I'm an experienced school teacher and tutor and have also worked as a lecturer in Higher Education.
I studied a single subject Maths degree at the University of East Anglia, in Norwich, and have worked as an Accountant and Management Consultant in both the public and private sectors.
I pride myself on having an extensive knowledge of the practical applications of Mathematics in today's world as well as the theory that underpins them.
I believe that all students, whatever their current level of attainment, can, with appropriate support, make significant improvement. If someone is experiencing difficulty with the subject or feels they need more practice, it’s very likely that I can help.
I work with people of all ages and all attainment levels, visiting students in their homes (Exeter and surrounding area) and working with them in a very supportive way on a programme based on my assessment of their current strengths and weaknesses.
I believe that Maths can be fun as well as a challenge.
When looking for a tutor, the most important thing is that you find someone your child is comfortable with. I never ask people to book lots of lessons in advance. I prefer to book a single lesson to start with. At the end of that lesson, I go away, leaving people to discuss whether I’m the tutor they’re looking for. If I am, I still like to work on a one-lesson-at-a-time basis, to keep things as simple and as stress free as possible.
I ask my students never to say ‘sorry’ for getting something wrong. Getting things wrong can be a very useful part of learning.
Sam Pollard BSc(1st class hons) PGCE