Full time professional maths tutor for KS2, KS3, GCSE and A-Level. 11+ / entrance exam tutor for Manchester, Trafford and Stockport. Also specialist tutor for the QTS Numeracy Skills Test. I have around 20 years tutoring experience.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
11+ / entrance exams for Manchester, Stockport and Trafford schools
Maths KS2, KS3, GCSE and A-level.
QTS Skill Test (numeracy test)
- Tell me about your qualifications.
First Class BEng Aerospace Engineering (1995) - Manchester University PhD Mechanical Engineering (Dynamics) (1998) - Manchester University, Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning (2006)
- How much do you charge?
My rates start from £30 for a 1 hour tutoring session.
- Where do you teach?
Across south Manchester including Stockport, Trafford and Wilmslow.
I also have significant experience in online tuition and have tutored students from all over the UK and internationally using this approach.
- When are you available?
I am flexible with my availability and can offer weekday/weekend daytime/evenings. My availability is changing on a weekly basis so please enquire for further details - I can usually fit you in to my schedule somewhere!
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I have experience working across all age groups from primary to adult learners.
I cover all the main exam boards.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
11+ / Entrance Exams
QTS numeracy test
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I use Skype and scribblar for online tuition
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I make sure all my students are competent in the fundamental building blocks of maths first before moving on to more advanced areas where appropriate. I also offer help with exam strategy and note-taking so that pupils have the greatest chance possible of achieving their true potential mark.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I first started offering private GCSE maths tuition around 20 years ago whilst researching my PhD. I found it to be very rewarding, and quickly realised that I could make a real difference to my pupil's exam grades.
I taught mathematically based subjects as a senior university lecturer for 7 years prior to offering private maths tuition on a full-time basis. Whilst teaching at university I often taught those students that struggled with their maths, and so over time, I developed effective techniques for helping pupils overcome their fear of maths.
I explain the often abstract concepts of maths using easy to understand jargon-free language and have a relaxed and informal approach to tuition. This helps to create a no-pressure environment where students do not feel judged and are able to feel comfortable asking questions.
As an author and marker of exam scripts I have the experience to help my students to approach their own exams in a more effective manner. I have also worked for the Open University and so am experienced with the concept of distance and e-learning and so also offer online tuition.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have an enhanced DBS certificate.
- Where and with whom did you train?
University of Mancester
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) Member of the University and College Union (UCU) Member of the European Federation of Engineering Associations (Eur Ing) Chartered Engineer (CEng) Member of the Instution of Mechanical Engineers (MIMechE)
• PhD (Dynamics), First Class BEng (Hons) in Aerospace Engineering
• Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning
• Enhanced DBS
• Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Member of University & Colleges Union, Member of Federation of National Engineering Associations, Chartered Engineer, Member of Institute of Mechanical Engineers
Very helpful. Introduced me to find quick ways to solve mental math problems. Highly recommended.
Steven taught me lots of short cuts to speed up my maths, especially mental maths. I found him to be very patient. Having failed the QTS maths the first time, I only required 5 lessons from Steven to get me through. I passed the test today!
Thank you very much for all your help and keep up the good work!
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