Sam Hicks Math and Further Math Teacher Diploma, Certificate, Certificate, Bachelors, Certificate

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I am a Mathematics teacher based in Liverpool in the process of finishing my Teachiung qualification alongside an MA in Education to help further my understanding of teaching and education in this ever changing world. I have wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember and take personal pride in helping others reach their goals In order to further their academic career.

I recently spent one year teaching abroad in Vietnam followed by a year of teaching at university level for the Univesaity of Liverpool. I have had the privilege of working with a variety of students and age groups from high school through to university. I specialise in low confidence students and have a strong personal drive to see my students succeed both inside and outside of the classroom. My teaching style is a mixture of flipped and active learning with the aim of creating not just a successful student but also a lifetime learner. The role of a tutor is not only to educate students in subject areas but to also create independent thinkers/ learners who will, eventually, not require additional tuition.

About Me

EDUCATION

  • 2020-2021:   PGDE Further Education Liverpool, UK Liverpool Hope University- Liverpool
  • 2020:            Mental Health Certification Liverpool, UK ROAR Training
  • 2020:            Safeguarding and Child Protection Certification Liverpool, UK Hays – Recruiting Experts in Education
  • 2018:            TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification (120 Hours) Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam Xplore Asia
  • 2014 - 2018: Bachelor of Science with Honors (Single) Mathematics Liverpool, UK Liverpool Hope University- Liverpool
  • 2017 - 2018: Service and Leadership Award Liverpool, UK Liverpool Hope University- Liverpool

WORK HISTORY

  • 2017-2018: Mathematics Tutor, Private Lancashire, UK
    • Helped struggling students achieve their highest grade possible
    • Obtained a 100% improvement rate
  • 2018-2019: Math, Science & English Teacher/ Area Manager, IAE Vietnam
    • Helped children of all ages in key areas of Math’s, Science and English
    • Ran additional classes upon request of school Principle(s) to prepare students for nationwide competitions.
    • Presented the companies educational software to new schools with both demo lessons and informative presentations for the school board and parents.
    • Worked closely with both the sales and marketing teams to secure new business.
    • Maintained a strong working relationship with the local Ministry of Education in order to keep my knowledge of the education sector current.
  • 2020: Foundation Mathematics Tutor, University of Liverpool International College Liverpool
    • Tasked with teaching three foundation year mathematics classes including two intermediate classes. 
    • Required to develop and deliver my own lessons whilst also monitoring student performance/ attendance.
    • Required to deliver multiple in-depth reports throughout the academic year regarding individual student performance.
  • 2020- Current: Secondary Mathematics Teacher (Placement), Multiple Locations Liverpool
    • Tasked with teaching multiple mathematics classes at both further education level and A-Level.
    • Required to develop and deliver my own lessons whilst also monitoring student performance/ attendance and ensuring student engagement.
    • Required to deliver multiple in-depth reports throughout the academic year regarding each individual students’ performance alongside detailed lesson plans.
    • Expected to implement and critically evaluate relevant pedagogy and ensure I am aware of developments educational theory.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Interests: Reading, Rugby Union, Fitness, Badminton, Technology, Coding
  • Skills: Technology, Management, Leadership, and Organization

Services

  • GCSE Mathematics (All Levels)
  • A/AS Level Mathematics (All Levels)
  • A/AS Level Further Mathematicsa (All Levels) 
  • Statistics (All Levels)
  • Mechanics (All Levels) 
  • Foundation Level University Mathematics
  • Refresher Courses (All Levels)
  • Further Education Level Mathematics

Rates

A-Level Professional GCSE Degree Adult
Maths - £25 - £25 £25
Maths - - £20 - -
Further Maths £25 - - - -
Maths £25 - - - -

Availability

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Qualifications

Feedback

  • Mr. Truong Minh ChauParent

    Jul 2020
    To whom it may concern, I am writing to provide a reference for Mr. Sam Hicks. Sam worked under my management at iSMART EDUCATION from October 2018 to September 2019. In his time with our company, Sam progressed from a new and inexperienced teacher, to the position of good teacher. As a teacher, he performed at a high level. He was responsive to feedback, and if necessary, he was quick to adjust his teaching style. In addition to providing a high quality service to our public school students, Sam sometimes taught at our sales and branding demos. Besides, he also had experience in many other tasks such as joining our academic events as a judge, training teachers and the development of academic materials. Sam brought commitment, high standards and consistent quality to work. He always wanted to learn and he loved to teach. For these reasons, I am confident that every company he will work with will be pleased with his abilities. Please feel free to contact us for further information at [email protected] Sincerely, Truong Minh Chau (Mr.) Academic Manager
  • Boyang GuParent

    Aug 2019
    I am his student. He is very humous and accommodating. When I ask him some questions, he always give me a wonderful feedback. It is really useful for me improve my Maths' ability. In his class is very interesting. It can let us feel happy when we study in maths. Because he is a very good teacher. I think through his teach, it can improve more student's Maths ability.
  • Bekki JenningsParent

    Aug 2019
    I would highly recommend Sam as a tutor, he is patient friendly and always takes the time to explain questions in a way that makes them easy to understand. He makes the learning process more pleasant and will happily go over questions if you are struggling. A great tutor!
  • Seoyeon KimParent

    Aug 2019
    Four months have passed since I started my math class with Sam. I was so unsure about math that I was always worried about it. It seems that after I started taking Sam's math class, I started to look very carefully at the problems and my overall ability of math has improved. Confidence also improved and mistakes in solving problems are gradually decreasing. I used to put off my math studies at the end of the day, but now math is the first subject I study. Thanks to Sam, now I think I've come to feel that I am becoming good enough with math.
  • Mrs. Natalie DolanParent

    Nov 2017
    Sam has been working with my fifteen year old daughter for a number of months supporting her with her GCSE Maths. My daughter is in her final year of high school and due to sit her exams in May. She has always had to work extremely hard to make progress which has detrimental consequences to her confidence and attitude. She was also let down by two previous tutors which added additional pressure. I was extremely cautious when I approached Sam as my expectations were based on the previous two experiences. Sam took time out of his own schedule to meet with us and gage where she was in terms of ability. Not only did he perform research in his own time he also prepared structured lesson plans and a timetable. He also purchased text books and provided folders and equipment. Sam attends our home twice a week at a time convenient to us and has shown flexibility when we have had to make other commitments. His approach is firm but extremely reassuring and he shows real faith in my daughter’s ability. When he explains subjects thoroughly he ensures that it’s fully understood. At the beginning of our sessions my daughter was on target for a 4 (low C) and is now aiming to sit the higher paper having achieved an A grade equivalent in a recent test paper set in exam conditions during school. She has come on incredibly. Sam is friendly, punctual and very reliable. I am able to text or call him at any time and he responds promptly and is pleased to assist should there be any questions around homework that he has set. Based on our personal experiences with Sam, I could not recommend him highly enough. We are looking forward to my daughter achieving a fantastic grade in Maths.