Thanks to my background in both Education and Psychology, I can provide a comprehensive tutoring service that boosts children`s confidence as well as their academic attainment. I enjoy working with children with Special Educational Needs, whether diagnosed or suspected, and have extensive experience working with people with Autism Spectrum conditions and ADHD. Children I have tutored have overcome their barriers to learning and achieved brilliantly in school, while also developing greater confidence and insight into their own learning.
As a qualified and experienced primary school teacher, I am very familiar with the National Curriculum and well trained in fun and effective methods of teaching. This means I am ideally placed to personalise the learning to your childs strengths and to the gaps in their learning. Children I have taught and tutored have achieved excellent results in SATS, 11+ exams and other assessments.
What to expect:
Before tutoring, I will discuss your childs learning and preferred tutoring subject(s) with both you and them. In the first session, we will usually start with a fun and gentle activity such as learning games, as it is important that children enjoy tutoring and form a productive working relationship with their tutor. I am friendly and enthusiastic about tutoring, which children really engage with - my previous tutees have all enjoyed tutoring.
In the following session, I will usually assess your childs learning in your chosen subject(s), using a combination of written and informal assessment techniques. In future weeks, I can teach your child the topics they showed gaps in during assessment, using a combination of games, quick starter activities, taught content, learning resources and joint working with your child. Over time, the learning becomes increasingly tailored to your child and you can expect to see improvements in their academic achievement, self-esteem and positive attitude to learning.
At any time, you can ask to discuss your childs learning and the tutoring with me. While sessions are usually children only, parents are welcome in tutoring sessions if you would like some guidance in how to help your child learn at home.
Availability: I am available weekday evenings from Tuesday to Friday, 3.30pm-8.30pm. I can also work during the day, if needed.
Location is flexible to accommodate your needs. Tutoring at my home in central Brighton is recommended; however, it`s no problem for me to travel to your home if required. (Tutoring in your own home may incur a small charge for travel costs and time, but if we find a time that fits with my other tutees near you, I will often offer discounts.)
Willing to travel: 5 miles
Experience: *Qualified and experienced primary school teacher, including working in education in London for 6+ years.
*Tutored children from 5 to 12 years old, taught all primary year groups and worked in secondary schools.
*Worked as a Psychologist and therapist in the NHS, including extensive work with people with Autism Spectrum Condition, ADHD, depression and anxiety.
*Psychology BSc Hons Degree from University of York (Russell Group university).
*Four As at A-Level (Maths, Biology, Psychology, General studies) and excellent GCSE results.
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