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My Qualifications

University of Northampton
PGCE Primary
QTS  (2006)
University of Bristol
2nd class honours  (2001)
A Level
Leicester Grammar School Trust
B  (1998)
A Level
Leicester Grammar School Trust
B  (1998)
A Level
Leicester Grammar School Trust
A  (1998)

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PrimaryKS3GCSEAdult Learner
Eleven Plus£30---
General Science£30---
Guitar Acoustic£30£30-£30
Guitar Electric£30£30-£30
Music Theory-£30--

Information about Pierre

Primary teacher for 14 years. SATs expert (all areas). 11+ preparation. Natural musician. Intellectual, highly professional and motivational. Previously worked in one of Leicester City`s top 10 primaries. Please visit my profile for more information.

Availability: I am available most evenings and at weekends if necessary.

Willing to travel: 2 miles

Experience: I am a Primary Tutor with 14 years experience working in schools, my most recent school being one of the top ten primaries in Leicester City. Having a preference for KS2, I consider myself an experienced Year 6 teacher with a successful track record, and am genuinely passionate about the teaching of maths, all aspects of english, french...and music (more on that later)! I can cater for both SATs and 11+ preparation.

With respect to the core subjects, I will aim to help your child prepare thoroughly for the all-important SATs examinations and ensure that he or she understands exactly what is expected of them. We will look at both arithmetical and reasoning-based work with respect to mathematics once areas of weakness have been diagnosed, we can then begin fine-tuning these whilst fostering an environment where error is welcomed....for I strongly believe that we often learn best through making mistakes. Application of knowledge and skills is key here, and I would ensure your child has sufficient opportunity to do so - this would be an integral part of any lesson.

Whilst my strength in all aspects of mathematics is solid, many would argue that english is, and always has been, my strongest subject. If this is an area of interest, I would aim to improve your child`s grasp of the subject by embedding key grammatical concepts at an early stage, again ensuring that he/she applies these concepts regularly in his/her writing. The written word is perhaps unquestionably my strongest academic asset. In terms of reading, we would emphasise not only the conventions of word recognition and enunciation, but also the awareness and development of reasoning and justification skills. Additionally, examination technique and strategies will be addressed for any mathematics and/or english programme as far as SATs preparation is concerned. We shall aim to make lessons fun and engaging, but underpinning any lesson will be plenty of challenge, with progress being a key aim throughout. I consider myself to be flexible in approach (think `facilitator` rather than `dictator`) and expect my students to take an active part in leading their own learning during lessons - I always aim to make them realise that I believe in their potential, and hopefully - in time - they will believe in themselves too!

Aside from all things SATs, I am very fortunate to be a natural musician who plays the guitar, piano and drums by ear, but I also have a good grounding in reading music / music theory, and am able to teach this as such. I only need to hear a tune (more or less any tune) once or twice in order to be able to play the chords or melody on guitar, drums or piano. I am also a more-or-less fluent speaker of the French language and would be more than happy to teach this to KS2 pupils, possibly even early KS3 if such learners are able to convey their requirements to me.

I look forward to our partnership and now await any questions you may have.

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We have a total of 2 review(s) for Pierre.

Samuel (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My son’s tutoring sessions with Pierre have been excellent and I would highly recommend him to any parent looking for some extra tuition for their child. My son can be slightly shy initially but he responds really well to Pierre and the lessons are engaging. Pierre is also very patient. We started the lessons in preparation for an 11+ school entrance exam involving 3 separate papers in english, maths and science. Pierre has helped with all 3 subjects. Prior to lockdown restrictions, we managed to have a number of face-to-face sessions which I think were valuable and are now moving to online lessons via Zoom.

Mark (Mr)

5/5 Rating

My daughter (11yrs) seemed to struggle with some aspects of Maths and was concerned prior to upcoming SATS. We felt we were unable to fully assist as we were not sure what methods or approaches were used in school and the correct way to go about looking at a given problem/question. Pierre very quickly understood what areas needed focus. Since visiting Pierre she has developed hugely in a number of ways. Importantly, she has really enjoyed the sessions and now has a great appetite to learn more. She now understands which method to apply to Maths problems and questions. Pierre has instilled confidence in her to believe that she can look at any problem and tackle it in the correct way. The learning environment is spotless, conducive to learning and he has an incredibly patient and focused manner throughout each lesson. My daughter genuinely looks forward to the sessions and is full of confidence afterwards. Pierre’s vast knowledge in this subject area and his teaching style has had a very real impact on my daughter’s ability. She has gone from dreading doing her maths homework to the first thing she wants to do when she gets home. Pierre is very amiable, accommodating and I would thoroughly recommend him to help unlocking anyone’s potential as he has done in our situation. A very knowledgeable and excellent tutor who comes very highly recommended.

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