Avril Steele



 

Consultancy Home

 






Role

Avril is a Central Coordinator for the Further Mathematics Support Programme. She has responsibilities in the student support strand developing online tuition resources and support.

 

Background

After gaining an MA in Engineering and then working in Structural Engineering Consultancy firms, Avril completed a PhD in Structural Mechanics making use of applied maths to study nonlinear dynamical systems. Following further post-doctoral research, Avril took up a post as a Lecturer at UCL in London, delivering undergraduate courses and practical sessions and writing course and examination materials. Having left the UK to live overseas for a couple of years, Avril returned to the UK and was involved with running a small business before returning to mathematics and teaching by completing a GTP course. She went on to teach in a large mathematics department, with responsibility for sixth form mathematics planning, delivery and enrichment. Avril joined the FMSP Central Team in April 2016.

 

Specialisms

  • Teaching Key Stage 4 and A-level Mathematics
  • Teaching and learning in Further Mathematics
  • Delivering enrichment sessions and masterclasses to students
  • Encouraging student participation and engagement
  • Supporting students studying on limited contact time

 

Experience

  • Teaching mathematics to all abilities in schools in the 11-18 age range
  • Undergraduate lecturing
  • Mentoring new and trainee teachers
  • Using iPads in the classroom

 

Contact

[email protected]

07446 458500