Information About Danielle - West Molesey tutor - (7 reviews)
This is how 2 referees rated Danielle:
The last school that i taught at was The Lady Eleanor Holles School. My 100% success rate speaks for itself. I have exceptional drive and motivation to get each child through their exams. Nothing is too big or too small.
I am not like most tutors in the sense that I am extremely flexible and spend most of my working week undertaking admin for my lessons/ mocks -or liaising with parents, either in person or over the phone or researching and purchasing resources/ courses that could enhance my teaching. My success is attributed to making sure that tutoring is a full-time job for me.
My clients include those that are publicly well known and those from the general public. I am a 100% committed tutor; one that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for additional phone discussions or extra homework if needed. I am also there to support and to be a sounding board for parents- to help advise and reassure, to be a pastoral and academic coach as well as an effective tutor. I am constantly in communication with parents throughout the working day- we work as a team to achieve the best for your child. I very rarely cancel sessions and I also tutor during holiday time.
My current tutees are based in St. Georges Hill, Weybridge, Esher, Oxshott and the surrounding areas. In my opinion, being a teacher is crucial to being an effective tutor as I have first-hand knowledge and experience of the curriculum and a versatile approach to teaching it effectively. I have vast and varied experience and success of tutoring children for confidence, classroom support and entrance exams (7+, 8+, 10+, 11+ and 13+) and many phone and written references that could support this.
I provide all resources and prepare each tuition session beforehand, with homework to consolidate, extend or assess. Tuition sessions are completely personalised to suit your child’s needs. I have tutored for entrance into a variety of schools including St. Paul's, Eton, LEH, St. George's, Shrewsbury Lodge, Surbiton High, Hampton Prep and Hampton School, Tiffin, Kingston Grammar, St Paul's, Reeds, Cleves, Sir William Perkins, Milbourne Lodge, Radnor House, Wickham Abbey, Marist, St. Catherines, The Mall, RCS, Reading Blue Coats, Kings College, Notre Dame, Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools, Nonsuch, Henrietta Barnett and many more schools.
I have been a teacher for ten years, including a role as an Assistant Head Teacher.
I have many happy and contented clients who go on to recommend me to other people, or I go on to tutor siblings. I have also found, with my growing success, that my clients request to be supported after exams until they begin their new journey at their new school. I am based in Walton On Thames.
I take tutoring very seriously and expect that cancellations are only made if there is an emergency because weekly sessions need to take place for a child to progress and succeed to the best of their ability. I would advise against long holidays during the run- up to the exams. I am usually booked up quickly and would recommend being contacted as early as possible for bookings.
My latest achievement has not only been getting children accepted into the school of their choice and more, but for one of my tutees to achieve an academic scholarship to a top private school.
THE FIRST TUTORING SESSION:
The first tutoring session will be an assessment session that comes with an optional detailed report which includes gaps and next steps of learning.
I have management experience as a Leader of Learning and as an Assistant Head Teacher. I have also taught in both the state school sector and the private school sector, including The Lady Eleanor Holles School, all of which I have equally enjoyed. I am aware that they all have very different approaches, but from experience they could enrich each other by sharing information.
I am also a published co-author and have participated in writing a book about 'teaching'. In the future I plan to write children's books as this is a passion of mine.
I have always been very competent at interviews and this comes in very useful for preparing your child for their private school interviews, as i believe that in order to boost the success of children, one must obviously be very competent in a subject or skill first.
I would advise tuition to begin for your child at least a year before the exams to almost guarantee success. I tutor on a one-to-one basis because I believe in a completely personalised approach, unless I am conducting mock exams. Usually my sessions are an hour long, but for older children this can be extended. I provide a very homely environment (I also bake cookies and brownies for my tutees!) and give lots of pastoral support in addition to academic support. Both go hand in hand for academic success.
Due to the high number of children in my yearly tutee cohort, I now only tutor from home. However, I can see the immeasurable benefits of this compared to going to people's houses as I have done in the past. I have all my resources to hand (I have a lot of resources!) and have purchased software that is used in the top private schools. I can completely personalise the homework based on the needs of the child and the outcome of the lesson on that specific day, instead of bringing limited resources with me to a person's home.
30 minute and 45 minute slots available on request at a reduced price.
SCHOOL HOLIDAY TUTORING AND ENTRANCE EXAM MOCKS ALSO AVAILABLE. PLEASE MESSAGE FOR BOOKINGS.
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Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Kingston University (2008) - PGCE Primary Education (PGCE) (✔ On File)
- St. Mary's University (2006) - English BA Degree (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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Danielle has a lovely, very personable manner and this coupled with her teaching style and methods makes her extremely effective. She is able to very quickly drill down and get the best results out of her pupils by using a bespoke approach, specific to their requirements.
Shyann has come a long way over a short space of time, almost effortlessly. Importantly, she has loved the time spent with Danielle and has truly enjoyed every lesson, which has attributed hugely to her performance.
Thank you so so much Danielle for all your support. We very much look forward to work with you again soon.