My teaching is normally on a one-to-one basis, or in small groups, to support and develop a student's progress at school, following the curriculum as required. I set appropriately high standards for each student, with the aim to extend their thinking and so improve understanding, but also to enhance confidence at every stage. I am a very amenable and patient tutor, always seeking new ways to explain a topic in an easy, understandable manner, and view 'wrong' answers as a vital learning opportunity.
My teaching methods employ the use of a range of text books, some computer software resources, reference to past exam papers and lots of discussion to gauge understanding at every step.
I am a married man with a grown-up daughter, and have been living in Harpenden for over 30 years.
I am a Maths teacher with 10 years teaching experience at all levels from KS3 (Year 7) to A-Level Pure Maths and Mechanics in several good and outstanding local schools. I come originally from a previous background in industry both as an engineer and a computer analyst. In addition, I have spent much voluntary time in Scouting which has helped develop a better understanding of how young people develop and respond to situations. I have approximately 25 years experience of part time tutoring in maths and physics to anyone who wishes to improve their abilities or confidence, including both young students and adults, either in the peace and quiet of my own home or, if convenient, in their own home.
A nominal additional charge may be levied if travel distance/time is significant.
There is an extra £5 charge for A-Level students and adults.
Negotiable discounts per student available if tutoring more than one in a session.
Degrees: B. Tech. (Hons), Mechanical Engineering, Loughborough University
PGCE (Masters Level), Secondary Maths, University of Hertfordshire
Sept 2018 – Feb 2019 Roundwood Park School, Harpenden
Taught Edexcel KS3/KS4 Y7 to Y11 all levels. Year 1/AS Core and Mechanics
Sept 2017 – Aug 2018 Watford Boys Grammar School, Watford
Taught Edexcel KS3/KS4 Y7 to Y11, Year 1/AS Core, Statistics, Mechanics
Sept 2016 – Aug 2017 Verulam School, St Albans. (1-year contract)
Taught AQA KS3/KS4 from Y7 to Y10; GCSE Further Maths. AS Stats (S1) to Y12; Core Maths (C1, C2) to high ability Y10 students.
Sept 2015 – Aug 2016 Hitchin Boys’ School, Hitchin. (1-year contract)
Taught OCR KS3/KS4 Maths all abilities from Y7 to Y11. AQA Core maths C1, C2 to Year 12 students. Additionally, IT to Y7 pupils.
Sept 2012 – Aug 2015 Cardinal Newman Catholic School, Luton
Taught Edexcel KS3/KS4 Maths varying abilities from Y7 to Y11. Prepared Y9 students for GCSE Statistics, with almost a 50% A/A* success rate.
Jan 2012 - Aug 2012 Harrow High School, Harrow, Middlesex.
Taught Edexcel KS3/KS4 Y7 to Y11; AS Core Maths C1, C2 and Stats (S1)
July 2011 – Dec 2011 Sheredes School, Hoddesden, Herts.
Taught Edexcel KS3/KS4 maths in ability sets from Y7 to Y11.
April 2010 – June 2011 Sir John Lawes School, Harpenden, Herts.
Taught KS3/KS4 AQA modular courses Y7 to Y10 and GCSE Foundation
Sept. 2009 – Apr 2010 Queens’ School, Bushey, Herts.
Taught KS3/KS4 in sets Y7 to Y10; Core (C1, C2), Mechanics (M1, M2) to Y12.
Mar. 2006 - Aug 2008 Projects Manager - Eng DevTrust, Welwyn GC
An educational charity to develop school students' interest in STEM.
July 2003 - Sept 2006 Approved Driving Instructor - AA. (part-time)
Mar. 2003 - Jul. 2005 Maths Lecturer - West Herts College, Watford.
Taught student groups from Entry level through to GCSE and A-level
Jun 1997 - Aug 2002 Systems Engineer Leader - Storagetek, Woking.
Jan. 1990 - Jun 1997 Software Engineer - Network Systems, Ascot
Mar. 1989 - Oct 1989 Data Systems - Bank New Zealand, Wellington
Jan. 1986 - Feb. 1989 Senior Systems Programmer - BAe, Hatfield
Oct. 1984 - Dec. 1985 CAE Programmer - BAe Satellites, Stevenage
Feb. 1984 - Sept. 1984 Technical Programmer -PA Consultants, Royston
Sept. 1972 - Dec. 1983 Research Engineer - DB Gears, Huddersfield
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