I trained as a secondary maths teacher over 20 years, and worked in schools up until 2010. At this point I moved into teaching maths in FE – I specialised in teaching basic skills maths and GCSE to those on the C/D border. Wherever I worked there was a large number of children with undiagnosed learning difficulties in maths – SENCOs couldn’t often provide the specific support in schools and study skills tutors in FE didn’t either, which was why I felt it was important to train as a specialist in this area.
More recently I have been training teachers at an FE college, as well as providing private maths tuition both online and in person. I currently offer private tuition for students with maths anxiety, maths learning difficulties, dyscalculia, or are just struggling to keep up with maths in school. I provide initial screenings for support than design targeted programmes of learning that are based around a multisensory approach. Students learn in a comfortable environment, without any pressure, using concrete materials, and learning this way means they thrive.
I also offer staff training for education staff on maths difficulties & Dyscalculia – identifying difficulties and supporting students.