Skip to main content

Information About Catherine - North Ferriby tutor

Profile Picture

Catherine's profile picture

References

This is how 2 referees rated Catherine:

Reliability

Trustworthiness

Professionalism

Badges

Subjects Taught

Catherine offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!

Maths

Hourly RateOnline Lessons
Hourly Rate
Primary £30.00£24.00
Secondary £30.00£24.00
Casual Learner £30.00£24.00

English

Hourly RateOnline Lessons
Hourly Rate
Primary £30.00£24.00
Secondary £30.00£24.00
GCSE £30.00£24.00
A-Level £30.00£24.00
University £30.00£24.00
Casual Learner £30.00£24.00

Special Needs

Hourly RateOnline Lessons
Hourly Rate
Primary £30.00£24.00
Secondary £30.00£24.00
GCSE £30.00£24.00
Casual Learner £30.00£24.00

English (Foreign Language)

Hourly RateOnline Lessons
Hourly Rate
Primary £30.00£24.00
Secondary £30.00£24.00
GCSE £30.00£24.00
A-Level £30.00£24.00
University £30.00£24.00
Casual Learner £30.00£24.00

Study Skills

Hourly RateOnline Lessons
Hourly Rate
Primary £30.00£24.00
Secondary £30.00£24.00
GCSE £30.00£24.00
A-Level £30.00£24.00
University £30.00£24.00
Casual Learner £30.00£24.00

Map Location

Personal Description:

I am a specialist teacher for students with learning difficulties; Primary Secondary and Adults. My areas of specialism include Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, ADHD, Autism, Development coordination disorder as well as general literacy and numeracy difficulties.
I qualified to teacher English as a Foreign Language in 2001 and have taught students from primary age to adults to improve their spoken written and reading English skills. I qualified as a primary teacher in 2002 with QTS from Canterbury Christchurch College University and have worked extensively in Primary schools since then. I then qualified as a Specialist teacher for pupils with specific learning difficulties in 2016. I live with my two children and work during the day as a 1:1 specialist teacher across the East Riding and Hull with pupils of all ages.

Tutoring Experience:

I have taught in primary schools secondary and alternative provision as well as in Early years over the last 18 years. I have taught children in every primary year group and had leadership positions where I developed an interest in children with different learning needs, whether they have higher than usual ability or that they find the school environment and academic work difficult I like to find ways to help them reach their potential.
I have designed specific literacy and numeracy intervention programs based on my own assessments of pupils with learning difficulties’. These use SMART targets based on a range of assessments, the use of national curriculum goals with specific resources and activities involving games and direct teaching of basic methods and skills. I am now very experienced through my recent work in Hull and my previous position as SpLD Outreach Leader at delivering high quality individualised and small group teaching, while adapting my teaching to suit the pupils’ needs in response to changes and developments.
During my study for my Diploma in teaching pupils with specific learning difficulties I completed a module which required my to use current government and local legislation regarding SEND and this included how relevant SEN legislation affected schools and their local offers including: SEND Code of Practice 2015,The Lamb Enquiry 2009,Children and families Act 2014,Equality Act 2010,Education Act 2011. I worked on case studies of pupils I had taught and related how the legislation affected their education from early years up to year 6 and made suggestions as to how their learning could have been improved through early identification and support.
Both through my work as the Outreach Service leader and as a Childcare provider I used the Early years Foundation Stage Curriculum as a basis for early identification and planning of activities for young pupils. They received personalised learning programmed which I either delivered myself or demonstrated for SENCo’s TA’s or teachers to deliver. An example of this was using shaving foam to develop early writing and letter formation techniques. OFSTED rated this activity and my Childcare business as ‘outstanding in all areas’ in 2015. My pupils were tracked for progress using a professional tracker recommended by NASEN and produced by PACEY of which I was a member during that time. I kept up to date with best practice by attending the PACEY conferences in Hertfordshire in 2013 and 2014 and attended extra training on forest schooling, early literacy, autism, schemas’ and Early years Childcare assessment and recordkeeping.
I delivered training and met with education staff at Early years settings and Primary schools at least once a year to discuss the needs of children who may be having learning difficulties. We also worked on a referral basis for individuals. This lead to me training staff in house on how to use identification checklists for early identification. Also a range of early interventions strategies and teaching strategies. I also had attendees at training events. These explored using resources such as Alphabet arc, Letters and Sounds, phonological awareness games, speech language and communication activities, early ready and writing strategies and inclusive classroom practice. An example of this was working with a pupil in year 1 who needed to develop his processing of phonic sounds to transfer to written and reading literacy and I used a mirror and flashcards with images and letters over a number of weeks to reinforce his understanding and make it automatic using SMART targets. I have also used Ling sound games and a range of other strategies to support better speech and communication to check hearing quality with hearing impaired pupils in collaboration with a teacher of the Deaf.

Over my teaching career I have taught pupils with dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, ADHD, ASD, downs syndrome, cerebral palsy, as well as moderate learning difficulties. These have been either in early years, mainstream or alternative provision. I have worked as a 1:1 specialist teacher and as a classroom teacher. There is almost always comorbidity between conditions of a neuro-diverse nature and I have adapted teaching and learning and designed lessons and activities for all their education staff accordingly to promote consistency and pupil centred development. I work with a range of educational professionals and parents both at a practical level and in meetings. These include Educational Psychologists, Speech and language therapists, SENCo’s, Headteachers and Paedriatricians. I am experienced in attending and preparing reports and information for EHCP reviews and funding meetings. I have been the Child protection officer for my own business and also completed training and taken responsibility in a number of situations where safeguarding procedures have needed to be followed. An example of this would be when I had numerous meetings and communications regarding a pupil with Dyslexia and comorbidity of other neurological issues including social and emotional issues. I facilitated producing information which eventually led to a pupils' move to a more suitable learning setting following a tribunal, I was also involved regularly in ‘Exceptional Needs’ funding meetings where EHCP's were reviewed between head teachers and SENCo's to assess suitability for additional funding applications.

I have had to adapt my career to new situations and have developed a strong ability in learning the procedures of a educational organisation quickly to a highly professional level. I am a confident senior level practitioner but I also have a very caring and relaxing nature which puts children and staff at ease in a training or 1:1 situation. I am very knowledgeable but I have a drive to learn more and be able to research information and prepare clear reports and instructions. I redesigned the assessment resources and training materials for identifying assessing and supporting literacy for the schools in North Hertfordshire following the Orton Gillingham method of progressive step by step multi-sensory teaching. This has been adopted and is being used to support pupils currently. My current work also involves flexibility and resourcefulness as I am sent to a range of settings to work with pupils who often have not had learning difficulties fully identified and I therefore work on my own initiative to create suitable plans and assess their needs. I currently use Ipad apps and a range of technology resources such as Clicker, Book creator, Maths whizz, Bug club and a range of sensory apps too. I have always been confident in using technology both in my own work and as a teaching resource.

Tutoring Approach:

I initially have a session which involves myself and the student getting to know each other and doing assessments of their stage of learning and learning style. I like to use a range of games and assessments as well as observations to create a full picture before I plan a personalised plan for their learning. I am very cheerful and positive and like to build a good relationship with clear expectations for my pupils. I suit the resources and activities to their age and needs. This could typically involve using learning games and 5 to 10 minute activities in specific areas needing support such as reading, writing, handwriting, spelling, comprehension, phonics, memory and organisation and phonological awareness. With maths I use a similar approach where I tend to assess across a broad range of areas and target areas of weakness but build on areas of strength. I also use a range of Ipad learning apps to develop skills and create a varied fun and interactive lesson.

Tutor Resources: (free to download)

Please login or register to download tutor resources.

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

Qualifications:

  • Dyslexia Matters Cambridge (2016) - Diploma Teaching Learners with Specific learning difficulties (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • Canterbury ChristChurch College University (2002) - Primary Teacher (PGCE) (✔ On File)
  • Trinity College (2000) - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • Staffordshire University (1997) - Development Studies with International Relations (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

Tags: North Ferriby Maths tutor, North Ferriby English tutor, North Ferriby Special Needs tutor, North Ferriby English (Foreign Language) tutor, North Ferriby Study Skills tutor, North Ferriby Primary Maths tutor, North Ferriby Secondary Maths tutor, North Ferriby Casual Learner Maths tutor, North Ferriby Primary English tutor, North Ferriby Secondary English tutor, North Ferriby GCSE English tutor, North Ferriby A-Level English tutor, North Ferriby University English tutor, North Ferriby Casual Learner English tutor, North Ferriby Primary Special Needs tutor, North Ferriby Secondary Special Needs tutor, North Ferriby GCSE Special Needs tutor, North Ferriby Casual Learner Special Needs tutor, North Ferriby Primary English (Foreign Language) tutor, North Ferriby Secondary English (Foreign Language) tutor, North Ferriby GCSE English (Foreign Language) tutor, North Ferriby A-Level English (Foreign Language) tutor, North Ferriby University English (Foreign Language) tutor, North Ferriby Casual Learner English (Foreign Language) tutor, North Ferriby Primary Study Skills tutor, North Ferriby Secondary Study Skills tutor, North Ferriby GCSE Study Skills tutor, North Ferriby A-Level Study Skills tutor, North Ferriby University Study Skills tutor, North Ferriby Casual Learner Study Skills tutor