Kate

Kate

Plymouth Tutor

I have always had a real love and passion for Mathematics, from my very early days at primary school through to University and my teaching career. I enjoy the challenge of a difficult question and the sense of achievement and completeness when it is solved! Even in my spare time, I enjoy puzzles with a mathematical slant, and have been known to complete the odd A Level exam paper for fun.

When not indulging in mathematical activities, I can be found either enjoying spare time with my lovely family or completing one of my many knitting or sewing projects that I have on the go.

Tutoring Experience

I qualified as a teacher in 2004, and went straight into a job at Lipson Community College. Within a year I was promoted to Key Stage 5 Mathematics Co-ordinator, where I was in charge of the A-Level Maths delivered at the College. As well as my A-Level commitments, I taught many GCSE classes, and have taught students with a wide range of abilities, from those aiming for A and A* grades to those who found the subject much more of a challenge.

As well as teaching, I have experience in marking A level exam papers for one of the major exam boards. I have also completed a course with Cambridge Assessment, which enabled me to learn more about the examination process, from the underlying philosophy behind courses, to the construction and delivery of examinations.

I left Lipson in 2010 in order to spend time looking after my two young children.

I have extensive tutoring experience, and have successfully tutored students for GCSE Maths and Statistics, and for A levels.

Tutoring Approach

I like to utilise many different teaching methods when tutoring, tailored to the student's needs. I find that many students requiring tutoring have a low level of self-confidence in the subject, and so my aim is to highlight areas that the student does well in and use them to build upon areas that need work.

I have a large range of resources to use in sessions, and my time at Lipson has equipped me with an excellent variety of teaching and learning strategies. It all depends on how the student learns best, and by working together we can identify individual learning styles.

Success at Mathematics depends, amongst other things, on organisation and practice. I spend time with students on note-taking and working through questions in a methodical manner. I also spend time looking at exam papers and what the examiners are looking out for in both method and answer.

PLEASE NOTE: I currently only have space during school hours Monday to Friday - I am fully booked for after school, evening and weekend lessons

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekdays (daytime)
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Qualifications

University of St Mark and St John2004PGCEQualified Teacher of Mathematics
University of Plymouth2000Bachelors2:1 BSc(Hons) Mathematics

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