Simon

Simon

Selby Tutor

I have lived a varied life, first getting a degree in maths before going into banking. I subsequently returned to university to complete a masters degree, a PhD and some post-doctoral research in meteorology before becoming a maths teacher. I love learning, being around people learning and discovering new things. However I understand all too well the frustration that you can feel when things aren't going as you planned. We all need some help from time to time and providing tuition allows me to help other people in the same way as previously other people have helped me. Outside of work I enjoy sport, especially cricket, and I am partial to a pub quiz.
I have a full DBS check and am willing to work from home or travel as required.

Tutoring Experience

I am a qualified maths teacher and have successfully completed my Newly Qualified Teaching year in a nearby school. During my time teaching I have worked in a variety of schools and successfully taught pupils in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 as well as observing and assisting at several other primary and secondary schools.

Tutoring Approach

I understand that not everybody finds maths enjoyable or easy. Other people do enjoy the subject but have find themselves struggling or understand the work but not how to apply their knowledge to answer exam questions. My approach is to try and build the tutee's confidence by aiming to understand what they can already do as well as identifying any misconceptions or gaps in knowledge that may be preventing further progress. From there we can work together to build on the foundations of their existing knowledge and reach their potential. I try to be flexible and to adapt to the tutee using combinations of exam style questions, problem solving and theory. Ultimately, I don't expect overnight miracles and understand the key things for all involved are patience and perseverance.

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

Qualifications

University of York2016PGCEPGCE
University of Reading2015DoctoratePhD in Meteorology
University of Reading2010MastersMSc in Meterology
University of Manchester2002MastersMaster of Mathematics
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Subjects taught
50% discount on your first lesson!
Maths
GCSE£30
A-Level£35
Casual Learner£35