I am a professional Tutor in Stockton-on-Tees, Teesside.
I am a successful and effective Teacher with 25+ years experience.
I have over 10 years experience teaching in Primary schools and over 15 years experience teaching Key Stage 3 & GCSE Maths in Secondary schools. I have also taught Maths to adults and in Further Education.
I have a consistently good record of helping students to achieve exam success.
I uphold the post-threshold standards for effective teachers.
I hold degree, teaching and diploma certificates relevant to teaching Mathematics. I am qualified to Grade 5 on Guitar.
I am an Expert Exam Marker for EDEXCEL GCSE exams.
I have Enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) Status and Safeguarding training.
I provide personal tuition in Maths for students aged 6-16 and to adults at the following levels:
GCSE, Key Stages 2 & 3, Functional Skills and Adult.
I teach Guitar to beginners and beyond on acoustic and electric guitar in a range of styles from rock to pop to fingerstyle and folk.
"Richard is a GREAT teacher! I thought Id never be able to pass my GCSE maths with a grade C but with Richard`s help, I passed with a Grade B! Richard is so patient and knows exactly how to explain something to you in order for you to understand it. Thank you Richard!" Cameron N, Middlesbrough
"Prior to his GCSE our son was becoming stressed re: the oncoming exams which affected his ability to focus. With Richards encouragement and tuition he entered the exam with confidence and the knowledge to achieve a high grade." Mr G, Stockton
"Richard has provided both Maths and guitar tuition to various family members. I would say he is not only knowledgeable and skilled but has incredible patience. He is able to tailor information in such a way that meets individuals learning styles and as such achieved high levels of motivation and enthusiasm resulting in increased confidence and improved grade with our children. I could not recommend him highly enough." Mrs A-G, Stockton
Availability: Monday-Sunday daytime and evening.
Willing to travel: 10 miles
In 1990 I started teacher training. By 1991 I was fully qualified and headed to the bright lights of London to begin my career. For the next ten years I taught in primary schools at all ages and all levels, from Reception to Year 6.
I was fortunate to work in two wonderful schools dedicated to providing first class education for children with physical, learning and behavioural needs. The character, resilience and positivity shown by many of these children was inspiring and I developed a strong passion for the work. To improve my skills I undertook specialist training relevant to teaching children with a range of Special Educational Needs.
Other interests and passions then led me to a change of direction. I moved across to work as a subject specialist Maths teacher in secondary schools. In that role I could make full use of my expertise in the subject. During a year-long sabbatical from school teaching I had fantastic success as a Maths Tutor in a local college of further education teaching Functional Skills Maths to adults.
I have played guitar since my early teenage years and enjoyed teaching many people to learn to play from the very first beginner steps. For eight years I have worked as part of the team on justinguitar one of the worlds largest guitar tuition websites. In that role I have mentored and coached countless students and written many articles about learning guitar. I have helped to run the forum dedicated to supporting guitar students.
DBS (CRB) Check: Yes
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Richard started working with my son (year 9) earlier this year, to help him to apply his learning in test situations, and to increase his confidence in the build up to his GCSE maths. We have seen results straight away and my son now feels far more comfortable tackling maths problems than he did previously.
Richard is very professional, approachable, punctual and well organised and I wouldnt hesitate to recommend him as a tutor.
Really good tutor my son is enjoying lear ing his maths.Heis working hard.
Tutors Response :
Thank you so much for taking the time to give me positive feedback Kate. It`s great to know that he is learning and enjoying it.
Although my Son has only had a few sessions with Richard, he has already made a positive impact. I received a text from my Son just this morning stating that he got the top mark in class for his last Maths test. Richard is very approachable and professional and most importantly my Son enjoys the sessions.
Tutors Response :
Great! That is fantastic news about his Maths test. I am so thrilled for him - he has worked hard and deserves his success.
I have enjoyed the sessions too - your son is a very willing and focussed student and is a pleasure to teach. I look forward to the coming year and guiding him towards the 2019 GCSE exams.