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My Professional Qualifications

BEd (Hons) Primary and Secondary Mathematics

Graduating in 1994 with a Bachelor of Education Honours degree from the University of the West of England, I was unique in training on both the primary and secondary mathematics education pathways. 

MSc (Neuroscience and Education)

In 2019,  I  graduated from the University of Bristol with distinction in MSc (Neuroscience and Education). My specialisms include mathematics cognition and learning, dyscalculia, working memory and the science of learning.


Teaching Experience

Primary and Secondary Schools, Hong Kong and UK

My teaching career has spanned international and local secondary schools in Hong Kong, a deputy headship of mathematics at a secondary school in Jersey, Channel Islands, assessment lead for a private day and boarding school in London, and mathematics lead for a primary school in Bristol, UK.



On completing my MSc in Neuroscience and Education, I was employed by the University of Bristol as the research associate on the Science of Learning for Initial Teacher Education (SoLfITE) project and as the teaching assistant for the 'Cognitive Neuroscience in Classroom Practice' module on the MSc (Education) programme at the University of Bristol.

In 2020, I wrote and taught the MA Inclusive Education, 'Identifying and Addressing Difficulties Learning Mathematics' module at Bath Spa University. The module focused on developing an understanding of the science of learning and building strategies to support neurodivergent learners, including pupils with dyscalculia, dyslexia and working memory difficulties.

Private Tutoring

UK Sats, 11+, 13+, GCSE, iGCSE​

My exceptional experience of teaching and leading maths in both primary and secondary settings enables me to provide a unique insight into maths learning across the developmental phases.

For many years, my bespoke tutoring services continued alongside my classroom and leadership practice. It is now my sole priority, and whether lessons take place at 'The Study' or online, they are wholly tailored to the needs of each individual student. Every tuition session is designed to support and challenge learners, unravel misconceptions, reduce anxiety, and develop confidence and depth of understanding.

Previous Roles in Education

Teaching and Leadership​

Teacher of Mathematics, St Mary's Canossian College, Hong Kong

Teacher of Mathematics and Primary Liason Coordinator, West Island School (ESF), Hong Kong

Deputy Head of Mathematics, Les Quennevais School, Jersey

Teacher of Mathematics and Assessment Coordinator, St David's School for Girls, London

Maths Lead and member of School Leadership Team, Westbury Park School, Bristol

Associate Lecturer, Bath Spa University

MA Inclusive Education - Identifying and Addressing Difficulties Learning Mathematics 

Senior Associate Teacher, Bristol University

MSc Neuroscience and Education - Cognitive Neuroscience and Classroom Practice

British Educational Research Association (BERA) 2020

Presented research on the Science of Learning for Initial Teacher Education

Support and extension maths intervention provider

Outstanding, measurable  successes in subject knowledge, progress and confidence for school-based groups

National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM)

Developed resources for fluency and reasoning in the multiplication tables

School calculation policy structure and design

Written and embedded, promoting best practice in the use of physical and visual representations to facilitate the transition to abstract concepts. The NW24 maths cluster described the calculation policy to be an exemplary model for other schools

Growth Mindset school policy design

School-wide policy and ethos embedded to develop a growth mindset across the school community.

Primary to Secondary Transition in Maths lead contributor

A project working with local primary and secondary schools to ease the transition from KS2 to KS3

Professional Development for Schools and Societies


Science of Learning

Working Memory

Mathematics for Greater Depth

Bar Modelling​

Learning for the Long Term

Maths Learning Difficulties and Dyscalculia

The developing adolescent brain

Maths for the Most Able


Badminton School

Lord Wandsworth School

Ludgrove School

Redland Green School

Cabot Learning Federation

Exe Valley Federation

Gateway Green Learning Trust


BGen (Royal Horticultural Society)

Virtual Voice Conference

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