I am a patient and engaging tutor with formal (14-19) teaching experience and expert knowledge in mathematics and a passion for the subject. Typically I aim to take an approach which encompasses sound subject knowledge/understanding and exam know-how, but is highly tailored to the person I am working with. I enjoy working with children and young or older adults studying for Functional Skills, GCSE or A-level qualifications, or with other ambitions, and helping people learn and achieve their best. I aim to help students develop strategies to solve problems, while identifying key areas of knowledge which if learnt well can enable more rapid progress. I am an endlessly patient person interested in improving circumstances for all, and am looking forward to working one-to-one with students after leaving classroom teaching.
Availability: Evenings and weekends
Willing to travel: 5 miles
Experience: I have formal experience teaching mathematics to children and adults age 14+, and recently gained a PGCE as a mathematics specialist, teaching Functional Skills, GCSE and A-level. I have a master`s degree in maths/physics, strong subject knowledge, and first successfully tutored GCSE and A-level students as an undergraduate. I have an interest in and up-to-date awareness of mathematical and other educational research, and am open-minded in considering the many ways in which people learn, and tutoring/teaching strategies which match these. I also have an up-to-date awareness of curriculum changes, such as the recent move towards unfamiliar problem solving in mathematics, and the difficulties that these pose for students. I have successfully taught students working towards lower level qualifications, many with particular learning difficulties or poor experiences with mathematics, and what I have learnt from these experiences has been incorporated in my wider tutoring.
DBS (CRB) Check: Yes