I have considerable experience of helping children and young people from pre-school to GCSE level develop their English and Literacy skills as well as elementary numeracy. My experience as a tutor includes working with individuals and small family groups including homeschooled, non-native English Speakers and students with a range of educational needs. I obtained a BA in English and a DipEd and was primarily employed as secondary English teacher, before extending my training and qualifications to teach ESOL, Basic Skills and Family Learning in colleges, schools and the community. In addition to encouraging others to develop their writing skills, I enjoy writing fiction and educational resources myself. My first novel was short-listed for the Bath Children's Novel Award, I've published short stories online and in print and compiled educational packs on poetry and Creative Writing. My method as a tutor is to first discover each pupil's individual strengths, interests and preferential learning styles, then employ creative teaching techniques combined with my own knowledge and experience, to build the confidence and skills required to progress.
Are you looking for a tutor for your child's up and coming SATs? Or are you just looking for a confidence boost for your child? I am a very experienced tutor, with great results, for either of the above. I'm a qualified teacher and I am very enthusiastic, friendly and confident in what I do. I am willing to do whatever it takes to support your child. I have supported children from reception, right the way through to year 11. In recent years I have supported several children in achieving a pass in their end of KS2 tests. I always come prepared with a wealth of work to suit your child, including challenges, working alongside the new national curriculum. Throughout my sessions, I believe every child should be able to ask me any question in confidence, that they may not have the confidence to ask their teacher in front of their class mates. I always try my best to support in any way that I can. I am confident that I will be able to support your child in getting the best results possible. I am available to work hours to suit you and your child. I believe that a student should be comfortable whilst learning. This said, I am able to travel to you, or you could travel to me if you'd prefer. I offer great hourly rates and block booking discounts. If you have any queries or questions about anything at all, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Teacher for over 30 years.
Tutor in English and Science catering for people who want to do beter in their studies.
Specialist in KS 2 and 3 and adult education.
Qualified and experienced 20 years. Post Graduate Certificate in Education Sheffield University. B Sc Reading University.
In person in Yorkshire and Cleveland or on line learning using Zoom or Watts app
Friendly supportive teacher. Home tuition and online work is available.
Whilst I currently teach Maths and English in Year 6, I have many years of experience teaching also in Year 2 up to Year 5. I have been teaching the Year 6 curriculum for over 10 years and during this time have taught not only whole classes but also tutored children during 1:1 booster sessions targeting the individual needs of each pupil. Using a range of resources, my aim is to make learning fun and meaningful and at the same time develop a child's desire to learn as well as building self-esteem and confidence.
English and English literature lessons in Chester le Street, UK.
English Language & Literature, French, and Spanish llessons in Chester Le Street, UK.
I have been in education for over 25 years and have gained a vast amount of experinece in the classroom with children from nursery to year 6 inclusive and have also tutored children in recpeption to year 11 inclusive.
I believe in building on strengths and planning individual programmes for each tutee based on these and their preferred learning method. I do not believe in sticking to what the government expect children to be able to do but work to the level the tutee is at enabling them to achieve their true potential.
I have successfully tutored children with special educational needs including dyslexia where I have seen reading ages increase by 2 years in the space of 6 months. I have enabled year 6 children to achieve beyond their predicted score in SATs and have a 100% record with 11+ and independent school entrance exams - indeed 2 of my tutees gained scholarships to a school that only gives 2 a year.
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The centre director Carol Milne works alongside a team of professionally trained teachers. Carol is passionate about ensuring all children are reaching their full potential and believes greatness is achieved not acquired. Conveniently located in the heart of Gateshead, we cater for all ages and www.*** programmes are aligned with the National Curriculum; supporting what is happening in your child’s school. These programmes include unique worksheets/text books and bespoke educational software for computer-assisted learning. The children work in small groups of no more than 4/5, however receiving one to one guidance with their personalised syllabus. This combination is proven to boost levels and self-confidence, allowing them to transfer the skills back to the classroom. For the more able student, their attainment is enhanced and consolidated, giving them a competitive advantage.
As a teaching assistant I have worked with children across all primary key stages. As an early year’s nursery nurse, I developed an invaluable understanding of the initial stages of development upon which a child’s abilities are developed; whilst as a teaching assistant I gained a solid understanding of the demands of the National Curriculum and different strategies used in the classroom environment. The impact of my previous and current roles is that I have first-hand experience of the learning and development continuum that each child goes through, from birth through to leaving primary school at year 6.
As a teaching assistant I have worked across all key stages delivering interventions to pupils with SEN/EAL or those who required additional support on either a one to one or group basis. The impact of the interventions I delivered was that all pupils reached their early learning goals or targets. As part of my role I covered lessons and delivered full class teaching, enabling the class teacher to work with target groups. As a result of this, I worked closely with the class teacher to observe progress, deliver joint strategies and plan next steps for students. I worked collaboratively with the teacher to plan and assess stages of learning, as well as continually striving to create a learning environment which is stimulating. I recognise that a stimulating learning environment provides support mechanisms for the children to develop independence in their learning, resulting in students developing themselves further in their learning by feeling safe and valued. A main focus within my role had been planning and teaching with a lower ability SEN group. Due to the diverse needs of the group, I effectively differentiated tasks in order to deliver lessons at each child’s own level, pace and ability to ensure progression was made. My excellent creativity had been acknowledged by senior management and I have utilised this throughout the school maintaining teaching and learning environments around the school to an exceptional standard.
From beginning my teacher training course in September, I believe that behaviour management is an important factor within the classroom. Throughout my experience I consider praise and reward systems to be very effective. By emphasising good behaviour rather than negative behaviour I create a more positive and relaxed atmosphere for learning, as well as strengthening the pupil-teacher relationship and respect required in the classroom. I have demonstrated this by adapting the new behaviour system the school has adopted to match a theme which best suits the needs and interests of the children within my class resulting in a significant improvement being achieved. Furthermore, I have demonstrated my ability to reach children with additional emotional needs when a new pupil joined the class; I identified his social and emotional needs quickly and efficiently before putting effective support in place for the child using the skills I had developed following learning mentor training. The benefit of the support I provided has helped the child to settle into their new surroundings with greater ease and understand that support is there when needed.
At First Class Learning we provide tailored support based on individual student needs which is delivered on a one-to-one basis within one of our virtual learning centres.
Our programmes, with links to the National Curriculum, often result in improvements across the board and not just in the subject studied. Help is always available for external exams and assessments such as SATs and GCSEs. We will tailor your child's programme around their individual needs and linked to the exam specification they are studying. Students can also bring homework in to the centre from school related to the subject(s) they are studying with us.
Students are welcomed at the centre at any time between the 2 hours stated and the time spent in the centre is flexible. A member of staff will be allocated to sit down with your child on a one-to-one basis to go through the topic scheduled each session and will also encourage your child to do some work independently after they have completed some tasks together.
New learning is introduced alongside what is already familiar, so that students feel safe and can see the progress they have made. Progress is in small achievable steps so that children constantly experience success. Through studying with FCL students develop self-learning skills. This is where they have the right skills set and confidence in themselves to approach something new and attempt it without assistance. Just as importantly, they see an error as a learning opportunity and not a sign of failure.
The service that we offer is very similar to that of home tutoring except, of course, students come to us as opposed to being within their home and because of this we are able to keep the fees lower.
The monthly tuition fee includes attendance at the centre every week and a programme of daily homework (if you would like it) for your child to practise skills between sessions. The homework we provide is a continuation of the work your child completes with us within the Centre. That said, we have many students who don't take homework. It is flexible and we can discuss what's best based on your child's circumstances.
The structured programme we provide produces learning patterns in the brain which ensures skills and facts become lodged in the long-term memory. Your child will develop increased speed, accuracy, concentration and particularly confidence.
If our service sounds of interest to you, please get in touch and schedule a free, no obligation assessment.