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Burton On Trent, Staffordshire
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Member Since: 20/02/2011
Last Login: 5 hours ago
Response Rate: 75%
Expected Response: < 1 hour

My Qualifications

Mathematics `A` level
Open University
MU 123 Discovering Mathematics
Pass  (2012)
L5 Diploma in Teaching Mathematics
Derby College
3 Modules completed towards Diploma in Teaching Mathema...
Pass  (2010)
Nottingham Trent University
2:2  (2006)
Nottingham Trent University
Cert Rd: Post Compulsory Education
Pass  (2004)
Burton College
The Further and Adult Education Teachers Certificate
Pass  (2001)

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Information about Ruth

I have been teaching for 20 years in a variety of educational settings in Further Education, Adult Education and working in Primary schools delivering courses to children and parents. I am currently up to date with primary school methods of teaching English and Mathematics - the latter has changed significantly over the years and parents may find methodology different to their own learnt methods which may cause problems when helping their children with homework.

I have a friendly approach, and encourage learning in a safe environment that enables learners to feel happy and stimulated to learn. But I still expect learners to work hard for me and complete homework when given it. I am a mature person, reliable and punctual, and interested in my students progress in their subjects. I have been so happy over this past year with exam results, raises in grades and the positive feedback from pupils and their parents.

I use all forms of learning through not just text books - but through games of mental maths or spelling, interactive work (if pc supplied in learners house) & help with school set `mymaths` site, `doing tasks` from counting money to making maths drawing with isometric paper and many more methods that stimulate a learner to make long term deep memory learning.
Students can feel in control of their learning, and see their progress in their Individual Learning Plans which can be shown to parents and adapted to suit the needs of the learner, either in long term courses or short intensive sets of lessons.

I find it best to discuss with the students their learning needs, then create an `Individual Learning Plan` with targets we can work towards. I do like to encourage learners to do their best, learn through doing and working out answers. Not so much focusing on `wrong` answers - but the process of getting there - and realising where problems lie. Then we can remove the misunderstandings and misconceptions that loose them marks (especially with mathematics) and make new connections that enable learners to produce the `right` answers.
I am now using the tutor hunt online classes or zoom for lessons.

Availability: Mornings, afternoons and evenings weekdays. Now Weekends too.

Willing to travel: 12 miles

Experience: I have been teaching since 1999, and have a varied experience due to working in larger colleges and smaller learning establishments. I have worked in Adult and Further Education teaching English and Mathematics, and also have worked with youth offenders.

I started private tutoring in 2011, and found it a rewarding and enjoyable form of teaching. My learners have varied from 5 year olds & primary learners, those studying for GCSE`s, secondary school pupils, English for speakers of other languages and those in Further Education that need extra help with English and Maths one-to-one (extra to their college courses).

I have worked within secondary schools for a couple of years working in literacy and helping with their learning and education.

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Feedback For Ruth (18)

We have a total of 19 review(s) for Ruth.

Nicola (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Ruth is a great tutor , she`s down to earth, friendly and understanding. My daughter enjoys working with Ruth.

Millie (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Really happy with Ruth. Our daughter finds her easy to get on with and the lessons are helping her confidence in Maths already.

abu (Mr)

5/5 Rating

my 11 year old daughter is enjoying her tuition, she is focusing on her comprhension and grammar and exprresive writing.

Tutors Response :

I can she her confidence growing and she is writing and expressing herself well.

Sadaf (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Ruth has really helped my daughter with understanding poetry. She has given her ideas to create poems and really understand the underlying message of the writer in the lesson. Very patient and very good with children. She is giving excellent english lessons to my son in year 7 as well. Thank you Ruth!

Tutors Response :

She is working well on her poetry analysis and giving me verbal answers to prompts.

Fern (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My son has been having lessons with Ruth for a few weeks, and we can already see a difference in his confidence with maths. Maths topics he doesn’t quite pick up at school he relates back to his tutor who will work with him to find a better understanding. All in all we are very pleased with Ruth and look forward to continuing our Tutoring together.

Tutors Response :

I am so pleased that the one to one is helping him. He is a thoughtful and quiet student, but he does give answers and is not afraid to offer explanations on how he could solve a maths problem.

Sarah (Ms)

4/5 Rating

Ruth was very fast to respond. The lessons didn`t work out for us because our daughter decided not to go ahead with lessons but Ruth was easy to deal with.

halima (Miss)

5/5 Rating

We are very pleased with Ruth. She is an excellent teacher. My daughter enjoys her lessons with her.

Tutors Response :

Thank you. I enjoy lessons with her as she is engaged, focused and has an enquiring mind.

julie (Mrs)

3/5 Rating

Ruth was nice and friendly, clear spoken. However I think an assessment should of been done by Ruth so she knew what level Lauren was on as the three sessions my daughter learnt nothing new or challenged to advance her learning.

Tutors Response :

I was told by yourself the very recent level her class teacher gave her and I worked to that as requested. I did tweak the work in the very last lesson as I could see the work was too easy. I did give her materials on her level and disagree to those harsh comments when I helped her complete both English and Maths without any issues.

Sarah (Miss)

5/5 Rating

I’ve round Ruth to be very good tutoring maths gcse to my daughter. She’s very thorough, understands where there are learning gaps and ensures these areas are covered and revised. I feel confident and would definitely recommend.

Tutors Response :

It has been lovely to see her confidence grow and applying those skills in answering maths questions.

Sarah (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Ruth is very nice and she is making maths interesting for my daughter.

Tutors Response :

Thank you, your daughter is willing to work a her maths and is growing in confidence.

Yazdi (Mr)

4/5 Rating

Very good. Explains things clearly and patiently.Knows her subject.

Tutors Response :

Thank you. Your son is eager to learn and tackles even difficult topics!

Agnieszka (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Ruth is a fantastic tutor, with excellent attitude towards her work.

Tutors Response :

Thank you and happy to work with your daughter and see her improve in confidence and her skills.

Fabienne (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Ruth has really helped my son not only with his English but his confidence in his work.

Tutors Response :

Thank you for that and the verbal feedback you gave me last week was most appreciated.

{d} (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

We required some additional support for our son during his GCSE revision, Ruth was flexible both with lesson times and extra lessons when needed, she based revision around my sons needs, often bringing additional learning sheets with her. My son secured his C equivalent yesterday and we are sure all aspects including Ruth were integral to this.

Mark (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Great help for my Son revising for his GCSE`s. He was much more confident because of Ruth`s help.

Angie (Mrs)

4/5 Rating

Although its only been a few weeks, as parents we are both very happy with Ruth tutoring our son. He is finding the lessons and constructive feedback beneficial towards improving his school targets and in preparation for his exams.

Tutors Response :

Thank you for your feedback. Your son works well and it is easy to work with him as he listens to instructions and writes away!

Kalsum (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

The tutor was a very experienced and knowledgeable teacher of maths and my daughter had a very good experience with her, which made her more confident at the subject.

Michaela (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My son likes Ruth - they have a good rapport.
He is of the opinion that she is definitely helping so I hope this is reflected in the exam results.
Would recommend.

Tutors Response :

Thank you so much! It means a lot to have feedback, and he is eager to learn.

Julie (Mrs)

4/5 Rating

Ruth has very calm and gentle manner. She has been excellent with my daughter who feels everything is now falling inlto place.she is now feeling prepared for GCSEs English.

Tutors Response :

Thank you Julie. Glad she is now feeling more confident.

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