I am a chartered structural engineer and have worked with maths for over 30 years. Now I run my own business I devote a day a week to teaching.
Since forming my own company I have devoted part of the week to teaching maths and have coached pupils for the Common Entrance Exam, GCSE and A Levels. I have recently helped a student without A Level Maths prepare for entry into in to maths-based MSc course.
As I am often dealing with school students preparing for exams, I ensure that I am working to support what they are learning at school.
As a practising engineer I have developed the ability to explain unfamiliar concepts in terms that students can understand. I like to provide real life examples which are often the key to understanding topics.
Most importantly I see my role as helping the student gain confidence.