Frequently Asked Questions


02838329431 after 3:30pm a.cerro@btinternet.com

Have I been vetted by PSNI?

I have been vetted and checked by PSNI, Under Section 7 Data Protection Act 1998.

Do I have to travel to your premises?

You have the option to choose. I can travel to you if you are in the Craigavon Area. However do not hesitate to ask.

Is there an extra charge for tutor travel to student's house?

If you are located around Portadown, Lurgan, Moira, Waringstown areas there are no travel charges.

Why should I be tutored by you?

  • Tuition tailored to student's needs
  • Confidence building and mentoring
  • All exam boards covered
  • Many years of experience
  • I provide quality

Does the tutor have any terms and conditions?

Yes, there are terms and conditions and a copy will be available to you at my first lesson.

Can I get in contact with tutor's past students?

No, this is considered as a breach of confidentiality. I cannot pass other people's details to anyone.

When is the best time to contact tutor?

Landline 02838329431 after 3:30pm or by E-mail at any time a.cerro@btinternet.com

Alternatively leave a message on the answering machine and I will get back to you ASAP.

At what level can the tutor teach and are you qualified?

I am a professional maths tutor qualified to Degree level (Mathematics honours), teaching from KS2, KS3, GCSE, Further and As/A-Level mathematics covering all exam boards as well as tutoring Degree Level Engineering.

How soon can I start?

Due to my busy schedule it is advisable to contact me early to arrange a booking place.

Can I cancel the lessons completely and are there any penalties?

Yes, you can cancel at any time and there are no penalties. I would appreciate it, if you can give me plenty of notice and please do not leave it to the last minute.

How long is a tutorial?

The optimum time is generally an hour and works best all round. Half an hour is too short and at 1.5 hours, concentration is diminishing.

What is the effective way of study with a tutor?

It is recommendable if the student has books, notes and mathematical sets ready for the tutorial.

What results would I expect?

I can’t make any promises about the final exam. Hard work is required by the student.

I am following a course of study, can you help?

My tuition is most suitable for students who are following a structured course in a school or college.

I am not attending any school, can you get me through a qualification?

Yes, I can. This is a full teaching of the course and development of the curriculum is necessary. It is not possible to deliver the full curriculum with one hour per week.

What is the difference between a Teacher and a Tutor?

Teacher - follows a curriculum in a structured curriculum and finds a method that suits the majority. Teacher leads the lesson.

Tutor - deals with the specific difficulties and adopts to the student needs. Tutor can help fill in the gaps. Student leads the lesson.

Are the teaching standards falling nowadays?

NO, it is just a perception. People learn at different paces. It’s not wrong if someone needs some extra help outside of the classroom environment, and it certainly does not mean that the teacher is not doing their job.

Sometimes a student just needs some personalised attention, which a teacher in a classroom does not have the time or resources to spare.