• A-Level/AS-Level Maths (AQA, OCR & Edexcel)
• GCSE/IGCSE Maths (AQA, OCR & Edexcel)
• 13+ Maths: ISEB and public school entrance exams
• 11+ Maths: ISEB and public school exams, including pre-tests
• 11+ English: ISEB and public school exams, including pre-tests
I have completed Keystone’s in-depth Maths and English 11+ training and regularly make use of Keystone's extensive resources. Whilst academic knowledge is extremely important, I am also able to bring an extra real-world dimension to my subject.
In addition to private tutoring I teach financial literacy courses in a number of schools. This not only provides children with essential life skills, but the courses are also an excellent demonstration of some of the practical uses of Maths. Our students are particularly impressed when we apply compound interest to their future savings and investments!
Prior to teaching, I spent 10 years in the City working as an Actuary. This involved using Maths on a daily basis to analyse and understand financial risks. It required critical thinking, strong problem-solving skills and, most importantly, the ability to explain one’s findings to audiences with varying technical backgrounds. My City career is a great example of the power of Maths and I always strive to show my students just how far-reaching the subject is.
I attended James Allen’s Girls’ School in South East London where I enjoyed studying a wide range of subjects. This led me to take the slightly unusual combination of Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and German at A-Level, as well as an AS-Level in Biology. I achieved top grades in all my subjects but I was particularly drawn to Maths and decided to continue my studies in the subject at Merton College, Oxford.
After finishing with a 2:1 Masters in Maths I started a career in the City and qualified as an Actuary. I worked for almost 10 years in the life insurance industry, specialising in investment strategy. Whilst my time in the City was challenging and rewarding, I realised that my real passion is in education and so I decided to start a new career with Keystone as a Professional Tutor.
Maths can be a particularly challenging subject for many young people as it can often seem alien and unintuitive. I believe one-to-one tutoring in the subject is therefore particularly valuable. I focus on understanding what the specific blockers are for each student and find different strategies to help them overcome them. It is also very important to me to show students how powerful Maths can be and how it shapes so many aspects of their lives.
What I do when I am not tutoring
When I'm not tutoring I am teaching financial education courses in schools. It is a topic that I am extremely passionate about and I believe financial literacy is an essential life skill for all young people.
Outside of education, I love to dance! I can usually be found at some salsa social in London, dancing Argentine tango or in a studio trying out my latest dance curiosity. I am also a keen amateur pianist with a particular weakness for Romantic repertoire.
''Just wanted to say thank you for everything today and it was really helpful. Look forward to seeing you next week!'' (Year 10 GCSE Maths student)
"I can’t thank you enough for what you did for me last year, and in your free time. You made me enjoy maths again." (Year 10 GCSE Maths student)