A qualified teacher with over 20 years experience in primary and secondary schools in the state and independent sectors. I have recently taken early retirement from teaching part time in Hertfordshire and Barnet (November 2016), and relocated to Wirral.
I have been a class teacher and curriculum manager in primary schools and a subject teacher at secondary level teaching GCSE in English and maths. I have also taught pupils with special needs including specific learning difficulties: dyslexia & dyscalculia in primary and secondary schools. I have also been a learning support teacher in the independent sector and coached pupils for entrance exams at 7+, 11+, 13+, verbal and non verbal reasoning. I prepared students for local independent day school entrance at 11+ and 7+ as well as for common entrance at 13+ (including pretests at 11+) for the major public schools such as Harrow, Eton and Rugby.
My students have been successful in obtaining their first choice places at a number of local independent day schools as well as boarding places in London and the south east. I have prepared students for entrance exams at a number of public schools including Harrow, Rugby and Eton as well as independent day schools in Hertfordshire, such as St Albans High School for Girls, St Columba's, St Albans Boys, St Francis Letchworth and Aldenham.
I have also tutored students in the state sector in order to improve their grades. Many parents recognise the value of starting tutoring early, which enhances understanding of key concepts, enabling students to access the top sets when students get to secondary school.
I also teach English and maths up to GCSE. I have experience of teaching all the exam boards including Edexcel, AQA and WJEC. I tutored GCSE students for Hertfordshire and Barnet outreach, part of the council children's services to schools for students with health or emotional difficulties.
The learning relationship is most important in tutoring one to one in order to build confidence and succeed. I make assessments of learning in order to plan the next steps. I ensure that the tutoring lessons are enjoyable with a number of activities so that progress is achieved. I have tutored a number of pupils in recent years with great success. My students have had good exam results, getting into the schools of their choice and achieving good grades at GCSE.
I tutor students in their own home and travel on the Wirral up to 10 miles from my home.
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|UEL / Tavistock & Portman||2012||Masters||MA|
|University of Manchester||1978||Professional||Certificate of Education|
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