Apart from running our Hypnotherapy business with Mary here in the Isle of Man I also am a Mathematics teacher of 30 years experience. In case you don’t know of my background as a Mathematics teacher, I teach part-time in the Queen Elizabeth II High School in Peel and have done so for the past 12 years. I have 30 years experience teaching Mathematics in schools in Japan, UK and Ireland. My work currently as an SEBD Mathematics teacher working with children who have learning difficulties and some with behavioural problems.
One very noticeable aspect of working with children who perceive Mathematics as difficult and beyond them is that many of their parents also hold this view of the subject. Some students who are capable of gaining A* in a language subject or Art fail in Mathematics. Why? All too often it is the fear and the negative attitude to the subject which holds a student back and had nothing to do with their intelligence!
In setting up lessons for adults I am trying to break the cycle of negativity and fear about this subject. In order to do this I’d like to start with parents who hold such views and who would like to change their minds about the subject which is so important in gaining employment today.
Both my daughters, A level A and AS A* at present in this subject, give Maths tuition to school children with tremendous success. I, too, teach school children at home but now would like to open the door of opportunity to adults who might want to help their children or who might just like to break the cycle and further their career or choices in life by studying Mathematics at their own pace with me, from scratch if necessary.
I had such classes in Ireland before I came here and one of my students back there became a Maths teacher! More recently I tutored a young man who needed Mathematics to become a pilot. Who knows that could be you … if that is what you want!
To find out more about how I might be of service in this area, you can email me firstname.lastname@example.org or call 842938.