Perth Tutor in Calculus, Maths, Statistics, Teacher
(19 student reviews)
Retired Head Of Secondary School Mathematics .....professional teaching/tutoring for high school students. Also will consider tutoring certain categories of mature age students who need to upgrade their background in Mathematics in preparing for and undergoing transition/enabling/bridging courses at University or TAFE.
Recently a few time slots have emerged during the week. (a couple of year 10 pathway1 students are now getting 90%+ on their tests and reckon, for the moment, they no longer need me....but will be back if they do!) No time slots are currently available during the weekend. To balance my busy tutoring schedule, I am now looking for students either currently doing year 11 Maths Methods who are currently feel they are struggling, or year 8,9,10 students who may hope to tackle the ATAR Maths courses in Years 11 and 12. As the available 1 hour tutoring sessions need to commence by 4pm, this offer is probably only possible for students who are enrolled in a school within 30 minutes of Scarborough.
Now some further details:
"I am a retired High School Head of Maths. In recent years my students have come from UWA, ECU(a post grad.student teacher), Perth Modern School, Tuart College,
(including mature age students) Shenton College, Newman College, John XX111, Churchlands, Christchurch, Carine, Balga, Woodthorpe,St.Mary's, MLC, PLC, Hale, St. Hildas, Guildford Grammar, John Septimus Row,St. Marks Anglican, SacredHeart College, Carmel College, Woodlands and Wembley Downs PS and have ranged from years 6 to 12 and beyond. A good proportion of students have been with me for several years and are thus still current.
Please note: I don't travel to students home. Students come to my house in Scarborough with a parent more than welcome to stay and listen in. The main reason for this is that I have a wide variety of resources and updated ones accumulated over a life time of classroom teaching. I also prepare custom designed materials designed uniquely for individual students.
Finally my background and education philosophy! "I have over 30 years of continuous experience in Senior High Schools specialising in MATHEMATICS and have been in charge of 2 sizeable Mathematics Departments the second one being Lesmurdie Senior High School from 1983 through to my retirement.
In tutoring students, I have the time, the energy and the extensive experience to provide a conscientious, personalised, effective and responsive
service. Having retained notes and tests and work sheets, I am happy to share these or prepare new, customised materials based on specific needs. Fully worked solutions supporting the same provide considerable assistance to students and create the potential for independent learning.
So, as a catalyst I aim to:
1. RESTORE UNDERSTANDING
2. ENHANCE CONFIDENCE BY SUPPORTING AND ELEVATING THE CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING OF CURRENT WORK
3. ENABLE ENRICHMENT/ACCELERATION FOR THE MORE ABLE STUDENT
4. OFFER ADVICE, PROVIDE HOMEWORK SUPPORT and SUGGEST STRATEGIES FOR HELPING YOUR TEACHER TO BE MORE EFFECTIVE (for you)
There is no substitute for years of classroom teaching experience. Explaining concepts clearly and simply to students is just part of the teaching process...the critical part is intuitively knowing what sequence of questions to ask so that a student might be taken back to the source of his/her fundamental problem(s). This " debriefing" process, handled efficiently and effectively can be transforming for motivated students who are happy to participate in an active and individualised learning process.
Finally, as a simplified extension of classroom instruction, I find tuition very satisfying enabling me to concentrate on the business of enhancing student learning without having to attend to sundry non-
teaching and sometimes debilitating duties that are inherent in being a teacher/administrator in a large metropolitan high school.
For further details please feel free to ring me on 92455651 If out...just leave a message and I will return your call. (mobile 0403507290)
- Calculus - Secondary
- Maths - Primary, Secondary
- Statistics - Secondary
- Teacher - General
- In 2017: year 11 Specialist and Methods and year 12 Methods and years
8,9,10 for students who intend or have the potential to attempt and
succeed with these higher level courses commencing in year 11.
Full time Mathematics teacher in High Schools for over 30 years and a Head of
Mathematics (teacher in charge) for 25 years. I was called up for 2 years National
Service and fulfilled my National Service obligation in 1970-71.
After undergoing Officer training(infantry based) at Scheyville in NSW in 1970, I
completed my service in Adelaide where I worked as an Army Psychologist in the
rank of Captain. Started tutoring in retirement from about 2005.
Since retiring I have returned to some of my interests in my formative years, especially
singing. Over the last decade I have sung in 2 large choirs as a bass.
Collegium Symphonic Chorus (4 years) and WASO Chorus (6 years)
Keep fit in a nearby Gym.
Educated at Guildford Grammar School
B.A., B.Ed. (UWA ) B.A was a double major in Maths and
Maths teacher at Perth Modern School (1 year)
Kalamunda Senior High School (4 years)
HEAD of Mathematics (in charge) at Eastern Hills Senior High School(8 years)
HEAD of Mathematics at Lesmurdie Senior High school (18 years)
Part-time Maths teacher (semi-retired) at various schools (4 years)
Private Tutoring since retiring.
2 years National Service (Dept. of Army). Graduate of Officer Training
Unit Scheyville in NSW then posted to AA Psych.....Psychologist (Captain). Worked in
Melbourne (Research Unit) and Brisbane and Adelaide in testing applicants for the
Army,Navy and Commonwealth Police Force.
HAVE A CURRENT WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK
TOP CONTRIBUTOR to 2 INTERNATIONAL ONLINE MATHEMATICS GROUPS(forums)
(a) THE MATH CONNECTION (High School Teachers, University lecturers and
Professors, Industry statisticians and Mathematicians the active users of Maths)
(b) MATH IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM: HIGH SCHOOL MATH INSTRUCTION (much the
same groups as given in part (a))
[further information on these groups through linkedin]
- Private Tuition
- Teaching Tuition
- Home Visits
- Phone Help
FOR YEAR 8 AND 9: $60 per hour
FOR YEAR 10,11,12; $70 per hour
Mature age students (post school) $70 per hour
Profile last updated on 18-Aug-2017 (registered 16-Apr-2013)
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