Maths students starting their courses at Barton Peveril this month will be taught by the region’s Sixth Form Teacher of the Year – Jack Brown. He has been recognised for his achievements at the Daily Echo Education Awards 2017.
Jack has been teaching for eight years and supplements his classroom lessons with popular online videos covering key mathematical principles and processes.
Originally set up four years ago to help students with revision, his YouTube channel, TL Maths, now has almost 10,000 subscribers. Teaching videos explain everything from core material in GCSE Maths from scratch to the latest AQA A Level specification as well as AS exam requirements. Comments online include ‘… this guy is top notch’, ‘you are literally a life saver’ and ‘really appreciate these extremely helpful videos’.
“The best thing about the job is seeing students’ improvement throughout the year as they steadily become stronger mathematicians and better independent learners, becoming more and more prepared for what is for many students the next stage in their education: university,” he says.
“Teaching is a busy profession, and there never seems to be enough hours in the day, but overall it is a craft. Day by day, we continue to try new things and develop and improve, and colleagues Pauline Steadman, Richard Eno and Andrew Miller have helped me realise this.
“I don’t think students realise that teachers are always learning too. No matter what the challenge, having the support of a fantastic department is key.”