£40 per hour
I have taught for very many years. Now retired from the Finance/Investment profession, I write fiction for children and young adults. Teaching has always been part of my life - for my children and those of some friends. Also, I have been in formal tutoring for over 5 years, covering primary, secondary and some university students. I appreciated the privilege of success with many, including a determined but dyslexic young learner.
One of my starting principles is that learning need NOT be terrifying. Even Algebra can be fun! The Student's mindset and experience are always key: I try to support the approach of the school (especially with Primary and Secondary) to avoid confusion for the learner. However, in the effort to lead the student to realise that nothing is impossible, I try to explore confidence-boosting steps! Practical examples are always critical, for example, past papers, of course. Or possibly, where necessary, a ‘mini role-play’ of sections in a play for the sake of realism, the student’s self-immersion and encouragement.
- Kingston University
- MA (Creative Writing & Publishing)
- University of Dallas
- MBA (Business Management)
- University of Iowa
- BBA (Financial Economics)
- English Language, English Literature, Finance, Business Studies, Economics, Accounting, Maths