-A Level Mathematics (Edexcel, OCR, AQA)
-GCSE/IGCSE (Edexcel, OCR, AQA)
-University choices, UCAS personal statement
-Interviews and entrance papers at 11+, 13+, 16+
I have 20 years’ experience as a classroom teacher and as a private tutor for 11+, 13+, (I)GCSE and A Level. I have extensive expertise in helping pupils with their career choices and preparing university applications. I have been at the coal face of setting and marking 11+, 13+ and 16+ Mathematics entrance and scholarship papers. Throughout my teaching career I have been on selection interview panels for 11+, 13+ and 16+ entry.
Throughout my career I have held an interesting mix of roles, both academic and pastoral, which I draw on as a tutor. Whilst at Surbiton High, I was honoured to receive one of the few Diana Awards presented to teachers for encouraging empathy and I place great value on cherishing tutee’s own curiosity.
My own pleasure is in seeing tutees love of learning grow as they grasp new concepts whether a high attainer or a struggler. As a Head of Mathematics, the department achieved significant grade improvement at IGCSE, steadily upwards from 44% to 87% in A*/A grades and the value added uplift in results placed the Mathematics department in the top 0.6% of UK Independent Schools. You may be thinking how? This is the impact my style of circular revision and scaffolded teaching has and this is a technique that I implement in my tutoring.
Most recently, I have enjoyed the boarding environment at Charterhouse where I led both the Sixth Form and have been A Level Coordinator for the Mathematics Department, achieving exceptionally high grades in the public examinations, well above the pupils' ALIS predictions.
Alongside my teaching roles I have tutored past pupils (and their friends through word of mouth). I have worked with tutees from a range of schools and of different ages. The work has been varied – helping tutees in Year 5 and 6 to become confident with their mathematical skills as they prepare for 11+, coaching at 13+ to pass both Core and Additional CE papers, tutoring throughout Y10 and 11 in preparation for GCSE/IGCSE or intensive preparation from the January of Y11, similarly tutoring throughout Y12 and 13 (Sixth Form) in preparation for A Level or intensive preparation after mocks from January of Y13. I have appreciated the time to help pupils and really hone in on the issues blocking their understanding on a one-one basis. Tutoring gives me the opportunity to individually support pupils in picking the key words and hints out of the question to achieve success.