The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires, this, together with determination, patience and resilience has been my approach to teaching as a fully qualified teacher. As a reflective practitioner I am committed to adapting and developing my strategies and style of teaching to help students.
My key aim is supporting to develop an enriched curriculum learning experience and most importantly to inspire children and their passion to learn.
Availability: Day time or evenings during all weekdays and day time at the weekends although this can be flexible with notice. I also offer lessons over Skype.
Willing to travel: 5 miles
x11 GCSEs (Grades A*-B)Including English, Math and Double Science
x5 As-Levels Including Mathematics MEI and Sociology
x3 A-Levels English Language, History and Psychology
Law Graduate (2:1 Upper Second Class Honors)
Primary Curriculum KS1 and KS2 qualified (PGCE with Masters Credit completed at St Mary`s University Twickenham)
Fluent Vietnamese Speaking
Enhanced CRB (Criminal Records Bureau)/DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) clearance
At present I am in my 4th year as a qualified teacher.
I ensure that planning of lessons includes engaging and learning-focused sessions to cover required areas of the National Curriculum as well as incorporating thematic planning which I am experienced in, having taught at an International Primary Curriculum (IPC) accredited school. I have a great understanding of the comprehensive, creative curriculum that includes a clear process of learning and specific learning goals across every subject.
I believe childrens happiness, self-motivation and esteem are of utmost importance. I always show the greatest respect to all pupils and aim to ensure that children can work independently, are motivated and self-led to succeed. My passion is promoting growth mindset to help my pupils learn effectively. I work hard on character education, as I know it improves resilience, ensuring that children can make progress in other areas of their lives. I always make sure children who I have taught are provided opportunities to join in with mature metacognition conversations about how they learn best.
It has been my experience, during my time teaching at a local community state school, to ensure that the majority of children have made expected progress and are on track to end the year meeting age related expectations, with some achieving greater depth. It continues to be my main focus to promote a love of learning, impart knowledge and develop childrens understanding through a wide range of learning opportunities. To affect this, I continually strive to meet the needs of individual learners, particularly EAL and less able pupils, to ensure that even if their progress may not meet ARE, they still develop at a pace that matches their strength, ability and most importantly as a whole rounded individual. With students who already meet their age related expectations, my priority is to harness their current knowledge and to facilitate additional learnering at greater depth and through a continued love and want for learning. I believe all children must first be ready as individuals before they can develop their ability to learn; our success as teachers should be to strive to instill in children a love of learning, whatever form that learning may be.
Outside of teaching my interests include baking, cooking, embroidery, gardening and learning about history and heritage. I work part time at Strawberry Hill House & Gardens both alongside the Operations as well as the Education team and volunteer at a local community centre close by in Whitton. I enjoy travelling and exploring different cultures and gaining new experiences. I share such experiences by making links with cross-curricular learning in my teaching. My previous professional experiences add to the wealth of experience and knowledge I am able to pass on through my teaching. Skills acquired as a Trainer and Account Manager mean I am resourceful and well organised and have invaluable experiences and skills to help ready and prepare older students for a working future, providing subject and career choice guidance as well as an ability to help prepare and draft CVs, personal statements and or job applications.
I encourage and welcome initial conversations and meets as a successful working relationship requires a suitable fit, both for parent/carers and students.
DBS (CRB) Check: Yes
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I`m very pleased with Jo and her methods towards helping my children. She works above and beyond, I find her feed back and guidance really helpful as us parents need the odd bit of advice when it comes to getting the best out of our Children which she does eloquently. Jo clearly loves what she does and her enthusiasm definitely filters down to my children as they enjoy her classes.
We just started to work with Jo but I already can tell that we made the right choice. Jo is very kind and determined and I am sure she will be supporting my boys in their academic development.
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I am very much enjoying getting to know both boys as well as yourself and your husband. The boys have already made wonderful progress with their academic studies, I am very impressed considering your not long re-location and I look forward to continuing to support them both with this, as well as helping with their continued character development. I look forward to continuing to work with you all.
Jo has been fantastic. Great at communicating and very flexible. She has a true interest in my son and his learning and is interested in all aspects of his education. She goes above and beyond. My son loves studying with Jo and has progressed so quickly. Highly recommended.
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I am very much enjoying supporting him with his learning as well as his general development. He is becoming more confident (if possible!) and most importantly I too am seeing progress being made. He has been a joy to work with and I look forward to our increased sessions.
Jo has been tutoring my Y6 daughter for just over a month, and I can`t recommend her highly enough.
She prepares for each lesson and is punctual and reliable. She has been quick to identify weak areas and we can already see positive results. Jo is gentle yet keeps my daughter focused and engaged throughout her session - so much so that she looks forward to her time with Jo every week!
Absolutely no hesitation in rating 5/5!
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It`s a pleasure to work with, guide and support her learning. She looks forward to maths and most importantly she`s finding her own confidence again. She`s a joy to work with and is applying herself well.