Information About Dawn - Aylesbury tutor - (8 reviews)
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I have worked for the past 18+ years in childcare settings ranging from school classrooms, Autism bases, Early Years settings, as a childminder and as an NVQ assessor. My degree is on childcare and Education but I have also attended a lot of additional training and done a lot of additional research especially in the field of Dyslexia.
In 2015 I had my first book published on supporting children with reading and spelling difficulties.
This year I have also written a correspondence course on supporting children with dyslexia.
I recently instigated "The 1 Million Times Tables Challenge". My aim here being to help 1 million children become confident with their times tables. This is through giving access to the resources I use in my lessons in an online course at a relatively low price. Each time one person purchases the course, another person (with special needs, low income, in foster care, etc) will receive it for free.
I have spoken on the local and on international radio about the work I do as a tutor and own a small tutoring company that strives to offer the very best tutoring through raising confidence as
well as knowledge in the subject.
I have also send out regular emails offering parents additional advice on how to support their children with Maths and English and have set up a Facebook group in the recent weeks offering support to parents when their children are struggling with their homework.
Through these I also keep parents up to date on any additional courses that I am running.
I have three children of my own, my oldest is now 20 and working full time and my son (18) is on a gap year in Australia before starting Manchester University to study Economics in September. My youngest daughter is doing her A' levels with the hope of going to Cambridge to study History and German.
Over the past 18+ years I have worked in many educational settings (both mainstream and with special needs children). I have also worked as an NVQ assessor in Early Years Education.
For the past 6 years my main employment has been as tutor and my reputation built up my business very quickly. I also own an online membership group supporting others in growing successful tutoring businesses.
I now have 4 tutors working for me so if I'm not able to take on the commitment I have someone who uses my techniques, is DBS checked and fantastic feedback, that I can recommend with confidence.
All lessons will take place in the comfort of your own home, saving you the inconvenience of travelling.
I am a strong believer that when people are both relaxed and interested they will be more able to learn.
During the first lesson the tutee will be given a stationary pack containing everything they will need for the lessons so there will be no further expense to you.
The studying and research that I have done over the years also clearly demonstrates that people have many learning styles, and also benefit from a range of approaches to learning. Therefore, I would aim to use creative ideas, games and activities to assist the learner with their learning (appropriate to their age and ability) again to encourage the child so that they not only enjoy the activities but are also in a better mind set to enjoy learn from the lessons.
I always relate the lessons to something which is of interest to the learner (for example if I was writing a lesson plan for a child about writing stories who had a particular interest in cars, we would use that as a starting point and perhaps use a car as a focal point / key character within the story.
I would be keen to receive feedback from both the learner (and parent where applicable) and use this to guide the direction that the course of lessons take, ensuring the lessons were flexible and meet that individual learners need, whilst working alongside what the child is working on in their school classroom.
With adults my intentions will still be that of trying to make the lessons enjoyable and using a lot of (card, dice, board), etc)games and activities in order to encourage a relaxed atmosphere and approach so that you are in a better frame of mind to learn.
With students doing their GCSE's the lessons revolve very much around creating mind maps, working through examples and focused games which you get you thinking about both the answers and the methods. The student will also be given handouts to assist them with their revision. During the initial lesson, we will talk about the areas the student wants to focus to help with revision.
If requested I will email a lesson plan prior to the day of the lesson so that the (parents and/or) student is aware of what will be studied during the lesson.
Please note: I only have very limited space available, so if you are interested, please do get in touch to sort something out as soon as possible.
For multiples of 6 lessons booked you will only pay for 5
If you need to cancel with less than 24 hours notice the lesson fee will not be refundable as this slot will have been allocated for your use.
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Aylesbury College (2011) - PTLLS (College) (✘ Not On File)
- Open University (2002) - BSc Open Degree (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
- Aylesbury College of FE (1993) - A level English Lit (College) (✘ Not On File)
- Lord Williams School, Thame (1991) - 9 GCSE's graded C and above (School) (✘ Not On File)
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Dawn's style of tutoring did not suit my daughter. When she made a mistake she was given the correct answer rather than being told to look again. As my daughter rushes work and doesn't read questions thoroughly, she needs to be told to do it again rather than told the answer.
I generally find that when someone has made a mistake, working through how we get to the answer together is often beneficial if they don’t appear to understand the steps involved. The child/individual is then better armed to move on and work out the answer to the next question themselves, building their confidence in the process rather than just pointing out mistakes if it appears they don’t seem confident with the process required.
Dawn is very attentive to the individual needs and interests and use those to create games and activities that makes learn encouraging and fun.
She has excellent knowlege of the subjects, and lessons are well prepared in advance.
Communication is ongoing creating a fantastic team work between tutor, tutee and parents. Dawn is an A** Tutor
Your daughter has been great to work with; she is keen and attentive and makes my job a pleasure.
Thank you once again
Her gentle , but thorough approach has been just right.
She has made his maths lessons fun and interesting.
He used to hate maths , his confidence has grown so much , he
is really enjoying it now . Thank you so much !
Dawn is very reliable, and arrives promptly. She has a calm and gentle manner that brings out the best in my son, and also manages to have fun in the lesson. He looks forward to his lessons- which has to be a first!