Paisley Tutor

I am Kirsty, a 32 year old Primary Teacher, working in Renfrewshire Council. I have been teaching for over 10 years now and I am very passionate and enthusiastic about my job.

Before teaching I studied Psychology at Glasgow University, where I developed a particular interest in child and Educational Psychology. After achieving my Honours Degree I went on to complete my Post-Graduate Degree in Primary Teaching. After my probationary year I moved to the Middle East to teach in an International School in Qatar. This was a fantastic experience, which helped to develop my teaching approach and strategies. Since then I have worked in various schools in Renfrewshire, gaining experience in a variety of different stages, before gaining my permanent post in 2011.

I am available to tutor Monday to Friday after school and weekends.

Tutoring Experience

I have worked with a variety of stages and provide a contextualised, motivating learning experience for children to develop. I ensure that children receive the appropriate support and challenge so that all are working to the best of their ability.

I am an approachable teacher who creates a positive learning environment, encouraging a "can do" attitude to all tasks at hand. I ensure that children are able to identify their next targets and provide them with a plan of action to achieve goals.

I have a clear working knowledge of Curriculum for Excellence and I have worked with Renfrewshire Council to develop planners in Literacy and Numeracy. For the past few years I have worked in the Primary 7 stage, ensuring that they have achieved in all areas of the curriculum before moving on to High School.

Tutoring Approach

I want to provide your child with an individual learning plan, which will take into account their learning style and areas for development. I will assess your child and create an action plan after our first meeting, which will enable us to move towards a shared goal. I want to create a positive working environment, where your child can feel supported and motivated to learn.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (evenings)
References Available On File


Glasgow University2007BachelorsPsychology
Strathclyde University2008PGCEPrimary Teaching
Glasgow University2013PGCEPrimary PE Teaching

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