I believe that patience is the most important quality of a maths tutor. Maths can be frustrating when you don't understand something, and I believe patience and encouragement, as well as the ability to look at a problem from a different angle is the key to overcoming this. Confidence in your ability to solve a maths problem is a great asset and I like to work to instil this in my students, especially the ones that have always been led to believe they are simply 'not good at maths'. I think in these cases they have simply not been taught properly, and with the right help can excel.
I am a part time tutor with many years of experience tutoring maths up to GCSE level. I have a degree in Human Biology (and also work part time in teenage and young adult cancer research) and maths up to first year degree level. I have had students from the bottom set get moved up to the top set and awarded a maths challenge prize after a few months of tutoring.
I have the confidence to teach maths to those that struggle with the subject, and have seen the children I tutor moved up to a higher set over time. I have patience and understanding that sometimes students need to be shown a new approach to a problem when stuck. I also believe that self-confidence plays an important part in the maths abilities. I have been educated in a scientific field, but also have experience of working in the arts and my experience thus far has made me well rounded and able to adapt to new environments quickly and successfully.
Dec 2016 – Present Consumer member of the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI), Teenage and Young Adult Clinical Studies Group
Meeting with researchers and medical professionals to discuss and implement research relating to teenagers and young adults with cancer. Reviewing studies and organising events.
¬ Primary author on: ‘Teenage and young adult views on access to research and biobanking/sampling processes’ poster. Presented at 2017 NCRI Cancer Conference
¬ Member of James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership; established the top 10 research priorities for teenage and young adult cancers
¬ Participated in an expert panel at 2017 FYSOT event for young people with cancer
Jan – Mar 2018 Performer, A Pacifists Guide to the War on Cancer
(a Complicite production)
Collaborating on and performing in a theatre production. Touring UK and Australia.
Mar 2014 – Present Trustee for The George Pantziarka TP53 Trust
A cancer charity for patients with a rare genetic condition called LFS. Discuss and implement fund raising, patient support and research. Planning annual conference for patients and researchers.
¬ Written and presented multiple speeches for annual conferences (2016 and 2017), and for schools participating in fundraising (Culford School, St Swithens)
¬ Designed, wrote and printed leaflets for patients supplied to medical genetic centers
Sept 2014 – Sept 2015 Shop assistant Little Marshans
Managing the till and shop floor for a children’s clothes, toys and book store in London
Aug 2012 – 2016 Nanny Halstead Family
July 2012 –Sept 2013 Massage Therapist Self employed
Started business in own massage studio in London
Sept 2010 – 2014 Maths Tutor Reisser-Weston Family
Tutored maths to children aged 8-15
2013-17 King’s College London, Anatomy, Developmental and Human Biology BSc Ord
2010-11 College of Naturopathic Medicine, Holistic Massage Dip (Pass with CREDIT)
2009-10 Greenwich University, Paediatric Nursing Dip HE (1st year)
2007-08 Newcastle University, Mathematics BSc (1st year)
2000-07 Alleyn’s Secondary School
A Level: Maths A, Biology B, Chemistry B, Physics (AS only) C
GCSE: Maths A*, English Lit A*, English Language A*, Biology A, Chemistry A, Physics A, Spanish A, Music A, Art B, History C
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