Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 263171
Loughborough University

Mathematics Education Centre

Centre Staff

Ms Clare Trott

Mathematics Support Tutor

Tel +44 (0)1509 22 8258

Location SCH.0.17A (Schofield Building)

Biography

Clare joined the Mathematics Education Centre at Loughborough University in 1999 as a Mathematics Support Tutor. In her current role, she specialises in the provision of one-to-one mathematics support for students with additional needs or who are low in mathematical confidence. The teaching involves developing specific techniques and materials for mathematics. Clare works on a one-to-one basis with students from a range of the University’s departments, but all of them experience difficulties in the mathematical or statistical aspects of their course as a result of their neurodiversity or low mathematical confidence

Since graduating in Mathematics and Psychology with a concurrent Certificate of Education, for which she was awarded a distinction, Clare has taught in secondary school including mainstream mathematics and Special Needs with responsibility for mathematics. She also worked in research at NFER, and at The Shell Centre for Mathematical Education at Nottingham University.

Research areas

Clare's current research interests focus on mathematics and specific learning differences in higher education, particularly in dyscalculia and in dyslexia within STEM subjects.

She has eveloped of a first-line screener for dyscalculia.

External activities

Clare is co-tutor on the Postgraduate Certificate in Mathematics Support and Dyslexia/Dyscalculia in FE/HE. A course she set up in collaboration with Study Skills Support.

Clare was instrumental in establishing the Dyscalculia and Dyslexia Interest Group (DDIG), which she continues to coordinate and organises occassional CPD days and conferences. She is also a member of The Association for Dyslexia Specialists in Higher Education (ADSHE) and the National Dyscalculia committee.