I am a qualified teacher (QTS) who has taught/ tutored year 4 (age 8/9 - year 11(GCSE) children Maths since 2007. I have an enhanced CRB and safeguarding certificate. I offer :- Experience of teaching from the National Curriculum, much of which links with the 11+ and 13+ examination topics. Ability to create good rapport with the students to help with confidence building. Balancing achievement of session goals with working at the pace that the student is confortable with. Concepts broken down ensuring the possibility of more in depth understanding Work done on how to answer questions effectively under exam conditions Available Saturdays (apart from one Saturday in the month which would be discussed in the initial consultation) "Inspires confidence, makes the foundations of maths simple leading to an understanding of more complex problems, patient, reliable, can relate to all ages and very likeable" - parent of a former student
How would you describe your teaching style?
I have always been passionate about helping students see the bigger picture behind their studies. As well as helping students enjoy Maths for its own sake, I endeavour to keep them motivated by bringing to light the wider benefits of studying maths, and how it fits into their over all life journey. I work to ensure that the sessions are tailor made for individual students; focusing on the problems that they want ironed out. I endeavour to break down concepts so they are more manageable and understandable. In this process I work to show what skills the students already have, and how they can turn to them for the tougher mathematical topics. Going through exam technique is also an important part of the sessions. There is a focus on how to answer questions within the time that is needed, and how to decode what is being required.
What qualifications do you have?
Mmus - Songwriting from Bath Spa 2015 - 2017 (Distinction) PGCE - Secondary School Music from Reading University 2004-2005 Ba Hons - History and Music 1996- 1999 (2:1)
Tell us about your experience...
I have taught and tutored Maths to children from a range of academic and socio economic backgrounds from the aforementioned years groups. As well as teaching and tutoring within mainstream educational environments, a substantial amount of my work with children has been done within alternative education. The children within this sector who I have taught, and at present tutor, are, in some cases, on the SEN register for issues such as Social, Emotional and Behaviour difficulties and ADHD. Others, though they do not have a SEN statement, have been school refusers and struggling with confidence issues. In all my teaching and tutoring experiences, many of the pupils I have worked with have achieved results that allowed them to progress to the next step in their lives. For instance, helping students get the grades to get into the collage of their choice, as well as facilitating students progress so they reach the next level they are aiming for in their academic studies. In some cases I understand what it means to be a constant and relaxed presence that has given struggling students confidence to complete a course they are undertaking, for example their Maths GCSE, and have something to show for it.
What locations do you tutor in?
Northwood, Northwood Hills. Pinner
What is your personal message to students?
Hello. Investing in extra help in any field is often on of the best investments you can make. However, I know it can sometimes take a little while to come to that decision. Where ever you are in your thinking I would like to encourage you that asking for help is a sign of strength. So if you or your parents are sensing that extra one on one Maths tuition is what you need them please to do not hesitate to give me a call. I have had a lot of experience teaching a wide range of students with varying abilities with in the mainstream and alternative education system. I would work to offer you an individualised programme of study that would cater to your needs and the aspects of which ever maths syllabus you were wanting help with, whether it be a short term boost for an exam or something more long term to help re enforce what you were doing at school. As well as working towards you academic goals, I make it a priority to work with you on a holistic level, as opposed to simply thinking about your results. I look forward to hearing from you. Regards Rupert
|Travelling tutor:||Northwood, Pinner, Ruislip, Eastcote|
|Subjects:||Maths||KS2, KS3 GCSE|