About me

 My experience of Maths at school was initially a very negative one. The maths teacher would generally shout at us if we said we didn't understand something, her favourite expression was 'it's simple'. I rapidly learned to stop asking to avoid being yelled at. Like many children, I accepted that I wasn't any good at maths and gave up.

 As an adult, I returned to education to train in computer programming and decided to have another go with maths. This time, I had a great teacher, and realised that I could in fact understand it.

This then spurred me on to do an Open University Maths Foundation Course. Although I had to work at it, I successfully completed the course - again, brilliant teachers.

 I finally decided to train as a Maths teacher and graduated in 1989.

As my own experience of maths had been initially very poor, I have always taught students in the way I would have liked to have been taught myself. If someone doesn't understand something, I explain it again and, if necessary, again.

I strongly believe that everyone has the ability to understand maths. Not necessarily to A-Level or degree standard, but if something is explained in the correct way, most people will understand it.

 I have never shouted at a student and told them some mathematical idea was simple!

"... Education is not filling a pail but the lighting of a fire..." (William Butler Yeats)

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Member of The Association of Teachers of Mathematics.

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