Since graduating in 2009 with a Masters in Maths from Durham, I have worked as a secondary school Maths teacher. My experience is varied, including inner city comprehensives, prestigious international schools and high achieving private schools. I have taught A Level, IB, GCSE (both modular and linear) and IGCSE. In my nine year career, I have worked with a huge range of students, diverse in background, ability and attitude. In my free time, I enjoy running, cycling, spending time with my young family (and dog), and studying foreign languages.
My first teaching experiences were while I was at university. I worked as a teaching assistant in a local secondary school, and also volunteered for a student led charity which involved working in a South African primary school for three months. Upon graduation, I completed the Teach First scheme, which involves working in challenging inner city schools full time while also studying for your PGCE. I stayed at my Teach First school for three years, before doing a year in a state school in London. A spontaneous decision to apply for an international job took me to Rio de Janeiro, where I taught for three years in a the British School Rio de Janeiro. I returned to the UK in 2016, taught for a year in a UTC in Leeds, before moving to Oxford where I currently teach at Magdalen College School.
My approach to tutoring is identical to my approach to class room teaching, where I strive to be a positive, encouraging and enthusiastic presence. Seeing students progress and grow in confidence gives me a real buzz, and hopefully my students see this and appreciate my lessons. I set high expectations for my students, and try to ensure they understand why they are doing something, rather than what they need to do. My tutoring sessions include homework, and I am available by email to support or mark work before the next session.
|Languages||English (British), Portuguese|
|References Available||On File|
|Sheffield Hallam University||2010||PGCE||Teach First with QTS|
|The University of Durham||2009||Masters||Masters in Maths|
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