Iain
Iain

Masters in Educational Research - UCL: Institute of Education,

BSc in Mathematics and Education Studies - Keele University,

Masters in Educational Research - UCL: Institute of Education,

BSc in Mathematics and Education Studies - Keele University,

About Me

10+ years experience as a qualified Maths specialist
Currently Head of Maths; Autism and other SEN including ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia and SEMH
Maths intervention lead to help learners achieve accelerated progress
Maths GCSE and AS, A2 Maths and Further Maths


Tutor Specialisms and Experience
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Post 16
  • KS3/KS4 Teacher
  • Maths
  • Gifted and talented
  • Confidence and self-esteem
  • Autism
  • ADD/ ADHD
  • Dyscalculia
Experience, training and skills

Over the course of a 10 year teaching career the main lesson I have learned is that facilitating effective learning relies on gaining a students’ trust so they can question and be questioned without the fear of shame. I believe that this can be done of limiting the threat of shame from failure and fostering a belief in the learner that the work they are engaging with is an age-appropriate academic challenge, something I have frequently achieved through being observant and responsive to students’ emotions.

Additionally I am a strong believer in the use of games and problem solving activities to develop resilience to learning, especially within Mathematics. Games can provide an opportunity to experience challenge in what feels like a less serious situation. Where a lot of Maths relies on a student’s ability to be able to use the four operations of adding, subtracting, dividing and multiplying, the key to success is to think through the challenge of how these need to be applied to specific problems.

I believe it is very important to teach for complete understanding, ensuring that all Mathematical applications students go on to use are used with the correct purpose. How we reach this stage can vary, and it is the job of the teacher to work with the student until both parties are satisfied. Whilst working at The Brit School as an Intervention teacher I spent significant time working on a project to combine Maths with Dance to help develop a complete understanding of the foundations of Algebra. You can watch the summary of the project using this link (my section starts at minute) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL3rAMwFot8

Teaching experience:

Head of Mathematics – Leaways School (Autism and SEMH)

Lead Mathematics intervention teacher – The Brit School

Mathematics Lecturer – City of Stoke on Trent 6th Form College

Mathematics Teacher – Clayton Hall Business and Language College

Masters in Educational and Social Research – UCL: Institute of Education

Secondary Mathematics PGCE: Keele University

Mathematics and Education Studies BSc (Hons) – Keele Univeristy

 

Choose me if…

– you require a tutor who is patient, kind and has a strong background in Maths education;

– you require a tutor who develops their students with the correct Mathematical understanding so that they are not only able to be successful at their current level, but at whichever level they wish to study in their future.

Something sensational about me

Outside of teaching I have a huge love for:

– My dog, Alfred;

– Cycling – I once cycled from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi;

– Carpentry – Huge fan of using recycled materials to make any thing I can, you can check out my instagram here;

– Working on my project narrow boat;

– I also performed onstage during the live final of the X-factor 2014.

Availability
  • Monday

    5:00pm - 7:00pm

  • Wedneday

    5:00pm - 7:00pm

  • Thursday

    5:00pm - 7:00pm

Education


  • Masters in Educational Research - UCL: Institute of Education


  • BSc in Mathematics and Education Studies - Keele University
Contact us to book this tutor