Phoebe

Phoebe

Newhaven Tutor
  • 1/2 price for first lesson*

Specific availability:
Every second Tuesday 4-5pm in the Seaford/ Newhaven area.
Tuesdays 6.45-7.45pm in west area of Eastbourne.
Wednesday 5.15-6.15pm on Brighton, along or east of Ditchling Road.

If you live in one of those areas and are free at those specific times then I should easily be able to fit you in, but I do have other availability so please get in touch either way. * Unfortunately I cannot tutor in Brighton on any other day.

I am currently a teaching assistant in a secondary school having previously started but not completed teacher training in mathematics.
I have a first class undergraduate degree in maths and psychology, and a masters in psychology research with distinction.

I grew up in Scotland and having moved down to Sussex for teacher training I have had to become familiar with all the differences between the Scottish and English maths curriculum. I have done this by both personal study and completing a Subject Knowledge Enhancement course through the university.

Tutoring Experience

I was a private maths tutor in Scotland for 4 years through university. I tutored around 30 students between the ages of 11 and 17 as well as mature students, and have helped take many of these students through their Scottish national exams. (If you read the reviews please note that National (Nat) 5 is the equivalent to GCSE, and Higher is the equivalent to AS-level.)

Over 4 months last year I was training as a maths teacher working in schools 4 days a week. I taught classes to pupils between Y7 and Y10 and observed many Y11 classes. I was also part of a group of fellow trainees to teach an AS-level lesson at a sixth form as well as assist in GCSE resit and A2-level classes.

Since leaving teacher training I have re-started my tutoring business. I have tutored a number of students for the new maths GCSE, both Year 11 students and Year 12 students doing resits, with the majority of students passing/ teaching their target grade. I have also tutored primary school pupils, as young as Year 2, who require extra tuition due to a variety of reasons including having students where English is their second language.

In addition, I have tutored a few students with learning difficulties including dyslexia and autistic spectrum disorder.

I also have recent experience with the A-level curriculum and I am confident that I can help any A-level student that may be struggling.

Tutoring Approach

I get to know the student to figure out how they work best, either helping them fully understand how a formula works or helping them follow a step by step process to find the solution, or something in between. I will work with the student to find out where their weaknesses are and then help them gain confidence in these areas. I will also work with the pupil to help ensure they are not making common mistakes and help them find new ways to understand and remember the processes and formulae required to do well in maths.

If you have any questions please get in touch.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

University of Sussex2017OtherSubject Knowledge Enhancement
University of St Andrews2016MastersMRes Psychology: Distinction in the Dissertation
University of Dundee2015BachelorsBsc Mathematics and Psychology: 1st Class Honours
Meldrum Academy2011SchoolHighers in Accounting (A), English (C), Maths (A), Physics (A) and Psychology (B)

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Primary£15
Secondary£20
GCSE£25
A-Level£30
University£30
Casual Learner£20