Private Maths and English Tutor in Canterbury

I've been a successful tutor and writer about the 11+ tests, and Key Stage 2 maths and English, for many years.

As an 11+ professional, tutoring and consultancy delivers the flexibility I need rather than working in the classroom all the time. I am young enough to relate to primary age children but old enough to have had plenty of experience! I'm offering my prime skills (11+, English, maths) but if there are other elements of tuition you are interested in I may well be able to help.

In my non-teaching life I try to spend as much time as possible with my young daughters, while I spend a lot of time in the countryside, I play the guitar and write songs and enjoy quizzes.

I've published all my feedback so hopefully that should show that I'm reliable and get the job done well!

*** 2018-9 availability - Monday at four o'clock and Thursday at four o'clock are the only remaining ones, at my house only, unless you live very close and I can still fulfil my other lessons!***

Tutoring Experience

I am a qualified and experienced teacher who has worked with the entrance systems to both Kent and Lancashire senior schools - independent and state grammar - for many years. I write freelance and edit for Rising Stars, a market-leader in primary education. I produce papers and how-to information for parents for the top 11+ website (Education Quizzes) and am a question-setter for an academy which teaches to the CEM and GL tests. Most of my teaching has been at top independent preparatory schools and I spent several years organising the Kent Test (11+) preparations at one. In a recent post I worked as a year six teacher and every child in my class reached the school they were realistically aiming for. I will happily work with children of any age although most of my teaching has been to ages 9-13.

I know the primary curriculum very well, have taught to the independent Common Entrance and I can help children with special needs as long as I'm made fully aware of special requirements before starting work. I will happily support high-flyers and those needing a boost.

Tutoring Approach

I treat each child as an individual and relish the challenge of helping each boy or girl achieve their targets. I have an excellent rapport with children and all those I teach feel that I am very approachable, easy to talk to, kind and caring. Parents of tutees I have worked with are happy with the service I have provided and appreciate the depth of feedback I can provide if required. I will be very honest with everyone concerned and will never waste your time by promising the impossible! If you have a set curriculum requirement I will work with whatever text books you like, otherwise I will provide my own approach to teaching things in a way that each child may find novel and therefore helpful.
Although I may make an exception, I try to teach exclusively from home.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File


Christ Church University College, Canterbury1999PGCEBA (hons); PGCE
UEA1995BachelorsBA (hons)

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