I am a very experienced teacher and tutor offering my professional skills to both children and adult learners. I have been commended by Ofsted as an 'Outstanding Teacher' and can provide evidence of these commendations along with professional references and a full CV.
I can't think of any other job that I could enjoy more than teaching! Since qualifying as a teacher in 1983 I have taught across the education spectrum: Adult Education, 16 - 18, KS3 and KS4, and children with SEN . I have supported KS1 and 2 children with specific learning difficulties and have taught children out of school with medical, behavioural and emotional difficulties.
The part of my job I enjoy most of all is working one to one with children or adults who really need some extra help and support. Building the confidence of a learner, adult or child, and seeing them begin to really grasp ideas they once found difficult and to move confidently forward is probably one of the most satisfying things you can do as a teacher.
I have a particular interest in handwriting development and studied for the National Handwriting Association Diploma at the University of London Institute of Education. I am a member of the NHA and I am registered with the NHA as a Handwriting Specialist Teacher.
I have recent experience of successfully tutoring adult student learners towards the English Equivalency Test and GESE Citizenship Examination.
My approach to tutoring is very pupil centered. Through discussion with parents and the child or adult learner it becomes clear which style of learning will be most effective and enjoyable. I am flexible in my approach to learning styles and my aim is to be as creative, imaginative and stimulating as possible whilst ensuring the learning outcome is successfully achieved.
I enjoy sourcing and producing high quality differentiated resources to support each tutees learning experience. All my tutees are provided with stationery, work packs and folders which contain progress review and target setting planners.
My tutees are also offered full and unlimited learning support by email outside the tuition session. My professional fee reflects my commitment to this additional support, and all my students encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. All communications with my tutees are copied to parents.
I have a proven record of excellent results, with the all of my 'one-to-one' students achieving C (Level 5) and above grades at GCSE. A high number of my students achieve A and A* grades (Levels 8 & 9).
I am willing to travel within a 5 mile radius of Market Drayton town centre and travel time and costs are included in my hourly rate.
** Please note: As from September 2017 I will only be accepting new students for tuition who are in Years 10 and 11**
I am Enhanced DBS checked (Formerly known as CRB ) through my School employer.
Please be assured that certificate evidence of all my professional qualifications has been submitted to and checked by 'First Tutors'. Please do take time to read through my feedback below. Please also be assured that feedback on this website can only be left by parents and tutees who have registered with the site and have purchased and used the services of a 'First Tutors' teacher.
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|University of London (IOE)||2006||Professional||National Handwriting Association (NHA)|
|University of Wolverhampton||1996||Masters||Research Unit|
|BTEC /NVQ / GNVQ||1996||Professional||Trainer / Assessor / Verifier Awards|
|University of Manchester||1983||Bachelors||Cert Ed|
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