Over 30 years of teaching experience in South Africa and the United Kingdom. I have taught at state and independent schools. In South Africa: Beaumont, South African College School (SACS), Bergvliet and Reddam House Preparatory School. In the United Kingdom: The New Beacon (Assistant Headmaster)
Firm yet fair approach to teaching with a necessary amount of patience and understanding for those who struggle with Mathematics.
Successful pupils - that is my reward. Not seeking honours or awards ... It must, however be said that an occasional accolade or two from appreciative pupils or parents does wonders for the self-esteem.
Educated at Boston Primary School and at The Settlers High School in the Western Cape, South Africa. I attended the Wellington Teacher Training College and before commencing my teaching career, I had to perform two years compulsory military service. Still learning something new each day at the University of Life ...
I am an ardent sports fan - rugby union, football/soccer, cricket and F1 motor racing. I was a trustee on the Tom Pryce Memorial Committee that commemorated the life of a young Welshman in Ruthin, Wales in 2009 - the first and only Welshman to win an F1 race - The Race of Champions at Brands Hatch in 1975. Tom Pryce had died in the 1977 SA Grand Prix at Kyalami under very sad circumstances. I thoroughly enjoy walking/hiking in the English countryside. Having only joined this site, I look forward to sharing many more worksheets with fellow teachers. Love music: Kate Bush - saw her long-awaited concert at the Apollo in London - absolutely brilliant! Arcade Fire; U2; Fleetwood Mac amongst other groups/artists that I enjoy. I have had a book published, "Chalk and Talk" and it is available on Amazon.
English Language Arts, Reading, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Trigonometry, Other (Math), Math Test Prep, Word Problems, Short Stories, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Decimals