I am a 54 year old married man. I have been teaching for 7 years, which started off by tutoring my own daughter with A Level maths and hence reteaching myself. Previously, I was a farmer for 25 years, so I try to relate Maths to real world situations. I teach both foundation and higher tier Maths to classes with ranges of ability from levels 2 to 9 , so I am used to being flexible and going back over topics in a range of styles. I love Maths but appreciate that many pupils and parents are frightened by past experiences. My first priority is to take away this fear of failure.
The school I presently work in has a large number of students with SEND (especially dyslexia and autism) so I am used to varying styles of teaching and have material to suit the varying needs of the pupil. I have had experience from KS2 to KS5 in a range of schools:single sex grammar; mixed comprehensive; mixed independent academy in grammar schol area. I am a proactive teacher who assesses the needs of my students and strongly believes in good understanding of the basics. I am very happy to go over a topic numerous times using different methods until pupils have gained the confidence they need to make progress.
The student and the parents must be happy and confident that they are making the progress that is required. Tutoring is about the pupil having the confidence to make mistakes in order to learn and hence make progress. I have successfully tutored at KS2, KS3, KS4 as well as KS5, covering all parts of the syllabus in Maths. I am happy to state I do not know everything and at times have to go away and refresh my own learning - learning is a life long process. At A level, tutoring has been both supporting the present teaching in the classroom and tutoring for exam retakes. My students have on average improved 2 grades compared to their previous attempts.
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|Stamford Boys School||1984||School||A grade A level Maths|
|Newcastle upon Tyne||1985||Bachelors||2.1 B.Sc Agriculture|
|Nottingham Trent||2013||PGCE||Secondary Maths|
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