# Tom Kennedy - GCSE/A level Maths Tutor in London

### Tom Kennedy Silver Member

- Clapham Junction (SW11)
- Last Logged In: 23 Jan 2017
- Sex: Male
- Can Travel To: Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Merton, Richmond upon Thames, Westminster

- BA(Hons) Maths and Philosophy (Oxford University)
- PGCE
- CRB checked

### Subjects

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- A-level Maths £50.00/hr
- A-level Maths (Further) £50.00/hr
- A-level Statistics £50.00/hr

- GCSE Maths £50.00/hr
- GCSE Statistics £50.00/hr
- Key Stage 3 Maths £50.00/hr

- Personal Message
- Maths tutor based in SW London with 8 years classroom experience and a further 7 years as private tutor.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
- Mathematics at all levels for secondary education including Common Entrance and scholarship, GCSE (intermediate or higher), A-Level and Further A-level (Core, Mechanics and Statistics).
- Tell me about your qualifications.
- PGCE from Oxford University specialising in secondary maths following on from BA in Maths and Philosophy, also from Oxford University.
- What kind of experience do you have?
- Eight years as a classroom maths teacher at Westminster School. Also I have worked for several years as a Easter revision tutor at MPW, and worked there as a classroom tutor last year. In addition I have worked privately as a individual tutor for a number of years with a range of students of different ages and abilities. I left full-time teaching sevenyears ago to pursue a career as an opera singer, but I continue to enjoy working with a handful of private tutees.
- How much do you charge?
- My basic rate is £50 an hour inclusive of travel regardless of the level.
- Where do you teach?
- At students' homes.
- When are you available?
- All times.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
- As a classroom teacher I have had most experience with GCSE and A-level, but I have worked very successfully with a number of Common Entrance students, and recently I have been working with a number of exceptionally able students teaching them techniques to help with Olympiads and competition maths.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- I have been CRB'd independently by Westminster School, MPW (yearly for five years!) and Westminster Abbey! My most recent certificate dates from 2006.
- Where and with whom did you train?
- During my PGCE at the Dept. of Education Studies at Oxford University I underwent teaching placements at Larkmead School in Abingdon and Pimlico School in London.

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