I am a qualified teacher and experienced tutor. I derive great satisfaction from tutoring because I can see students succeeding and growing in confidence, even with one hour a week of tuition.
Availability: In term-time:
For adult EFL students I am available Monday to Friday from 9 am to 2.30 pm and Saturday mornings.
For primary school children I am available Monday to Friday from 3.30 pm to 5.15 pm and Saturday mornings.
In school holidays:
I am also available to teach individually tailored programmes for adults and children.
Some children are very busy during term-time with after school activities but they may well benefit from some catch up work during school holidays. This is particularly the case during the long summer holidays, when many children become bored with not enough to do. Usual term time rates apply.
Willing to travel: Home Only
Experience: I worked as an EFL tutor for Birmingham City Council for 12 years, teaching classes of adult students at all levels.
In 1999 I started giving tuition in EFL to adults and in maths and English to children at Key Stages 1&2.
I try to make lessons fun and relaxed where possible, although students need to understand that learning also involves hard work! Every lesson is individually tailored to the students needs. I begin by finding out what level the student has actually attained, which is not necessarily the expected level for his or her age.
With the agreement of parents, I offer children a glass of squash and a couple of little cakes during the lesson. (Children may bring their own snack if they prefer). I think children who have done a days work at school need something to boost their energy and I have found that the way to a childs heart is definitely through his or her stomach! Food and drink are included in the price of the lesson.
In my experience, children of all abilities can benefit from one-to-one tuition because the lesson is designed just for them and no-one else. If they are struggling with their school work I can help them with their particular problems and they will feel happier and more confident. If they feel bored at school because they are not being stretched, I can provide them with an opportunity to learn some interesting things at their own level.
I am the mother of a grown-up son, so I have also experienced the education system from the point of view of a parent.
DBS (CRB) Check: Yes