Frequently Asked Questions
What are your qualifications?
I have a BSc (Hons) degree in Mathematics from the Open University and a BSc (Hons) degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Southampton.
Are you DBS checked?
What is your experience of tutoring maths?
I have been working as a GCSE and A Level maths tutor since 2012.
What if I need to cancel?
I request 24 hours notice for all cancellations. I will always endeavour to rearrange the tutorial on an alternative day if possible. If not, I will have to charge the full fee.
How does a tutor differ to a teacher in a school?
Do you teach science?
How do I know that you are good at teaching?
Qualifications and experience are just one part of what makes a good teacher/tutor. There are good and bad teachers regardless of certificates and length of service. One of the best indicators is the experience of others, so please see my testimonials. In addition, I also offer a half hour FREE trial to give you an idea of my tuition and decide if you would like to continue.
Do you teach in a school / Have you ever taught in a school?
No. I didn't want to work as a classroom teacher, but instead chose to specialize as a one-to-one private tutor full-time.
What do you do for a living other than tutor maths?
I only work as a private maths tutor full time.
Do you work over bank holidays/school holidays?
Yes! I am available to tutor on all bank holidays and throughout the school holidays.
How frequent should the tuition sessions be?
Most students have a 1 hour session once a week. More sessions are usually only requested in the run-up to exams, and half-term. My recommendation is once a week, but less frequent sessions could still be beneficial.
Do you tutor Further A Level Maths or STEP?
No, I only tutor Key Stage 3, GCSE, Further GCSE and AS/A Level.