Information About Kerry - Buckingham tutor


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Subjects Taught


Hourly RateOnline Lessons
Hourly Rate
Primary £28.00£25.20
Casual Learner £28.00£25.20


Hourly RateOnline Lessons
Hourly Rate
Primary £28.00£25.20
Casual Learner £28.00£25.20

Entrance Exams

Hourly RateOnline Lessons
Hourly Rate
11 Plus £30.00£27.00

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Personal Description:

I am a Primary School teacher with 11 years experience. I went into teaching at the age of 25 after having worked in Local Government delivering training to the agencies involved in responding to major incidents (Police, Fire, Ambulance, Environment Agency etc.); I am used to working with a wide range of ages in a learning environment. I am also a mum of two young children.

Tutoring Experience:

Before training as a teacher, I moved from my work in Local Government to a teaching assistant position in order to gain experience in a Primary school and in order to assess whether teaching as a career was the right choice for me. Having decided I wanted to train, I completed the Graduate Teacher Programme with The University of Reading, whilst being placed in a school in Oxford and one in Newbury. I continued to work at the school in Oxford until 2011 when due to a house move, we relocated and I began working in a school in Milton Keynes. Over the course of my career I have completed many professional development courses, specialising in English, and I have been Literacy co-ordinator at two different schools. All things English are my passions and I have taught over the range of ages, from year 1 through to year 6. The majority of my experience has been in upper Key Stage 2 (years 5 and 6) and I am experienced in preparing year 6 pupils for the end of Key Stage 2 SATs, teaching up to level 6 in some cases for both English and Maths. I am also an English Reading marker for SATs and am well trained in mark schemes and knowing how to prepare children for tests in reading, helping them to formulate in depth responses to texts. I have also worked in several Easter and summer schools with year 6 children who need some learning gaps closed so I am used to quickly identifying and plugging gaps in learning in order to maximise progress, but ultimately children's understanding of particular subjects.

Tutoring Approach:

I am very much a believer in child centred learning where the child's interest drives the type of work we do, especially if it is for gaps in learning. I firmly believe that the first step towards success is making learning fun, accessible and interesting. Worksheets have a place in learning, but making the links between learning and its practical application has real benefits for both the teacher and the child. Showing how learning can apply to real life contexts is so important and gives value to the learning process. Of course every child is different and so approaches will need to be tweaked according to this. I take a completely personalised approach to fit the needs of the child. I take the view that if what I am doing with teaching and learning I would be happy with my own children doing, then that is the best method. Children will make progress if they are happy, and once that confidence is developed they will be more independent learners. Overall a skills based approach to teaching rather than a knowledge based approach will ultimately benefit the learner.


  • University of Reading (2005) - Qualified Teacher Status (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
  • University of Lincoln (2002) - 2:1 honours degree (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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