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I am a female in my early 60s . I am a churchwarden for my parish church and an Authorised Lay Minister in children's ministry. I enjoy the theatre, gardening and walking, and am at present in the process of renovating a 250 year old cottage. I retired from my full time permanent job on 31st December 2010 after 30 years in the teaching profession, (the last 17 years in the same school). I recently returned, part time as a Specialist Support Assistant to a pupil with ASD, SpLD (Dyslexia & DCD) and Visual Stress at an Independent Grammar School, and now having supported her as far as I can, have re-retired and am once again available to do some private tutoring.

Tutoring Experience

I have worked in education for most of my adult life since leaving school, except for when I was assisting my late- husband in his business. I have always enjoyed the challenge of helping students (especially those with Special and Additional Needs) who struggle to access the work given to them and thoroughly enjoyed the last 7 years of my career as SENCO of a mainstream high school and teaching Intensive Literacy to those who join us in Year 7 unable to access the KS3 curriculum; and the last 2 years as a Specialist Support Assistant, supporting across the KS3 curriculum.

Tutoring Approach

My approach to tutoring will vary dependent upon the individual I am working with. I will deal very differently with a GCSE RS student and one who is struggling to be able to read. However, whichever student I am working with, I would like to think I am calm, fair and enthusiastic about what I am doing - and would like the same response from my tutee(s).

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekdays (all times)
References Available On File


Birmingham University2006OtherPost Graduate Certificate in Autism (Children)
The Open University2005MastersM.A. (Special Educational Needs)
Whitelands College of Further Education1977ProfessionalQualified Teacher of Religious Education

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