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Birmingham City University
Information about Julia
Fully qualified teacher with 10 years experience in schools and tutoring.
Is maths a mystery? Do you wish you understood why as well as how? If you ask a question, does your teacher give the same explanation again and again? It doesnt have to be that way. My methods really work; my students increase their mathematical abilities and confidence, and can explain what theyre doing. Some are so excited after my lessons that they can`t wait to tell their parents all about it! Do you wish your child was so inspired by their teacher that they voluntarily did extra maths in order to improve?
If your child has had a difficult time with maths at school, or perhaps you`ve tried other tutors and been disappointed, fear not, there is a better way. Follow other parents who have noticed their child leave my lessons with a grin, and a bounce in their step, follow other students who have messaged me after exams to tell me that there was so much they could do! This way works; maths doesn`t have to be a mystery.
I am a fully qualified teacher, with ten years experience teaching all levels 11-18, including the new GCSE and A-level. In the first lesson, I`ll ask lots of questions to get a picture of what my new student can and can`t yet do, and more importantly, what they understand. I`ll then use that to build a programme for the next few weeks, including any topics that they would like to work on. Often I point out weaknesses that my students haven`t noticed or haven`t realised are holding them back; once we fix these, progress is visible and can be quick.
My planning is completely flexible and is built around my students progress and needs, and I use a variety of resources so that we can explore topics in different ways. I am patient and used to explaining concepts in several different ways to find the way that works for each individual. I dont teach tricks (unless you want me to), I focus on helping students to understand.
What online lessons require and involve
Having online lessons is often something students havent considered or perhaps feel daunted by. Ive taught a number of students online, some exclusively so and some when convenient e.g. when they or I went on holiday. Online lessons also allow me to be more flexible over timings and to offer a lower rate since no travel is involved.
Has your child ever been so excited by their maths lessons that they asked to have one while away on holiday? My students have!
Online lessons require a computer, not necessarily a laptop, internet access and a quiet room.
I carry out lessons on Bitpaper, an online free whiteboard. I send a link to a new whiteboard by email before each lesson and if students sign up for an account, they can save that whiteboard and come back to it whenever they want. Thus they have ready-made notes after each lesson.
My students and I can call each other through Bitpaper and opt to have cameras on or not; I am always happy to follow my students lead on this. I know some people prefer to work unseen whereas others like being able to look at my face as we discuss topics. What matters is that my students are comfortable. I can also make an audio recording of the lesson for the student to listen to as many times as they like.
I set homework on another website, also free to use, that marks work for me and the student and allows me to focus on giving feedback and correcting misconceptions.
Online tutoring greatly increases your choice of tutors. Why not contact me today and tell me what it is you would like to achieve?
Willing to travel: Home Only
Experience: I have been a secondary maths teacher/tutor for ten years both in person and online.
Feedback For Julia (29)
My daughter has really enjoyed her sessions with Julia. Julia works at her pace and is supportive with new methods that help my daughter`s understanding. She is keen to keep up with the lesson follow up work which always seems to be at the right level and or a reasonable length. Thank you.
I started off looking for a tutor at the start of year 11. My results from the previous year without a maths tutor were anywhere from 4 to 6 and 6 being my best work. i decided to try a maths tutor to help me, i tried three different tutors before julia and none of them taught the way i was looking for, with the correct level of detail, supporting me and making me for once begin to enjoy the subject and want to learn more. they also didnt help my grade`s improve after working with them for a number of months. But the way julia taught, it was the exact way i wanted. she knew when the go back down to basics on specific topics and when to push me, which helped me increase of knowledge of the subject and be comfortable with any sum or problem faced on a maths paper. Julia taught me every possible detail i would need to know for gcse maths and also pushed me with some more advanced questions. julia made me enjoy the subject, improve my grades and inspire me to debate doing maths A level. after working with julia for a number of months, my gardes were begging to turn into 9s and 8s. as i am now expecting a 9 in my gcse results. this all wouldnt be possible without julia and i owe her a big thank you and i couldnt recormend her more as a maths tutor because she really has inspired me.
Julia has been a massive help to my son with his A level maths. He finds her lessons interesting and easy to follow. She has motivated him to understand Maths better and work harder to apply that knowledge. As a result his grades have improved and he is much happier. Thankyou!
Julia has been excellent with my daughter , who is studying A-level Maths..She helped explain the concepts on some difficult topics very well. My daughters confidence has improved greatly, and she really looks forward to the lessons every week!
Julia has been a fantastic tutor. She has listened to what I need and planned all the sessions to best prepare me for upcoming tests. I have gone from someone who doesn`t enjoy maths and has little confidence to someone who enjoys it and believes in there own ability. This is definitely down to Julia`s tuition.
Julia helped our 16 year old son (lower 6th) with his A Level maths during lockdown. I have no difficulty in recommending Julia to other parents - she is professional, conscientious and gave us some very thoughtful and considered advice. Definitely a good option for students struggling with confidence in getting to grips with the jump from GCSE up to A Level maths.
My daughter has found her A-level maths lessons and homework with Julia is improving her confidence. Julia`s teaching is excellent, she has a thorough knowledge of the syllabus and she has lots of extra questions they work through in topics my daughter has found tricky.
Great tutor. Julia explains concepts clearly, is well organized, has excellent subject knowledge and my daughter really enjoys the lesson with her and she is already starting to feel more confident in Maths.
Very professional and engaging tutor
Absolutely recommend! Really helped me grasp concepts that I was struggling with and explained them in a simple and effective way that enabled me to progress much further in my maths!
Julia was punctual, reliable, had excellent knowledge and was able to explain things well. We would recommend her.
Julia is helping my son with A-level Maths and I`m absolutely delighted. Great rapport, well prepared, patient, flexible and supportive. If you need Maths tuition and Julia`s available then go for Julia!
Excellent! Daughter is very happy with the work and thorough explanations given. Would recommend.
Julia tutored our daughter for A level maths and further maths. Can`t praise or thank her enough. Julia was really flexible and very quickly identied areas where she could help. The lessons were well planned and structured and gave our daughter loads of confidence in the run up to her exams. Julia was very supportive in her approach and I`d have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone who was studying maths.
Julia was and excellent tutor for my daughter who was struggling A Level Math`s, without Julia support and help I do not think my daughter would of achieved the grade and subsequently the university of choice without Julia`s help, I would fully recommend Julia to anyone who wishes to improve their Math`s grades.
Thank you for helping Dominic understand different ways of learning. I know he achieved a better grade thanks to you. He developed a great relationship with you and although it was a struggle to send him to school he had fun and enjoyed his time with you. I wish you would have taught him in school.
Julia has been excellent for my daughter. Very friendly, explains things very well and uses a variety of methods.
Tutors Response :
Thank you Paul. It was a pleasure to work with your daughter and I wish her all the best for the future.
My two children have now been with Julia for some months and we highly recommend her. She is sensitive to their differences and individual needs. She works with their strengths to engage them in dealing with the more difficult aspect of maths for them. She takes a holisic view of their performance and attainment - looking at how to inspire their interest in the subject as well as sleep and good study habits. And she has been flexible and accommodating with session times.
Julia has helped my son tremendously to help pass his A Level maths exams. Julia is an excellent listener and always goes the extra mile to make sure you understand a concept or topic. Julia gives multiple methods to tackle harder questions which gives you the chance to find one that works for you. She has excellent resources to help aid learning including use of up to date text books. Julia is excellent at breaking down complex topics and teaching it in a way that is manageable. Julia is also good at spotting and correcting weaknesses in maths skills which goes a long way in exams. Overall really happy! Thank you Julia!
Julia is an absolute star, she has helped our son pass his maths and now he has a full time job. She is patient, understanding, and knows exactly how to focus on the areas he was struggling with. I can`t recommend her highly enough.Thank you Julia, you are amazing
Julia is very dedicated and she always gives feedback as to how the lesson went.
My daughter did very well in her GCSEs.
Very pleased with Julia. She gets on well with my son and understands the level he is at. Very patient and understanding with him.
I would highly recommend her.
Julia is absolutely inspirational. Although she is tutoring both of my children, I actually went into the study after she`d finished last week and starting to work out the challenge she`d set!!! Two hours I was in there without even realising. Julia is a strong person and uses that strength to positively engage with my children in a way that gets the most from them. They are able to explore topics that their school teacher can`t spend time on, neither of my children`s maths Teachers are particularly good, one actually tells my daughter that she `hasn`t got what it takes to do well`, which is a terrible thing to say. However, Julia is our saviour and she engages my daughter and believes she should be studying for the Higher exam. This is building up her confidence as well as her knowledge. Personally I got on with Julia from the outset and she`s just fantastic.
My daughter has been very well taught by Julia and says that she has really understood topics that she had not acknowledged before. Also, she has had a very good experience. I much recommend Julia as a tutor to all.
Despite my son`s initial reluctance, Julia has managed to establish a good working relationship and has made a significant improvement in his understanding of several key maths topics. I only wish I had started lessons sooner to give more time to prepare for GCSE exams.
Julia is punctual, polite and friendly. My son`s confidence is increasing as the exam gets nearer and we are confident he will get the grade he needs.
Julia Shes a very good person sociable understanding yeah shes very good teacher my daughter she really like how she teaching yeah and she Helping her GCSEs exam really good thank you Julia
Julia is really helping