Hannah is a kind, creative and enthusiastic tutor of Mathematics, who has always enjoyed working with children and teenagers, sharing with them what she loves. Whilst Hannah has been a Mathematics teacher and private tutor since 2011, she also spent her teenage years doing extensive babysitting, sailing instructing and volunteering at her local Brownie pack. Hannah has known from the age of sixteen that she wanted to be a Maths teacher, and following the completion of her A levels in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Art and English Literature, she went on to study Mathematics at the University of Bristol, graduating in 2010 with a 2:1. She completed her PGCE in Secondary Mathematics at the University of Exeter the following year, and started teaching immediately afterwards.
Hannah has taught Mathematics in secondary schools for seven years. This time was mostly spent at Wilson’s School, one of the highest achieving state-funded schools in the country, but also included six months teaching at St Vincent’s School, a non-selective private girls’ school in Sydney, Australia. At Wilson’s school she was a teacher of the full Mathematics syllabus for Key Stages 3, 4 and 5, including Further Mathematics A-level, as well as holding the post of Key Stage 3 Mathematics Co-ordinator. Throughout her time teaching she has also tutored students outside of school and has always loved working with young people in this way. Hannah has found that private tutoring gives her the opportunity to really find the root of a problem and work through that with a student, as well as building their confidence and finding joy along the way. She has also been home-schooling a 10-year-old student in Mathematics since April 2017, and loves the challenge of planning lessons that are creative, engaging and suited to the student’s needs. Her focus in tutoring sessions is always on nurturing the child’s confidence around Mathematics and helping them to take ownership of their learning journey.
In addition to teaching Maths, Hannah is a qualified yoga and meditation teacher and loves bringing aspects of this into her tutoring. She will encourage students to be reflective around their barriers to learning specific content and is also happy to include yoga or meditation as a part of your child’s tutoring session!