Institute of Education, University of London
University of Cambridge
Information about Clare
I am an experienced tutor and qualified teacher with a degree in mathematics from the University of Cambridge. I have two and a half years` experience of teaching mathematics and further maths A levels at academic sixth forms, and my teaching has been rated as `Outstanding` by Ofsted.
In my teaching, I focus on building understanding, confidence and resilience as well as fluency. As a tutor, I particularly enjoy the opportunity to tailor my questioning and coaching to the student`s level and needs.
A previous student said:
"Clare was the best maths teacher I have ever had. I was struggling with IB maths a lot, none of the concepts made any sense to me, and I felt very disheartened by the process and worried about the exams. However Clare managed to turn that around completely. She is very kind and patient. She wasn`t like my other teachers, who couldn`t relate to the fact that I struggled with, what appeared to them, basic concepts. Crucially she could empathise with my confusion, and understood the fact that maths can seem like a foreign language. She is brilliant at taking the strange symbols on a page and explaining them in a human and encouraging way. So much so that I even began to enjoy maths. In my mock exam I received a 4, but after my tutoring with Clare in the final exam I got a high 6. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a tutor."
Availability: Not weekends
Willing to travel: 15 miles
Experience: I have taught mathematics and further mathematics A levels full time for two years, and part time for a further year. This has also involved helping students with university entrance exams such as STEP and AEA.
As part of my teacher training, I spent most of a year teaching years 7 to 11 at London schools.
I have tutored numerous students for GCSE, AS/A level and IB maths. I also worked for three months as a teaching assistant in mathematics.
Feedback For Clare (4)
She is very good as she challenged my son. He is very happy.
Clare is a good teacher who explains complicated concepts well. Clare`s lessons are enjoyable.
My daughter has had lessons with Clare for only about a month now, but I am happy to recommend her. She is well organised, supportive and patient. What my daughter likes most about Clare is that she is kind, well prepared and very knowledgeable. My daughter also receives regular homework to make sure she has understood what was covered.
Clare has been tutoring my 16 year old daughter in Alevel Maths and Further Maths for 3 weeks now. We feel very lucky to have found her and graceful for her help. Clare is lovely - very friendly and positive. My quiet daughter feels very comfortable with her and is enjoying her classes. The sessions start with my daughter asking Clare about anything she particularly needs help with, and then they move on to learning new things. Clare also offers to give her homework, which is completely optional, but my daughter finds useful to do some independent practice after their hour together. I would absolutely recommend Clare to other people looking for maths tutoring.