Liverpool Hope University
Teaching and Learning
General Teaching Council (GTC)
Qualified Teacher Status Secondary
Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)
Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)
Information about Ian
A highly experienced, diligent, qualified teacher with 10 years teaching experience at The Liverpool Blue Coat School that was voted the best school in the country in 2016 by The Times. Providing student-lead lessons focused on student expectations, confidence building, developing an understanding with proven results. Comprehensive experience and knowledge of every school in the Liverpool area and awareness of each Maths departments pedagogy and therefore am able to develop strategies to complement students development. Consistent development of teaching style and consistently reflecting and making adjustments with an open discussion policy with students to ensure content is delivered and understood by the student. Tutoring currently takes place on bespoke software suitable for our teaching and learning style. Lessons can be integrated with current school lessons or develop our own learning objectives.
Quickly identify student`s strengths and weaknesses develop a plan to effectively use lesson time
Discuss and rectify misconceptions using easy to remember analogies that students can relate to
Build confidence/mindset/develop resilience/pattern recognition/many other aspects of psychology
High expectations of students for their organisation/personal development/lesson feedback
Student lead lessons/differentiation through challenging but rewarding question selection
Relating questions to students interests and hobbies to develop an engaging relationship with students
Diet/hydration/stress management/organisation/exam time management
Bespoke assessment frameworks whereby students develop an unrivaled understanding for exam
structure, question construction and their complexity. Enabling students to independently break down
questions and apply their understanding
Develop students ability to effectively communicate their written answers to the examiner
Understanding the mindset of an examiner and how exam scri pts are created and then marked
Exam preparation/revision techniques/revision organisation/damage limitation/time management
Mathematics in the real world, finance and economics (not taught by schools)
Assist parents draft formal correspondence to schools and colleges.
Develop parents understanding of school policies and government strategies to make informed
decisions about their childs education.
Excellent knowledge of all exam board curricula
Comprehensive homework set every lesson to reinforce learning
All qualifications available on request, written and phone references, lesson observation feedbacks also available on request.
Availability: Out of school hours including weekends and school holidays
Willing to travel: 12 miles
Experience: The Liverpool Blue Coat School
Liverpool Community College
Westderby School (a specialist in Maths)
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Feedback For Ian (16)
Ian is a very friendly tutor with excellent innovative teaching skills.
Ian is a great maths teacher, very knowledgeable and patient and our son has learnt some valuable tips and tricks.
Ian is a great tutor, he understands and connects with my son. Would highly recommend if you are looking for a reliable maths tutor.
Mr Ian is a very motivated and organized computing tutor .His teaching approach is very clear and understandable. My daughter finds the tutoring very helpful and easy to understand. I would highly recommend Mr Ian . He is a fantastic tutor.
Ian has really helped my son with his maths his last school report says hes now on track
Ian tutored my son in preparation for his GCSEs, he is an fantastic tutor and I only wished Id used him sooner. I definitely recommend Ian and I will be going back to him when my daughter prepares for her GCSEs.
Ian was not good with time keeping.
Tutors Response :
2/2/21 Lesson - 10 minutes extra to accommodate setup time and introduction.
8/2/21 Lesson started 8 minutes late, lesson before overran because the family required detailed feedback on changes to national examinations. As apology lesson time was over an hour to compensate for late start.
15/2/21 Lesson started 18 minutes late due to returning from supplying food to my parents who are shielding.
22/2/21 Internet problems, Suchitra agreed to move lesson to following day at 6pm. 2 hours later lessons were canceled.
I`m very flexible with lesson postponements/cancellations by students/parents as different circumstances arise at late notice. I feel undervalued with this rating as you have made no comment on the quality of my tuition. I enjoyed teaching your daughter and am disappointed that I cannot continue to develop her understanding of Computer Science.
great teacher, helped my son loads to understand maths. I recommend highly to anyone struggling with maths.
When my son (16), came off his first lesson with Ian with a smile on his face and feeling good about maths for the first time, we were pleasantly surprised! Ian has built my son`s confidence and he has come away from his resit exams feeling that he has done his best. Ian has done an excellent job in reinforcing his knowledge and filling the gaps. Thank you.
Excellent lessons and review, structured around areas of need and good feed back given.
3rd Lesson, and all going well so far. My10 year old finds her lessons helpful and Ian makes its fun for her.
Ian is tutoring my child for the 11+ Exam. He has always been punctual and if he is running minutes late, he lets us know. After every class, we discuss about how my child is doing and he talks about my child`s strengths and the topics my child needs to improve. He also gives my child homework, which allow us to see if there is a topic, that needs reinforcement. I am very pleased, with Ian`s tutoring and would recommend his services.
Very efficient & helpful!
Great Tutoring with maths. Thanks for everything
Excellent so far
Thank You for your help