I love learning and, equally, to inspire this feeling in others too. I also strongly believe that social development and creativity are as important as academic learning. If you are reading this, you must be considering getting help with learning of some sort, whether for you or for someone close to you. It would be a privilege to help!
I worked as a primary school teacher for 14 years and loved sharing the learning journey with the young people I taught. My approach is often playful – there is so much to be learnt using games and humour – and success relies on building relationships, agreeing goals and together working out how to reach them. Sometimes the goal might just be to travel forwards and enjoy the journey; at other times there may be a more specific target.
The best moments as a teacher are “the lightbulb moments” when something clicks in the learning and new connections are made. My goal is always to instil self-confidence in learners, to build positively on what they already know and can do, and to help them to believe that they can learn whatever they want to learn.
I am a qualified and experienced teacher. Although I have worked in secondary/ middle schools, the majority of my teaching has been in primary schools. I have worked in mainstream schools with a wide range of children. I have coordinated enrichment programmes for gifted and talented pupils. I have supported pupils preparing for grammar school exams. I have written and managed education plans for learners with dyslexia and dyscalculia, autistic spectrum conditions and other social, emotional and mental health difficulties.
As a class teacher, I taught across the spectrum of the National Curriculum, with particular focus on progress in Reading, Writing and Maths. As the school coordinator for the teaching and learning of English for many years, I rolled out various strategies to develop reading for pleasure and to make the learning of grammar and spelling fun, fun, fun! Prior to that, I enjoyed roles as the school lead on Science, History and DT. However, my guilty pleasure is a love of numbers, the application of Maths, in games and puzzles, and the Art of Maths.
I am a parent, the most important job/ experience in the whole world.
Prior to teaching, I was an architect. More recently, I have established myself as an artist, specialising in the publication of greeting cards and fine art prints.
I am an enthusiastic and patient tutor, and have had previous experience tutoring 11+, as well as ancient languages. I have taught 11+ English, Maths, Verbal and Non-verbal reasoning for both the CSSE and CEM exam boards.
As someone who learned both Latin and Ancient Greek ab initio as part of my university degree and is now proficient in both, I feel I am able to confidently teach the skills that enabled me to learn these languages to students of any but the most advanced level. Due to COVID-19, all lessons will be taught online via Skype.
I am able to provide full-length lessons teaching material for the first time (11+, Latin and Ancient Greek only), as well as mark work, provide feedback on essays, and work through past exam papers (particularly relevant for 11+).
Returning to teaching after a career in newspaper and magazine publishing, I've had recent classroom experience and now offer one-to-one tutorials for Key Stage 2 and 3 pupils. Lessons aim to support learning, encourage good grasp of grammar, vocabulary and sentence construction, and promote confidence in verbal reasoning and creative writing. Currently, I am offering online tutorials via Zoom, so location is flexible. Ordinarily, I'm based in Sevenoaks and can welcome pupils to my home. For parents' reassurance, I hold fully updated DBS certification.
I enjoy working creatively with children and I am aware of the different mind friendly learning techniques that can be used to facilitate effective learning. I incorporate these techniques into my www.*** ;I believe that children need a firm foundation in basic literacy and numeracy skills in order to be able to flourish in other areas of the www.*** ;I understand that continuity and progression in learning is vital and my planning and teaching reflect this.
Experienced primary school teacher, previously trained and worked as a lawyer. High standards; cool, kind manner.
I am a secondary school teacher with tutoring experience.
Mathematics, English, Verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning lessons - Hammersmith, London, UK.
Primary literacy, phonics, handwriting, numeracy. Eleven plus - verbal and non verbal.
Maths, 11+ non verbal and verbal reasoning lessons in Wisbech, UK.
Music, Music History, Composition, General Music, Music Performance, Music Theory, and Verbal reasoning lessons in Guildford, UK.
Oxford University graduate in English Language and Literature.
MSc in management of social care.
Qualified TEFL teacher.
Fluent French speaker.
Many years' experience of teaching English as a Foreign Language and French at all levels and ages.
Many years' experience of tutoring 1:2 and in small groups in 11+ (CEM and GL) in Maths, Verbal and Non-verbal Reasoning, English.
Private school entrance exams.
Stats (KS 1+2).
GCSE English and French.
Specialist in helping children with special educational needs, including ADHD, Autism, behavioural issues.
Expertise and experience in working with young learners with English as an Additional Language.
Extremely familiar with the National Curriculum in England at levels from Reception to KS3.
Familiar with all levels of EFL Curricula and exams (IELTS, CPE etc).