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Role

Avril is a National Coordinator for the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme, which is managed by MEI. She leads on Mechanics professional development and is responsible for developing resources for A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics.

 

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
  • Teaching and learning in Mechanics
  • Delivering enrichment sessions and masterclasses to students
  • 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