I am a fully qualified primary school teacher with over 10 years of experience. I have a huge passion for teaching and find it most rewarding to see children progress and excel under my guidance.
I offer tuition in the following areas:
- Creative Writing
- Year 6 SATs
- 11+ Entry Exams (Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning)
- Interview Preparation
Every child deserves an opportunity to reach their maximum potential. In addition to focusing on a child`s academic progress, I always look for opportunities to boost their confidence and self-esteem - as these are crucial for a holistic development. Difficult concepts are broken down in smaller ones through scaffolding using different techniques differentiated according to each child`s individual need. It is important to push each child past their comfort zone, and I do exactly that with the students I tutor by challenging them in different ways. I tutor children across the primary phase, all the way from teaching how to read and write in English, to solving complex problems in Maths, to preparing them for their upcoming SATs or 11+ exams.
I tailor my lessons to cater for each child's individual needs. I have a gentle and friendly approach towards children and I always look for ways to help them make connections between the things they learn and for them to develop a love for learning. I believe that every child is truly special and unique. I have successfully tutored children with specific learning needs, as well as children that have English as an additional language. All my students have made excelled progress in their studies, therefore most of my students come from personal recommendations of happy parents :)
Your child or teenager may be struggling, or you sense they might be dyslexic or have other related difficulties?
I can help by offering reading, spelling and literacy tuition and support, dyslexia and special needs support and tuition for all ages, using a phonic programme. I can also help children and youth or adults who have English to improve their reading, comprehension, speaking listening, spelling skills and teens with study and revision skills and GCSE English literature and Language.
I offer dyslexia tuition via online learning, live ON-LINE group tuition, with lessons in phonics/spelling, punctuation, grammar, study skills and reading & writing skills. On-line lessons to be studied at the child's own pace.
Our Services include:
Dyslexia & special needs online tuition
Weekly on-line tuition via a small Zoom group
I am an enthusiastic and dedicated English tutor and examiner. I offer stimulating and enjoyable lessons via video call which build upon each student's strengths to enable them to overcome their difficulties with greater confidence. I find tutoring immensely rewarding and strive to help all my students meet their full potential regardless of their ability. I have experience teaching SEN students, particularly those with autism, dyslexia and manual difficulties. To date I have had 100% pass rate and all of my students have achieved grades 9-4 (A*- C). I am a member of the Tutors Association and have acurrent DBS certificate.
I understand fully the advantages and disadvantages of studying from home as I have gained all of my qualifications through distance learning, including my PhD. I have been a judge of the BBC Radio 2 '500 Words' children's short story competition and a volunteer for the National Literacy Trust's "Summer Reading Challenge" for children. I have a research interest in Thomas Hardy and write poetry and English study guides.
Dyslexia Tutor, Teacher
I have 15 years’ experience teaching English, including special needs, both in schools and adult education. I’m a qualified Specialist Dyslexia Tutor and work with both children and adults who have dyslexia and/or other SEN. I can offer support with memory, processing and organisation in addition to reading, writing and spelling. The methods used are multisensory and structured. Prior to teaching I always fully assess to identify strengths and areas of development. From this I create an individualised learning plan.
Finally, I am a professional member of the British Dyslexia Association participating in regular Continuing Professional Development to ensure my knowledge and methods stay up to date.
Dyslexia Tutor, Teacher
Currently undertaking Masters level research into trauma related dyslexia
Certified Trauma and Mental in Schools Practitioner
Postgraduate Diploma in Assessing for Specific Learning Differences
Postgraduate Certificate in Specialist Dyslexia Teaching
Postgraduate Diploma in Youth and Community Development
Degree in Psychology and Sociology
Certificate in Understanding the Autistic Spectrum
Level 3 Award in Education
My background and journey
Before working for myself I ran a youth work charity in Cumbria for 10 years, and also worked to empower young people to become active with volunteering in their local community. I taught Psychology at GCSE, A-level, Degree and Post Graduate levels. I have also worked within the homeless sector and within the adult education system coordinating learning support in the same role a SENDCO would have in a school.
My areas of expertise are in dyslexia, trauma and mental health, confidence building, motivation and one to one work. My ability to think outside the box when engaging people means that I capture peoples imagination and show them how they can motivate themselves to be successful. My experience in the Army has also honed my self determination and efficiency.
I am dyslexic, although I wasn’t assessed until I was an adult, I always suspected that I viewed the world in a slightly different way to others. I suspect I have elements of other SpLD's too which means that I have to put more effort into everyday life than most people. This means that I can truly empathise with the people I work with.
My adventure with dyslexia has taught me to understand that what I have to offer is unique and valuable because of my dyslexia, not despite my dyslexia! This is what I want to teach to our everyone in our community who is also neurodiverse.
I am also a mum to a very lively and humorous 10 yr boy. As a parent I understand the issues that parents have in trying to get their child's needs met, this coupled with my experience teaching and coordinating learning support which underpins my training as a dyslexia specialist and trauma and mental health practitioner means that I understand how parents and schools can work together to get the best for every child.
The package I offer
Each child has different needs and this is why I deliver bespoke packages to each person. I also include Dyslexia Gold in my packages and support inbetween lessons via an educational app called edmodo which parents can also have a loggin for so they can monitor all contact between me and a student.
If you have any quesstions, please contact me.
I am a maths graduate with a teaching qualification., an adult numeracy certificate and full DBS
I teach very much to the individual using a wide range of methods, physical and electronic resources and websites.
I am quite used to working with students with fear of maths or learning differences such as atism and dyslexia
My students usually improve by at least two grades and some GCSE students have ended up doing A level to their own great surprise
In addition to school type exams, I specialise in supporting students who have to pass maths/ number based professional tests such BTEC and UKCAT.
For home visits, when this becomes possible agin, I cover Broughton Astley, Narborough Hinckley, Burbage, Lutterworth, and nearby villages. as well as, parts of Nuneaton, Bulkington,
Currently, all lessons are online.
Dyslexia Tutor, Teacher
Offering high quality, personalised, individual multi-sensory TUTORING counselling for adults and children play therapist life coaching
Dyslexia Tutor, Teacher
English language gcse.
English Literature GCSE and A level.
Psychology gcse and A level.
Science Triple and Double.
Law Gcse and A level.
Child art therapist.
Catch up reading specialist.
Over 12 years experience.
Dyslexia Tutor, Instructor
I can teach these subjects in English, French and British Sign Language. I am employed as a support/activity worker and sales assistant. I am also a volunteer online tutor with RefuNet and a volunteer Brownie leader. I have a degree in human biology and an HND in French. From September, I will be completing PGCE in Primary Education. My hobbies and interests include creative writing, researching the Titanic and collecting related memorabilia, voluntary and charity work, listening to music and most forms of arts/crafts. I am based in Southport but I am willing to travel up to 1 mile. I have a vast amount of experience with all ages and abilities. Regularly, I babysit 2 boys, one of whom has autism and the other has ADHD.
Online courses and face-to-face training:
2021: Data protection; level 1, 2 and 3 safeguarding children; customer service skills; communication skills; creative writing skills; autism awareness; integrating care: depression, anxiety and physical illness; PSHE education: helping children navigate a complex world; COVID 19: helping young people manage low mood and depression; testing times in the classroom: challenges of 21st-century education; gender representation in the medial understanding gender inequality; teaching students who have suffered complex trauma; transforming education in challenging environments; emotions and emotional disorders; mental health first aid
2020: Resilience training; first aid; challenging behaviour training; level 1, 2 and 3 food safety and hygiene; food allergen awareness