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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.
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.
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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- 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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It is so good to have a teacher who is inspirational and his enthusiasm for both maths and music is contagious. We couldn't recommend Rich highly enough.
Richard did a great job of making sure the basics are thoroughly covered and also giving her challenging work to push her to the next level, whilst managing to keep the lessons fun.
Now in high school she enjoys her maths lessons with Richard so much we decided to make them permanent and she is sailing through her class work in the highest set.
Long may it continue!
Thanks so much for your kind comments! Sam is great to teach and I am sure with continued effort he will get the grade he deserves! Cheers!
We have no hesitation in recommending Richard
Thanks very much for the feedback! Ed is no stranger to hard work and he is a pleasure to teach. It is this dedication that has seen him reap the rewards! He is a pleasure to teach and I am chuffed to bits that he is enjoying his A level studies
He has given my Daughter confidence with her maths.
Richards teaching style makes learning fun and not a chore, my Daughters knowledge of maths has come on leaps and bounds since starting with Richard.
I can highly recommend Richard as a tutor he really gets back to basics and finds the gaps in a child's knowledge.
Tutoring Laila has been great fun! She is great to teach and Laila is keen to do well. Laila is making great strides and I am thrilled to bits that she feels as though she is developing her maths. Long may it continue! :-)
Thanks so much for the kind feedback! Luke is great to teach and I am sure he will do well if he continues to work as hard as
he is doing now.
Thanks for the great feedback , James is great to teach and I am sure we will get a grade he will be proud of!
It takes two to create a decent learning atmosphere and Sam does just that! I am sure if Sam continues in the way he has started he will achieve much success!
I have everything crossed for him!
Harry looks forward to Richard's lessons so much. We are so, so pleased that we chose Richard, as In the few short weeks that he has been working with Harry, he has helped him no end. As true as his in video he makes his lessons positive and fun. I just wish we had booked him earlier, but now both myself and Harry cannot praise him highly enough!
I'm currently completing an NVQ which requires me to sit 'functional skills' maths exams. The help from Richard has been very useful in preparing for this exam.
We have found Richard to be professional and reliable and he makes learning fun, which is essential when the girls have already completed a full day at school.
We would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who is seeking extra tuition.
Both Girls are a pleasure to teach and they are making progress already! Thankyou so much for the kind words.
In my experience, children are impressed by teacher who, know their subject well, are interested in it and tuned into their pupils. Richard exceeds these criteria and overs a level of excitement and enthusiasm that puts it together brilliantly.
Thanks ever so much for the feedback, Tillie is a pleasure to teach and I am so glad her confidence has improved. Confidence is the key in maths - if you have the confidence, you can achieve!