Andrea Downer – Maths

Fully qualified Mathematics teacher with QTS

Andrea Downer – Maths

Fully qualified Mathematics teacher with QTS

BIO

I am a qualified teacher of Mathematics (QTS) with 24 years of teaching experience.

I have taught students in different settings with varying needs and abilities and have had great success with students improving and maximising their outcome in different assessments.

I have had the opportunity throughout my teaching career to work in the capacity as second in charge of maths, maths intervention teacher, APP (Assessing Pupil Progress) Coordinator for KS3 Maths, PGCE and NQT maths mentor and marker for GCSE external maths examination.

To allow students to progress and develop a better understanding of the subject, I use hands-on-approach and investigative open- ended problems. To help boost their confidents and improved their mathematical skills and knowledge, I use a wide range of strategies and mode of delivery. One successful strategy that I use is the PiXL (Partners in Excellence) intervention approach. This is where student’s weak areas are diagnosed; intervention or therapy is given, followed by testing (DTT).

In my role as an external GCSE marker, I had to know the specification and the marking methods for examinations. I reviewed and completed examination reports based on student’s responses in their external exams. I ensure that my students meet the requirements of the examination boards and can apply mathematical content in functional settings. This allows them to produce well worked and written answers based on the specification requirements.

I have at least 10 years of teaching maths online. I have used various platforms such as Skype, Zoom and Microsoft Teams. I have taught students online from different countries such as the Bahamas, Jamaica, England and the USA.

I will be happy to work with you to make your mathematical journey meaningful, manageable and memorable.

EDUCATION

e-Qualitas: GTP with QTS in Secondary Mathematics (United Kingdom)

Open University: Bachelor of Arts (Minor in Mathematics)

Joint Board of Teacher Education (University of the West Indies): Diploma in Secondary Education (Mathematics and General Science)

Central Connecticut State University: Certificate in Statistics and Computer Studies

SUBJECTS

Mathematics

  • GCSE
  • KS3
  • KS2 (Year 6 only)
Availability

Monday: 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Tuesday: 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Wednesday: 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Thursday: 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Saturday: 9 am – 4 pm

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