I have recently 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 am currently completing 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 the last 28 years I have 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 almost 20 years. I have experience in all areas of mathematics and have taught and or tutored nearly all the modules (and I have kept up to date in those that I have not been teaching e.g. mechanics 4).
My approach to tutoring very much depends on the student.
I have experience in coach 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. This might be for some making sure they know and can apply the basics (perhaps in a rote way); alternatively it might be re-teaching a topic in a new way. In all cases we will look very closely at past exams.
|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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