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.
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.
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).
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|References Available||On File|
|Birmingham University||2006||Other||Post Graduate Certificate in Autism (Children)|
|The Open University||2005||Masters||M.A. (Special Educational Needs)|
|Whitelands College of Further Education||1977||Professional||Qualified Teacher of Religious Education|
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