University College London (University of London)
Post Graduate Certificate in Education
Oxford Brookes University
1st Class Honours (2013)
Information about Francesca
I am a qualified mathematics teacher, and gained my PGCE at UCL. I was awarded a first degree (Hons) in Mathematical Sciences, winning the award for academic excellence in mathematics due to my high performance. Upon leaving UCL I secured a place in a top 10 Grammar School (Kendrick School in Reading). I taught both top and bottom sets across all age groups, including A-Level. I was also Head of House for 1 out of the 3 Houses.
In my last academic year with the school ((16/17) having left for Maternity) the school achieved 70% Grade 8 or 9 (with around 50% of these being 9s) and nobody achieving less than a Grade 5. I previously lived and tutored in Wokingham, and moved with my husband and young son, to Cranleigh.
I immensely enjoy the subject (having left a career in Finance to teach Maths) with a core belief being that the varying aspects of Maths are accessible to everyone; whether it be grasping the basic mathematical principles as building blocks of the subject, or for those excelling and wanting to pursue the more advanced aspects of the science.
Availability: I run both one-to-one lessons and weekly seminar sessions for a variety of secondary school ages. The sessions will be engaging, designed to promote discussion and fun (I promise, maths can be!).
The seminars are run with termly agendas based on the National Curriculum with marked exams at the end of each term, including written feedback. The classes will be aimed at specific levels (GCSE and KS3) and I can help to advise where each pupil should be placed based on their current understanding. If I believe the pupils group needs to be adapted later on I will of course advise on this also.
The group classes are run in term time only since I believe having a good break is crucial for childrens wellbeing.
Why group sessions?
I have worked as a tutor for a number of years and believe that group classes work better for the following reasons;
1. The pupil is able to discuss the subject with the group and studies show that discussion of new content or problem areas as a group leads to a better understanding and retention.
2. I have seen that being part of a study group builds confidence with pupils seeing that others are of a similar ability.
3. Pupils enjoy the discursive nature of the group session, as it allows for interaction, subject based games and a support network.
4. Through practicing discussion as part of a closely knit group, the pupil often feels more confident in contributing in the school classroom.
5. Most importantly .(!) the cost per child is half the price of 1-on-1 tuition.
How much will it cost?
The classes cost £25 per class, per pupil (which is half of my one-to-one hourly rate). Payment is to be made advance, every 4 sessions.
A 15% discount is available for each additional sibling and referrals will get 1 free session, per referral.
Willing to travel: 5 milesContact this Tutor
Feedback For Francesca (4)
All worked out very well
Very informative sessions.
Very nice and knowledgable
Great teacher, really helping my daughter to progress and build confidence. Also very flexible and a super communicator. Highly recommend.