About Me


Hi, I'm Jo. I teach maths.

I graduated from UCL in 2002 with a 1st class honours degree in Statistics. I then worked in the City for 7 years - starting with the graduate training programme at the Bank of England, then working at Barclays, Macquarie and UBS. 

In 2009 I decided to try a more worthwhile and challenging career (read more about this decision in my post 'Why teach?'). I did a PGCE in Secondary Mathematics at Kings College London. I spent five years teaching at a girls' grammar school in Greater London, including an enjoyable year as Key Stage 5 Coordinator. I now work as a Lead Practitioner at Glyn School Epsom

I've been sharing teaching ideas and resources on resourceaholic.com since April 2014. 

I tweet as @mathsjem. I also co-host the Twitter account @Team_Maths1. I occasionally host the NCETM's weekly chat #mathscpdchat. I also collate the homeworks on the popular website prethomework.weebly.com.

I don't claim to be a brilliant teacher - I have a lot to learn - but I do know a lot about maths resources! I enjoy sharing teaching ideas. I like to be helpful, it makes me happy.

I have two daughters - Madeleine and Henrietta. My lovely husband Dan is an ODP (Operating Department Practitioner) at Croydon University Hospital.  

If you'd like to know more about me, read my profile in the 'Behind the Mathematician' series.


Contact Me
You can contact me through Twitter (@mathsjem) or email resourceaholic@gmail.com.
You can download and comment on my own resources on TES. I've credited the authors of all other resources on this website where possible, apologies if I've missed anyone.

This is a personal blog. The opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of my employer.


Praise for Resourceaholic.com
"A good balance of humble, honest personal reflection with insight and analysis." ~ Tom Sherrington (@headteacherguru) in this post.

"You can really see the time and commitment that has gone into this site." ~ @EduStaffGroup in this post.

"A resource rich blog totally rooted in teaching and learning containing resources covering topics at KS3, 4 and 5. Of particular note are the 'Maths Gems' signposting 5 specific resources or ideas in each". ~ @OCR_Maths in this list.

"Your blog has a profound effect on my teaching. It really is inspirational and has caused me to critically assess all my resources and the way I deliver topics". ~ Ben Salisbury, maths teacher (by email).

"She shares, she collates, she inspires. The Sunday evening chat #MathsTLP and her website resourceaholic.com are staples for any planning, across KS3, KS4 and KS5". ~ Emma Bell (@El_Timbre) in this post.

"This blog is filled with ideas and resources for teaching secondary mathematics. With everything from Star Wars puzzles to mathematical handwriting, it’s an award winning blog for all things maths." ~ Teachers Building Society in this article.

"It isn't the quantity and frequency of Jo's blogs that's the most remarkable, it's the quality..." ~ Matt Dunbar, Trinity Maths (via Twitter).


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