About the tutor
Hello, my name is Lynne Davis and I am a qualified teacher. Originally from Cumbria, I did my degree at the University of Salford (in Engineering with German; don't believe anyone who tells you that you don't need much Maths to be an engineer!) and have lived in Birmingham for over 20 years.
Since 2003 I have been teaching Maths in a variety of local schools and colleges, going up to A-level, including both class teaching and individual tuition at support workshops. I love it when I see a “penny drop” – when I am able to help a student who has been struggling with a particular concept to understand it and realise that, actually, it’s not as hard as they thought. This, for me, is one of the most rewarding aspects of teaching. Once the basic concepts make sense to the learner, the harder ones fall into place much more easily.
I can help you with qualifications across a wide range of specifications. The majority of my experience is with the AQA A-level - both Maths and Use of Maths - but I have also taught the Edexcel specification at A-level and both AQA and Edexcel at GCSE, as well as a variety of other Level 2 qualifications (Adult Numeracy, Functional Maths, Award in Number and Measure), and the Maths content of the Level 3 BTEC in Engineering.
Since 2010 I have also been working as an examiner for AQA, marking A-level module papers, and in addition I have marked Singapore A-level papers for the Cambridge International exam board, so I'm in an excellent position to help my tutees to understand how answers need to be presented to obtain maximum marks.
I also have experience of living and working in Germany, and of teaching English in Japan. I hold the CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) and so can also help you if English is not your first language.