I am an Economics graduate from Cambridge University and have nearly 25 years experience teaching and tutoring Maths, Economics and Business. I can offer Economics and Business at A Level and higher but I have a particular interest in supporting young people who are struggling with Maths. My experience has given me a good understanding of the barriers that young people encounter in Maths.
How would you describe your teaching style?
I often find that students struggle with a subject because they have missed out on, or misunderstood, basic skills or concepts. This puts them at a disadvantage when they try to advance to more complex topics. My approach is to revisit those basic skills/concepts and start to build confidence. I also believe that, whenever possible, learning should be fun!
What qualifications do you have?
I have a masters degree in Economics (Cambridge University) plus I am a fully qualified teacher.
Tell us about your experience...
I taught in Further Education for 25 years and am now retired. I taught a range of subjects including Economics, Maths, Statistics and Business at various levels from Level 1 courses up to Degree. I also have considerable experience of writing and developing courses. In particular I led a team that wrote a suite of Business Degrees for Essex University. Consequently I have a good understanding of how degrees are structured and how they are assessed. In recent years I have specialised in supporting students who have struggled with Maths. This has given me an insight into the issues that arise, which are nearly always around self confidence.
What locations do you tutor in?
I am based in Southend on Sea. I normally put a limit of 20 miles travelling.
What is your personal message to students?
To maths students.... Years ago, somebody told you that you were not very good at maths. Your problem is that you believed them. I will prove them wrong!
|CRB/Disclosure Certificate:||Yes. DBS (June 2016)|
|Travelling tutor:||Any SS postocde. (approx 10 miles)|
|Online tutor:||Usually via Skype|
|Subjects:||Maths||Up to GCSE|
|Business Management||Up to A Level|
|Economics||A level & Degree|