Mathematics is for everyone
The Maths Matter workshops aims to explain and demonstrate that acquiring maths skills is not an end in itself but it is a means to an end.
Mathematics is central to our lives. It is important for us to realize that the application of mathematics in the world is across all disciplines from finance, design, engineering, manufacture, computing, science and more.
Maths Matter workshops are presented in a unique style connecting various strands of mathematical concepts to provide a holistic approach and make explicit the ubiquitous nature of Mathematics to everyone.
The practical format of Maths Matter workshop is designed to be hands on so learners experience, understand and observe the real world application of mathematics.
I have a:
- Valid DBS
- Safeguarding Certificate
In brief: In education over 20 years.
- Director of Alphareach Learning Ltd.
- Maths tutor and facilitator of Maths Matter Workshop.
- Written over fifty numeracy workbooks for KS 1, 2, 3 and 4.
- Moodle course creator / web designer.
- Director of FairMind a social enterprise facilitating debate, discussion and support in the local community.
- Developed and organised the PILOT programme workshops delivered to young adults age 12 to 19 for FairMind.
- Volunteer mentor/family support worker at Northorpe Hall, Mirfield.
- School speaker for Amnesty International.
Some feedback of my work...
Both my children have attended the Alphareach Center and the help they received, benefited them both academically and boosted their confidence. They have both gone on to do extremely well at school and college. My daughter also completed voluntary work at the Alphareach Center for two years. Not only did she thoroughly enjoy this but it helped her all round personal development. This work made a real impact on her university applications; she ended up with five offers from university.
The help my children received was invaluable. Good dedicated staff at the Alphareach Center and friendly environment.
I wanted to hire a private tutor originally for my daughter because the school had felt that she wasn't going to reach her targets, I was worried of the implications falling behind may have on her welfare both emotionally and educationally.
I found the center on Google. We established a good working relationship early on. The work books were clear; in a language she could understand and had set work. I felt the use of spaces where she could write helped with the learning process.
I felt that the delivery was clear and good. My daughter would come home saying that she liked the tutor and felt comfortable with her teaching.
I felt that over the weeks, she made the progress she needed to go back to school and catch up with the standards that were needed. Since then she's excelled, knows her fractions, time tables from 1 to 12 and is doing brilliantly.
I felt if I wouldn't have used your service, she would have fallen behind, which may have been disastrous for her confidence but instead, she's getting rewards, and is wanting to put herself forward for a time table assembly next week I feel the process really worked for her and I’m sure she'll carry on being successful.
If she ever becomes stuck again, I'll use your service again, I feel it really worked.
Amanda: Learning assistant, disabilities. Bradford College.
I'm a qualified lecturer with a BA (HONS) P.G.C.E.
Amnesty School Speaker
Working with Y7 students at Hemsworth Sofia ran a series of 60 minute sessions introducing the work of Amnesty International.
The session really helped by highlighting real life examples of everyday rights we take for granted and how human rights affects us all not just 'people in other countries'.
The personal angle that Sofia brings to session when talking about her husband's involvement really brings the subject home and engages the children.
Assistant Curriculum Leader
Hemsworth Arts and Community Academy