My background is not in school-teaching, but in applying Decision Maths techniques in the power industry. I have over five years' experience as a maths tutor.
I studied engineering and mathematical modelling at Sussex University, graduating with a BSc(Hons) in Applied Sciences with Operational Research.
After university, I worked at the Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB) headquarters, where my first job was as a developer of computerised mathematical models which were used by engineers to operate and plan the electricity transmission system and power stations.
I left National Grid in 2004 and, following re-training, worked as a registered plumber.
In 2010 I began maths tutoring, initially to help out friends, but strong demand quickly made this my main occupation.