Gavin Stewart

Why did you decide to train as a teacher?

I decided I wanted to teach maths because I believe the skills we learn in maths are the most important skills we learn, and seeing so many people leave school without being able to add numbers is shocking.

Why did you choose to train with the University of York?

I did my undergrad in Maths at York as well, and I felt like the teaching and support I received from the lecturers and seminar leaders was next to none.

What have been particular highlights of your training so far?

Teaching my first lesson and seeing that in the space of an hour, pupils had learnt something that they didn't know before was hugely rewarding.

What advice would you give to current University of York undergraduates in your subject area who are thinking of teaching and considering doing their training at York?

Get as much experience as possible. Take part in YSIS as they are great at supporting you and helping you to get the most out of your experience. 

 

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Gavin Stewart

PGCE Mathematics

Contact details

Department of Education
University of York

Tel: + 44 (0) 1904 323454

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