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Sophia

Subjects

• GCSE level: Mathematics
• A level: Mathematics

Education

Qualified Teacher Status (June 2008 – Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead)

2:1 B.Sc. Hons Maths (July 1998 – University of Southampton)

A-levels: Maths (A), French (A), Geography (B) (July 1994)

GCSEs: 5As, 4Bs (July 1992)

Teaching experience

I am a qualified teacher with 15 years’ experience in schools, teaching both whole class and individual learners. I have a maths degree and I am looking to tutor GCSE and A-level maths.

Every student has their own strengths, talents and learning styles. When I meet a student, the first thing I do is to assess their needs to establish what they know and what they need to learn. My fifteen years’ experience as a teacher have taught me that understanding the student and building a strong relationship based on mutual trust and respect is key to a student fulfilling their potential.

Over the years, I have developed a strong knowledge of pedagogy, of different learning styles and of methods to ensure complete understanding.

I set my students clear and achievable short term and long term targets and we work towards these together.

I believe that when learning maths, a student’s confidence in their ability is paramount. I work hard to build up this confidence through my positive approach and clear explanations. I have always been passionate about maths and I have a lot of enthusiasm for the subject. As a result, I am a good motivator and confidence builder. I am intuitive, patient and quick to understand the specific needs of the student.

Biography

I run regularly and I am a member of the Serpentine Running Club, taking part in cross country, track and road races. My running helps me to stay fit and health and I have an energetic approach to teaching. I love music and I enjoy playing the piano and song writing. I spend my free time visiting museums and art galleries and making the most of the culture that London has to offer. As a school teacher, I was responsible for Enrichment across all year groups and I have always found that young people benefit from a rich and broad approach to their learning.

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