I have a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nottingham University and have worked in the computer industry for many years. I always enjoyed mathematics – something I passed on to my children, my son now working as a Maths teacher - and now find myself in demand as a one-to-one tutor. I am very patient and nurturing and aim to make the lessons enjoyable for my students. They are encouraged to work to their potential, whatever level that may be.
I volunteered in an adult numeracy class and found that I really loved it. Some of the students asked me to tutor their children and so I began private tutoring, gaining new clients by recommendation. I have helped many students through Key Stage 3 and onto their GCSE exams. The vast majority have met or exceeded their target grade. Several students have developed such a love of maths that they have gone on to study it for A level.
I find that many of the students who come to me lack confidence. They are often having problems at school because they have missed some vital techniques and now find themselves cast adrift. I begin at a level comfortable for them and at which they can achieve success. We then build on this foundation, fill in the gaps, and hopefully start to catch up at school. I will set homework if you wish.
I am equally comfortable with high achievers and have helped pupils to gain A* grades.
Adults are very welcome too and I can help with professional skills tests for prospective teachers.
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|Nottingham University||1983||Bachelors||2:1 BSc (Hons) Mechanical Engineering|
|City and Guilds||2010||Other||Level 4 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector|
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