Colette Lurshay BSc APMI - Head Mathematics Tutor

 
BSc(Hons) Degree in Mathematics (major) and Psychology;  
Award in Education and Training (PTTLS), and 
Foundation Certificate in Professional Coaching. 
DBS Enhanced Certificate held (Former Enhanced CRB Check) 
Oxford Press Teaching from Home, Online Learning
On graduating from University of Surrey I pursued a career within the finance arena specialising in pensions. I worked for Hymans Robertson for 10 years latterly becoming a Partner. 
 
Following the arrival of my second daughter I took a career break and later joined OAC Actuaries and Consultants where I worked for 18 years until 2016.
I have always worked in an environment where numeracy skills are key and with a passion for maths I have often tutored.  In 2016, I established CAL Mathematics and offer a professional tuition service specialising in Mathematics. Helping students develop their understanding of maths is highly rewarding and I am committed to helping students achieve their best. Improvement in maths is most certainly achievable. I encourage students to believe in themselves and with support, effort and the right guidance anything is possible.
In addition to private tutoring, I am pleased to work with schools when they have a temporary need for extra maths resource.  Most recently, I worked within the Maths Department at St.Mary's School, Gerrards Cross, providing support in maths lessons to students in Years 8 and 9.
Students come from a range of schools including; Beaconsfield High School, Berkhamsted School, Beaconsfield Secondary School, Claires Court Maidenhead, St.Mary's Gerrards Cross, Royal Grammar School (RGS), Thorpe House, Dr Challoner's High School (girls), Bourne End Academy, Dr Challoner's Grammar School (boys), Merchant Taylors' School.

Testimonials

The Joy of tutoring is helping Students achieve above and beyond their expectations...
Background
Student S started tuition with me in January 2017. He had just received his school report showing that his grade in Mathematics  on the new 9-1 scale was level 3+. Studying at a secondary school in Beaconsfield, S was hoping to achieve a level 5 in Maths when he sat his GCSE in June 2017. I tutored S once a week until his GCSE in June 2017.
Parent Feedback on Results Day - 24 August 2017

S got a 7 Colette, we are so happy! Thank you for everything. The head said it was a comfortable 7 in the middle of the range and he is now wanting to do A level Maths! He could not have done it without you, we are very grateful. K

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I just want to say how much we appreciate what you’ve done for L. She really enjoys your lessons and has so much respect for you as a teacher. The preparation and organisation that you offer is unlike anything L has experienced before. 

Have a lovely Easter weekend (April 2020)

 

Hi Colette, A is really pleased as she got a 7 in Maths - thanks so much for all your help. (August 2019)

Hi Colette, He passed all subjects I'm happy to say.  And with your help he got a 5 in maths.  Without you I don't think he would have passed.

Thank you for all your help in getting him to the finish line. (August 2019)

Hi Colette, I wanted to let you know that my maths exam today went well and I answered all the questions to the best of my ability.
Thank you for all your continued support this past year, you have been an amazing teacher and I have definitely seen an  improvement in my maths ability. I have really enjoyed working with you. E (June 2019)

Hi Colette, We so appreciate your help and support...

Colette has really helped both our older children (year 8 and 9) to consolidate their maths skills during weekly, alternating lessons.  Her focused help has hugely increased both their confidence in maths and their test results.  They are now both in the top set for maths.  Highly recommended. MD January 2019

"It is so great that J feels enthused about maths!" 

"Hi Colette, F said he really enjoyed the session and that it was the first time he has felt challenged in ages!"

"Thank you so much for all your help". K

Hi Colette, just thought I'd let you know P got raw marks for maths today.  81 and 86 % how amazing !

Thank you again! E      (GCSE Results 2017)

"To Colette, thank you for all you have done for H. You’ve been a great help and made a huge difference. Much appreciated." Best wishes S 

Hi Colette, Thank you, you have been brilliant for P and I really appreciate your support and the confidence you have given her.E

Thanks so much for all your help and support with the children, who will miss seeing you. Thanks, M 2019

"A says the lessons are definitely giving her more confidence so thank you!" J

Hi Colette, thanks, A is finding the sessions helpful and they are improving her confidence.

"Colette, Many thanks for all your support with O, her confidence in maths has certainly grown!
Enjoy the summer and see you in September."

Thank you so much for thinking of J. He got a 7 and was only 2 marks off 8, so they have recommended getting it remarked. Thanks so much for your fabulous support. Made a real difference hope all your students did well. (GCSE Results 2018)

We are over the moon with her results. And can now relax. K (GCSE Results 2018)

Hi Colette Just to let you know I am so pleased with my results. I GOT A 5 IN MATHS! Thank you so much for putting your time into helping me. S   (GCSE Results 2018)

Dear Colette,

Thank you so much for your help with H and her GCSE Maths. She exceeded her expectations and was delighted with the result (grade 7). I appreciated the way you tailored the tutoring to her - building her confidence when she needed it and stretching her with the more difficult topics too. H enjoyed her lessons with you as you were fun, enthusiastic and good at explaining. Thank you also for the supply of questions and papers for lots of practice.

We would definitely recommend you to any future student.

Thanks again,

GC