I have been tutoring Maths in the local area for the past 7 years, helping students prepare for GCSE exams and the dreaded retakes! I have also helped a number of students with Science, in particular Chemistry, which can be a tricky subject if you don’t understand the basic principles!
Whatever you need, don’t despair...I’ll help get you there!
I am married to Jeremy and we have two wonderful children; Naomi who is 24 years old and works as a Graphic Designer at GTECH; Liam who is 23 and currently works at Brown's, Sin and Bushwackers in a variety of roles. I also have several talented nieces including Sarah (age 23, currently working in London) and Emma Age 20 and attends Laines Dance School); Emily (age 23, a Team GB kayaker who came 3rd in the European championships 2016!, Charlotte who has just started her degree at Birmingham University and Katie who is at 6th form College.
I enjoy reading novels by a range of authors, including Michael Morpurgo, Sopie Kinsella and Jodie Picoult. I also love challenging cryptic crosswords!
I have been in the teaching profession for over 11 years - 8 years as a KS2 teacher and 3 years as a Teaching Assistant. I have now been tutoring Maths in the local area for the past 7 years, helping students prepare for GCSE exams and retakes. I have also helped a number of students with Science subjects, in particular GCSE Chemistry. (Physics and Biology)
Having worked within upper KS2 for many years, I believe in the importance of teaching children a range of strategies for calculating basic mathematical operations. This gives the pupil the opportunity to UNDERSTAND the mathematical process they are learning. They can then choose the method/strategy which best suits them and use this to help them solve more difficult problems. This is so important as it enables the children to enter high school with mathematical confidence to embark on their KS3 and then GCSE studies.
My aim is to create a friendly, non-pressured approach to learning. I realise that it is vital to build the self confidence of each of my students and to ensure a clear understanding of basic skills. I assess the children carefully through questioning and discussion to identify each child's misconceptions, strengths and weaknesses. I then use a range of strategies and explanations appropriate to that child's abilities. I ensure that the student works at his/her own pace This structured approach leads to growing understanding and confidence enabling the student to make good and often very rapid progress. References are available on request.
Tuition sessions are currently ONLY available at my house due to my heavy schedule.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|University of Worcester||2003||Professional||Qualified Teacher Status|
|University of Trent, Nottingham||1984||Bachelors||2:1 BSc (Hons) Chemistry|
|University of Trent, Nottingham||1982||Other||HND Applied Chemistry|
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