I am a primary school teacher from Yorkshire and a Modern Foreign Languages graduate from the University of Edinburgh. I have spent time teaching EFL in France and Spain and primary subjects in the UK both in schools and as a private tutor. I now offer primary tuition services in KS2 maths, English, Spanish, and in preparation for 11+ entrance exams and KS2 SATS online and in-person around the York area to schooled and home-educated pupils.
I love the opportunity private tuition offers to tailor support according to the needs and learning styles of each child and the chance for confidence and self-esteem to be built during the sessions. The pace, focus, and goals of the lessons can be adjusted to suit the child’s abilities and needs, and a safe, friendly, and comfortable environment is created which gives learners the confidence to ask questions and speak out. The tuition environment can help children to develop their own drive and motivation to learn and build a greater sense of belief in their own abilties.
I have 10 years of teaching experience as a classroom teacher in the UK, in nursery and primary schools in France and Spain, and as a private tutor both in the UK and abroad. In addition to this, I have worked as an English as a Foreign Language tutor in a language college. I have a PGCE in primary education and TEFL qualifications and I now work exclusively as a private tutor in York offering maths, English, and Spanish tuition to schooled and home-educated pupils. I also tutor for the 11+ entrance exams and in preparation for the KS2 SATS.
I have experience in teaching all age groups from early primary to adults, of planning lessons, and carrying out assessments. I know how to encourage all students to achieve their full potential and believe that appropriate challenge and encouraging an enjoyment of learning is the key towards achieving success. During the first session, I discuss the needs of the child and we set out a scheme of lessons to help them achieve their goals and objectives. I can provide homework to be completed outside of the sessions and will mark and give feedback on this.
I have a positive outlook and aim to develop a good rapport with all pupils by creating a cooperative and calm atmosphere. I strive to deliver exciting and engaging lessons using familiar, real-life experiences, fun games, and tailored resources using a variety of teaching methods best-suited to each child. I am patient and flexible with my time, and I am willing to persevere in order to ensure that all students have fun whilst succeeding in reaching their goals.
|Languages||English (British), French, Spanish|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|University of Edinburgh||2010||Masters||2:1|
|International Open Academy||2020||Other||TEFL|
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