Lorna

Lorna

Derby Tutor

I am a vibrant and passionate teacher, who loves to see students succeed and fulfill their potential. I love my specialist subjects and really enjoy teaching them. I think learning is so much better when it is made to be fun and I always try to plan teaching sessions that students will enjoy- even when teaching the boring bits!

Tutoring Experience

I have a degree in English and several qualifications in teaching in Further and Higher Education. Since becoming a qualified teacher, I have worked in colleges and schools with children, young people and adults. Before becoming a qualified teacher, I worked as a Teaching Assistant, a Youth Worker and a Children's Play Worker. My most recent teaching post was working in a Secondary SEN school, where I taught students with autism and speech and language difficulties. I am now solely self employed as a tutor so I can spend more time with my young son.

Teaching Experience includes:
Higher Education=
- BA English

- GAMSAT (Graduate Australian Medical School Admissions Test- Verbal reasoning and Essay Assistance)
Further Education=
- ESOL (English Speaking for Other Languages)
- Adult Literacy
- Key Skills Communication
- A- Level English Language and Literature
- GCSE English Language and Literature
Secondary/ Grammar Education=
- KS3 English/ Drama Teaching/ Media (including SATS preparation)
- GCSE English Language and Literature
- A- Level English Language and Literature
- SEN school
Primary Education=
- KS1 and 2 Teaching Experience- Infant and Junior (First/ Middle School)

Tutoring Approach

I usually approach tutoring students by initially having a conversation to decipher a tutee's particular needs and requirements and find out exactly what the tutee needs. I then proceed with the tutoring by delivering a course of sessions aimed at meeting those needs and requirements. The sessions are very informal, yet still structured and I prefer the tutee to see me as a friend who helps as opposed to a teacher- I find that this breaks down unnecessary barriers that may prevent learning. I also always aim to build a trusted relationship with the tutee where he/she feels comfortable.

Please note- I am happy to show certificates of qualifications and also an Enhanced Disclosure check.

I have two payment options:
1/ Buy 10 lessons and get the 11th free (the tuition will start once the payment has been made)
2/ Pay weekly with a deposit system to reserve the slot. The deposit will then be refunded once the tuition is cancelled. The cost of the first lesson will be the deposit and the lesson price (the deposit is the same price as the lesson price).
Please note- I ask for a weeks notice period if you wish a lesson to be cancelled. Extenuating circumstances like illness are exempt from this notice period.

I look forward to meeting you!

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

University of Derby2008PGCEPost Graduate Diploma for Teaching in the Lifelong Sector (PGCE FE)
Derby College2007ProfessionalStage 1 in Further Education Teaching
Derby College2006ProfessionalPreparing to Teach in the Lifelong Sector
St Marys' University College2005BachelorsBA English -language and literature (including EAL)- Media Arts studied as joint honours in the first year of degree

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Subjects taught
Maths
Primary£25
English
Primary£25
Secondary£30
GCSE£30
A-Level£30
University£35
Casual Learner£30
Special Needs
Primary£25
Secondary£30
GCSE£30
English (Foreign Language)
Primary£25
Secondary£30
Casual Learner£30
Media / Communication Studies
Secondary£30
GCSE£30
A-Level£30
University£35
Casual Learner£30
Study Skills
Primary£25
Secondary£30
GCSE£30
A-Level£30
University£35
Casual Learner£30