Homerton College Cambridge
Certificate of Extended Competence in Primary Education
Department for Education
The University of Strathclyde
BA Hons in Economics and Politics
BA Hons (1978)
Information about Irene
Please note : I can now also offer Online Tutoring in Maths and English during the current Lockdown via Zoom. These lessons are interactive and follow the teaching plans for all Primary and Independent schools. Catch up lessons, revision, 11+, Senior School Entrance exams all successfully catered for and highly rated by current students.
An inspirational teacher with energy, experience and a passion for education. I am an Honours graduate, possessing a Diploma of Education with Merit and an additional Certificate of Extended Professional Competence from Homerton College Cambridge. A true professional who has been employed in the Independent sector for the last 20 years as Form tutor and Specialist of Maths and English teaching to all key stages of Primary school children. Previous experience has been in the state sector in both Primary and Senior Schools. A highly regarded teacher who now aims to continue her enthusiasm and love of teaching via temporary supply work and private tutoring. I am able to assist your child with homework; teach them how to learn; boost confidence and self esteem; prep for entrance exams and just inspire them to be the best in all areas of Education.
Availability: Currently flexible
Willing to travel: 5 miles
Experience: November 2000-July 2017 -Notre Dame Prep School
September 2017- December 2017 Duke of Kent School (Ewhurst, Surrey) - Temporary cover for one term.
Experienced in Key Stage 2, 1, 11+, Common Entrance, Key stage 3
Feedback For Irene (6)
Irene has been tutoring our son (in year 2) remotely by Zoom since his school was closed in March 2020. She has been covering English and Maths with him. She has been patient, enthusiastic, well prepared and very easy to deal with. Her tutoring has made a real difference to our son`s learning during this difficult time and she is highly recommended.
Irene is brilliant, she is very upbeat, positive, enthusiastic and heaps of patience! She is helping my son prepare for his year 6 SATS. My goal was to help him have the confidence in himself to approach the tests without anxiety. I have already noticed a big difference in the way he comes home from school more positive because of the extra reinforcing of topics with Irene. Highly recommended.
Tutors Response :
Thanks so much for taking the time to write such lovely feedback. It is most appreciated. I think Alden is really coming on; its so rewarding to witness his progress and see him putting in the effort to improve. A great team effort!
Irene is a fabulous personality with a true passion for education. She has a clear desire to seek and drive improvement in both our children. We have a son (11) and daughter (7), both of whom have themselves said that working with Mrs May is fun, although challenging, but ultimately very helpful for them. We know they have seen significant improvements because this has shown in their end of year results and feedback.
Irene is always keeping our kids on their toes and pushing them to excel. This is exactly what we were after in a tutor and anyone that is able to secure her time will definitely see the value of her expertise and experience.
Thanks again for all your hard work over the past year!
Irene is a knowledgable and excellent tutor. She has very quickly identified gaps and focused on building my daughters confidence in maths. Her communication is excellent and Im very pleased to have found her as a tutor!
Irene has been teaching our son (Yr3) for a little over a month now after missing some key concepts in Yr2 and never really catching up despite extra lessons at school. Irene has given him confidence and reassurance and the security to believe he can do it! Would highly recommend her.
My son blossomed over the year that he had had tutoring with Irene. We went from an hour a week to three hours a week. He made improvements in English and Maths as well in his general confidence. Irene was able to help me with school choice as she got to know my son really well. The best indicator for me was his eagerness to go to tuition and also how pleased he would be to hear the feedback from Irene at the end of each session. I cannot recommenced Irene highly enough if you are looking for a tutor in the Guildford area.