Information About Andrew - High Wycombe tutor - (4 reviews)
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Hello! My name is Andrew. For many parents and carers, it can be an anxious time should they feel that their child is not progressing in the expected manner. Additionally, with some schools' budgets and staff numbers limited, getting the correct support for the pupil can be hard. This is where I come in. I have a Bachelor of Education obtained at the Institute of Education; this university was awarded the top place within the UK for educational studies. The foundation part of the degree was obtained in July 2014 and I was awarded a distinction for it. I completed the full degree in July 2015 and have progressed onto study a Graduate Certificate in Psychology.
I have also gained a Level 3 certificate in Elklan's speech and language course and deliver sessions on how to communicate effectively with children who have S+L needs. Should your child have these needs, an education plan can be tailored to incorporate this.
I am the Assistant Head of Inclusion at a large mainstream school that educates EYFS, primary and secondary aged pupils. All interventions that pupils require are my responsibility so I have access to a wide range of resources and up to date research. Within my role, I tutor students on a one to one basis as well as small groups. These sessions include English, maths, reading comprehension, handwriting, spelling and memory skills.
Prior to working in this school, I was employed within a special needs school for just over 3 years. Here I taught children with additional needs including those with autistic and Asperger's conditions, as well as students who have Down's syndrome and Global Delay. I have taught in reception classes, years 3, 4, 5 and 6 so have a range of experience to suit your child. With this experience came knowledge and practice surrounding intervention plans as well as behavioural management strategies. I now run coffee mornings at schools for parents and carers who need advice on what the next steps could be for their child. Therefore, I am happy to visit families with children who have special educational needs and discuss individual educational plans and behaviour strategies to try and make life a little easier. I have significant experience dealing with autistic children and those with ADHD, in both mainstream and special educational school settings.
Each plan is tailored to the individual child and what they require. How they learn is taken into consideration and therefore, their education is taught in this way. I have a friendly disposition yet I have clear expectations that are conveyed to the students upon meeting for the first time. I also tell them what they can expect from me and how I can assist them.
I like students taking responsibility for their own learning and using me as a guide. I believe this way, they not only are able to produce results in the sessions but also long term. By giving them tools to secure their own knowledge will therefore, assist them at school and for their futures. It's not about the quick fix although results can be seen if the child experiences the correct educational experience.
Please note that if lessons are cancelled by parents/carers within 12 hours prior to the lesson, the full lesson will still be charged.
Availability: Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Institute of Education (2014) - Foundation Degree with Distinction (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- Elklan - Open College Network (2014) - Level 3 in Speech and Language Support (Professional) (✔ On File)
- West Herts College (2012) - CACHE Level 3 in Early Learning and Childcare Pathway (College) (✔ On File)
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