Teaching & Tutoring Experience
A Maths teacher for 12 years in busy high schools, I have always specialised in intervention teaching and grade boosting. In my six years as Head of Maths I managed a team of 15 and focused on ensuring that all our students enjoyed and excelled in Maths whatever their level. I was also responsible for training Maths teachers, coaching qualified Maths teachers and developing the curriculum to give the best possible opportunities to our students. As a result, I know what works and how to get the best out of young people in Maths.
In addition to being an examiner for the past 8 years for both Edexcel and OCR, I have also been private tutoring for the past 2 years in small groups and online. Small groups and one to one tuition is the key to removing barriers to learning, improving confidence and building the blocks necessary to enjoy the beautiful subject and get the best possible grades!
An avid reader, keen dog walker (who likes to be covered in mud), aspiring chef and scuba diver; I have a very full worklife interspersed with occasional socialising, reading, cooking, hill walking and foreign travel.
- BSocSci Public Policy-making and Administration, U of Birmingham, (Hons)
- Graduate Training Programme, W Midlands Consortium
- QTS, DfE
“ My teachers told me I couldn't get more than an E grade. I saw Lou for 2 years once a week and got a B grade. It was hard work but we had a laugh and got it done. I recommend Lou to anyone looking to boost their grade. ”
“ Just to say an enormous THANK YOU! Rebecca was absolutely thrilled with her result. Rebecca worked hard, but we really appreciate your wonderful support and excellent tutoring sessions to encourage her confidence and her ability, we know you were a fantastic influence on her gaining an A in her A level. Rebecca enjoyed her lessons as you made them fun and provided a great learning environment. Rebecca and I would not hesitate in recommending you to all! You are an inspiration and such a positive teacher and those attributes were key to Rebecca's success. Nothing was too much trouble for you and your invaluable skills certainly gave Rebecca the confidence she needed. ”
“ Hi Lou! Just to let u know I got an A*in Maths and an A in Further Maths which I'm so pleased about!! Thank u so much for all your help I seriously couldn't have done it without u! ”
“ Don't make the mistake of thinking that all Maths Tutors are the same - when you pay for your lesson with Lou you are buying so much more than an hour of her time. She genuinely cares for her students and is always on hand to answer questions or give some carefully chosen words of encouragement. My daughter was lost in a big class at a big school and hated Maths - Lou managed to turn that around and even make my daughter laugh during lessons. ”