Ian Mayhew
Ian Mayhew

Tell me about your Qualifications

I have a Bsc Honours Degree in Mathematics and Business Studies, which I completed at the University of Warwick between 2002 and 2005.


I am a qualified teacher, having completed a PGCE Secondary School Direct course through Chester University.


What experience do you have?

I have worked as a self-employed Maths Tutor since 2009, working with over 100 pupils in that time. The majority of these have been GCSE, AS and A-Level pupils.


I have secondary school teaching experience, having taught at Helsby High School and Neston High School when completing my PGCE and at The Kingsway Academy in Wallasey since qualifying.


When completing my PGCE, I also spent time working at Christleton Primary School, as well as at Liverpool University, working with AS Level pupils from various secondary schools and 6th Form Colleges.


I am also a GCSE Examiner for the OCR Examinations Board.


What ages and levels do you tutor?

Aged 10 - adult. I offer maths tuition at the following levels:


Key Stage 2 (in preparation for SATs or 11 Plus)

Key Stage 3


AS / A-Levels


When and where do you tutor?

Most of my tuition sessions take place midweek between 4pm and 9pm, although I can also offer weekends.


I always tutor in the pupil's own home, unless it's a Skype lesson.


I am based in Helsby and cover Helsby, Frodsham and the surrounding areas. I can travel further afield, but where the lesson is more than 15 minutes drive away, I have to charge a bit extra to cover petrol costs and travelling time. Further details are available under the 'Fees' tab above.



Do you have a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Certificate?

Yes, I have an enhanced DBS Certificate, which I am happy to produce to parents or guardians of pupils if requested.


What is your style of tutoring and how do you think pupils learn best?

I strongly believe that pupils learn best in any subject if they enjoy what they are doing and are enthusiastic. As a result, I always strive to make my lessons enjoyable using a range of resources.


I always tell new pupils that they should have a go at everything and not to be afraid of making mistakes - this is part of the learning process. They should also not be afraid to say so if they don't understand - I am very patient and am always happy to rephrase something or to explain it in a different way.

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