Information About Jenny - Roehampton teacher
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Jenny offers a discount of 25% on their first / introductory lesson!
A highly qualified and richly experienced teacher, who loves to share my own passion for learning. Alongside my teaching of ancient and modern languages and humanities, I have been enthusiastically engaged in research on ancient manuscripts; I have a PhD and a post-doctoral diploma and have published widely. I am often invited to teach abroad and to speak at international conferences. I enjoy spending time in musical activities (piano playing, singing, classical dancing), gardening and hill-walking. I am a lively, physically fit and highly organised person, with excellent communication skills, and I always bring creativity and a sense of humour to whatever I do. I instinctively seek to communicate my positive and optimistic outlook to the children I teach. A bilingual English and French speaker, I can also communicate in several other European languages.
40 yrs teaching to all levels in primary and secondary schools as well as in universities, in the UK and abroad. Numerous teaching posts as a private tutor at primary level (all subjects) and secondary level (English, foreign languages and humanities), all leading to improved grades and exam success. I was the primary carer of a child with special learning needs (Asperger's Syndrome and Dyslexia) until he became independent (and is now a nurse!) In that capacity, I have experience of building and running a home-education programme at primary level, and of teaching and/or supervising the learning of key subjects up to GCSE and A level. My pupils have been of all ages, from nursery to retirement and feedback has been consistently and warmly positive.
My primary aim is to allow the student to experience learning as an enjoyable and rewarding activity. I organise the lessons in a way that fosters the active participation of the student at each stage, through exploring, questioning, carrying out tasks, solving challenges. I am committed to encouraging students to discover and develop their individual strengths, and to use those to compensate for any weaknesses and develop confidence in their abilities. As pupils discover the highest levels of which they are capable I expect them to strive to work to those and I support them as they grow in self-awareness and self-acceptance, by identifying any obstacles that hold them back and how to overcome them. Enjoyment, pleasure, fun, joy, success are the names of the game!
Additional Languages: Catalan, French, German, Latin, Welsh
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- University of Wales (2010) - post-doctoral diploma Greek (Other) (✘ Not On File)
- University of Wales (1994) - PhD Greek (Doctorate) (✔ On File)
- Brunel University (1985) - MA distinction Greek (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
- London University (1973) - BA Hons French/English (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)