Fiona

Fiona

I have 20 years teaching experience and left teaching in order to tutor and run my yoga studio FarnhamLoveYoga in 2016. I specialise in motivating students who are suffering from stress and losing faith in their own abilities due to the pressures at school or home. I incorporate mindfulness into teaching core subjects to reduce anxiety and build self esteem.

Tutoring Experience

I taught at Waverley Abbey CofE School, Tilford and was Reading Co-ordinator. I taught in Year 4 and 5 there for 8 years. Previously I worked in a bilingual school in Brazil and before that as a tutor in London with Harrison Allen and as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language for Professional Language Services. I have tutored throughout my career and also, from teaching in school, I have knowledge and understanding of all the recent curriculum changes.

Tutoring Approach

The key for me is to encourage the student to be curious and to learn to ask the right questions to move forward. In a 1:1 teaching and learning situation, all the learner's needs can be fully considered and catered for. I encourage learners to relax and take risks as there is no reason to fear failure with no peers around. I help them to be reflective and to notice how good effort and progress feel. I help them deal with frustrations so that these don't impact negatively on their learning.

LanguagesEnglish (British), Portuguese, French
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
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Qualifications

Roehampton University2008QTSGraduate Teacher Programme
Royal Society of the Arts 1989OtherTeaching English as a Foreign Language
Independent Yoga Network2011OtherDiploma in Yoga Teaching
Exeter University1988BachelorsBA Hons in English and Drama

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