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. I was Head of Mathematics at Priory Girls' Grammar School in Shrewsbury-Deputy Head of the same school and Deputy Head of Shrewsbury High School GDST For 19 years I was Headmistress of Northampton High School an Independent Girls' day school, now part of GDST.
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 pupils at Eton, Radley, Oakham, Uppingham and Sherborne. I have also tutored pupils from Hong Kong and Russia online.
I have been an examiner for WJEC (the Welsh Examination Board) for many years in the C1 and C3 papers and in recent years have been called on to undertake the re-marks.
I am a presenter and trainer for the new course offered by the Welsh Examination Board(Eduqas).
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.
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 travel extensively 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 fortunateto have her as she has also marked exams as well as having extensive teaching experience. We actually look forward to her comng each Saturday. She is a real pleasure. Thank you so much for sending her along, we feel very lucky" (Mother of A Level student)
“We were absolutely very impressed with Linda” (Mother of GCSE Maths student)
“Our son did well in his exams, all As. I'm positive the tutoring from Linda and the others helped” (Father of AS Maths student)
“Linda was very good and really helpful to both of my children” (Johnny, father of 12 year old and GCSE student)
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