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Isabelle - Prof maths - Exeter
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  • (7 reviews)
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Aiganym
« Perfect! We couldn't arrange a lesson due to technical issues and the time... More »
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Aiganym
« Perfect! We couldn't arrange a lesson due to technical issues and the time constraint, but Isabelle was still helpful and has suggested a methodology to tackle the questions I had. I think she is a great tutor! »
£22/h
Profile and degree verified
Response Time 2h
Lessons offered by Isabelle
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Maths
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Geometry
  • Further Maths
Levels
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • Adult education
  • Primary

2nd year Maths undergrad with 350+ hours of tutoring/ teaching experience, from KS2 to A-level

Methodology

My tutoring style is practice based, as I feel the best way to achieve results with Mathematics is through practical experience with solving similar questions. By working through questions logically and with help at any stages you get stuck on, you can work on building your Maths knowledge to the level you would like to achieve. With younger students, this is achieved partially through a range of relevant Maths games.

I am currently available for tutoring on daily, and from September I will be available on weekday evenings and weekends. I also offer intensive tutoring, where I can provide multiple sessions per week or longer sessions - if you're interested please let me know the sort of time scale you're considering.

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One of our best tutors! High-quality profile, qualifications verified and response guaranteed. Isabelle will plan your first lesson with care.

Experience

I have over 350 hours of tutoring and teaching experience, predominantly in Mathematics, with 15 students from year 3 to A - level.

In 2021, I completed a month - long teaching internship at a local school in Exeter, where I delivered lessons and supported classes in the role of a TA. This experience gave me valuable feedback on my teaching style that helped me develop my session delivery and planning to maximize the student's experience.

I am an Exeter Mathematics University student and I have A*/A/B A - levels in Maths, Physics and Further Maths respectively. I also have STEP 2 and 3 at Grade 3 (Cambridge Mathematics Entrance Papers).

I also have experience with University applications, TMUA and the UKMT Maths Challenge.

I have an enhanced DBS check.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £22/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £110
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £220

Details

Cancelling a lesson with less than 24 hours notice will incur a £6 cancellation fee.

Lessons offered by Isabelle
Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Maths
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Geometry
  • Further Maths
Levels
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • Adult education
  • Primary

Isabelle's CV

Education:

- This year (2nd year) I achieved an average of 77%, and last year I achieved an average of 86%. I am currently on track to receive a first as my degree classification.
- I am currently studying Mathematics at the University of Exeter, and achieved a Dean's Commendation last year.
- A – levels (sat in 2019)
o Maths – A*
o Physics – A
o Further Maths – B
- AS levels (2018)
o Maths - A
o Further Maths - A
o Physics - A
o Chemistry - B
o Critical Thinking (2016) – B
- GCSE’s (2017)
o Maths - 9
o Further Maths - A*
o English Language - 8
o English Literature - 8
o Computing - A
o History - A
o Biology - A
o Chemistry - A*
o Physics - A*
o French - A*
- I have also taken other Maths exams, including STEP (Cambridge Mathematics Sixth Term Examination Papers) 2 and 3, TMUA (Test of Mathematics for University Admission) and I received a silver for the Senior UK Maths Challenge.

School Teaching Experience:

- Maths Teaching Intern: Exeter Maths School, 14th June – Present (160 hours).
I completed a four week Maths teaching internship run by Exeter Maths School, working in the Maths department of Cullompton Community College, a college of ~750 students aged 11 to 16. I was responsible for lesson planning, classroom support, and delivering whole lessons and lesson segments. The structure and support of the internship has helped me develop my tutoring and teaching ability in a professional environment, and has given me tools and techniques to support students from a range of age and ability groups.

Tutoring Experience:

- Tutoring Experience: Year 9 student, September 2020 – Present (36 hours), Maths. The aim of these sessions is to challenge this student and introduce him to new topics.

- Tutoring Experience: Year 9 student, September 2020, February 2021 – May 2021 (20 hours), Maths. This student is sitting an end of year test to determine the path he’ll take next year.

- Tutoring Experience: University Undergraduates Year One, November 2020 – March 2021 (9 hours). As part of University scheme, I mentored a Maths undergraduates study group.

- Tutoring Experience: Year 10/11 student, April – May 2020, November 2020 – February 2020 (17 hours), Maths. I supported this student through her GCSE years with past papers.

- Tutoring Experience: Year 11 student, October 2020 – January 2021 (11 hours), Maths (Edexcel) and Science (AQA). The aim of these sessions was to cover foundation topics with a student who wasn’t comfortable with these subjects.

- Tutoring Experience: A-Level, AQA Maths, November 2020 (~ 11 hours). This student wanted to re-cover the A-Level material before a mock exam.

- Tutoring Experience: Year 11 student, October 2020 (10 hours), Maths (Edexcel), 16+. This student wanted to cover material for her 16+ exam that hadn’t been taught in her GCSE yet.

- Tutoring Experience: GCSE student, June 2020 – July 2020, (7 hours), Maths. We focussed on a range of topics, working with the home-schooling tasks the student had been given.

- Tutoring Experience: Year 3 student, May 2020 – August 2020, (7 sessions), Maths. The sessions focussed on supporting the student while she was being home-schooled.

- Tutoring Experience: Year 9 student, May 2020 – June 2020, (5 hours), Maths. This student didn’t feel confident with Maths, so we worked on securing some foundation skills.

- Tutoring Experience: Year 8 student, April 2020 – July 2020, (9 hours), Physics. In these sessions, we explore GCSE content that interests him.

- Tutoring Experience: Year 7 student, 2016 – 2017, (12 hours), English. I tutored this student in Literacy (confidence and reading comprehension) while in a mentorship scheme at school.

- Tutoring Experience: Miscellaneous, 2020 – 2021 (29 hours). I have done several stand-alone or short-term (2 months or less) sessions with students who wanted topic specific help or immediate exam revision, including GCSE and A – level Maths and Further Maths. I also volunteered with supporting a local Junior String Orchestra (12 hrs).

- I have an enhanced DBS check.

7 reviews on Isabelle
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
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Aiganym

Perfect! We couldn't arrange a lesson due to technical issues and the time constraint, but Isabelle was still helpful and has suggested a methodology to tackle the questions I had. I think she is a great tutor!

Isabelle's response

I wasn't able to help them as much as I would've liked, as we experienced technical difficulties and they were under very intense time pressures. However, I hope the exam that they were preparing for, under short notice, went as well as they wanted it to.

6 recommendations

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Alex

Isabelle is a thoughtful and kind individual with a passion for maths. As a friend of Isabelle, I believe that she brings not only an outstanding knowledge of the subject but patience and understanding. Both of which I think are extremely important in the role. I would therefore recommend her highly.

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Maya

Isabelle is an incredibly hardworking, dedicated individual who I have known for just over a year now. She is creative and confident and, although I have not worked with her in a professional capacity, knowledge of her high achievement at university so far assures me she completes her work to a consistently high standard.
As a tutor, I can assure you she will be kind and considerate, balancing the demands of the curriculum with your child's individual learning style, and ensuring your child's academic nees and ambitions are met and exceeded.

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Aidan

She's kind, approachable, and can always find a way to explain it so in clicks in your head. Makes lessons enjoyable rather than a chore. All this whilst being incredibly gifted in Mathematics, Computing and general problem solving.

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Caitlin

Isabelle is reliable, hard-working and committed. She is very passionate about her subject

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Morgan

Isabelle is attentive, organised and a pleasure to work with.

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Isabella

I have known Isabelle for 15 years and throughout this time she has helped me in understanding maths. She is one of the kindest and most patient people I know, and this is reflected in her tutoring style. As well as being highly intelligent, Isabelle is good at making information accessible by tailoring her explanations if it wasn't clear the first time. I would recommend her for her patience and her sheer passion for maths, which are, in my opinion, the two most important attributes for any maths tutor. Enthusiasm provides a fun lesson, and patience provides a safe atmosphere, free from judgement and pressure.

Interview with Isabelle

QUESTION 01 | 05
When did you develop an interest in your chosen field and in private tutoring?
Isabelle — I'd always been interested in Maths but that interest really took off around GCSE level. Around that time I also started tutoring through a mentorship scheme set up at school, and I found that I really enjoyed it. I got more into tutoring around January 2020, and found I was able to help students and their families stay connected to their educations over lockdown. Since then, I have worked with 11 different pupils and provided over 50 hours of tutoring sessions!
QUESTION 02 | 05
Tell us more about the subjects you teach - what are your favourite areas to discuss with students?
Isabelle — A favourite area of mine to discuss with students is Cryptography, as Simon Singh's 'The Code Book' inspired a genuine love of the evolution of Cryptography. For example, did you know that cryptography is partially responsible for Queen Elizabeth's execution of Mary Queen of Scots? In fact, I found his book so interesting that I based my university personal statement on it! If you've never read it, it can be a little difficult to digest, but if you take it slowly and read a little bit at a time it's definitely worth it!
QUESTION 03 | 05
What do you think are the qualities required to be a good tutor?
Isabelle — I think that the most important quality when tutoring is patience. Being patient keeps the sessions relaxed for both the student and the tutor, and creates an environment in which the student feels comfortable learning and exploring gaps in their knowledge. This makes the whole experience more enjoyable for everyone involved, plus it's much easier for a student to learn if they know they don't need to worry if they make a mistake!
QUESTION 04 | 05
Do you have a particular passion? Is it teaching or something completely different?
Isabelle — I'd say that a key passion of mine is learning. Whether it's academic learning, watching science or nature documentaries, or teaching myself creative skills, I love giving my brain a challenge! I think my own love of learning is probably part of the reason why I find helping other people learn to be such a rewarding experience.
QUESTION 05 | 05
Any last advice?
Isabelle — I'm very aware that although Maths can be an extremely enjoyable subject, there are still lots and lots of students who dislike it or struggle with it. Importantly though, I also believe that with the right support anyone can improve their Mathematical confidence and skill. My advice to any student would be to keep going, and to keep looking for help until you find the right support for you.

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