You will need a laptop, PC, or iPad, and a good internet connection for your online Maths tuition. A headphone would be good to get rid of background noise, while a graphics tablet can be useful for ease of writing. If using an iPad, you can just use either a stylus pen or your finger.
You can either pay by PayPal or online banking (if the UK).
Yes, I am a qualified teacher, and I have a QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) which is required in England and Wales to work as a teacher of children in state schools. I also have a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) which is a higher education course in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland where graduates are trained to become teachers within maintained schools. I got my QTS and PGCE - Secondary Maths from the University of Nottingham. I also have a degree, Bachelor of Science with Honours in Mathematics (BSc (Hons) in Mathematics).
I am now slowly converting into teaching online fully, so although I still have some face-to-face pupils for those who live within a 3-4 miles radius from me in Derby, UK, I have given priority to online applicants.
I teach pupils preparing for their SATS (year 6), KS3 (years 7,8,9), Entrance Exams 11+ and 13+, GCSE, IGCSE (years 10,11), AS/A Level (years 12,13), QTS, and Adult Numeracy.
I will need a minimum of 24 hours’ notice. If you have to cancel a Maths lesson within 24 hours, I will have to charge you the full amount as it will be difficult for me to fill in that gap at such short notice which means a loss in earnings on my part.
Yes, as that will count towards their independent learning.
Each lesson will be a minimum of 45 minutes to an hour per week. Feel free to book for more.
First, I will give the pupil an initial assessment to pinpoint where possible gaps are. I will also have a chat with the pupil to understand where they feel they need more support. After this, I create a learning programme that focuses on the topics where the pupil needs to improve on. We will then arrange to meet a minimum of once a week, and I will assess and measure the improvement the pupil has made throughout their tuition. If online, we will be using zoom.us as our video link. You will need to register with it. I will need your email address to send you an invite to connect. We will be using bitpaper.io as our collaborative whiteboard. We will be able to write on this board at the same time just like a face-to-face session, except I won’t be with you in person.
This is for online sessions. Travelling expenses will be added on top for face-to-face. As a general rule:
Yes, I tutor throughout holidays, except Christmas, New Year, and when I am away on holiday myself.