Information About Daphne - West Wickham tutor - (8 reviews)
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English (Foreign Language)
I have been a qualified teacher & lecturer for over 18 years. I am currently working at a private (independent) school and I am a Specialist English teacher. I have worked for Southwark & Lewisham Education Authorities as a Consultant and Tutor for individual students. I have also been employed by Croydon Council to teach at different schools and adult education centres.
I am qualified to teach Mainstream and Special Educational Needs. I prepare people for the 'Life in the UK' test, I teach Spanish conversation and help children & young adults with their homework. Students improve skills and progress with their education. I devise personal learning plans in consultation with the student and/or parent. I also teach people how to use the computer in the best way that suits them.
I have four children ranging from 6 to 24 years old. Two of my daughters are attending top universities and my son passed entrance and scholarship exams for grammar and independent schools. I love teaching. I have worked as a teacher since 1997; teaching adults and children.
I enjoy finding different and innovative strategies to teach and ensure that my learner is going to achieve the very best. I am a qualified professional Psychologist and Counsellor. Teaching is more than a job to me and I have the skills to help you or your child succeed.
I am a Scout leader (voluntary) and was a Girl Guide helper for many years before that. I also volunteer as a Playgroup leader.
I work as a SEND and Mainstream teacher. My main subjects are English and PSHE but I deliver all National Curriculum subjects. I have helped all of my pupils to progress in order that the are finally at the correct level and most have progressed to a higher level.
I have been continuously trained for 18 years to help me to successfully teach children, young people and adults; including those with learning difficulties and disabilities. I also do private Tutoring at home and every one of my Tutees who was studying for exams have passed and been offered places at an independent Schools (Whitgift & Trinity). I mainly help them with study skills, exam practice and improving their English.
I specialise in teaching English, Citizenship and Spanish. I prepare people for the 'Life in the UK', I do Spanish conversation and grammar classes and help children & young adults with their homework.
I have worked for Lewisham and Southwark Education Authorities as Education Consultant and giving private tuition (paid by the authorities) specifically helping students on the Autistic Spectrum. I have acted as education and qualification adviser for different students who live in supported living environments and helped them to gain a variety of qualifications and work. I have worked for Croydon, Southwark and Lewisham Colleges. All of my students have passed their course and exams with top marks. Other students not taking exams showed good progress in their independence and life skills.
I have worked as a Counsellor for a Parenting Charity and conducted Literacy Workshops for Adult Education Centres.
At work I train people on how to teach students with learning disabilities in a positive, caring and effective way. I also run short courses on how teachers and lecturers can use different programs and innovative resources to maintain the learners' interest.
I do lots of voluntary work in the Community teaching toddlers and young people new skills. I also worked teaching ESOL and continue to teach English privately.
I try to find a variety of ways to teach you or your child in the most successful way. I teach them strategies to keep focused and motivated. I am being regularly trained at work on the best methods of teaching, assessing, producing resources, etc. I try to make learning FUN!
I use a variety of resources and methods to suit each individual's requirements. I carry out continuous assessment to ensure that what is being taught is understood. I like to incorporate the learner's individual interests into lessons to ensure that they have an enjoyable time learning and stay motivated.
I give feedback on progress and advice on how to continue to work at home and improve further. I continuously find strategies to help you or your child succeed. I am very sensitive to a child and adult's needs and in finding out the best methods to help them learn and progress.
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Additional Languages: Polish, Spanish
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Lewisham College (2012) - Corporate Health & Safety (Professional) (✔ On File)
- ASDAN (2011) - PSD Centre Co-ordinator Trainer (Professional) (✔ On File)
- University of Sussex (1997) - Education (PGCE) (✔ On File)
- London Guildhall University (1994) - Psychology (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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It is an absolute pleasure to teach your son.
Daphne has shown a real interest in the childrens school and what level of learning is expected for their individual ages. We are now focusing on these criteria so that both children an meet, if not exceed, the standards set.
As you said I did try to offer you other options for compensation and I hope you find someone suitable.
My son at first was unsure about having a tutor but after a few sessions with Daphne he seems much more happier about continuing to have Daphne.
Daphne explains thing in great detail and is kind and patient and I think this is why my son is happy.
I'd 100% recommend her.
I am suprised at how much I now love to reading English Classics. It's a big jump achieving and enjoying reading English books.
I would love to recommend Daphne to everyone who wants to learn English from scratch or to be more confident.
It is a pleasure to teach you.
I am so glad that I have contributed to your new love of our wonderful English literature.
I am looking forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks.