Working to achieve mastery in mathematics
|The 2014 national curriculum for mathematics has been designed to raise standards in maths, with the aim that the large majority of pupils will achieve mastery of the subject. Mathematics programmes of study state that:|
My teaching philosophy
Teaching is a lifelong learning process where you learn new strategies and novel ideas from the pupils, parents and colleagues and re-evaluate your values over time.
Learning requires effort on the part of the learner, I believe each and every pupil have unique strengths, own interests and special talents, that given the right opportunities and support over time can be harnessed and developed to achieve their full potential.
|When pupils study mathematics that is relevant and meaningful from their perspective, they understand the concepts better.|
In establishing and managing Alphareach tutorial centre, tutoring online and face-to-face, I’ve been inspired to create topic-based workbooks, numerous worksheets and many other educational resources for pupils in primary and secondary school.
I am an accomplished e-learning course designer and content developer with experience in crafting engaging, enriching and interactive content.
I have also presented workshops for parents giving ideas and strategies for building children's confidence in maths at home.
- I provide personalised learner-centred tuition based on the student's prior knowledge, skill and ability.
- I use resources that are relevant and meaningful for the pupil to raise awareness of the underlying concepts.
- I structure the tutorial sessions to support the National Curriculum.
I have over twenty-five years of experience tutoring pupils from ages five to fifty. Over this time, I have had the pleasure of tutoring pupils of varied backgrounds and all abilities - from gifted and talented high achievers to special needs forging many long-lasting friendships with parents, pupils and colleagues. I am truly enriched by this inspiring, rewarding and life-long learning journey!
|Whatever the pupil's needs are, be it to improve and reach the target grades, get to grips with mathematical concepts or need some confidence boosting sessions - get in touch. I look forward to meeting you - let's begin this amazing journey of exploring the universal language of mathematics!|
Subjects and levels I teach
|Maths||Primary and Secondary||Over 9|
|English||Primary and Secondary||Over 9|
We are very happy with the tuition delivered by Sofia, who‘s supporting my daughter with GCSE level maths. Within the first six months of working with Sofia, my daughter had been moved from a class at school working towards the lower paper to the higher maths class. Sofia is warm and extremely encouraging with a sustained patience essential to my shy daughter, who finds maths challenging. She identifies areas where additional support is needed whilst following the school curriculum, so my daughter has support as she progresses.
Due to the Coronavirus, we have recently switched to on-line lessons with Sofia, which has worked really well. The interactive style and on-line screen sharing has been amazing. I think the only thing we miss using on-line learning is experiencing Sofia’s warmth within our home. She has a very nurturing, warm and reassuring presence, which is missed by all. My daughter is however enjoying the on-line learning, as common with most teenagers, it involves the use of technology! The window to the modern teenagers engagement.
Parent - Lianne