use a mix of electronic and paper-based resources, depending on the topic(s) we are covering in that session.

My belief is that creating a safe environment where it is okay to make mistakes and find things difficult, as long as a good effort is made, breeds resilience and confidence, making long-term success inevitable.

In addition to this, throughout tutoring sessions I give tips on general exam techniques or for specific types of questions.

I can also set and mark (to examiner's specifications) examination papers. I will give an accurate grade and a detailed feedback sheet broken down question-by-question so students can see their strengths and areas to work on. These are charged at £10 each and can be used for extra revision or to inform topics covered in tutoring sessions.

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • University of Brighton (2014) - Secondary Teacher of Mathematics (PGCE) (✔ On File)
  • University of Sussex (2012) - 2:1 BA Politics and International Relations (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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