Andrew (Tutor in Fordingbridge)
PGCE Secondary Mathematics
The University of Manchester
Mathematics and Management Sciences
1st Class (1982)
Information about Andrew
My lessons are designed to build confidence in mathematics, drawing on my experience teaching key stages 3 and 4 (ages 11-16) in large secondary schools. This may start from filling in the gaps in basic knowledge or providing an opportunity to practise and embed weaker topics, up to challenging questions to develop a wider understanding of mathematics and its structure.
Before teaching, my background was in finance, so I like to draw upon real-life examples wherever possible to show the relevance of mathematical skills. However, mathematics is also about learning general strategies for problem-solving and even the most abstract problems should be approached in this positive way, turning I dont understand into What do I know? and I cant do this into What can I do?
With a first-class honours degree in mathematics I bring a life-long passion and enthusiasm for the subject and a will to pass that enthusiasm to a new generation of students. My style of teaching is focused, but relaxed and unpressured, allowing students to progress at a pace suited to them. I have a PGCE in secondary education, qualified teacher status, and up-to-date DBS.
Availability: I am free most week evenings for regular appointments but can usually accommodate other times.
Willing to travel: 15 miles
Experience: PGCE in secondary maths. Teaching years 7 to 11 in different school environments.
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Feedback For Andrew (1)
Mr Andrew is very able and experienced teacher. His approach allowed my son to settle immediately and was taken forward from his level. We are extremely satisfied.