So proud of all my students successfully transferring online over the last two months. I think, they are surprised by how much they are enjoying it. Go here to see an example of an online lesson.
Online Safety is paramount. Safeguarding students is integral to being a professional tutor. I am a fully qualified teacher and a member of the Tutors’ Association. Since qualifying in 2009 I have completed child protection courses every three years, in line with current guidance. The last course was in May 2020 & you can see my certificate here. I hold a current DBS which you may verify here & check instantly (you just need to ask me for my date of birth first). Online safety is constantly evolving & I endeavour to stay ahead of the advice by keeping in touch with other professionals.
Here is the statement included at the start of all my lessons
‘Before meeting anyone online agree it with a parent or guardian first. Never meet anyone online you do not know. Computers are very useful tools but make sure you have plenty of off screen time too.’
Here is the relevant section in my term & conditions
13. ONLINE SERVICES
An online service will only be provided after agreement with you in advance.
It is your responsibility to ensure the pupil is aware of internet safety and any necessary parental controls are in place on any devices they will be using. You can visit the NSPCC online safety advice for guidance.
You may need to download visual and audio software for the purposes of an online lesson. Downloading this software is at your discretion and your responsibility.
My Maths Library
Fermat’s Last Theorem by Simon Singh
The first Maths book I ‘read’. Recommended to me in the 1990’s by a non mathematician! I often retell the story about the black sheep (p147).
How to Solve it by G. Pólya
A book I found very easy to read, stating what seems like common sense but it just needs to be stated. My take away, ‘what information have you got, what is the only thing you can do with that information, make a start & see if it works.’
The History of Mathematics in Europe by J W N Sullivan
Probably the oldest book in my collection published 1925. I acquired it from the Mathematical Association whilst helping out on the MA bookstand at the ATM/MA Conference 2019. I love the cross curricular of Maths, literature and history……
A fabulous reading list can be found on NRich here.