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Maths

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Primary £20.00
Secondary £20.00
GCSE £20.00
A-Level £20.00
Casual Learner £20.00

Physics

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Secondary £20.00
GCSE £20.00
A-Level £20.00
University £20.00
Casual Learner £20.00

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University £20.00
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Personal Description:

I am a 35 year old with 5 years experience working at Trinity Academy in Carlisle in the SEN department. I have a masters degree in physics so have high skills in physics and maths. I am passionate about my subjects and believe that enjoyment and motivation are key to learning, hence I try to add variety and fun into my lessons wherever possible.

I am very familiar with the Edexcel and AQA G.C.S.E. courses, as well as the Edexcel and AQA A-level physics and the Edexcel A-level maths, especially the core modules C1, 2, 3 and 4.

PLEASE NOTE, I am currently full at weekends and evenings. I can still take appointments during the day if your not in full time education.

Tutoring Experience:

I have taught in four different high schools around the country during work experience and my PGCE course. At Trinity I worked in the Learning Support department, supporting statemented children in lessons and in one to one sessions, so I have extensive experience at tutoring in a school setting. I also have taught Maths and Literacy lessons in Trinity with class sizes ranging from 12 to 20.

I have extensive home tutoring experience. I have 5 permanent tutees currently, all of which I have experienced great succes with. My success includes:-

A 17 year old male, who was failing at A level maths, he scored 9% on C1 and 11% on C2 on his mocks. After hiring me in February, he was achieving A's and B's on all the past papers on both modules, consistently scoring 80% or more. We are awaiting his results currently (June 2016).

A 40 year old male, who was completely illiterate, to read and write to an adult level in less than a year by diagnosing his type of dyslexia and altering my teaching style to suit his needs.

A 7 year old boy to read and write properly using phonics, taking him from bottom 5 in his class to official pupil of the year in less than a year.

A girl from when she was 10, and achieving a level 3c in maths, and in less than 2 years and 60 lessons with me(average once a fortnight), she has gone from that level to getting a level 6a at the end of year 7 test. She is now at the end of year 10 (as of June 2016) and is expected to achieve a B by her school, although I am still hopeful of an A or better (I only see her once a month on average now).

An 18 year old man in A2 level physics. When we started he was really struggling to understand any of the concepts in the unit. I taught the unit from a different perspective and he became very confident before sitting the exam with this different teaching.

I have home tutored 31 people from September 2012 until now (June 2016) who have sat exams, and I have 5 permanent tutees. All but one has achieved at least 1 grade improvement whilst being tutored by me, five people have achieved a 2 grade improvement and one person achieved a 3 grade improvement (please bear in mind I tutored this person for over a year before their exam, the more time I have the more improvement I can instigate).

At Trinity Academy, the pupils I tutored in my additional numeracy lessons and small sessions all got excellent results. I tutored a girl in year 10 who was getting a E, she achieved a C. Another girl who was predicted a G achieved an E in her GCSE, and a boy I was tutoring achieved level 6 in maths and level 7 in science at the end of year 9, despite being in part time education. I tutored this person again after he was excluded from education, helping him achieve a level 2 in maths and a level 1 in English functional skills (he did not do level 2 in English).

Tutoring Approach:

My experience has informed me that enjoyment and motivation are key to learning, both adults and children alike need to enjoy what they are doing and feel as if they are achieving. My most important mantra while tutoring is 'be calm when they get it wrong, and happy when they get it right'.

My exact approach will be tailored to who I am tutoring, I adapt every lesson and every question to the tutees needs at the time. If the way school teaches worked for everyone, no one would need a tutor, so I try to get as many games and fun tasks in as possible, and I will explain things in a different way than a teacher would in school. I rarely use printed sheets and textbooks, instead writing my own questions so the learning is tailored to the lesson I have taught and the needs of the tutee.

The syllabus I will use will also be personally tailored to who I am tutoring, however I nearly always separate my syllabus into small chunks to make it easier to access, and I will use a spiral staircase approach, where old topics are revisited and built upon to secure and consolidate new knowledge and skills.

Qualifications:

  • University of Salford (2005) - 2:1 Physics with Space Technology (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekdays (daytime)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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