Mr Steven Kelly

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I am a 40 year old maths teacher with nearly 20 years of experience in teaching, education and tutoring. I have wanted to teach from a young age (weirdly!) and see it as a way of giving something back to the local community, as well as having a keen knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject I teach.
I undertook a 3 year teaching degree at Liverpool John Moores University at their IM Marsh Campus in Aigburth between 2000 and 2003 and graduated with a 2:1 with honours in Key Stage 2/3 Mathematics education. My teaching qualification means that I am fully qualified to teach maths between the ages of 11 to 18, in addition to being able to teach upper primary pupils, although it had been nearly 10 years since I last taught in a primary classroom! I also have A Levels in IT, English Language & Literature, Pure Maths & Statistics, General Studies and French in addition to my teaching qualification. I am also a trained exam marker for OCR.marking GCSE Maths exams since 2015.

Tutoring experience

In 2003 I began my career by doing supply teaching with Select Education, working in a number of short term posts in schools in Knowsley & Liverpool. I also worked voluntarily for 2 days a week in Prescot Primary school teaching maths to a whole class of Y5 as well as working with small groups. I also ran booster classes for Y6 pupils who were Gifted and Talented in preparation for their SATs
In September 2004 I began my first full time teaching job at Holly Lodge Girls College, passing NQT induction in summer 2005. Between 05 and 06 I was given responsibility for a transition unit based on documents to help Y7s to settle into secondary school before they setting in the subject. During my time there, I gained experience of teaching a wide variety of schemes of work (KS3, Modular GCSE, Coursework, Linear GCSE) and also taught GCSE resit classes for 2 years. I was also a form tutor for 5 years carrying my form through from Y7 to Y11 and participated in the school PSHE programme where I was involved in designing a unit of work for Y7 on financial management
I left full time teaching in July 09 due to my father's illness and subsequent death so took a year out before returning to the profession in September 2010 working for Celsian as a supply. However work was few and far between so by September 2011 I joined another agency TES. But once again work was scarce. I became a full time tutor in Autumn 2014, and a GCSE exam marker for OCR GCSE maths in the summer of 2015.

Approach to tutoring

I have been tutoring for over 7 years now and my aim is to provide the same approach to tutoring as I did in the classroom. A firm but fair approach with an easy going manner and reasonable expectations of what pupils can do. Recent Ofsted and media reports have heavily criticised the standards of numeracy and maths teaching in the Knowsley and Liverpool areas. My aim is to give something back to these communities. And also to provide support for pupils in my subject during the current COVID19 pandemic. I also have a vast electronic collection of resources as well as books, at my disposal that I have collected over my teaching career.
My tuition rates are lower than the average due to my main target area of Knowsley (Mainly Prescot and Whiston) being a deprived area.

Qualifications

YearCourseGradeInstitution
2003BA (Hons) Pri/Sec Education (Maths Education) QTS2:1Liverpool John Moores University
2000A Level Pure Maths & StatisticsBWidnes Sixth Form College
2000A Level Information TechnologyCWidnes Sixth Form Collge

Availability:Weekdays (daytime and evening)
Tuition location:Your home only (up to 3 miles away)
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DBS check:Y