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Matthew David

Matthew David
Matthew David
Tutor
Pontypridd, Wales
Home Town: Pontypridd
Member Since: 05/04/2020
Last Login: 3 months ago
Response Rate: 50%
Expected Response: < 48 minutes

My Qualifications

BSc
Cardiff University
Mathematics
2.1  (2020)
A Level
Bryn Celynnog
Maths
A  (2017)
A Level
Bryn Celynnog
Further Maths
B  (2017)
A Level
Bryn Celynnog
Welsh
C  (2017)
GCSE
Bryn Celynnog
History
A*  (2015)
GCSE
Bryn Celynnog
Geography
A*  (2015)
GCSE
Bryn Celynnog
Welsh
A*  (2015)
GCSE
Bryn Celynnog
Science
A  (2015)
GCSE
Bryn Celynnog
Additional Science
A  (2015)
GCSE
Bryn Celynnog
Further Science
A  (2015)
GCSE
Bryn Celynnog
English Language
A  (2015)
GCSE
Bryn Celynnog
English Literature
A  (2015)
GCSE
Bryn Celynnog
ICT
A  (2015)
GCSE
Bryn Celynnog
Religious Studies
A  (2015)
GCSE
Bryn Celynnog
Maths
A*  (2014)

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I am an A grade student studying Mathematics at Cardiff University (Final Year). I am a diligent, hardworking and enthusiastic individual, which is portrayed through my excellent achievements so far. I am a collaborative team player focused on developing and maintaining effective relationships with both peers and colleagues whilst also able to work independently using my own initiative. I have efficient time management and self-motivation skills as demonstrated throughout my studies and teaching practice. I am enthusiastic about taking my first steps to becoming a teacher of the future, applying all of the teacher’s specialist skills, such as patience and explanation, into a realistic real-world situation.

Availability: Lessons offered online via Skype.

Willing to travel: Home Only

Experience: Cardiff University
September 2017 – Date Studying for a Degree in Mathematics

Responsibilities:
; Planning and time management skills were important to ensure punctuality to meetings and for meeting coursework deadlines.

Achievements:
; I gained an in-depth knowledge of a wide range of mathematical topics from statistics to mechanics.
; A variety of skills were developed such as the accuracy, problem solving and researching skills.

October 2019 – December 2019 10-Day Placement in Cathays High School

Responsibilities:
; Making sure the pupils participated and stayed on task during lessons.
; Teaching a variety of different age groups and levels, such as A LEVEL, GCSE and KS3.

Achievements:
; I gained an understanding of the challenges which may arise when teaching in a secondary school setting.
; I developed a toolbox of techniques to maximize the effectiveness of my teaching as well as the learning of the pupils.

May 2019 – July 2019 Teaching TAG Year 6 Pupils

Responsibilities:
; Teaching Year 7 work to higher ability Year 6 pupils.
; Planning and creating resources for the pupils to use during the lessons. Adopted a visual style of learning through methods such as colour coding and mini whiteboards.

Achievements:
; All pupils reported that they felt their mathematical ability had improved following these lessons and had completed work that they would not normally have covered in their usual lessons.

Summer 2018 Volunteering in a Primary School as a Teaching Assistant in a Deprived Area

Responsibilities:
; Team working with the class teacher was vital in helping the pupils develop and reach their full potential.
; The well-being of the children and supporting them with problems faced in a classroom environment.
; Every afternoon, my main task was to support pupils with challenging behaviors, ensuring they understood and stayed on task.

Achievements:
; I gained a broader understanding regarding the role of being an adult in a classroom environment.
; A sense of reward was gained seeing the children achieve their daily goals.


Bryn Celynnog, Comprehensive School
October 2015 – July 2016 Mathematics Mentoring (teaching pupils with low abilities in mathematics to improve their numeracy skills and confidence)

Responsibilities:
; I proactively offered the pupils help (within and outside of lesson time).
; I marked pupils’ work to see whether they were succeeding and provided feedback to help them with their progression.

Achievements:
; All pupil’s mathematical abilities improved significantly. As evident by tests results; one Year 8 pupil, improved their mark on their annual mathematics assessment by 47%.

DBS Check: Yes

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