I am currently of an age that would allow me to retire but choose to continue teaching exclusively A level Maths and Further Maths full time. I do this because I love Maths, helping children and frequent holidays.
Together with one colleague we are a most successful sixth form department based in a successful Wolverhampton 11-18 comprehensive school. I have taught in three schools altogether including my present one for thirty years. I have been Head of Maths for more than twenty years as well as an Assistant Headteacher and Examination Secretary.
I have been involved in the writing of very successful series of 'A' level text books, I have marked SATs, GCSE and GCE 'A' level exam papers and tutored over many years involving all exam boards and pupils from all Telford and district schools. This has involved experience of all the various pure and applied mathematics modules relevant to the new A-level specifications.
All three of my own children took Maths at A level, two of them Further Maths.
People and in particular children enjoy what they are good at; by offering them success at a carefully chosen and appropriate level I have been able to push them to grades beyond what had been expected and to a level of confidence that will carry them forward for years to come.
There are not many practising Maths teachers with more in classroom experience, I know where pupils will go wrong, I know the reasons they don't want to work, I know the tricks that will improve their grade. I am also able to give them a genuine respect for this most useful and necessary subject.
I will prepare lessons whenever possible, provide additional resources and set homework. I will expect homework to be done and be reluctant to continue lessons with pupils who have unrealistic expectations.
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|Essex University||1975||Bachelors||BSc Econ (Hons)|
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