Michael

Maths and Geography Lessons in Knighton

I have a lot of life experience (exploration, travel, a variety of work), 4 confident and accomplished grown-up daughters, and live in a country cottage renovated by myself and partner.
In recent years I have carried out voluntary work assisting a remote tribal group in the Upper Amazon
Personable and at ease with people of all ages i enjoy helping students gain knowledge with a sound level of understanding.

Tutoring Experience

Teacher of Geography in a West London comprehensive school (Villiers High) from 1976-81, gaining promotion to 2nd in department with enthusiastic and successful teaching to University entrance. Also taught games and special needs.
1981-3 head of Geography then 1984-5 head of Humanities faculty at Markham College a top bi-lingual 'Public school', (British Council recommended) in Lima, Peru.
1986-7 Supply teaching (all subjects) in Ealing, London.
1988-9 Teacher of Maths, Geography and English in Tregynon school for students with emotional and social issues in Powys, Wales.
1990-93 Short term contracts teaching a variety of subjects (RE, Rural science , A-level Geography in South Shropshire Schools).
1993-4 Head of Geography at Guru Nanak Sikh School in Hayes, West London.
1994 -1999 Teacher of Geography at Ounsdale High School, Wombourne, Staffs.
2000-02 Supply teaching in South Shropshire Schools.
2003-08 regular short-term contracts at Bridgnorth Endowed teaching Geography and Maths as well as supply in other subjects.
2009-10 short-term classroom tutor for pupils on the autistic and aspergers spectrum.
Tutoring of English as a foreign Language in London (1993) and in Peru (2015)

Tutoring Approach

I tutor by focussing upon the specific needs of the student. Many students have 'blocks' to learning and i use my considerable experience and gentle manner to help them gain confidence in their own ability. Due to my wide variety of interests i aim to make learning enjoyable and interesting. I consider that students often learn more quickly when examples from their own experience or locality can be related to the topic studied. In Maths i focus on making it as relevant as possible to the learner and where some syllabus material may not seem useful give a good idea of how it might have practical application. It is my aim to help the student make noticeable progress in their studies and encourage their own interest in learning.

LanguagesEnglish (British), Spanish
AvailabilityWeekdays (all times)
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Qualifications

SOAS, Univ of London1973BachelorsBA 2.2 Georaphy
Kings College, Univ of London1976PGCE Geography Teacher of ages 9-18
International teaching and training Institute1989OtherTeacher of English as a Foreign language
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