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Kathyn

Kathyn
Kathyn
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Sevenoaks, Kent
Feedback Score:
+12
Member Since: 29/01/2020
Last Login: 12 hours ago
Response Rate: 100%
Expected Response: < 2 hours

My Qualifications

QTS
Canterbury Christchurch
Qualified Teacher Status Secondary
Pass  (2004)
BSc
Queen Mary London
Economics
2:1  (1981)

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Information about Kathyn

If you have recently finished your year 11 exams and are planning to take A level Mathematics in year 12, I can help you to gain a headstart to your A level studies. Students often underestimate the jump from GCSE to A level Maths, not only in the depth of understanding, but the speed at which they will need to be able to apply their GCSE knowledge. I can help you to improve your understanding of the GCSE topics, which are integral to your understanding of A level Mathematics and also provide an introduction as to how these are now being examined.

Likewise, if you have recently completed your year 12 exams, I can provide you with an introduction to the A level course and work through recent examination questions, to supplement those in the textbooks, which do not always reflect the change in the type of questions which the exam boards are setting.

I recently retired from teaching maths at an outer London Grammar School but have since returned to teaching part-time. Over the course of my teaching career, I have realised that students often do not share my enthusiasm for or interest in Mathematics and it is often their most challenging and least favourite subject. As a result, I have adopted a variety of different strategies, teaching styles and resources to engage all of my students’ interest, regardless of ability and so ensure that each student can attain their true potential.

To ensure that each student benefits fully from each tutorial, I ask them to let me know beforehand, which aspects of mathematics they need help with, so that I can plan and prepare resources in advance. If the student wishes, for a small additionaI fee, I will also set homework, which I will mark and then go through with them in a subsequent session. I also aim to improve their confidence by working on exam techniques and how to structure solutions to questions.

Availability: Due to the current home quarantine rules, I can offer tutorials throughout the daytime, evening and weekend using either FaceTime and an interactive whiteboard or Zoom.

Willing to travel: Home Only

Experience: For the last 16 years, I have taught Mathematics in a Grammar School and have extensive experience of teaching GCSE Mathematics and Statistics to students of varying abilities. I have also taught all aspects of A level Maths, including Statistics and Mechanics, AS level Further Pure Maths and A level Applied Statistics and Mechanics. I was responsible for Key Stage 5 Mathematics for 3 years in one of the schools at which I taught. I also have 5 children, all of whom I tutored to pass the 11+, as well as helping them with their GCSEs and A-levels, not just in Mathematics but several other subjects.

From the start of lockdown, I have been teaching online, so have a good understanding of the effects that the lockdown has had on the confidence and learning of the students. Teaching students at several different schools, has made me aware that there is a big discrepancy between both the amount and type of teaching and support, which students have been receiving.

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Feedback For Kathyn (12)

We have a total of 12 review(s) for Kathyn.

Catherine (Mrs)
16/09/2021

5/5 Rating

Kathryn has been very supportive of our son who wanted to catch up on what was missed over lockdown. We have really appreciated her desire to get him enjoying maths again, as well as feeling more confident.


Minuli (Miss)
26/08/2021

5/5 Rating

My daughter having GCSE maths lessons Kathy. She is an excellent tutor, well organised , methodical and enthusiastic.Gives regular exercises.I start seeing her lessons have clear positive impact on my daughter.Thanks a lot Kathy.


David (Mr)
12/08/2021

5/5 Rating

We would like thank Kathy for everything she did for our son to help him achieve the results he needed for entry into the Sixth Form, going from Grade 4 to Grade 6. The lessons helped our son not only with his Maths skills, he has also grown in confidence and became more motivated to achieve a good grade. Kathy was always very professional and happily accommodated schedule changes to add a couple of extra sessions. We thoroughly recommend Kathy for her skills and inspiration.


Annabel (Mrs)
27/05/2021

5/5 Rating

Kathryn provided some gap-filling A-level Maths tuition for a short time and did a great job.

Tutors Response :

Thank you very much for your feedback.


Caroline (Mrs)
13/05/2021

5/5 Rating

Kathy is an excellent Maths tutor - very friendly and easy to communicate with. My son used her just for a few weeks as a final push towards his A Level Maths exam. She was very familiar with the OCR exam board syllabus and took great care to prepare questions for him, prior to each session, which focused specifically on his needs. We only wish we’d found her sooner! I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her and will consider using her in the future for our other two boys.

Tutors Response :

Thank you for such qlowing feedback. All the best.


Emma (Mr)
07/03/2021

5/5 Rating

Kathy has been absolutely brilliant helping my son with Year 12 A level Maths. He always finishes a session on a positive note having covered topics he found hard but with Kathy she explains everything so succinctly and thoroughly for him. He enjoys the one on one sessions, they help supplement his school classroom teaching and we hope to continue with Kathy as long as we can so he can have the best possible knowledge going into such a tough subject in exams.


Mram (Miss)
09/02/2021

5/5 Rating

A fantastic tutor, knowledgable and kind. Takes time to tutor my sister, and she really enjoys working with her. She understands the syllabus and exam timeline and my sister feels much more confident in her Maths. Very highly recommend.

Tutors Response :

Thank you very much for such generous feedback. I really appreciate it.


Ehab (Dr)
04/02/2021

5/5 Rating

Absolutely an amazing tutor. Very organised. Excellent communication. Very methodological in her approach with a well structured teaching strategy and excellent tutoring approach. Highly recommended.

Tutors Response :

Thank you so much for your feedback. I really appreciate it.


Elsa (Miss)
03/02/2021

5/5 Rating

Kathy’s supporting our daughter with A-level Maths. She is professional, flexible and reliable. Our daughter is certainly making progress. Would definitely recommend Kathy.

Tutors Response :

Thank your very much for your feedback.


Jayne (Mrs)
09/12/2020

5/5 Rating

My daughter has been really pleased with the progress she is making and Kathyn has a great way of simplifying maths. She adapts her tutoring sessions to what my daughters feels she needs to cover. Her confidence with Maths is so much better since she has been tutored by Kathyn.

Tutors Response :

Thank you very much for your feedback. I really do appreciate it.


Grace (Miss)
30/09/2020

5/5 Rating

Friendly and always has questions prepared before hand as well as explaining and answering questions very clearly.


Martin (Mr)
24/03/2020

5/5 Rating

We have only had Kathy for a couple of weeks , but have already seen improvement with daughter . Her teaching techniques are paying off .


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