Catherine (Tutor in Heswall)
Edge Hill University
St Katherine`s College, Liverpool (...
2.1 Hons (1988)
Information about Catherine
I have been a teacher for over 30 years. Until recently I was also a deputy headteacher. Unfortunately, due to a complication in spinal surgery, I am unable to commit to teaching currently but still have the passion to continue my chosen field, hence now tutoring.
I currently tutor a number of pupils, covering KS1 and KS2 English and maths.
My sessions are always interactive, with much engagement from the tutees. For example, one boy needed a focus on developing cursive handwriting, so this developed from writing in shaving foam and sand, painting with wet brushes outside on the patio (inorder to develop large motor control) until he was ready to develop correct pencil grip and practise writing on paper.
My real passion is teaching maths, giving the children time to play with the numbers and develop an understanding of place value and what effect operations have on a number, then I believe they are less fearful of the subject and can develop a love of playing with numbers AND getting correct answers!
I have really enjoyed seeing my tutees confidence develop over the last year; this has been achieved through using a variety of approaches: games, IT, completing tasks and speed tests. I use a wealth of materials to ensure the tutees have a good understanding of concepts and are able to apply reasoning to their work. I have access to a range of materials, including singapore maths, so I am able to support your child`s school curriculum.
I live in Heswall, where I live with my husband and 2 grown up children.
Availability: Tuesday to Friday
Willing to travel: Home Only
Experience: I have been a primary school teacher for over 30 years. I have taught from F1 to Year 6, though my preferred age range is KS2. I was a deputy headteacher for 7 years.
If your child is struggling to keep up with age-related curriculum then I can support him/her. I will use lots of practical activities to engage your child and ensure a deeper understanding.
I am also able to support those pupils who wish to gain a greater depth of understanding, especially those facing SATS or 11+.
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