Information About Jackie - Middlesbrough tutor - (7 reviews)
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I began my career as a KS2 teacher in Tyneside. My first teaching post was working with Y5 and Y6 classes in a brand new school. I enjoyed my work and found it very satisfying to watch children discovering their unique skills and abilities, whilst encouraging them in areas which they found challenging.
I had a break from teaching while I raised my 2 sons, and returned when they began school.
I have chosen to be a tutor because I can support children 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, including working 1-1 in English literature and maths with KS 3 students.
I encourage pupils to develop confidence in maths and enjoy working with numbers, which often results in considerable improvement.
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.
I have also worked 1-1 with students considered to have Asperger's syndrome, autism and with young adults who had learning difficulties.This included teaching of reading, maths, basic life skills and reading music.
Having taught both full classes in primary schools and supported individual pupils, I have gained a lot of knowledge about the many different ways in which pupils learn and absorb information.
I use a variety of creative approaches to support students, the results being that they gain confidence, positive outcomes and success.
Each student has unique needs and I aim to target those with individual assessment and subsequent personalised support.
I also use formal methods, where appropriate, to produce outcomes requested by the student and parents. I keep up to date with the latest changes in education via websites available to teachers.
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Acklam Grange College (2004) - New Claits course and ECDL (College) (✘ Not On File)
- Middlesbrough College (1986) - ABRSM Music theory and Grade 5 Piano (College) (✘ Not On File)
- University of Sunderland (1976) - Teaching Certificate in Education (College) (✘ Not On File)
- King George School for Girls. (1973) - A levels English Literature, Religious studies ,Fine Art with Art History (School) (✘ Not On File)
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I wish him all the very best in his next step at school.
Your daughter is a pleasure to work with and it is a privilege to observe her progress and increasing confidence.
Jackie is punctual and has a professional attitude.