I am a qualified Primary School teacher and have taught Foundation Stage and KS1 for the past twenty years, both overseas and in the UK. I am currently working as a Reception Year HLTA. I love working with younger children in the first few years of school.
I have taught Reception Year for many years as a class teacher and taught as a specialist teacher in Year 1,2 and 3 teaching Drama and Design Technology. In my current role as Reception Year Classroom TA and Higher Level TA I get to work with lots of small intervention groups, helping children with their reading, writing and maths. I also teach whole class Maths and Phonics. I am RML trained but have knowledge of other systems, believing a mixed approach usually works best when learning to read and write. I have many years experience teaching children of Primary and Secondary school age in English as a second language. I have tutored English as well as Maths to help children reach their full potential in these subjects.
I believe in finding the way that the child learns best and working with their unique learning style. At this stage, learning should be fun and hands on. It is really important to grasp the concepts that will be built on in Maths and Literacy. I have a creative approach to learning activities and I am patient when teaching children, trying different methods and using lots of repetition until they have grasped the concepts.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (daytime)|
|References Available||On File|
|University of Natal, South Africa||1992||Bachelors||Bachelor of Primary Education|
|University of Natal, South Africa||1996||Other||Bachelor of Education|
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|English (Foreign Language)|