Learning mathematics is like climbing mountains - they both require determination and perseverance, and the sense of achievement in mastering both is extremely satisfying. Let me be your guide and I will help you achieve what you thought was never possible.
My expertise and passion for helping students unlock their learning potential led me to found Hampstead & Frognal Tutors in 2010.
I have been teaching Mathematics for 20 years (over 20000 hours of teaching and tuition) and have experience from KS1 7+, KS2, 10+, 11+,13+ 13+ Pretest, 13+ Common Entrance through to GCSE & A-level. See list above. I have taught overseas at the International school of Oporto, then taught at Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School for four years, and at South Hampstead High School where I was Head of Mathematics 2007-2008, then Head of House.
Sept 2018 to Date
Jan 2018 to July 2018
Cippenham Lane, Slough SL1 5AH
I teach GCSE and A level Maths. Year 8 Form tutor.
September 2011 to 2017
Focus School Stoke Poges Campus.
Taught GCSE Maths, FSMQ and ‘A’ level Maths.
Maths teacher and Examinations officer.
School Lane, Stoke Poges, Slough SL2 4QA. Tel: 01(concealed information)
2008 to 2011
Maths Lecturer and form tutor
HENLEY College, Deanfield Avenue, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon RG9 1UH
Planned and delivered lessons covering: GCSE Maths, Introduction to Advanced Maths, Methods for Advanced Maths, Functional skills, Mechanics, Application of Advanced Maths, Decision Maths D1, Statistics S1 and International Baccalaureate (IB). I used the T1-84 Graphics display calculator, Autograph and Excel for the IB course portfolio.
I ran lunch time workshops and extra revision classes to help students prepare for AS and A2 exams.
Meet regularly with head of Maths and attend fortnightly meetings with other tutors and mentors to discuss professional development issues and share resources.
2005 to 2008
Maths teacher and year 7 form tutor
Claire’s Court School, Maidenhead
Taught ‘A’ levels C1, C2, C3, C4 modules, KS3 and KS4.
2003 to 2005
Network security engineer
VPLUS network London. Installed Juniper firewalls and configure VPN.
1997 to 2002
Physics/science teacher and year 9 form tutor
Cox Green school Maidenhead
Worked as exam marker with Edexcel and OCR exam boards
1991 to 1995
St David's Hall and New Theatre
The Hayes Castle, Cardiff CF10 1AH
Cleaner at TGI Fridays and Odeon cinema, Newport Road Cardiff
Security officer at various premises including: Bays water
EDUCATION and QUALIFICATIONS
PGCE Physics and Science University of Wales 1996
MSc in Network Centred Computing University of Reading 2003
BSc. (Hons) Physics University of Wales 1991
Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate 2006
3 A Levels Physics, Maths, Chemistry 1988
9 GCSEs Maths, F. Maths, English etc. 1986
Other relevant skills and experiences
Have used MS Office Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Publisher to create teaching materials, assessment sheet, formal presentations and for routine administrative tasks and business correspondence.
Have contributed my time as a volunteer to numerous fund-raising events for local schools, community centres and sports clubs.
12 months experience coaching football to under 16's at Cox Green School.
Experience in using specialised software such as Autograph.
Autograph training for 3 days at Oundle in Peterborough
Mathematics for Education and Industry MEI conference in Hertfordshire
Special Education Needs training at Cox Green School
Red Cross first aid certificate at University of Swansea
Took year 8 students on a 1 week school trip to Serre Chevalier in France in the summer - sports included: white water rafting, kayaking, cycling, mounting walking, football and tour de France watching.
Took year 9 students to Plymouth - activities included indoor rock climbing, netball, reading, high rope walking etc
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