My tutoring approach
My approach is student-centred and depends very much on your needs and goals. I never assume any prior knowledge of a topic and like to find out through targeted questioning what your strengths are and what gaps need to be filled. I tend to use diagrams a lot to illustrate explanations! Exam preparation is a particular strength where I will focus on practice of exam questions, identifying with you what to focus on to maximise your potential score.
Please note: I only offer on-line tutoring as you are unlikely to live close enough for face-to-face tutoring!
Tutoring experience: 4+ years
After graduating from the University of Bath with a degree in Mechanical Engineering I initially worked in the automotive industry before training as a teacher. I have 10 years experience teaching mathematics at KS3, GCSE and A Level in UK schools where I had a proven track record for acheiving exam success with my students. Since leaving full-time teaching four years ago I have been working as an examiner with several exam boards at both GCSE and A Level (Core 2, 3 and 4). I have a great deal of experience of what examiners are looking for and how to prepare properly for an exam so that you can get the grades that reflect your hard work.
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I decided I needed help with my mathematics and help in building my confidence. I chose Rachel because of her experience as a teacher and an examiner, but also because of her focused approached and her approachable manner. I felt comfortable asking questions and then asking them again, and again and again. Rachel is a brilliant tutor. I am a mature student and it is a long time since I sat my last maths exam. After being tutored by Rachel, I feel ready to sit my examinations. I know I can do it. Thanks Rachel.
I would like to thank you for a job well done! Without your tutoring and expertise I would not have been able to successfully complete my GCSE mathematics course. You taught me very well and explained the facts clearly and my fear of maths disappeared as my confidence grew. You are an extremely good mathematics tutor.