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Primary £40.00

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Personal Description:

I have worked in education for 20 years, as a class teacher, Reading Recovery teacher, speech and language co-ordinator, literacy co-ordinator and emotional wellbeing practitioner. I have taught across the primary age range and have worked with children with special educational needs at both primary and secondary age. I have sound knowledge of the National Curriculum and am accomplished in enabling children to excel in reading and writing. I am passionate about language, books and words.
As an NLP practitioner and coach I am able to respond well to the needs of each individual and help them achieve their potential. I am currently training at the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education and have a thorough knowledge of neuroscience which enables me to provide the optimal learning environment for each child.

Tutoring Experience:

I have worked for 4 years as a specialist Reading Recovery teacher. This involved extensive ongoing training in how children learn to read and how to address issues that children struggle with. I have taught children who couldn’t write their name to become competent and successful readers and writers. I have also worked with older children to develop a love of reading and language. Children in Reading Recovery make accelerated progress due to the specific support and feedback that they receive, the focus is always on developing what the child can do and allowing them to discover the joy of language for themselves.

Tutoring Approach:

After an initial consultation a package of support will be devised that is closely linked to the needs of the individual. Parents will be closely involved in this process and materials will be provided to supplement learning between lessons. Where possible I will liaise with the school so that a co-ordinated approach can be provided.
The programme is based on developing reading and writing skills in tandem. Children will learn to develop a love of books through reading real books on a regular basis. They will learn to distinguish different letters within words, to consider the meaning of what they read and to listen to whether it sounds right. Children will experience reading and writing as enjoyable and inspiring and they will move beyond expectations.
I will usually incorporate a multi-sensory approach and will make use of mindfulness techniques, creativity and the imagination. This ensures that the experience is enjoyable for the child and that their brain is 'ready' for learning.

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


  • George Mitchell School (2011) - Certificate in Language and Learning across the Curriculum (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
  • Institute of Education, University of London (2008) - Reading Recovery In-service course (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
  • Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education (1998) - Primary (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)
  • Manchester Metropolitan University (1992) - 2:1 English and Sociology (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

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