About Kate Stubbs Tuition
South Brent, Devon

The individual student is at the heart of Kate’s planning; she identifies misconceptions and facilitates the students’ investigations to discover their own solutions, using a variety of stimulating activities to cater for individual learners. Kate and her students often make their own maths tools together, they also play and invent number games.

Sessions will be relaxed and tailored to meet the needs of the learner. They can be projects based on the learners’ interests and have included subjects from football, to wildlife, to business plans. With students and their parents, Kate will agree objectives and record targets as they are achieved.

Kate likes to encourage social practice, as this produces discussion, increases ownership, cognitive learning and critical thinking. It can also be fun, which cultivates a positive approach. Students may benefit from sharing lessons with a friend or family member, or may make new maths friends!

Some students will prefer the 1 to 1 lessons and they will be very welcome too.

This student is measuring objects in millimetres, centimetres and metres to discover how place value works. We simultaneously played an estimation game to visualise different lengths. He loves being outside, so was immersed in this activity and developing his ability to organise information clearly.

Kate’s qualifications are:

Diploma to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (previously Cert Ed)
Specialist level 5 Diploma in Teaching Mathematics - this gives her a wide range of strategies to deal specifically with difficulties associated with learning maths
QTLS status (Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills) from the IFL
“A” level pure maths with statistics

Kate is a member of the IFL (Institute for Learning, now the Education and Training Foundation) and has a CRB certificate.

For 7 years Kate taught Functional Skills maths and English, and GCSE maths, at Cornwall College. Her students had a wide range of needs, both physical and emotional, including dyslexia and autism, so it was important that she had a variety of effective strategies to enable individual learners to achieve.

Reference From Cornwall College

To whom it may concern,

Kate Stubbs has been teaching maths and English at Cornwall College for 7 years. Throughout this time Kate has demonstrated a professional, conscientious work ethic, upholding the values of the college.

A fully qualified teacher having achieved a Certificate of Education, Kate additionally holds a Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Mathematics. Her specialist numeracy teaching skills have inspired her students, so improved learner confidence and achievement.

At Cornwall College our standards are monitored with regular teaching observations and all our teachers are CRB checked. They participate in continuous professional development, keeping up to date with advances in education for specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia.

Kate is a valued member of our team and I wish her every success.

Yours faithfully,

Robin Bright

(Line Manager Functional Skills

Cornwall College

Stoke Climsland)

Price reductions for pairs and groups

You can have as many lessons as you like and are welcome to pop round for a chat with no obligation to book a lesson.

Customer comments

Sophie
“Since I’ve started going to Kate I’ve come along with more topics I didn’t understand. Also I’ve got a higher grade in my test papers”
Ben Williams
“I’ve learnt more with you in 4 months than I have in 2 years of school. Really friendly, not like school at all, it’s better.”
James
“I like building stuff and drawing shapes”