I am a Master of Education graduate (first class degree) and I have many years of experience both as a secondary school teacher and as a personal tutor. I have broad experience in providing tutoring across a range of subject areas, including mathematics, foreign languages and art. I enjoy teaching different subjects and I find that this experience allows me to draw connections between areas in inspiring ways. I have been described as a `people person` and my social skills help me understand issues my students might be having and their individual way of learning. I am able to quickly identify where my students have gaps in their knowledge and I find it very fulfilling to help them fill these and build confidence in approaching tasks on their own.
My background in art helps me stay open to unique teaching methods and look at topics which are usually considered "dry" and boring in a more original and fun way. Providing a strong and flexible learning environment for my students, I enabled many of my previous students to develop their ability and improve their final grades.
Availability: Mon 3pm-7pm, Wed 4pm-6pm, Thu 6-7pm and Sundays.
Willing to travel: 3 miles
Experience: I have been working as a Maths, Fine Art and German teacher for 3 years in schools supporting 5th and 6th form students, many of which were international students. I started working as a private tutor alongside my Bachelor and Master degree and have continued private tutoring ever since. My youngest student was eleven and my oldest student, who I have been tutoring for 2.5 years, is 57.
Having studied English for 5 years and having lived in England for 4 years, I am fluent in both written and spoken English.
DBS (CRB) Check: Yes
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My daughter is very glad to have Mandy as her tutor, especially as she is a qualified teacher and able to help her with both maths and German for her GcSEs . She is a very good tutor who works very hard to help and ensure progress is made. She is clearly able to draw on her experience to provide tuition at the right level. My daughter enjoys her sessions and I am very glad we found her.