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Primary £25.00

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Personal Description:

I am a qualified Montessori teacher and also a Kip McGrath tutor for the past 5 years.I specialize in teaching children to read, having recently completed 'International Phonics' training. I am very passionate and enthusiastic about helping children to enjoy reading. I love the challenge of helping students achieve their potential.

In my spare time, I enjoy my family - 3 children - all at Secondary school; hosting foreign-exchange students; cooking, keep-fit, walking, and nature. I also run a small dog-boarding business.

Tutoring Experience:

My experience includes: Home-schooling my own children for many years; working as a Kip McGrath tutor for 5 years (current); and following training in Systematic Phonics, recently specializing in teaching reading from my home.

Tutoring Approach:

Following an initial free assessment, highlighting the student's current reading age; I plan an individualised programme based on 'International Phonics' - a systematic method of teaching phonics thoroughly and includes spelling and comprehension (close-reading). In addition, I engage students using Montessori materials - excellent for engaging children.

My materials include: the 'International Phonics' programme; phonics-based reading schemes; Montessori materials; a computer programme and a wide variety of excellent children's literature. Teaching takes place in hourly, one-to-one sessions, in a room, dedicated to this purpose, in my home.

My aim is to ensure every student achieves their potential and grows to love reading. I am passionate about this and strive to achieve an excellent service. Progress will be monitored and measured and weekly feedback provided.


  • Scottish Montessori College, Killearn (2003) - Diploma: Montessori Education (Other) (✔ On File)
  • Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen (1997) - Distinction: Health Promotion (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • King's College, London (1994) - 1st class Hons: Community Nursing,Health Visitor; District Nurse (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • Southern General Hospital, Glasgow (1990) - Registered General Nurse (Professional) (✔ On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Tags: Dunblane English tutor, Dunblane Primary English tutor