University of Sunderland
PGCE Secondary Mathematics
University of Newcastle
Computer Science and Accounting
Information about Derek
I am a qualified maths teacher and have been working full time as a teacher of maths for 12 years.
I have worked for the last 7 years as Head of Maths at a secondary school in Washington, as such I am fully up to date with all the new specifications and would classify myself as a GCSE maths specialist.
I have worked extensively with pupils who have been struggling to achieve a grade 5 and have had great success in this area.
I have taught across all age ranges from KS2 to KS5 but specialise in GCSE maths at both the Higher and Foundation tier.
Availability: I now work part time so am available all day Monday. Otherwise check my availability as there are certain times during the week that I am not available.
Willing to travel: 10 miles
Experience: 12 years teaching maths full time.
7 years leading a department as Head of Maths.
Many years tutoring friends and family from KS2 to KS4.
Feedback For Derek (3)
My son has now had 3 lessons using zoom and this is working very well. Derek has a very professional manner and explains things clearly. My son feels he is making good progress already. We`re very happy with the tutoring Derek is giving and would highly recommend.
Derek has been tutoring my daughter for 4 weeks and he has already helped to build her confidence and overcome some mathematical problems that she thought she could never achieve. We will continue to use Derek for at least one more year leading up to the GCSE Exams. Our only regret is not using Derek sooner
Derek has been an excellent tutor. Friendly, flexible and clear, he has really boosted the mathematical skills and confidence of our son as he was preparing for GCSE Maths exams.