I hold a teaching degree in KS2/KS3 with English and a BA honours degree from Roehampton University in Education. I have also completed my postgraduate studies in early years teaching. I opened a tuition centre in Battersea where I specialise in teaching maths, English and the 11+ to children of all ages and abilities. I live in Godalming and therefore offer tuition within the local area when I'm not at my centre in Battersea.
I am a really friendly, approachable person who finds it easy to build up a good rapport with people of all ages. One of my goals of private tutoring is to ensure that all children gain enthusiasm and confidence in their subject. I have worked with many children who lack confidence and giving those children a boost in their confidence often brings about a new level of enthusiasm towards the subject and a better understanding of the subject.
I have an up to date DBS.
I have been tutoring for 14 years. I have also worked in primary and secondary schools with children of all abilities. I have worked for private tuition centres as a maths and English tutor for the last 14 years. I have worked for two of the largest providers of private tuition currently in the UK. I have experience of teaching children in a class based setting teaching all National Curriculum subjects. I have been working as a private home tutor now for 9 years and have worked with the same three families for 4 years. I am extremely dedicated to the wellbeing of every child I teach and the parents of the children I currently work with have received very positive end of year school reports.
I have experience in conducting training for the 11+ examinations.
My first session with a tutee will involve getting to know the individual child and conducting an assessment so that I can see any gaps the child may have. It is important in the first few sessions to build a trusting relationship with the child so that they feel comfortable working with me. From this initial session I will then work with the child with any maths or English support they need. I will prepare worksheets, stories, test papers and other resources for every session as my lessons are tailored to suit the individual child. I usually try to bring to the lesson some interactive learning activities for the younger students as this makes the learning experience fun! Every couple of weeks I try to give each child a short task to do which might involve for English writing a diary extract, writing a newspaper article or doing a longer comprehension activity. This allows for myself as well as the parents to see how their child is progressing.
Every session is tailored completely to the child and the parents. If a parent wants their child to learn all of their times tables I will incorporate a times table activity into each session until we have reached our target. I like to spend a few minutes at the end of every session talking the parent through the work we have completed and which areas the child still needs support with.
A recent testimonial from one of my current families:
'Can highly recommend Lauren. She has tutored my twins in maths since January 2013 and they have improved tremendously. In fact they quite enjoyed their SAT exams thanks to Lauren. What I love about her is that my children laugh with her and really look forward to seeing her, so much so that we are continuing with the tuition now that their confidence has boosted! Cant praise her enough, shes wonderful!'
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|References Available||On File|
|Kingston University||2011||Masters||EYPS (Early Years Professional Status)|
|Roehampton University||2010||Bachelors||BA Combined Studies (Major in Education)|
|Brighton University||2008||Bachelors||Diploma in Higher Education KS2/KS3 Teaching with English|
|Esher College||2006||College||A Levels: Physical Education, English Literature & Language, Sociology and Psychology|
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