So what will online lessons with me be like?
A confident learner is a successful learner and that confidence is crucial. I will encourage, not humiliate (I will never, ever, belittle or make my clients feel small) and you can be confident that topics are pitched perfectly so my students can make speedy progress straight away. Do not underestimate the importance of pitch. Beginning Mathematics teachers make the fatal mistake of thinking that mathematics is easier than it is, or that their students can grasp ideas that they can’t. There is no shortcut in knowing how to pitch a mathematics lesson.
I teach lessons that are truly tailor made to my student. The way I teach will be informed by them and their ability, the way I structure my questions, the way I might even ask the questions, are all driven by that ability, and where they are in their development of mathematical thinking.
Exam rubric (what the exam boards want to see and how they want to see it) will feature heavily and weaknesses will be consolidated over time. Because I have been an examiner for certain mathematics exams, I know how the papers are marked, and how best to structure answers (or not, as the case may be) so full marks can be gained.
I aim to do much more than just increase grades however. I aim to inspire, increase confidence and show that Maths is something that everyone can do.