Kevin (Tutor in Bexley)
University of Greenwich
Mangement of School Mathematics
Major in Statistics, Minors in Pure...
Upper 2nd Honours (1982)
Information about Kevin
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Although I prefer one-to-one teaching in the student`s home, I am, during the current circumstances, offering face-to-face lessons online. I have been a full-time tutor for both Maths up to and including GCSE and also all areas of Eleven Plus for some years now following my early retirement from school classroom teaching. Students are currently looking forward to and enjoying their once or twice a week lessons with me online but I still have plenty of availability. I make use of an online whiteboard using a graphics drawing tablet, an extensive collection of resources including many PowerPoint presentations and a second camera with which I can show texts and my own working for illustrative purposes.
You cannot beat experience! I retired (early) from being a secondary maths teacher with 32 years of classroom experience, as well as conducting 11-plus style exams. Although tutoring for many years, I have been a full-time tutor since 2016. I am also a professional magician!
I am regularly told that I help increase confidence in students who previously under-achieved or felt they needed more support. Students appear to like me and I am told that most actively look forward to their sessions. I was both Head of Year and Head of House in previous schools so have significant pastoral experience.
As a tutor:
I teach all aspects of 11 plus and entrance exams (not just the maths),
I prepare children in Key Stage 2 for their year 6 Maths SATs,
I help boost confidence in maths at Key Stage 2 or Key Stage 3 (ages 9 to 14)
I give full teaching, preparation, gap filling and increasing of understanding of Maths in readiness for GCSE at both Foundation and Higher level,
I teach adult learners numeracy and "functional" maths,
I can provide the full maths curriculum for home-schooled children and teenagers.
In normal circumstances I travel to you and tutor in your home or your preferred location. (Please note, there is an additional charge of 50p a mile return travel on top of the hourly tuition rate to partially cover petrol and time cost of travelling to your home.) In the current situation we face each other over a computer screen and then, of course, there is no travel charge!
Availability: Tutoring is my full-time living and I am available weekdays during the day (so can support home-schooled children and adult learners) as well as weekdays after school 3.30pm to 7.30pm. I have some limited availability at weekends, too.
The 11-plus test is taken in September at the beginning of year 6. I also offer intensive 11-plus preparation throughout August in the summer holidays for those about to go into year 6. This is achieved with two hour sessions which include fully analysed full-length practice papers.
Willing to travel: 8 miles
Experience: + Home Tutoring: I retired (early) from classroom teaching at the end of 2015 and have been home tutoring full-time since May 2016 seven days a week. I tutor all areas of 11+ (for the Bexley, Kent and Medway tests) covering English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning, secondary maths from Key Stage 3 all the way up to sixth-form and for many students to whom I have taught 11+ I continue teaching them in year 6 in Maths, English and Science up to (and beyond) their KS2 SATs. I also did secondary maths tutoring in the evenings whilst I was still full-time classroom teaching.
+ School Teaching: 32 years experience of teaching maths including 25 years in what was, for some years, the country`s most over-subscribed state comprehensive school!
+ I have conducted 11-plus style entrance exams for many years, have supported all abilities from Gifted and Talented pupils to those with learning difficulties and taught to secondary standard at all levels.
+ The school in which I taught for the longest was an ASD specialist school so I have received training and have experience in dealing with children on the autism spectrum.
+ I was Head of Year and/or Head of House in this school for the majority of the 25 years I taught there so have extensive pastoral experience and for the last few years I ran the entire House System in the school.
Feedback For Kevin (16)
My son likes his manner which is extremely important for a 12 year old.He is very knowledgeable and pleasant.Highly recommend Kevin👍;
Kevin is very good tutor!
Our son is doing really well with Kevin. He`s helped his confidence in approaching exam questions.
We are v.happy with Kevin , my son particularly loves him .Very approachable.On our 3rd lesson now ,so far so good.
Kevin is a very reliable and knowledgeable tutor. Would definitely recommend him.
Kevin has tutored both of my boys for over a year now. He is brilliant!!!!!
He has been prompt, professional, reliable and above all kind to both of my sons. He has tutored my youngest to 11 plus and my eldest in maths who is 14, My eldest son is autistic and Kevin is patient, understanding and extremely good at getting him to remain calm and learn. I would highly recommend him to teach all ages and am very happy I chose him. He has even made good friends with my dog. I highly recommend him couldn`t be happier
Kevin is truly outstanding in the way that he has engaged with my 9 year old who is impossible for me as a qualified teacher to teach. Kevin is always patient with him, understands that he struggles to focus and constantly refocuses him during their sessions. My son who doesnt like anything to do with maths now always
looks forward to their maths sessions. I cannot recommend Kevin enough.
Thank you Kevin for boosting Dominic`s confidence, he passed with good scores in all 3 exams.
Highly recommended to those needing help with the 11 plus exams.
Kevin was brilliant! He stepped in the last minute to help our Son prepare for his 11 plus exams. I have never seen my Son so excited to learn. Kevin made learning fun and exciting. A excellent rapport was built with us as well. Would recommend Kevin highly.
Micheal likes Kevin very much and has learned a lot for the last few weeks. Hope the good feedback continues .
We`re due to receive Kevin`s support over the summer holidays and he`s been very prompt in his response and flexible in accommodating our needs.
Kevin is doing excellent work with my son ahead of his GCSEs, improving his knowledge and giving him greater confidence.
Kevin has been helping my son with his maths(yr 9). Tom is very happy working with Kevin. Kevin is very calm, approachable and extremely knowledgeable on his subject. Will happily recommend.
Kevin has helped my 9 year old with Maths, 11 plus and English.
My son enjoys his lessons with Kevin and always looks forward to them.
Kevin is patient and explains things in a way that my son finds easy to understand.
Our daughter is very comfortable with Kevin and he is working hard to build her confidence levels and ability. Early days but we are happy.
Kevin is a very experience tutor. He is reliable and flexible. I would recommend Kevin to anyone looking for a experieced tutor who is willing to do anything to get the best out of his students.