Getting Help

There are lots of places you can get help with Joomla!. In many places in your site administrator you will see the help icon. Click on this for more information about the options and functions of items on your screen. Other places to get help are:

Getting Started

Hi and welcome

You've probably visited this web site in your search for a math tutor, if so you've come to the right place.  The website contains information you will require in reaching your decision to use a private tutor.  Although I take students predominantly from the Sevenoaks area I am quite happy to take students from further afield as long as they able to travel to me.

On the front Welcome page you will see the tutorials I offer and more information about my background and qualifications, as well as a little more about my character/philosphy in regard to teaching. In the My Background section I also list the agencies I am registered with.

In the link Questions you will find answers to most often posed on first enquiry.  Answers to such questions as "Do you have a current CRB certificate?"  to which the answer is "yes."  "Am I qualified to teach?", again the answer is "yes".

In the link Fees my fees are clearly set out and I think are reasonably set.  On the first booking you can take advantage of the special £20 session offer, this is a good way to test the water.

The remainder of the website has sections for the benefit of students and parents.  Including academic links and math puzzles.

Don 't hesitate to contact me should you wish to discuss any point or book a session by either  Email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

"... A good education may not buy you the keys to happiness - but it will generally buy you the keys to a nice house and a halfway decent car!..." (Me!)

As you are aware there are limited tutorial times for myself and other tutors, so its a good idea to make your enquiries early in order not to be disappointed.



As you make your Joomla! site using the extension you will control the details of the display using parameters. Parameters control everything from whether the author's name is displayed to who can view what to the number of items shown on a list.

Default parameters for each component are changed using the Options button on the component toolbar.

Parameters can also be set on an individual item, such as an article or contact and in menu links.

If you are happy with how your site looks, it is fine to leave all of the parameters set to the defaults that were created when your site was installed. As you become more experienced with Joomla! you will use parameters more.


Sample Sites

Your installation includes sample data, designed to show you some of the options you have for building your website. In addition to information about Joomla! there are two sample "sites within a site" designed to help you get started with builidng your own site.

The first site is a simple site about Australian Parks. It shows how you can quickly and easily build a personal site with just the building blocks that are part of Joomla!. It includes a personal blog, weblinks, and a very simple image gallery.

The second site is slightly more complex and represents what you might do if you are building a site for a small business, in this case a Fruit Shop.

In building either style site, or something completely different, you will probably want to add extensions and either create or purchase your own template. Many Joomla! users start off by modifying the templates that come with the core distribution so that they include special images and other design elements that relate to their site's focus.


  • Extensions

    The Joomla! content management system lets you create webpages of various types using extensions. There are 5 basic types of extensions: components, modules, templates, languages, and plugins. Your website includes the extensions you need to create a basic website in English, but thousands of additional extensions of all types are available. The Joomla! Extensions Directory is the largest directory of Joomla! extensions.