# Information About Susan - Horsham tutor - *(***7** reviews)

**7**reviews)

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This is how 2 referees rated Susan:

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### Subjects Taught

## Maths |
Hourly Rate |

Primary | £27.00 |

Secondary | £27.00 |

GCSE | £27.00 |

A-Level | £30.00 |

Casual Learner | £25.00 |

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## Personal Description:

I am a graduate in Civil Engineering who, after a 20 year career break to bring up my 3 children and 3 stepchildren, retrained firstly as a playgroup supervisor, and then as a teacher. This career path was fuelled by the fact that my middle child struggled during his early years at school with hearing problems and mild dyslexia, so having supported him during his primary years, decided that I could do the same for others.

## Tutoring Experience:

I trained initially for primary education, but actually ended up working in secondary schools, probably because that is where a maths specialist is more in demand. I have worked in three of the local Horsham secondary schools ( as a maths teacher in two, and as the more able pupil co-ordinator in a third). I have also taught adults GCSE level maths and Basic Numeracy

via the WSCC Adult Education programme. I began to offer private tuition when I was asked by some pupils that I covered once (for maternity leave) if they could possibly have some help from me after my time at that school finished. My last full time teaching post was within the private sector, where I taught maths at KS3, GCSE and A Level. I now work on a part time basis, and mix my school work with private tuition. I like this way of working, as I find that my class work informs my individual work, and vice versa - you gain a real insight into how different people learn by working one-to -one. I have been offering private tuition for ten years now, and have many satisfied clients on my lists. I am often approached by parents to help with younger siblings of those I have already taught, which must mean satisfied customers!

## Tutoring Approach:

This varies from pupil to pupil. A level pupils mostly want to focus on exam type questions, with additional explanation of topics they haven't grasped at college - they do have to charge through the syllabus! But if a pupil is struggling with the whole subject, then I approach it much more how I would in class, by starting at the beginning!

GCSE pupils can generally identify their own weaknesses, then we take those topics back as far as we need to. It's a case of identifying at what point they began to lose the plot, and then building on from there. Younger children find it harder to explain what they don't understand, and so I often use a written/verbal assessment exercise to establish the weaknesses. My lessons are as varied as my pupils!

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**Native Language:**English (British)

**Availability:**Weekends / Weekdays (all times)

**References Available:**Yes (✔ On File)

## Qualifications:

**The Open University**(1997) - Primary Education (Mathematics) (PGCE) (✔ On File)**The City University, London**(1981) - 1st BSc Civil Engineering (Bachelors) (✔ On File)**Croydon High School**(1976) - 4 x A Levels (College) (✔ On File)**Croydon High School**(1974) - 11 x O Levels (School) (✔ On File)

### Susan's Feedback

Tutees Providing Feedback: | 7 |

Tutees Providing Positive Feedback: |

**From Glenn ( /5):**

*(A-Level Maths)*I have really enjoyed the sessions I've had with Susan so far. She is helping me with A-Level Maths. I feel that she has helped me improve my understanding in areas I struggled with previously. She is patient and explains things in ways that are easy to remember. If I don't understand the initial explanation she will phrase it differently to make it easier to understand. She combines computer learning with past paper question answering. I would recommend Susan to anyone looking for a maths tutor.

**From Keith ( /5):**

*(GCSE Maths)*Susan is a fantastic tutor and given our 14 year old son a lot more confidence when it comes to Maths. In a few short weeks he has come on leaps and bounds and we intend to stay with Susan to maintain the momentum and progress our son is making. Highly recommended.

**From Cathy ( /5):**

*(A-Level Maths)*Sue has been very helpful to my son, with his A level work, homework and general method of working

**From Tracey ( /5):**

*(GCSE Maths)*Susan is tutoring my son gcse maths which is increasing his confidence as well as ability. He has never liked maths but feels at esse with Susan and says the hour flies past.

Susan is relable, reasonable cost, flexible and friendly. I would definately recommend her ss a tutor.

**From David ( /5):**

*(A-Level Maths)*I am finding the sessions very useful as Sue looks around the problems and explains how to solve them effectively.

**From Maurice ( /5):**

*(A-Level Maths)*Susan is very good. My daughter (AS Maths) is very pleased with Susan. Susan makes the complex easy to understand and grasp. I thoroughly recommend Susan.

From Elizabeth (5/5):(GCSE Maths)Sue is a good tutor. She secures understanding on each topic before moving on and consolidates prior learning at the beginning of each session. Sue is friendly and welcoming.