- 11 years tutoring experience with an accumulation of thousands of hours of teaching and an impeccable record of success
- Head of Maths Tuition at a London Secondary School
I have taught hundreds of students at:
- GCSE/IGCSE Maths
- 7+, 11+ and 13+ English and Maths
- AS Level Maths
I have trained over 45 tutors:
- Learning techniques
- Topic strategies
- Behavioral problems
- Exam technique
Over the last year I have been tutoring in an inner city school. I have managed to increase the grades of all of my students at the school, consequently I have been given the position of Head of Maths Tuition. This job enables me to keep on the pulse on the exam system.
An example of one of my GCSE students is Otto. Otto is 15 years old and is studying for his GCSE Maths. His mother was concerned about him because he has problems retaining the information he is taught. He can pick things up fairly easily but will forget by the time it comes to a class test. I found that the reason for this is that he is in a big rush to get through things and so he never really develops a deeper understanding of why things work. So I began to push him to teach things to me. It meant that he was not able to rush through our classes and he had to really engage with the material. This approach combined with homework has improved his standing in his class.
An example of one of my 11 plus students is Ryan. He is the quickest student at arithmetic I have ever taught. However he seems to be attaining 60% grades in class tests. His strength and weakness is that he is so quick. He reads through word problems too fast and does not understand them. I have slowed him down by making him read out the problem, getting him to explain to me what it is asking and then coming up with a strategy to solve it. I think introducing a systematic approach to how he answers questions will help tremendously when he sits exams.