I am a friendly and enthusiastic teacher who has worked in primary education for 16 years. I am 38 years old and live with my husband, my two children and my dog. When I am not teaching I enjoy reading, swimming, dog walks and spending time with my family and friends.
I believe that every child learns in a different way and I take this into account when planning and teaching lessons in line with the new curriculum. I assess each child`s individual learning needs and adapt my teaching accordingly. My aim is to build positive relationships with children to support them in becoming confident and independent learners.
Willing to travel: 8 miles
Experience: I started my career in education in 2002, working as a teaching assistant for 4 years before studying for a PGCE and qualifying as a teacher in 2007. Contact this Tutor
Since then I have been employed as a teacher in Derbyshire, gaining experience of teaching children in whole classes, small groups and on a one to one basis. I have worked with children in all year groups from Nursery up to Year 6 and across a wide range of ability levels. My knowledge of the new National Curriculum is accurate and up to date across all primary year groups.
I have lots of experience in preparing children for their Year 2 and Year 6 SATs, including the Reading, Writing, Maths and SPaG tests (Spelling, punctuation and grammar), both in the classroom and on a one to one basis. I have supported many children in achieving results that have exceeded expectations. In addition to this, I have very good knowledge of the requirements for the Year 1 phonics screening test and I have supported children in successfully passing this test. My wide range of experience has also involved working with children in all other primary year groups to ensure they meet or exceed end of year expectations. I am experienced in successfully teaching children with additional and special needs as well as providing a broader depth of knowledge and challenge to higher ability children.
As well as the wide range of teaching experience that I have, being a mum of two young children has given me a greater depth of understanding in how children learn. At home I provide my own children with fun and practical experiences to support them with developing early reading, writing and number skills.
I love teaching and find it very rewarding because I enjoy supporting children in achieving their full potential by teaching personalised, stimulating and fun lessons.