Online Maths Tutor Derek

Derek

Derek

Political Science Postgraduate Certificate in Maths Education, University of Chichester, UK

5.0

$72/hr

Fully-qualified and British-trained Mathematics teacher with 10+ years of teaching experience, from Primary & SATs to GCSE, A-Level and International Baccalaureate Higher Level. I work with my students throughout the week, and not just during our sessions together, to ensure they achieve their goals. Every session includes a tailored worksheet so that students are practising mathematics daily, with marking and feedback given at the end of each week.

Derek
5.0
108 classes

Trinity College, Dublin - Political Science - Postgraduate Certificate in Maths Education, University of Chichester, UK

Fully-qualified and British-trained Mathematics teacher with 10+ years of teaching experience, from Primary & SATs to GCSE, A-Level and International Baccalaureate Higher Level. I work with my students throughout the week, and not just during our sessions together, to ensure they achieve their goals. Every session includes a tailored worksheet so that students are practising mathematics daily, with marking and feedback given at the end of each week.

Recent Students: 2
Total Hours: 105
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All-time Students: 5
Total Classes: 108
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Recent Students: 2Total Hours: 105Last Online:
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About Me

I am a fully-qualified mathematics teacher, registered to teach Primary & Secondary in both the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

I am also a Profesor Titulado de Matemáticas in Spain, with 10+ years of teaching experience in the UK and Spain.

I am a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide in 2023, with a postgraduate in Mathematics Education from the University of Chichester, UK.

You can communicate with me in English, Catalan & Spanish.

Tutor Experience

I am a fully-qualified mathematics teacher, registered to teach Primary & Secondary in both the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

I am also a Profesor Titulado de Matemáticas in Spain, with 10+ years of teaching experience in the UK and Spain.

I am a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide in 2023, with a postgraduate in Mathematics Education from the University of Chichester, UK.

I taught KS3, GCSE and A-Level Mathematics in Bristol Brunel, UK, for 4 years. I also taught International Baccalaureate Mathematics in Oak House School, a private international school in Sarrià, Barcelona, for a further 4 years.

I was previously a member of the South-west of England Working Group for Mathematical Reasoning, dedicated to improving the reasoning skills of students in schools throughout the region.

My approach is very much student-led – a typical class will begin by asking the student to explain what they know about a specific topic.

We will fill in the gaps in the student’s understanding, and once the concept has been understood, we will spend the remainder of the class practising questions.

I use an iPad & pen and specialised software called Bitpaper for the classes. The student does not need any specialised equipment, but an iPad and pen can make the student’s experience completely seamless.

We share a whiteboard where we can both draw and write on, as if we were sitting next to each other sharing a piece of paper, with an integrated video call too.

Each class is accompanied by a Daily Practice sheet, giving students 5 to 10 minutes of tailored practice for the days between each class.

Topic Expertise

I specialise in International Baccalaureate Mathematics (including both Applications & Interpretation, and Analysis & Approaches), A-Level Mathematics, GCSE, and the transition from Primary mathematics to Secondary mathematics (Year 5 to Year 9), including SATs. I also tutor students for the Irish Junior and Leaving Certificate exams.

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Qualifications

Open University, UK — Essential Mathematics & Mathematical Methods.

University of Chichester, UK — Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Mathematics.

University of Chichester, UK — Mathematics Enhancement Course.

Qualified Teacher Status with the DfE, UK.

Qualified Teacher Status in Spain with the Ministerio de Educación.

Qualified Teacher Status with the Teaching Council of Ireland.

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