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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.
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.
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.
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