About Rachel Griew
I am a freelance maths teacher offering individual tuition in Stourbridge, Halesowen, Brierley Hill, Edgbaston and surrounding areas in the West Midlands.
I can also offer workshop sessions and a taught course for QTS Numeracy Test preparation, and revision workshops for GCSE and A-Level Maths in the run-up to exams.
I have twenty four years experience teaching mathematics to classes and individuals at a range of levels and ages. My experience as a successful GCSE and A-level class teacher informs my work as a tutor, giving students access to expertise with exam questions and marking schemes as well as mathematical understanding and methods. Providing individual tuition has given me insight into students' experiences of maths education; this enriches my classroom practice. Teaching very able students, as well as those with specific learning difficulties or autistic spectrum conditions, has enabled me to flexibly adapt teaching and communication to the needs of students. Working with adults who struggle with maths has deepened my insight into differences in learning; this enhances my teaching of both individuals and groups. I have a drive to share my enthusiasm for maths with students, making lessons enjoyable, building confidence and increasing learning.
I have a current DBS Enhanced Certificate dated February 2015.
I have enjoyed maths since childhood and first thought of teaching it at around age eleven; then I forgot that thought for a decade or two. Returning to education after a ten year absence I did an Access to Higher Education course and then trained as a primary teacher (ages 7-12) with maths as my main subject. That gave me two years' worth of degree level maths as part of a four year Bachelor of Education degree (First Class Honours). During this time I worked during the holidays on a play scheme for children and young people with severe learning difficulties, and also spent time as a volunteer in adult numeracy classes.
In addition to mathematics I enjoy dancing, reading, juggling, camping, travelling, flying kites, playing games, cycling and running. I also have a love of language and am trying to teach myself Swedish. Last year I started learning to skateboard; this year I am rediscovering horse-riding!
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Summer holiday tuition available. Please contact me for details of availability
Tuition in your home or my classroom (near Merry Hill)
"Clear explanations of many different methods... perfect for my learning styles."
"Great access to material... very good amount of homework..."
"...would recommend to anyone...a fantastic course."
"Good explanations... excellent shortcuts and quick calculations."
"Attending your seminar did wonders!"
I am based in Quarry Bank in the West Midlands (near Merry Hill shopping centre) and am happy to travel up to about ten miles depending on the time required. On Sundays I am often available to tutor in Worcester. (Locations further than ten miles may be possible, with travel costs charged as extra.)
Please contact me to discuss your needs.