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Emma Gray GCSE Maths Tutor (Hereford)

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  • Golden Valley (HR2)
  • Last Logged In: 13 Dec 2017
  • Sex: Female
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  • Professional Qualification BSc/BEd Secondary Mathematics with ICT
  • Professional Qualification QTS gained alongside degree
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Personal Message
I am a highly experienced tutor catering for students aged 11 to 16. I excel at helping students who lack confidence in their ability. I have received outstanding feedback on 'Rate my Teacher' and my lessons have been graded outstanding by Ofsted.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach Mathematics to students aged 11 to 16.
I'm experienced in teaching both GCSE and iGCSE.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I completed a Bachelor of Education/Science in Secondary Mathematics Education with ICT at the University of Wales College, Newport, graduating in 2001.
Previously I completed 240 credits with the Open University in Mathematics and the Social Sciences.
What kind of experience do you have?
I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching mathematics for the past sixteen years in Hereford. It is an exciting and challenging subject and it is very rewarding when students who have previously not enjoyed the subject turn round and tell you that it's now their favourite. Or when students who were predicted a grade D or C at the beginning of their GCSE course go on to study A Level Mathematics or Further Mathematics because they've made such fantastic progress.

I challenge students to aim high and to treat their school GCSE target grade as a guide. I instead ask them what grade they would like to see when they first open their results envelope. The next question I ask is what they're prepared to do to get this grade and how much extra work they're prepared to put in between their lessons - just 10 minutes practice a day makes all the difference. The aim is to develop motivated, confident and independent learners who want to succeed. My role is then to guide and support them towards that goal. Each year my students not only meet their GCSE target grades but exceed them in the majority of cases.
How much do you charge?
All lessons are £30 per hour with a shorter trial lesson free.
Where do you teach?
I teach both at home and online via Skype using an interactive online whiteboard that both the student and I can work on simultaneously.
When are you available?
I am available after school and in the evening every week day.
I am also available for lessons on Saturday mornings.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all ages from 10 to 16 and particularly enjoy helping students who lack confidence and belief in their own ability.
I am a GCSE specialist and am experienced with each of the examination boards.
I am also able to help students prepare for common entrance exams such as the 11+ and 13+
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I prepare students for Common entrance examinations such as the 11+ and 13+. I also help prepare students for their GCSE and IGCSE examinations.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I'm experienced at teaching online using a variety of online software in conjunction with Skype.
Students will be sent a link to my online whiteboard and they just need to click the link to enter the online classroom and start working on their maths.
Depending on the software used, students may need to logon using their Windows ID, Google password or Facebook account.
If you are using a Mac computer, you may need to update your flash player first. You need to have a good broadband connection at home for the lessons to run smoothly. A headset with a build in microphone is beneficial although not essential.
The online lesson needs to be paid for in advance of the lesson taking place.
Where and with whom did you train?
I completed my teacher training in 2001 with the University of Wales College, Newport.
This was a two year fast-track Bachelor of Education Degree in Secondary Mathematics Education with ICT.
Do you have a personal message for students?
The more you put into your studies, the more you'll get out of them. There is no quick fix in maths. Be prepared to put the effort in and practise daily where possible. Do not be put off by making mistakes, I would actively encourage you to make them. They will help you to consolidate your learning, identify where you went wrong and to move forward with greater confidence. Enjoy the challenges and difficulties that lie ahead in your mathematical studies - they will help you to become a resilient and successful learner.