The University of Manchester
Education and Leadership
The University of Huddersfield
Modern Languages (Mandarin and Spanish)
Information about Gemma
As a Head of Mathematics I am highly skilled in ensuring that children succeed and fulfil their potential in mathematics, using a variety of techniques including games, puzzles, whiteboards to make sure you understand why - not just how! My studies include a BA in Modern Languages (Spanish, French and Chinese), a BSc in Mathematics and Physics, a PGCE in Mathematics and a MA in Education with particular reference to Mathematics.
I have been teaching now for 7 years and I am the Head of Department for Mathematics in a secondary school in London. I have had excellent results and have achieved outstanding in all my lesson observations in the last 4 years.
I can prepare students for key stage 3 assessments, GCSEs and AS levels. However, it is also beneficial to have a tutor to build confidence and enjoy mathematics even more without needing to train specifically for an exam.
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Testimonial from recent student "Gemma was a fantastic maths tutor! I started tutor sessions with her with a D, and over a few months, she helped me achieve a B grade. She helped me to thoroughly understand all the topics I was unclear on, and gave me excellent practice resources to ensure I could gain all the marks possible. My confidence in maths improved a lot and I even found myself enjoying it through her use of games and teaching methods. Gemma is very welcoming and kind and I would highly recommend her to anyone."
Availability: Evenings, weekends and holidays.
Willing to travel: 20 miles
Experience: I have taught Key stage 3, 4 and 5 for 7 years. This is years 11-17. Of the Key Stage 5 modules teach Core 1, Core 2 and Mechanics 1. However, I also worked in primary schools when I lived in China and so I am able to teach ages of 7-11.
Feedback For Gemma (4)
Very clear explanations, making all areas of maths easier to understand
Excellent so far. My daughter is really enjoying the sessions with Gemma and using the mastery concept on each subject is very helpful.
Excellent in terms of student understanding by approaching difficult topics in different ways. Has successfully assisted in building student self belief and confidence.
Excellent tutor and my daughter got the GCSE she wanted and much better than expected. Thank you Gemma!