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Maths

Hourly Rate
Primary £35.00
Secondary £35.00
GCSE £35.00
Casual Learner £35.00

English

Hourly Rate
Primary £35.00
Casual Learner £35.00

Entrance Exams

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11 Plus £40.00

Special Needs

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Primary £35.00
Secondary £35.00
GCSE £35.00
Casual Learner £35.00

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Personal Description:

I have worked for the past 16 years in childcare settings ranging from school classrooms, Autism basis, 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 am now writing an e-book offering parents support with helping their children learn their times tables through the use of games and other activities. A share of the proceeds from the sale of this book will go towards Florence Nightingale Hospice based at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

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 **Contact Detail Removed** 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.

Tutoring Experience:

Over the past 16 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 4 years my main employment has been as tutor and my reputation built up my business very quickly. I have also supported other tutors in building their own 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.

Tutoring Approach:

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 my cancellation policy is as follows: I will always give you 24 hour notice (minimum) if I need to cancel. I also request in return 12 hours notice that you wish to cancel, failing this the lesson will cost 50% of the full price. If it is cancelled within an hour of the start time it will cost the full price. If this happens more than 3 times in the space of 3 months, I will cancel all future lessons and give the time slot to someone else).

Qualifications:

  • 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)
Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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