Samantha (Tutor in Northamptonshire)
The Open University
PGCE Secondary Mathematics
The Open University
The University of Nottingham
Information about Samantha
I am a fully qualified Maths teacher and have previously worked for two years at the Northampton Academy. I left teaching in 2009 to pursue a different career, but throughout that period have had the pleasure of tutoring GCSE students in the approach to their exams.
Since 2015 I have returned to teaching on a one-to-one, and small group basis as a private tutor.
I have a patient and calm manner. When tutoring pupils I find ways to build their confidence, taking time to enlighten them and use real-life examples to introduce topics in a way that makes maths meaningful and fun. I will help them to develop their skills and reach a point where they can enjoy success and go on to attain their target grades.
Sam is not only great at number crunching she is also a person who is patient, caring and approachable. Her positive energy is refreshing to witness as she makes you feel very much at ease from the first session, right up to the last - Highly recommended.
`With my GCSE Maths exams looming I was not only lacking the knowledge required to help me achieve the grade I wanted but also the confidence. Having regular one-to-one lessons with Sam benefited me greatly! Her patience, encouragement and ability to make you feel at ease, even when you are completely out of depth, actually helped me to find maths an enjoyable subject. From the very start Sam was able to target and efficiently address all the aspects of maths I had not been able to understand or grasp before. Samâs inspired tuition was the key to building my confidence, without it I would have probably failed my Maths GCSE but instead I achieved an "A" grade, enabling me to continue in education and begin A Levels. Sam`s help has been invaluable and I will always be grateful to her for the support she gave me and the confidence she has instilled in my maths ability.`
`I approached Sam for assistance in Mathematics because I struggled with the more complex problems in the GCSE exams. Sam helped me by breaking down the problems in a way that I could understand and be able to complete when under stress and in exam conditions. The result was that I achieved my target of a B in my GCSEs which I was overjoyed with. One thing I liked was her patience when helping me to understand complex problems and her ability to change her approach when I couldnât understand. I found the experience great and supportive and really helped me with my exams. I would recommend Sam to people who need help with their own issues in Mathematics for any knowledge level.`
Availability: Sorry, but I am currently unavailable.
All sessions to be held at my home address in Abington, Northampton
Willing to travel: Home Only
Experience: Placement at NSG during training.
Two years experience at Northampton Academy
One-to-one tutor at Weston Favell Academy from April 2015 to October 2015
Private tutor since March 2015
Northampton Hospital and Outreach tutor September 2015 to March 2017
Feedback For Samantha (8)
Sam has been very helpful and we have been very pleased with Sam`s style of tutoring.
My son has had his first session with Sam and got on brilliantly with her. He has found a new enthusiasm for maths and fully understood everything Sam went through with him. I am so very pleased we found Sam.
I`m a 24 year old mature student retaking my maths gcse to allow me to become a teacher. Sam has really understood my position,mathematical ability and my ambition and she has matched that with really personal sessions that are enabling me to become increasingly confident of passing the exams. Sam is patient,understanding and a pleasure to have as a tutor but she also try`s to push you to get the best out of yourself. I would highly reccomend sam to anyone in my position looking for help. Also he sessions are really reasonably priced for the effort and time sam has to put in producing past papers and marking those as well.
Absolutely over the moon. My daughter is really happy and looks forward to Sam visiting her for her math lessons. Brilliant teaching techniques so my daughter now feels much more confident in her math lessons.
Sam is excellent and my daughter feels really comfortable with her and I believe she will be bringing the best out of her.
Tutors Response :
Thank you so much for such positive feedback. I really look forward to the sessions with your daughter.
Sam is the best tutor i have ever come across. She is caring and dedicated to her job. Helping my son overcome all the challenges and disappointment from school and most of all from a grade F at the beginning of year 11 to a grade B in GCSE. I can not thank you enough Sam. You deserve the recognition for best teacher award. Thank you
Sam is simply amazing and my son looks forward to her tutorials. She makes a difficult subject easy and her sense of humour supports his learning and puts him at ease. Thanks Sam!
My daughter has already grown in confidence and has made great strides even in a short time. Every child who is struggling with their maths needs someone like Sam.
Tutors Response :
Thank you so much for this feedback, I really appreciate it, and I have to say Holly is a lovely student to work with.