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Jenny Newland - Maths/ SEN Tutor in Central Edinburgh

Jenny Newland Gifted and Talented Tutor (Edinburgh)

Jenny Newland

  • Central Edinburgh (EH3) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 04 Jul 2018
  • Sex: Female

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Personal Message
I believe that maths is something that everyone can learn to do. Whatever your current level or previous experience, we can work together to help you develop confidence in your own learning.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach maths. I also provide Psychotherapy, Counselling and Coaching, working with any educational or other problems that might benefit from a psychological approach.
And I am also a level 1 paddle-sport coach.
Tell me about your qualifications.
Bsc Hons Psychology
Diplloma in Midwifery (no longer registered)
Advanced Diploma in Personal Construct Psychology
UKCP registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor
Completed 'How We Learn Maths - course for teachers - Jo Boaler - Stamford University online MOOC
Completed Introduction to Mathematical Thinking - Keith Devlin - Introduction to University Level mathematics - Stamford University online MOOC
Completed The Clinical Psychology of Children and Young People, Edinburgh University MOOC
Level 1 Paddlesport Coach
Positive Coaching, Sport Scotland
What kind of experience do you have?
I have been teaching maths for a number of years now, working with adults and children, particularly those for whom school maths classes were not a positive learning experience. I have taught small classes as well as on a one-to-one basis.
I specialise in working with those who don't (or didn't) fit easily into the school system or who struggle with working in ways that are expected in their school.
I work with a number of home educated children as well as those who are attending school.
How much do you charge?
One-to-one lessons are charged at £35 per hour.

I also work with small groups (maximum 4 students).
Discounts available for small group bookings.
Where do you teach?
All sessions take place in consulting rooms in Stockbridge, Edinburgh.
When are you available?
Variable - please enquire.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
Children and adults including adult numeracy up to and including Sandard Grade / GCSE / IGCSE.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
GCSE, IGCSE, National 5.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I am a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme for children and vulnerable adults (Scottish version of DBS)
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Personal Construct Psychology Association (PCPA)
Do you have a personal message for students?
So many people seem to have very negative experiences with maths. They describe it in terms of frustration, boredom, distress, anxiety and even trauma. People often have really strong feelings about it.

We frequently hear people of all ages say things like

“I can't do maths”

“maths is my worst subject”

“I hate maths”

Working with the belief that maths is something that everyone can learn to do and that we can control and therefore develop our maths intelligence, I provide specialist one to one help with maths.

Starting from wherever you are now and working to build your knowledge and confidence at your own pace, we can work together to overcome the psychological learning blocks and help you move towards becoming both competent and confident in learning maths.