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I have been a teacher for over 25 years.
It has been a privilege to encourage children, teenagers and adults to develop a love of learning and confidence in their chosen subject.
I have two sons, so I understand the importance of formal education being a positive and encouraging experience for every individual.
As a tutor, I can support pupils in a way that suits them as individuals, rather than as one of a large group. It is very rewarding to observe the progress and confidence that they achieve.
I taught in primary schools as a classroom teacher for over 25 years, teaching full classes in all primary subjects from Y1 to Y6 .This included supporting children who were preparing for their SATs.
In addition, I have worked with smaller groups of children who needed intervention in particular subjects, especially maths, reading and writing.
I also worked 1-1 in English literature and maths with KS3 students.
This is such a key subject for life , not just to gain passes.
My aim is to encourage pupils to be confident when working with numbers through understanding,discovery and recognition of significant patterns.
It is a great pleasure to watch pupils demonstrate considerable improvement and confidence, resulting in an enjoyment of the subject.
Along with maths, literacy is key to a child's confidence for life.
I have attended several courses in order to use new and researched strategies to help pupils overcome their difficulties, gain confidence and develop enthusiasm for reading and writing.
These included "Write Away Together", "Reciprocal Reading" and dyslexia courses. This training has given me additional skills when working both with pupils who have specific literacy needs and to develop those who are competent in literacy.
As a tutor, I have also worked 1-1 with students considered to have dyslexia, Asperger's syndrome or autism.
At present I have three dyslexic students. Observing their progress in confidence and ability is a privilege indeed!
Having taught both full classes in primary schools and supported individual pupils, I have gained a lot of knowledge about the different ways in which pupils learn and absorb information.
I use a variety of creative approaches to support students. As a result, they have greater confidence, positive outcomes and success.I also include more formal methods to produce specific outcomes required by the students and parents.
Each student has unique needs and I aim to target these with individual assessment and subsequent personalised support.
I keep up to date with the latest changes in education via specific websites.
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|University of Sunderland||1976||College||Teaching Certificate in Education|
|Middlesbrough College||1986||College||ABRSM Music theory and Grade 5 Piano|
|Acklam Grange College||2004||College||New Claits course and ECDL|
|King George School for Girls.||1973||School||A levels English Literature, Religious studies ,Fine Art with Art History|
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