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Dr Steven Naylor - Maths Tutor in Disley Stockport

Dr Steven Naylor GCSE Maths Tutor (Stockport)

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  • Disley (SK12)
  • Last Logged In: 23 Mar 2017
  • Sex: Male
  • Can Travel To: High Peak, Manchester, Stockport, Trafford
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  • Professional Qualification PhD (Dynamics), First Class BEng (Hons) in Aerospace Engineering
  • Professional Qualification Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check Enhanced DBS
  • Professional Membership Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Member of University & Colleges Union, Member of Federation of National Engineering Associations, Chartered Engineer, Member of Institute of Mechanical Engineers
  • References References are available upon request


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Personal Message
Full time professional maths and 11+ tutor (primary to GCSE). Also specialist tutor for the QTS Numeracy Skills Test. I have around 20 years tutoring experience. I cover the Stockport, Wilmslow, High Peak and Macclesfield region.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
Maths at primary (KS1 & KS2), secondary (KS3) and GCSE.
11+ Entrance Exams
QTS Skill Test (numeracy test)
Tell me about your qualifications.
First Class BEng Aerospace Engineering (1995) - Manchester University PhD Mechanical Engineering (Dynamics) (1998) - Manchester University, Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning (2006)
What kind of experience do you have?
I first started offering private GCSE maths tuition around 20 years ago whilst researching my PhD. I found it to be very rewarding, and quickly realised that I could make a real difference to my pupil's exam grades.

I offer tuition in maths from primary to GCSE as well as 11+ tuition for pupils wishing to gain entry to grammar or independent schools.

In addition I also offer specialist tuition in the QTS skills test (numeracy test) for students wanting to become professional teachers.

I taught mathematically based subjects as a senior university lecturer for 7 years prior to offering private maths tuition on a full-time basis. Whilst teaching at university I often taught those students that struggled with their maths, and so over time, I developed effective techniques for helping pupils overcome their fear of maths.

I explain the often abstract concepts of maths using easy to understand jargon-free language and have a relaxed and informal approach to tuition. This helps to create a no-pressure environment where students do not feel judged and are able to feel comfortable asking questions.

As an author and marker of exam scripts I have the experience to help my students to approach their own exams in a more effective manner. I have also worked for the Open University and so am experienced with the concept of distance and e-learning and so also offer online tuition.
How much do you charge?
My rates are £30 for a 1 hour tutoring session.
I also offer 90 minutes for £40.
Where do you teach?
I teach face to face and online. I can travel to you or can tutor from a studio in Disley. I tutor pupils from Stockport, Wilmslow, Macclesfield and High Peak as well as the villages of Disley, Bollington, Prestbury, High Lane, Hazel Grove, Poynton, Alderley Edge, Marple, New Mills, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Chinley, Buxton and Whaley Bridge.

I also have significant experience in online tuition and have tutored students from all over the UK and internationally using this approach.
When are you available?
I am flexible with my availability and can offer weekday/weekend daytime/evenings. My availability is changing on a weekly basis so please enquire for further details - I can usually fit you in to my schedule somewhere!
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I have experience working across all age groups from primary to adult learners. I tutor from primary to GCSE maths and 11+

I cover all the main exam boards for GCSE and all of the main grammar and independent schools around Stockport, Macclesfield and Wilmslow.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
GCSE Maths (all main exam boards)
School Entrance Exams
QTS numeracy test
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have an enhanced DBS certificate.
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I use Skype and scribbler for online tuition
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) Member of the University and College Union (UCU) Member of the European Federation of Engineering Associations (Eur Ing) Chartered Engineer (CEng) Member of the Instution of Mechanical Engineers (MIMechE)
Where and with whom did you train?
University of Mancester
Do you have a personal message for students?
I make sure all my students are competent in the fundamental building blocks of maths first before moving on to more advanced areas where appropriate. I also offer help with exam strategy and note-taking so that pupils have the greatest chance possible of achieving their true potential mark.