ABC Certificate in Counselling Skills
St Martins College
Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Primary)
2.1 hon (2000)
Information about Heidi
I started my own business as a private tutor in 2015. I teach literacy, numeracy, handwriting, and spelling up to Entrance Exam level/SATs.
During the current crisis, I have now adapted to be able to provide the same face to face service online.
I teach mainstream but also have a vast amount of experience teaching children with dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, autism, and global delay. I also tutor children with behaviour problems. I have an Honours Degree in Psychology, a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (Primary) and a Counselling Skills Certificate. Those three qualifications combined give me the expertise to help children overcome barriers to learning.
I aim high and want all of my pupils to reach their full potential, develop a love of learning, increase their knowledge and skills and also their self-esteem. I thoroughly enjoy utilising my experience to make that happen.
Most important of all - I don`t do dull and boring. Every lesson is planned around the needs of the child whether they are a high achiever or in need of additional support.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. Please feel free to ask any questions that you might have.
Availability: Monday to Friday - evenings
Saturday - I teach all day
School holidays - daytime or evening
I am happy to book pupils on to regular weekly slot, a short booster course or lessons during the school holidays only.
Willing to travel: 10 miles
Experience: I hold the following relevant qualifications:-
PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate of Education) Primary
BSc Hon 2.1 Psychology
DBS checked (police cleared)
Paediatric First Aid Certificate
I qualified to teach in 2003. I have worked with children for many years in a wide range of settings ranging from nurseries, through primary schools, secondary (as a TA only) and a Young Offenders Institute. I have been working as a private tutor since 2015.
I have chosen to tutor because enjoy being free of the constraints of the national curriculum. As a private tutor, I can teach each child what they need to learn rather than what we are told they should learn; that makes a big difference.
Thank you for reading my profile. Please feel free to message me if you would like to make an enquiry.
Feedback For Heidi (4)
I was very happy with Heidi as my tutor. Lovely lady and very professional. Thank you Heidi.
Heidi is a genius at bringing the best out of the child she is tutoring.
My reluctant, confused and demotivated grandaughter immediately
began to understand and enjoy the mathematics she had previously struggled to understand. With Heidis encouragement and patience, smiles and laughter replaced the tears and my granddaughter now looks forward to her lessons in mathematics.
Excellent. Our daughters enjoy Heidi`s organised lessons and teaching methods.
Lovely lady. Good methods. Happy with work she is doing to help confidence in my son for his SATS.