Since joining Keystone Tutors I have worked with students from a range of schools and backgrounds including Eton, Radley and Sherborne here in the UK and online with students from Hong Kong and Russia. At the request of Keystone I have produced materials for 16+ testing for their resources.
I have taught both in UK and abroad (Zimbabwe) in a wide variety of schools.
During my Sabatical leave I visited several school in the USA gaining experience of their systems. My daughter is a professor of Meteoritics at an American University and through her I have access to further information and advice.
Since retirement I have returned to work on several occasions at the request of the Headmistresses of Rugby High School, Leicester High School, and Northampton High School.
During these last few years I have taught
Edxecel C1-C4, M1&M2, FP1&2,S1
GCSE and IGSCE
IB Higher Level
National Curriculum Key stages 3&4
Preparation for entry to sixth form at a number of public schools.
I have worked with a number of students preparing for 16+ entrance with success.
I am an experienced A Level examiner and in recent years have been called on to undertake the re-marks.
Following the new GCSE courses for 2017, I was employed by Ofqual to analyse the questions set across the various boards. A report will be published in the spring of 2018 of the findings with advice to the boards on what makes a good problem solving question.
I have recently been awarded a certificate by the Joint Council for Qualifications for services to examining.
I was educated at Selhurst Grammar School for Girls,Croydon, where I achieved A Levels in Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry,all at grade A.I then took a degree in Special Mathematics at Bristol University followed by a PGCE at Sussex University. After completing my teaching practice at Thomas Bennett School, Crawley I was offered a permanent post which I accepted. From there I was appointed Head of Mathematics at Priory Girls' Grammar in Shrewsbury. After a spell of teaching in Zimbabwe I returned to the UK where I became Deputy Head at Shrewsbury High School. I then spent 19 years as Head of Northampton High School. Throughout my career I have taught Mathematics to the age range 11-18.
Most of the students I teach have a specific goal and I therefore ensure that I know the details of the syllabus and examination requiremets. I feel it is important for students to gain the confidence to ask questions in a relaxed atmosphere without pressure from their peers and I encourage their active participation in our sessions, by working together through problems once the theory has been covered.
What I do when I am not tutoring
I have a large garden which takes up some time. Living in a small village in open countryside I enjoy walking and observing the birds, butterflies and moths.
I like to travel and enjoy meeting new people and making sure I keep an open mind to different points of view and new experiences--vital as one grows older.
"Linda was very good and my son seemed to respond well to her style and her tremendous knowledge of her subject." Father of GCSE Maths student.
''Linda has given my son more confidence and he has enjoyed working with her. She is clearly very knowledgeable and experienced. We are very fortunate to have her as she has also marked exams as well as having extensive teaching experience. We actually look forward to her coming each Saturday. She is a real pleasure. Thank you so much for sending her along, we feel very lucky'' (Mother of A Level student)
References may be sought from any of 4 serving Headmistresses contact details on demand.