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I am a full-time professional tutor specialising in English, maths and general study skills for children and adults who are finding learning difficult, have Special Educational Needs, or just need to `catch up` with certain areas of the curriculum. I achieve excellent results and students look forward to my sessions- I have a very calm, patient and friendly approach, and believe that learning should always be enjoyable. I will explain and revisit as many times as needed and use a variety of methods, tailored to student preferences and different learning styles.
I am a qualified teacher with a Masters degree in Applied Linguistics (English language teaching) and Special Educational Needs (dyslexia). I have Associate Membership of The Dyslexia Guild, in recognition of my qualifications and experience in the area of dyslexia tuition.
Availability: I am available Monday to Thursday daytime and evenings at my home in Wollaston or online. Please contact me to discuss the possibility of tuition in your own home.
Willing to travel: 5 miles
Experience: My specialist subjects are English, maths and Special Educational Needs.
I have held a number of roles:
*university Specialist Tutor for dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD and autism
*primary school class teacher for nursery to Y2 (inner city school where many children had behavioural/emotional issues and did not have English as their first language)
*cover teacher for nursery to Y6
I support students with many different needs and situations. These include:
*dyscalculia (difficulty with maths)
*self esteem or confidence issues
*children who struggle at school due to emotional or behavioural issues
*children who have missed school for various reasons
*children who are home educated
*adults who want to `catch up` or improve their English and maths
*college and university students who need support with essay writing, proofreading and exam revision techniques
Over the past five years, my students have made excellent progress in terms of confidence, catching up with age-related expectations, and achieving the desired level or above in 11+ or Year Six SATs. I have a loyal student base and much of my work now comes from existing student recommendations.
As well as teaching, I have worked in a variety of settings as a nursery nurse and nanny. I have been able to build excellent relationships with parents and children and am still in touch with many families with whom I have worked over the years.
References: available on request
Children who have not responded to tuition in the past have really engaged with the subject and made good progress.
Children who were struggling with Year 6 SATs have achieved at least one level higher than predicted.
Those tutored for 11+ exams have passed and gained entry to their chosen school (Two to Wolverhampton Grammar, one to King Edward`s Birmingham).
Feedback from a Masters level student on completion of her dissertation:
I would like to express my deepest thanks to my support tutor Zoe whose support has been most invaluable, without which I could not have possibly completed this project, and I am forever grateful for her help.
(Taken with permission from the acknowledgements of her dissertation, May 2015).
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I would highly recommend Zoe as a tutor. My son has instantly taken to her calm,understanding approach and looks forward to his lesson with her. Communication from her is excellent. I searched through many tutor profiles and Zoe was by far the most suitably qualified, experienced tutor to support my son.
We have been very impressed with Zoe. She`s helping my daughter with maths for her SATS. She`s always on time and my daughter enjoys maths now rather than seeing it as a chore.
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