Marie S
£60 per hour

Maths with Marie S

Connects well with students

I've taught and tutored mathematics for 23 years now. In my career I have been mathematics teacher, subject leader and consultant so I have an in-depth knowledge of the school curriculum, the requirements of each of the exam boards and have a range of teaching strategies to meet the needs of all learners.

I tutor students from all school year groups as well as adults. In particular I support students with 11 plus, end of Key Stage 2, entrance exams, GCSE, Functional Skills and A Level. I am familiar with the content of all exam boards. I am also happy to teach work related exam content as long as I am given the relevant information beforehand.

Before working with a student I like to know about their aims, relevant learning needs and prior learning information.

How I teach is decided by how my student learns. The topic to be taught is chosen by the student beforehand or by my assessing them. Typically I ask the student to explain what they know in the topic so far and help them to learn any gaps or misconceptions in learning. I then model the next step before giving them questions on the topic which become progressively harder bringing in reasoning and problem solving to ensure mastery. I like then to quiz at them end or the beginning of the next session to check understanding. I welcome questions at all times and will adapt what I am doing at any time to ensure learning is taking place.

When preparing students for exams I use exam papers from the relevant exam board.

Qualifications

University of Edinburgh
BSc Mathematical Sciences
Herriot Watt University
PGCE

GCSE & iGCSE subjects

Maths, Statistics

Marie S
£60 per hour