Leisa

"Thank you for being the best maths teacher and for all the opportunities you have given me."

Student, Maths Tuition

  • Maths

Academic History

University of California, San Diego, USA Master of Education (Mathematics)

University of Colorado, Boulder, BA in Mathematics

University of Colorado, Boulder, USA BA in Biology and Biochemistry

USA, High School Diploma comparable to GCSE A*-B in Maths, English, Science, History, and French

About Me

My specialist subject is Mathematics, Years 7-12, including AS Core Maths.  I am a highly qualified and experienced Maths teacher with a passion to helping young people succeed and develop a deep understanding of Mathematics.  I am dedicated to students and teach with kindness and patience to help them become more comfortable with the material.  I have a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and a Master’s degree in Education.

I have successfully taught Mathematics to all ages and abilities from Key Stage 3 through AS.  My students consistently earn excellent grades that reflect their ability.  I have taught all abilities, from those who struggle with the basics to those who are more able and seek extension.

Recent tuition

I am a qualified teacher and have five years experience teaching Years 7 -12.

Below is a selection of case studies that highlights some of my recent work.

AS  (2008 – 2012, MEI)

I have experience teaching all aspects of the Core Maths curriculum as well as Statistics at AS level.  I have taught upper, middle and bottom sets.  I have also taught a support lesson to students struggling with basics, such as Algebra, in order to help them succeed in AS Maths.  My students have consistently reached their target grades, with most in the top sets earning an A.  Students in the middle to lower sets earned mostly A and B.

GCSE Teaching Experience (2008-2014, Edexcel)

I have taught both Foundation and Higher GCSE.  My students consistently earned grades at or above their target levels. In the top set, the majority of students earned A*, with the rest earning A.  In set 2 of 10, nearly all students earned an A* or A.  In set 6 of 10, all students earned B or C.  In set 8 of 10 (Foundation), most students met their target grade of C or D.

I also have experience marking exam papers, which has given me insight into how marks are awarded and how they are often missed.

Years 7-9 (2009-2014)

I have experience teaching from Level 3-8.  I have extensive experience teaching the top and middle sets.  My students consistently met or exceeded their progress targets, with all students completing 2 levels of progress from primary school by year 9.

Tuition Experience

Online Tuition Mathematics GCSE

Online Tuition Mathematics Year 5

In Person, Mathematics Year 9 student.  She was struggling to reach Level 4 by the end of Year 9.  I assisted her with fractions, numeracy and geometry.  She achieved Level 4 on her End of Year Assessment.

Mathematics KS3, Small-group tuition to assist Year 9 students struggling with Algebra. The students all increased their understanding and mathematical abilities as a result.

Hobbies and Interests

I left classroom teaching in order to spend more time with my two children.  I love reading and have enjoyed travelling to many countries across Europe.

I have spent time working as a Mathematics Author, writing Mathematics resources with Harper Collins and writing content for an online textbook for Years 8-11.  I particularly enjoy finding new ways to teach Mathematics and enjoy problem solving.

Client Testimonials

“Thank you for being the best maths teacher and for all the opportunities you have given me.”

“Thank you for being a dedicated teacher, even when I ask for help out of lessons and you motivated me to always do my best.”

“Thank you for all the help and support you have given me.  You have been an amazing teacher and you’ve taught me loads.”

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