Information about Nicola
My name is Nicola and I moved to the area four years ago from Wimbledon, where I worked at Wimbledon High School for nine years. I started work as a 1:1 TA in a local Woking prep school in September 2020, having spent the previous seven years working in Years 3 and 4 at an independent girls` prep school in London. I am trained in learning support, Unicorn Maths, Toe by Toe, Acceleread Accelewrite and Read Write Inc, as well as having many years experience in Years 1 to 5 and tutoring from home. I am happy to take children in Y6 if they are struggling with the maths curriculum or preparing for SATS but I don`t prepare them for the 11+ entrance exams.
I am fully DRB checked and have a safeguarding certificate and paediatric first aid qualification.
If your child is struggling to keep up with the maths curriculum, has lost confidence in the subject or simply needs some revision then please do get in touch with me. My lessons are fun and are individually tailored to each child. I can liaise directly with your child`s form teacher, if requested, so that I ensure that we cover exactly where the gaps are.
If your child is struggling to read, and doesn`t have a specific learning difficulty, then I can help with this. I use the Toe by Toe scheme and will assess each child initially to ascertain whether I am able to support them or whether they may be better off with a specialist tutor. I am happy to help with mild dyslexia or boost children`s phonics in order to get them reading but I am not a dyslexia specialist.
All books are supplied by me (with the exception of Toe by Toe) and are included in the lesson fee. I only tutor from home and have a dedicated work room where I teach which has all the necessary resources for my lessons.
I give feedback to parents after every lesson, either in person or in a book which moves with the pupil from home to lessons and back.
As I am currently working onsite in a local school with a SEN child, I am tested twice weekly for Covid 19 so I am happy and safe to teach your child from my home.
References available from current pupils on request. Please feel free to email me if you have any queries.
Availability: From the summer term, I will have two slots on a Thursday and a Friday available (3.30/3.45pm start and 5/5.15pm start). Please get in touch if you would like further information.
I will also be teaching throughout the Easter holidays so please get in touch if you would like further information. The chart below will be updated weekly and shows the following week.
I am being tested twice a week for Covid-19, due to working in a school, so please feel reassured that I am safe to be with your child.
Willing to travel: Home Only
Experience: Over 23 years in learning support in primary, independent and international schools and tutoring from home for the past 9 years.
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Feedback For Nicola (7)
My daughter who is now six has been visiting Nicola for seven months now, we are genuinely over the moon with how far she has come. We initially looked for a tutor for our daughter as we recognised she needed some additional support in reading and writing, we were struggling to get her to engage with us at home and she beginning to loose her confidence at school. I was overwhelmed with how Nicola instantly formed a connection with her, managing to get her engaged from the first lesson. We felt totally lost, knowing our daughter was falling behind at school but unable to her help. Nicola has build a wonderful relationship with our daughter, always making the lessons engaging, fun, personalised to her needs and most importantly friendly and relaxed. Nicola provides informative feedback after each lesson with instructions for parents on how they can continue to support at home. Her teachers are amazed at how far she has come in a few months and its wonderful watching her confidence built along with her pride. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Nicola is a brilliant tutor, so glad I came across her. She instantly identified my son`s weak points and has tailored his lessons to suit him. My son has made great progress only after just one month of lessons. His confidence in his writing is growing, this is a pleasure and relief to see. I highly recommend Nicola, especially if your child has fallen behind or is struggling to grasp a particular element of their curriculum. She is very experienced, approachable, knowledgeable and patient. Nicola has developed a great understanding with my son, he looks forward to his lesson each week.
We`re delighted to have found Nicola. Her extensive experience meant that she was able to quickly identify what support was needed, & our very reluctant little learner (age 6) has really turned a corner in reading, writing & numbers. Nice atmosphere in the house which our son likes.
Nicola has been tutoring my three daughters for almost a year and I highly recommend her. She provides tailor made tuition based on each childs need and I have seen my childrens confidence in Maths grow significantly. She has a lovely rapport with my girls and they enjoy their sessions with her.
Really pleased to have found Nicola for my sons last year at primary school. She quickly identified what he struggled with in particular and is helping him overcome his issues every week we see her. He really enjoys his time with her too & is definitely improving in confidence. Definitely reccommend.
Excellent tutor for our 6 years old son. He made such progress in just a month.
Nicola is an extraordinary tutor and we feel lucky to have found her.
Her many years of experience means she is patient, understanding and importantly, fully up to date with the curriculum.
In the short time we have worked with Nicola she has taught our son many brilliant ways to conquer his fear of maths and totally transformed his learning behaviour.
Nicola is an ideal tutor for a child who may be a little behind or lacking in confidence - her methods are brilliant!
Nicola tutors at her home and this is a relaxed and safe environment where my son feels at ease.
I truly cannot recommend her enough - Nicola is a rare find in the tutor world!