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Primary £30.00


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Primary £30.00

English (Foreign Language)

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Primary £30.00

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Personal Description:

I am an experienced Primary teacher and successful tutor with 13 years experience in the classroom. I have a B.A. in Psychology (U.S Liberal Arts degree) and a Masters in the Anthropology of Children and Child Development (Brunel University). I attained my teaching qualification (QTS) in 2002 and have spent 13 years as a primary teacher in a local 'outstanding' school, as such, I have an in-depth knowledge of the primary curriculum and a great wealth of experience about children and how they learn. I also have a CELTA (TEFL) certificate March 2015 and have taught EFL part-time.
I have recently moved to Edinburgh and am now here full-time.

Tutoring Experience:

I have 13 years teaching experience in a local 'outstanding' primary school during which time I taught all year groups from P1- P7 (Reception to Year six). I have run booster groups for children who are under-performing within school. In addition, I have also worked as a Maths SATS marker. My CELTA qualification also means I am in a unique position to teach the new grammar components of the English curriculum; which may be useful if you are moving form the Scottish to English system. I also work in a Tuition Centre in Edinburgh so I am familiar with 'tried and tested' methods and resources that lead to success.

Tutoring Approach:

My aim is to boost children's confidence and give them the tools to unlock their own learning potential. Initial assessment is vital to uncover gaps and misconceptions which may hinder progress. Children need to enjoy learning and my job is to make it as enjoyable as I can, whilst inspiring the child themselves to want to do better and achieve. Each child is unique and learns differently; at different rates and in different ways- my aim is to find the most effective methods for your child to achieve his or her potential, enjoying the process along the way,
In addition to weekly sessions in term time, I also offer school holiday 'booster' courses for an additional 'kickstart' and to consolidate previous learning. These sessions also work to prevent the 'Learning dip' that often occurs during longer school breaks. I may be able to travel for these sessions, depending on the location, although there would be an additional cost involved.

Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • GTC (2005) - INDUCTION (QTS) (✔ On File)
  • Bishop Grosseteste University (2003) - QTS (QTS) (✔ On File)
  • Brunel University (1998) - Anthropology of Children & Child Development (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Richmond College International American University in London (1995) - Psychology (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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