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Joyce

Joyce

Online Zoom Tutoring using my wall whiteboard, besides zoom whiteboards, sharing screens and annotating texts, enables me to interact with students almost as well as in my home. I delight in supporting the learning of both teenagers and children who are struggling to complete the online tasks set by schools. This gives parents peace of mind and enables students to have greater success. I have seen a score on MyMaths increase from 44% to 88% after one lesson on the topic. As an experienced teacher I have seen students of all abilities increase in confidence and start believing they can solve a problem or plan an essay.

Tutoring Experience

I have taught Mathematics in both Primary and Secondary Schools to A-Level, including Further Maths and entrance examinations. My tutoring has enabled students who could not write a sentence begin to write legibly with phonetic spelling. Others who were working well below the pass grade in Maths, Science and English have become motivated, complete revision cards and essays independently and work towards good pass grades. Others who felt unsure about topics in GCSE have become confident learners and increased achievement by 3 grades between practice exams and finals- and confessed to enjoying the subject with some achieving grade 6 or even 9.
My CELTA qualification enables me to teach English to international students.
I have tutored adults and children with Dyslexia in foundational reading, writing and spelling and seen increased self-esteem and classroom achievement.

Tutoring Approach

We revisit the basic concepts, making memory prompts with annotated cards or Powerpoint. I believe in starting with the student's known areas of weakness but incorporate practice in all relevant topics, focusing on examination problems.
GCSE demands excellent revision skills. Texts in English Literature require focused tuition to enable students to remember the numerous themes, relationships and use of literary devices and then compare with a similar text they have studied.
I enjoy seeing students of all ages become more motivated to develop their skills and reach their potential.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekdays (all times)
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Qualifications

British Study Centres Oxford2011ProfessionalCELTA teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages
Basingstoke College of Technology1999ProfessionalDiploma in Dyslexia SpLD
Oxford Polytechnic1980PGCETeaching
Durham University1979BachelorsBSc First Class in Mathematics

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