My teaching method is student-centric: finding out what areas the student is and isn't comfortable in, and working through what cognitive mechanics underpin the areas of difficulty. Often when there is a fundamental misunderstanding of the maths, a varied approach of audio, visual, worked examples, practise and student-explanation based learning is best. In other cases, it often comes down to practise and confidence. My approach is to find out what the students needs are, to understand their way of thinking, and to work together to find what form of learning will best help the student.
I am a MA Cognitive Science graduate, having recently completed my degree at the University of Edinburgh. I have been tutoring both 1 on 1 and group sessions for the past 3 years, from ages 8 to 18, including students with learning difficulties. I bring a wealth of experience and practical resources to help students towards both a better understanding of maths and improvements in examination performance.
Current Occupation and Personal Profile:
I have just graduated with a degree in Cognitive Science from the University of Edinburgh. I currently work as a maths tutor to small after-school classes. My degree has helped me develop a range of skills in programming, AI theory and statistical modelling. Through my background in social care, I have developed a keen interest in social welfare, sustainability and equality. I aim to learn how best to use my skills in the former to enact change in the latter.
University of Edinburgh 2019:
MA Hons Cognitive Science. (2:1)
A Levels 2014
A* Politics, A Philosophy B Maths
A*A*A*A*A* (Maths, English Literature, History, French, Religious Studies)
A (Further Maths)
AAAAA (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English Language, Drama)
PVG scheme member (updated 19-04-2017)
Psittacus qualifications (2016) - Accredited by The CPD Standards Office:
Safeguarding Children • Health and Safety
Safeguarding Adults • Fire Safety
First Aid • Infection Prevention and Control
Working at Kip McGrath tuition centre (2017-current) as a maths teacher for children aged 8-17 on a one to one and small-class basis. This includes general tutoring for maths help, exam preparation tutoring, and tutoring tailored to children with a learning difficulty such as Dyslexia.
Cognitive Science degree included the following modules: Algorithmic Game Theory, Human-Computer Interaction, Modal Logic, Computability and Incompleteness, Artificial Intelligence, Automated Reasoning, Computational Cognitive Science, Computational Mind, Formal and Natural Language Processing.
Degree covered varying levels of proficiency in: Python, Java, Haskell, Matlab, R
Working as a Casual Playworker at KIDS charity Haywards Adventure Playground 2012-2017, part-time and often on a voluntary basis. This involves playing with, assisting and caring for children aged 5-18 with a range of disabilities on a 1:1 and 4:1 basis. This involves outdoor play, arts, cooking, hygiene care, helping at meal times or organising excursions.
Working as a Care Worker in Nurseries, Creches and Playgrounds for Supermums from 2016-2017, caring and generally looking after children of ages 10 months to 11 years. This involves indoor and outdoor play, organising and assisting with meal times, and general care for large groups (often 10:1 and occasionally more).
Intern at The Cabinet Office, Whitehall, July 2011. Working in the Private Offices of Ministers of the Cabinet such as Nick Hurd, Oliver Letwin, Francis Maude and Baroness Warsi. Worked in an administrative role.
Part-time ice skating coach to students of all ages (2010-2011)
Part-time piano teacher for young children (2009-2011)
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