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Trish Almlof GCSE Maths Tutor (South West London)

Trish Almlof Silver Member

  • Wimbledon (SW20) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 21 Jul 2014
  • Sex: Female
  • Can Travel To: CR KT SE SM TW W WC
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I'm a mother of three teenage sons with extensive science and maths qualifications as well as five years experience as an autistic spectrum disorder specialist. I've had great success helping math-phobes succeed.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I'm a maths and science all-rounder with extensive computing experience to boot. I teach maths up to A level as well as covering the QTS numeracy skills tests (which I have sat myself) as well as all sciences through GCSE. I am particularly skilled at working with SEN kids from nursery through GCSE.
Tell me about your qualifications.
- I have A levels in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths and AS levels in Discrete Maths and Electronics.
- I achieved a 1st in my BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (specialising in Medical Physics) from UCL in 2004.
- I also have an MRes in Modelling Complex Biological Systems, also from UCL in 2005.
- I am not a qualified teacher but completed 1/2 of a Secondary Physics PGCE at the IoE prior to leaving for family reasons.
- I have specialised in working with special needs children since 2007, working at Blossom House SpLD School for four years before moving to work as a behaviour specialist in mainstream in 2012. I received extensive specialist training in working with SEN, and ASD in particular, during my time at Blossom House.
- I completed the first year of a Biochemistry degree at King's College London before falling pregnant with my eldest son.
What kind of experience do you have?
I've been tutoring for over ten years now and thoroughly enjoy it. I have the patience of a saint and am particularly good at working with girls and those who think they hate maths. I love nothing more than to take a student who thinks they "can't do maths" and prove them wrong. I find that a lot of students find maths "scary" or "ugly". I'm all about building strategies and boosting confidence, and I don't mind explaining something a hundred times in as many different ways if that's what it takes.

I get a huge buzz taking a student from terror in the face of unintelligible squiggles through to "oh, that was easy!!" And you know what, with the right help it almost always is. :-)

I'm a bit off the wall, definitely eccentric, but I have a knack for making maths fun and infinitely do-able. I will find a way to make my student laugh. I will find a way to make the student see I'm right, maths isn't so different from puzzles. I teach the skills to take questions apart, so they aren't so ugly and scary. I boost confidence and get results.
How much do you charge?
Below GCSE level - £25 per hour
GCSE and similar - £30 per hour
A Level and QTS Numeracy Skills tests - £35 per hour
University Level - £45 per hour

Travel costs are only 30p a mile as I'm a cyclist.
I'm willing to discuss group lessons and discounts on advance bookings.
I'm a reasonable woman - talk to me.
Where do you teach?
I generally teach in my own home in Wimbledon Chase (SW20), but I'm also willing to travel within a roughly 10 mile radius.
e.g. Wimbledon, Kingston, Hammersmith, Fulham, Putney, Barnes, Clapham, Balham, Sutton, Tooting, Wandsworth, Croydon, Teddington, Surbiton, Epsom, Ewell....
When are you available?
I am currently available full time - term time, holiday time, weekends, in and out of school hours
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I have experience working professionally with kids from age three up to and including A level. I also work with adults who struggle with maths and/or are preparing to sit the QTS Numeracy Skills test.

I am as comfortable with a three year old autistic working on one-to-one correspondence and basic maths skills as I am with an 18 year old struggling with trig. I really enjoy kids - all kids - and I love maths and science. Pretty well any combination works for me.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
yes
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I am just finding my feet in the area of online tutoring. Please contact me with your needs and we can discuss how I can meet them.
Where and with whom did you train?
I underwent extensive training in SEN during my four years at Blossom House School (http://www.blossomhouseschool.co.uk/).
Do you have a personal message for students?
Maths is fun. Honest. No one ever believes me at first, but they usually will grudgingly concede I'm right by the time we're finished.

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