Vanessa

Vanessa

Hi Everyone!

I am a Maths Specialist teacher, having worked at the secondary level up to GCSE, and at the primary level as young as year 4.

Not only am I passionate about maths, but I am also passionate about visual arts. This shared passion has allowed me to explore the links between these two very different subjects throughout university, and more easily shared the visual understanding of mathematics with my students.

My goal as an educator is to make maths fun, while having students actually understand and see what they are doing with numbers, without having to rely on rote memorisation. This approach has given me such great feedback from students, who have gained much more confidence in their own maths abilities. This is also reflected in their in-school and external exam results.

Tutoring Experience

I have 6 years of teaching experience in the private and public sectors, and have tutored mathematics for 8 years. I have a clear understanding of entrance examinations ranging from 7+ up to GCSE for a range of schools across London and in the Greater London area including Eton, Westminster, and King's College. This includes all subjects required for the exam.

Having taught from year 4 to A-Level, I have a unique understanding of the progression of the maths curriculum, which allows me to more accurately diagnose areas of weakness and implement specific tasks to make improvements.

Tutoring Approach

As a maths teacher, it is clear to me that if there are misunderstandings based on the functional maths skills, it is very difficult to fully comprehend more difficult material. My goal with my tutees is to first diagnose and reinforce the functional maths skills that are not fully mastered. This ensures that a concrete understanding of future topics can be made. Topics are chosen and taught in correspondence to upcoming examinations and include a range of entry level questioning, up to exam-style questioning and application questions.

All students will experience problem solving questioning, to increase their ability to think through and answer questions using the knowledge they already have. This is a key component of writing exams successfully. If examinations are a main concern, these tutees will experience doing mental maths under short stints of timed conditions. This decreases feelings of nervousness under exam-writing conditions, often encouraging clarity in thinking and increased speed.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
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Qualifications

Brock University2012ProfessionalSenior Maths Specialism
Brock Univeristy2010BachelorsMajor in Maths
Brock University2010BachelorsEducation
UK Government2015QTSQualified Teaching Status

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