Information About Steve - Forest Row tutor - (24 reviews)
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I have always been fascinated by mathematics and science and took a Degree in Mathematics at Warwick University. I have been working in the field of maths education for the last 12 years.
My aim is to make maths learning enjoyable and inspiring for students and to encourage problem solving skills and and understanding of how maths is useful and essential in the everyday world we live in.
My main work is as a Private Tutor and I also write educational resources for Maths learning websites.
Outside of teaching I am also a trained Counsellor and work with private clients. Although I don't use this directly in my tutoring work, the skills I have developed are really useful for understanding why some students struggle in maths.
I have been tutoring now for over 10 years. I started out teaching in an Independent Secondary School in Brighton, teaching the GCSE course, but now I focus on private tuition as I like to be able to give one to one attention to my students. I have had great success with a wide range of students from younger students looking to pass their school entrance exams to GCSE, A level and IB students looking to get into their first choice of university.
My belief is that an inspiring environment for learning is crucial to success. If students receive encouragement and enjoy the learning then they will achieve their highest potential. As a tutor I am able to provide this and to get to know the students way of thinking, what they are interested in and how they can best improve.
A parent wrote recently to say: 'My son's confidence in and enthusiasm for maths has grown immeasurably working with Steve. He is now achieving consistently high marks of A grade standard for achievement and application.'
I use the first meeting with the student to find out their level and their strengths and weaknesses. From there I identify resources to use and a pathway of learning that is best suited to the student. Each student is different and will need different things from me, so it is important that I am flexible and listen carefully to what they say and provide the right balance of encouragement and motivation.
Tuition offers the best chance of success in maths learning alongside good school teaching and my intention is that every student I teach gains confidence and achieves the results that really matter to them.
I am happy to travel to your home to offer tuition, which often is the most comfortable place for students to work. Please note that I may ask for an extra fee of £5 for journeys more than 5 miles from my home in Forest Row.
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- Warwick University (1993) - BSc (Hons.) Mathematics (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
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I highly recommend Steve for 3 main reasons :
- maths was my nightmare during all my previous studies, but thanks to the his way of teaching, it has become a very interesting topic for me.
- after each lesson, all my questions were answered. This gave me the possibility to improve day - by - day, rather than having some questions unsolved. I would like to emphasize this aspect because Steve was the only one who could do so. Many other tutors left me really unsatisfied.
- the third aspect which differentiates Steve from other tutors was his trustworthiness in terms of commitments. More precisely, we took each lesson as we planned together.
It was a great experience to work with you and I'm so pleased that you got such a good result!
Many thanks for your excellent work with Richard. As you are aware his severe dyscalculia and dyslexia present him with a considerable disadvantage in his Maths studies and exams. He has made excellent progress and his confidence has grown enormously since you have been tutoring him. You have presented him with alternative methods of working and focused his way of studying a subject he has particular difficulty with. We have no doubt that even with your comparatively limited time with Richard you have exceeded what his school have been able to offer. Thank you also for your great flexibility in working around Richard's timetable. We would highly recommend you to any other students/parents requiring a maths tutor.
Jason and Catherine
Thanks for your kind words. It was a pleasure to teach your son and to see him achieve his fullest potential in the GCSE exam. A great result!
First Tutors have asked me for a review of things so far. I have rated you as excellent as you have already been able to develop a rapport with Paul and I am certain that this will ensure he reaches his goal of an A or B grade at his maths A2. Thanks again, we look forward to seeing Paul develop his skills, thanks to your tuition.
Good luck with University.
identified the areas that he needed to attend to and helped him with them.
It was extremely beneficial having the additional support that Steve provided
and he has an in depth and high level of knowledge of the subject.
Steve was very personable and my son found him really easy to communicate with.
My child has improved substantially over the weeks thanks to a positive attitude regarding maths in general. Has great skills as a tutor.
he helped me so much in understanding my excercies for the competency test at EPSO.
I will call him again early september before the test, to excercise more.
I highly reccomend him!
Your son was a pleasure to teach and I am glad he got the result he needed!