I have semi-retired from teaching mathematics and am looking for a way to continue passing on my love of the subject and/or helping people to get the grades they need.
I recently completed an MSc with the Open University which has not only strengthened my subject background but has also given me renewed insight in to learning and assessment (including taking exams).
Although I have a deep love for the subject I have always appreciated that it is just a means to an end for many students.
For 28 years I taught secondary mathematics to all ages and abilities. From my very first year this has included A level teaching. Even before the school offered further mathematics A level I supported students who studied it themselves and I have taught it now for overt 20 years. I have experience in all areas of mathematics and have taught and or tutored all the compulsory and optional areas of both A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics.
My approach to tutoring very much depends on the student.
I have experience in coaching Oxbridge entrants for whom the requirement was to learn how to recognise and apply their knowledge in unusual settings. I have also tutored students who require a certain grade for UCAS and we have explored how to maximise their potential. Similarly at GCSE I have worked with students wanting the top grades (deepening their understanding and helping them spot what to do in more obscure situations) and also with those wanting a 'pass' grade (which might mean working on the basics and exam technique).
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|Durham University||1986||Bachelors||BSc (mathematics) 2:1|
|Newcastle University||1987||PGCE||PGCE (secondary mathematics)|
|Open University||2016||Masters||MSc (mathematics)|
|Newcastle University||1987||QTS||Qualified teacher status|
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