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Nicola P - Tutor in Zonnebloem

My background and experience: I have over 10 years of classroom teaching experience across a range of educational levels. I specialise in making maths accessible to those who do not find it easy, and to whom it does not come naturally. I have endless patience and have worked on many projects and initiatives to find ways to make maths more understandable. I strongly believe that anyone can achieve when it comes to maths, we just need to work on where the gaps are and find strategies to fill them. I started my teaching career in Cape Town and then moved over to the UK where I have been teaching for the last 7 years. I relocated back to Cape Town at the beginning of 2021. My teaching methodology: My teaching methodology is very simple... We do some practice to find what maths bits you do and don't know. I work out why you don't know something (there will be bits missing in the foundations of your understanding of a concept) and we correct the misunderstandings. We then put all the bits back together and keep building on your existing knowledge and allow you to access the more advanced concepts. We don't stress, we just keep going. You've got this.

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Teaching places

Public Place and Online

Travelling distance

Nicola will travel 20km from Zonnebloem, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Languages spoken

Nicola speaks English

Experience
2009-01-01 - 2010-12-31
Maths Teacher

2012-01-01 - 2014-12-31
Maths and Student Skills Lecturer

2016-09-01 - 2018-08-31
Course Team Leader - GCSE Maths

2015-09-01 - 2018-08-31
Section Manager - GCSE Maths and English

Education
2002-01-01 - 2005-12-31
BSc Genetics and Development - UCT

2006-01-01 - 2006-12-31
Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management - UCT

2008-01-01 - 2008-12-31
PGCE - NMMU

2011-01-01 - 2011-12-31
BEd Honours - UCT

2012-02-01 - 2017-03-01
Masters in Education - UCT

Subjects taught
  • Mathematics Literacy

    I specilaised in Maths Literacy as part of my PGCE course. I then taught Maths Lit for 2 years and was involved in various materials development projects such as online assessment materials and 2 textbooks which were published by Macmillan.

    Nicola teaches Mathematics Literacy at High School and Adult level(s)

  • Math

    I have over 10 years experience teaching maths up to Grade 10 level. I have also been a curriculum lead, and head of department. I understand maths can be challenging and confusing and I specialise in finding ways to make it accessible to everyone, no matter what your confidence level may be.

    Nicola teaches Math at High School level(s)