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Maths

Hourly Rate
Primary £35.00
Secondary £35.00
GCSE £35.00
Casual Learner £35.00

Music

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Primary £35.00
Secondary £35.00
GCSE £35.00
A-Level £35.00

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My name is Richard and I have been professionally tutoring online for the past four years after leaving my teaching career on high after a very sucessful period in an Ofsted Outstanding secondary school in Leeds.

Tutoring Experience:

I have taught mathematics and music in secondary schools for the past eight years, and I have been professionally tutoring full time for the past four. I left teaching on a high, having been a member of a mathematics department belonging to an outstanding secondary school in Leeds. I am now a professional online tutor. I am also an examiner for Edexcel (which means marking real life exam scripts during the summer). This gives me a unique insight into the examination process, and in turn, this means your child has a greater awareness of what they need to do to successfully pass their exams.

I tutor KS2 KS3, 11+ Maths, 13+ Maths, GCSE, iGCSE, A Level, Functional Skills in Maths and ICT and the Further Maths Qualifications from OCR and AQA. I have also tutored Foundation Engineering Students and helped prepare others for distance learning exams. I am also proud of my work tutoring maths elements of Level 3 City and Guilds Engineering Apprentices. It is great applying the theory to real life engineering applications.

I have been tutoring privately since I started teaching. I have had excellent feedback from parents and students.

In terms of school based teaching my GCSE and A Level results have been excellent, and I have been consistently rated as outstanding during formal and informal observations.

In previous schools I was head of KS3 mathematics and head of functional mathematics. This involved visiting primary schools and designing practical learning experiences. I have been responsible for designing Schemes of Work (ie what to teach and when to teach it), managed a school initiative that involved teaching parents in conjunction with students, and monitored pupil progress to ensure that those who were not performing their best pulled their socks up! I have also helped other teachers develop their careers. I have been a mentor to Trainee teachers and Newly Qualified Teachers. This involved watching their lessons and giving them feedback on how to improve their teaching.

Tutoring Approach:

A confident learner is a successful learner and in maths I think that confidence is crucial. I will help build up my tutee’s confidence so that they will feel able to answer questions with ease! I will encourage, not humiliate, and I will ensure that topics are pitched perfectly so pupils can make progress straight away. Exam rubric (what the exam boards want to see and how they want to see it) will feature heavily and we will work together so weaknesses will be consolidated over time.

As I have had lots of experience teaching in schools this gives me a unique insight into how teachers think, and what they would like to see from their pupils who are engaged in private tuition.

I aim to help pupils over the long term by also discussing revision strategies and memory aids to ensure that topics covered in sessions will remain fresh and exam ready.

Teaching is a two way process so expect questions – lots of them! If any stumbling blocks have been encountered I will use a range of questioning techniques to get to the bottom of the problem. One of the key benefits of private tuition is having the opportunity to assess a tutee's knowledge and remedy where appropriate.

I use a range of resources, from Numecon (plastic slates that are great to visualise number) to old school A level text books, from weighing scales to tennis balls. I will use whatever is needed to get a point across!

I have been told I make learning fun and I am inclined to agree as I think I am hilarious!

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • EM Direct (York) (2009) - Secondary Maths (PGCE) (✔ On File)
  • Leeds University (2006) - Secondary Music (PGCE) (✔ On File)
  • Leeds University (2006) - Awarded QTS (QTS) (✔ On File)
  • University of York (2004) - BA (Hons) Music (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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