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Simon

Simon

I am an Oxford University maths graduate and former sixth form college lecturer. I now work in IT services but still have a passion to help others improve and enjoy their maths.

I am married, in my fifties and have three grown-up children. Outside of work, I keep active playing cricket and tennis and love the outdoors. I have also recently rediscovered my artistic side and am really enjoying making pottery.

Tutoring Experience

I have five years' experience teaching GCSEs and A Levels (maths and IT) at Leigh college.

I now provide GCSE (Maths) and A Level (Maths and Further Maths) tuition in Todmorden.

Tutoring Approach

I am friendly and approachable and tuition sessions have an informal feel. This helps the student to feel at ease and able to ask any questions or discuss any areas of difficulty. I like to have an initial (free) meeting with the student and their parent(s) or guardian(s) as appropriate. In this we can get to know a bit about each other and to plan the next session should we decide to go ahead.

Generally, I concentrate on the topic the student is working on in school/college unless there are any particular topics that he/she feels it is necessary to focus on. I will always have work prepared for each session but am happy to go off topic if that is more appropriate. As long as I feel the student ends the session with more confidence than they began it, I am happy!

I find it is useful to set homework tasks but the amount will depend on the needs and circumstances of the student.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (evenings)
References Available On File

Qualifications

Oxford University1981BachelorsBA Hons Mathematics
William Hulme's Grammar School1977SchoolA Level Maths, Further Maths and Physics

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