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Hourly Rate
Primary £25.00


Hourly Rate
Primary £25.00

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Personal Description:

I have lived in Hastings for just over 5 years now, born in Nottingham I made my way to this part of the country via London and Brighton. I spend much of my spare time playing with my three year old son. When I manage to get any time to myself I enjoy listening to a wide range of music, reading and dabbling in producing my own art work. Teaching is a vocation and I never stop looking for opportunities; I am constantly finding possible lessons and activities and it is always exciting to take these forward with children and see where they take us!

Tutoring Experience:

Learning needs to be fun, and learning needs to be real!

I have been teaching in the Primary Sector for nearly eleven years now, predominantly in Years 5 & 6 although recently I have worked in Year 3. I started my teaching career in Crawley and moved over to Hastings in 2006. During this time I have worked in four different schools in very different catchment areas. During my career I have led a range of Subjects including Literacy, Science and ICT. As well as these curriculum areas I have also been responsible for overseeing the school curriculum and ensuring that all children from Foundation to Year 6 reach their full potential.

I have a wealth of experience in planning exciting and motivating schemes of work using programmes of study from the National Curriculum documents, maintaining a focus on children acquiring key skills and making progress in all areas. I am familiar with the National Strategies and am experienced in planning from the teaching blocks in Mathematics and the various narrative, poetry and non-fiction units, found in the Literacy strategy. I endeavour to use exciting and stimulating texts that “hook” all children and develop a desire to learn. I ensure that I teach through a variety of techniques; including interactive demonstrations; use of ICT; drama; Mantle of the Expert; discussion and whenever possible enable children to take the initiative and extend the learning experience. I feel that this gives the children a positive view of the subjects and stimulates individuals into independent work. Throughout the planning process I am aware of the needs of all individuals and plan to support SEN and extend the more able.

Tutoring Approach:

I am a believer of Dorothy Heathcote's theory of ‘the continuum of engagement’;
Throughout my career I have strived to ensure that the children in my classes see the real life reasons for what they are learning. To be a successful learner I believe we have to see the worth in what we are learning.
Through the use of interesting and exciting "quality texts" I strive to plan individual lessons aimed at consolidating previous learning and moving children forward with achievable success criteria.
When starting to tutor your child I initially work alongside parents and child to discover aims and particular areas for development. It is important that we all understand the reason for the tutoring. I will also ask for additonal information from their class teacher to ensure that I am teaching the same methods as they are being taught in school, and where possible link the work in the tutorial to that they are completing in school (if desired). I would then take this information and produce an individualised learning schedule, in which I will target the key areas that have been identified and discussed with you and your child. The sessions will all have a clear focus and desired outcome. Each session will consolidate the previous and point towards the next lesson in the sequence.


  • St Mary's University College (2000) - •Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Education Studies (Literacy Specialism) (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)
  • St Mary's University College (1998) - BA Hons English Literature & Language (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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