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Sir Mo GCSE Maths Tutor (Croydon)

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  • South Croydon (CR2) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 12 Jun 2018
  • Sex: Male
  • Can Travel To: Bromley, Lambeth, Merton, Redbridge, Sutton, Wandsworth
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  • Professional Qualification BSc (Hons) Economics with Accounting (2:1)
  • Professional Qualification Professional Graduate Certificate in Education, ACA qualification
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check DBS Checked
  • Professional Membership National Union of Teachers, Association of Teachers of Mathematics
  • References References are available upon request
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Personal Message
The overwhelming majority of us are born with fantastic brains. However, the overwhelming majority of us do not use it to its capacity. I will extract every ounce of power that your brain possesses so that you achieve success.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
Mathematics from key stage 2 right up to A-level
Tell me about your qualifications.
Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) - This is my teacher's degree which must be passed to enter the teaching profession

Higher Education - BSc Economics with Accounting 2:1 from Loughborough University (a top 10 ranked University and a member of the prestigious Russell Group

FurtherEducation - A-Level Further Maths (Grade B) and B A-level Maths (Grade B) - My A-levels were studied at St. Francis Xavier College in Clapham South which is a premier inner London College where more than 90% of its students go on to higher education

School Qualifications - 11 GCSEs at grade A* to C, including a grade A in GCSE Maths
What kind of experience do you have?
I have 7 years of experience as a classroom teacher in secondary schools across London and Kent. In September 2017, I elected to become a part time teacher so that I could privately tutor full-time. I believe that maintaining a teaching post gives me an edge over many private tutors who have never taught in school. I have taught across the age and ability range. With this comes experience of all types of physical, mental, emotional and other learning needs that children have. It is rare for me to come across a child that I have no reference point from which to figure out a solution to what is holding them back in their learning. Inner London schools are high pressure environments and pulling out all the stops to get results in these settings makes me perfect for private tuition.
How much do you charge?
My rates vary depending on the age of the child, however I do offer the following concessions.

I offer 25% off if I am tutoring two students at once, and 33% off if I'm working with three students. There is a discount of 10% if a student pays for 10 lessons in advance. With regards to transport, there is no charge if the student lives less than a mile from my home. However, if the student lives more than a mile away, there is a petrol fee of £0.25 per mile.

I am extremely serious about the business of education and am looking to attract families that share my vision. If you would like your child to excel rather than merely pass, to fly rather than plateau, then I definitely fit the bill.
Where do you teach?
I am a local tutor that will accept most jobs that I can reach within 30 minutes. The vast majority of my students live in the London boroughs of Lambeth. Lewisham and Croydon. However, in 2017, around 50% of my students chose to undertake tuition at my home to take advantage of the reduced fees.
When are you available?
Tuesday to Friday: After 4:pm Saturday: 7am - 9pm Sunday: 9am - 9pm
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach students from 9 yrs and over. The abilities that I teach range from young children preparing for their key stage two SATs or 11+ right up to 1st year University students. In addition, I also have adults on my books who simply wish to brush up on their Maths or take exams to enter particular professions.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I prepare students for GCSEs, A-levels, Cambridge Pre-U, International Baccaluareate, key skills qualifications, the 11 plus and the professional skills numeracy test for trainee teachers.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I use a number of different platforms to tutor online. These include Skype, Bit Paper Lo and Scriblar. My online tuition fees are 20% less than my face-to-face lessons.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I belong to the National Union of Teachers (NUT), Association of Chartered Accountants and subscribe to the Association of Teachers of Mathematics
Where and with whom did you train?
I undertook my Professional Graduate Certificate in Education with Greenwich University in 2010/11.
Tell me about some of your current students.
Nadine - She is a year 11 student that I have been working with since last year. In the early stages of our learning journey, she demonstrated proficiency in numeracy but was unable to apply her skills to discursive questions. This meant that she would give up in some questions as she lacked resilience. Regular practice and corrective feedback from me has increased her confidence to the point where she told me two weeks ago that she is expcecting a grade 7 for Maths in her GCSEs.

Sade: Has begun year 8 in confident mood, having moved up a set at the end of year 7 following a year of tutoring from myself. I was hired as her tutor after she was moved down a set early in year 7 on the back of an initial assessment. This really knocked her confidence. I built this back up by initially focusing on what she could do, and then gradually increasing the level of challenge, which she now embraces. I am aiming for Sade to move up a set again in Maths at the end of year 8. This would place her in the top set.

Zhaslan - He is going for the 11+ this autumn and is a highly articulate young boy. Zhaslan is able to discuss his learning at length and is a real joy to teach. His enthusiasm is infectious and one cannot help but feel energised after teaching him. Maths is a real strength of his, so it is English where my energies have been channelled to ensure that his preparation is ideal.
Do you have a personal message for students?
If you are reading this and think that you can't do Maths, I would like to meet you. Work to master this subject and you will feel like a new person. Private tutoring has huge benefits for this subject and working with somebody who knows and can guide you in a more personable setting can make a huge difference. If you are still sceptical, accept my offer of a free trial and lets get to work. He who dares wins!