Qualified Maths teacher with 5+ years teaching experience and most recently worked in a TOP 1% RANKED SCHOOL BASED ON PROGRESS-MADE. I have taught in 3 schools around west London and have held various roles including Assistant Director of Learning, Head of Year 12 and Assistant Curriculum Leader. I have taken seven Year 11 cohorts to their GCSE exams.
After a year sabbatical to complete a masters degree, I am returning to teaching, and widening my curriculum experience as I will now be preparing students for their Eleven Plus and Thirteen Plus examinations.
The following weblink will take you to some research I carried out on scaffolding and mental stamina: https://www.tutorhunt/resource/22675/
I am fully aware and up to date of the adjusted requirements and demands of the new GCSE specification and have taught between the transition from the "old" to the "new" style papers. I have edited the GCSE scheme of work for my current school to ensure it is accessible to all students whilst I have also written the scheme of work for those students aiming to complete their GCSE in a one-year timeframe.
I believe that it is important to create an enjoyable learning environment in which my students are comfortable expressing themselves, thus providing a platform where they can acquire a much more comprehensive understanding of mathematics. My lessons are adapted to the need of each student and scaffolds are in place when necessary, to ensure they are making steady progress.
I have experience and work well with:
- Underperforming students, perhaps due to confidence issues, stress, anxiety, school absence, behaviour or emotional problems.
- Highly performing students that require a tutor to stretch their understanding of mathematics, achieve a higher grade, or to give them a thorough understanding of mathematics as a whole to progress further.
I have a full DBS enhanced disclosure, hold qualified teacher status and can provide a CV, qualification certificates on request.
Please find comments from students about my teaching below:
Hes an amazing teacher, very clear, teaches me a lot and hes also very fair and willing to have banter. Thoroughly enjoy and look forward to his lessons. (16th Feb 2016)
He is clear and you will understand everything he says even if its difficult work, the lessons are [a] good pace and [an] overall great teacher. (23rd Feb 2016)
Very good teacher, I had him in year 9 and I learnt tonnes. Such a shame he teachers set 1 this year. (13th Oct 2017)
Makes difficult maths seem much clearer. (1st Nov 2017)
Gave really helpful feedback in mock. (10th Jan 2018)
"Thank you for being an amazing teacher! You helped my confidence in maths - considering I always struggled!" (July 2018)
"Thank you for teaching me this year. I...honestly wished that you taught us next year. You`ve brought out the potential in me and thank you for making all lessons fun!!" (July 2018)
"I just want to say thank you for being a cool teacher and making me look forward to maths rather than dread it." (July 2018)
"You were the only teacher (that) I felt comfortable to ask (a) question and (get) it wrong, so thank you." (July 2018)
"Throughout my school years I have been always discouraged as demotivated from maths, but you have allowed me to explore my love and interest for maths." (July 2018)
"Thank you for everything that you`ve done. Despite not being the best at maths you`ve helped me improve my (overall) ability." (July 2018)
"Most teachers use scare tactics to get us high grades, but despite not doing that, you`ve still managed to raise our grades." (July 2018)
"You were the only maths teacher that didn`t make me feel like I couldn`t do maths and thanks to you and your teaching methods, I have gone up many sub levels." (July 2018)
Please find comments from parents about my teaching below:
[My daughter] had always struggled in maths and found it difficult at times. She really tries her best and applies herself to your lesson. I just wanted to let you know that [she] is really enjoying and leading a lot in her maths class. Thank you for showing interest in the students. I thought parents are so quick to complain that I felt a compliment should also be given for all the hard work you put into your work. (23rd Nov 2017)
...the lessons are extremely clear and hard topics are made very simple and understandable. He has a variety of resources equipped for students of varying learning levels, ensuring that lessons are tailored. (5th Feb 2018)
Availability: Until September: relatively flexible, for further information please message
September onwards (weekday): evenings, 5 - 8 pm
September onwards (weekend): mornings, 9 am - 1 pm
Willing to travel: 8 miles
Experience: I have taken 7 GCSE classes (2 bottom sets, 3 middle sets and 2 top sets) to their final GCSE examinations.
I have previously run a small-group tutoring service focused at low income families in my local area.
I have held the roles of Assistant Director of Learning, Head of Year 12, Teaching & Learning Coordinator for Mathematics, and Assistant Curriculum Leader of Mathematics; I have been trusted in these roles by my employers, so hopefully this reflects my capabilities and my ability to achieve targets.
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