Penny (Tutor in London)
BSc Maths and Biology, University of Bristol
Information about Penny
I have a First Class Honours degree in Maths from Bristol University and am a qualified Maths teacher with a PGCE from the Institute of Education. I have worked as a maths teacher in a secondary school for the past two years gaining experience in teaching students from ages 11-18 of wide ranging abilities (including very high achieving students as well as those with Special Educational Needs). I am also an experienced tutor with 5+ years experience of tutoring students for 11+, GCSE and A level.
I specialise in teaching AS and GCSE maths (in particular C1, C2 and S1), and was Maths A level Coordinator for my school’s new sixth form. All my students met or exceeded their target grades in their summer exams. Maths A level teaching was highly commended by Ofsted in last year’s inspection and individually my teaching was graded Outstanding.
I understand the importance of adapting my teaching to suit the individual student to ensure they are encouraged and challenged. I have seen in many cases that low confidence can be a huge barrier to achievement and it is always my priority to build students’ self esteem to help ensure they reach their potential. I also know that some students find it difficult to ask for help I strongly encourage students to ask as many as questions as they have and I always take steps to ensure they have fully understood each topic.
My classes are structured to follow the national curriculum, using the latest specifications and teaching materials.
Availability: Weekends and Evenings from September 2013
Willing to travel: 5 miles
Experience: School A level Coordinator (1 Year)
Secondary School Maths Teacher, ages 11-18 (2 Years)
Tutor 11+, GCSE, A Level (5+ Years)