Mathematics is our most sought-after subject at The Golden Circle. Just as languages provide the building blocks and rules we need to communicate, Maths uses its own language to solve problems involving quantities like speed, time, space and forces. Studying Maths helps us to find patterns, quantify relationships and predict the future. Practically, it enables us to manage everyday activities like budgeting and planning projects.
Our qualified teachers go above and beyond to make Maths enjoyable and accessible. We start by laying the foundations in numbers, ratio and proportion, algebra, and geometry. Students then progress to more challenging topics and problem solving. We work with students of all abilities and ages – from children who lack confidence in Maths, to international Mathletes. For children who are under-performing in Maths, we have supportive, experienced teachers to equip them with the skills to apply and perform mathematical operations. We match children who have been diagnosed with dyscalculia, dyslexia, or ADHD with experienced SEN teachers. For children who are talented in Maths, we have experienced, enthusiastic Maths mentors to stretch and challenge them. Our A Level specialists are well versed in the Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics courses.
Our students become confident mathematicians and enjoy success in Maths exams. Parents report their child making rapid progress in a short time through one-to-one lessons. The numerical, analytical, and problem-solving skills that our Maths students develop also improves performance in other STEM subjects.
"Lizzie has been a wonderful teacher for my daughter. She has not only transformed her ability but inspired an interest in Maths in a way that we could never have dreamt of! Her kind, calm approach meant that my daughter was never afraid to ask questions in order to fully understand a topic. Lizzie has an infectious enthusiasm for her subject and this passion is sewn into the fabric of every lesson."
Mother of a Year 5 student
"My son was overjoyed when he finished his first Zoom lesson with Alexandra. She made him feel relaxed in the lesson and used an online whiteboard, shared Google drive and flashcards to make the lesson fun and engaging. My son has found Year 8 Maths quite challenging but he said he got more out of an hour with Alexandra than a whole term at school! We’re so grateful for your support and can’t wait to see how he progresses over the next few weeks."
Parent of a Year 8 student
"Mathematics teaches us to think around a problem using our logic and reason."
Alexandra graduated with a degree from St Andrews University in 2017. Following this, she completed a PGCE teaching qualification through the Teach First programme specialising in Secondary Maths. Alexandra holds 4 years of classroom experience teaching Maths at Key Stage 3 and 4. She currently balances her role as a Maths tutor with teaching at a British International School. Here, she also holds the role of Head of Year 7.
“Maths is the music of reason.”
Tasnia is passionate about helping students to achieve their full potential and provides them with the support to do this. She qualified as a Maths teacher through the Teach First programme in 2018 and has 3 years of experience teaching Maths at Key Stage 3, 4 and 5. In addition to teaching, Tasnia was responsible for preparing students for the Senior and Junior UKMT Maths Challenge. She holds a degree in Chemistry with Mathematics from University College London and currently works as a full-time private tutor of Maths and Chemistry.
“The best way to learn Maths is to do Maths.”
Ross graduated from Durham University with a Maths degree. He completed his PGCE teaching qualification in 2015 through the Teach First programme, in which he was graded an ‘Outstanding’ rating. Ross holds 4 years of classroom experience across Key Stage 3 to 5, teaching in the UK and at an international school in Madrid. Ross tutors in Maths, Further Maths and Statistics, alongside his role as a Senior Associate at an accountancy firm. He is also a Governor at a London school.
“You don’t have to be a mathematician to understand numbers.”
Justine is an enthusiastic and engaging Maths teacher. She completed her teacher training through the Teach First programme in 2014 and has 7 years of classroom experience. Since qualifying, Justine has taught I/GCSE, A Level and Higher IB Maths in school and privately with The Golden Circle. She is the A Level Lead Teacher at a school in Putney, South London. In her spare time, Justine plays football for a team in the FA Women’s National League.
"Maths isn’t always about “numbers” and “Xs and Ys”, it’s about recognising and making sense of patterns".
Baxter is a qualified Maths teacher in 2014 and has 5 years of classroom experience teaching GCSE and A Level Maths. He has extensive experience tutoring GCSE Maths and A Level Maths and Further Maths. Baxter has also successfully prepared students for Common Entrance exams at Latymer, Kew House, St Benedict’s and Radnor House. Baxter has taught A Level Physics and Maths as a residential tutor in Berlin for the last 2 years. He holds an MSc Physics and Philosophy degree from the University of Bristol and Masters in Leadership from University College London.
"It's not about how many answers you know, it's about how you behave when you don't know."
Nicola graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2012 with a first-class degree in Architecture. She completed her teacher training through the Teach First programme and holds an MA in Educational Leadership from the University of Warwick. Nicola is an experienced teacher, having taught both in the UK and international schools in Singapore. Nicola now tutors GCSE, A Level and IB Maths, alongside her role as the Head of Sixth Form at a school in East London.
"Studying Maths helps us to discover patterns and evaluate behaviour."
Sophie graduated from the University of Leeds with a first-class degree in Law and Accounting in 2013. She also holds an MA in Transformational Leadership. Sophie is a qualified Maths teacher with 3 years of classroom experience. She completed her PGCE teaching qualification through the Teach First programme, and was awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating. Sophie currently works as a full-time Maths Tutor, preparing students for 11+, 13+ and GCSE exams.
"When data is the future, analytical skills are the key."
Veer graduated from the University of Warwick with a degree in Economics. He qualified as a Maths Teacher through the Teach First programme in 2014. Veer has 6 years of classroom experience, teaching in the UK and an international school in Nepal. He has worked with GCSE and A Level students of a range of abilities - from those that require extra support to those looking for a challenge. Veer privately tutors at The Golden Circle alongside his role as an international Education Consultant.
"Maths leads us to solutions to both scientific and social challenges."
Gil holds a first-class degree from the University of Manchester and Masters in Education Studies from Harvard University. He qualified as a teacher through the Teach First programme, specialising in Secondary Maths. Gil holds 5 years classroom experience, teaching Maths across KS3, 4 and 5, and over 8 years of private tutoring experience. He currently works for an education charity which trains teachers on curriculum design.
"There’s more to Maths than getting the answers correct - it’s about solving problems, making mistakes and learning from them."
David is a qualified Maths teacher with 4 years of experience teaching GCSE Maths at a school in East London. He completed his teacher training through the Teach First programme and received an ‘Outstanding’ rating for his PGCE teaching qualification. In addition to teaching in the classroom, David supports a Sixth Form College by delivering one-to-one A Level Maths lessons for underperforming students. David holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Nottingham.
"Maths underpins everything, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun!"
Aisling holds a Maths degree from Trinity College Dublin. She completed her PGCE teaching qualification through the Teach First programme in 2013, specialising in Secondary Maths, and was awarded an 'Outstanding' rating. Aisling holds 5 years of classroom teaching experience at GCSE and A Level, and has worked as a private Maths tutor for over 7 years. Alongside teaching, Aisling founded The Grub Club - a social enterprise which delivers fun, engaging cookery classes for students and their families.
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