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Maths

Hourly Rate
Primary £25.00

English

Hourly Rate
Primary £25.00
Secondary £30.00
GCSE £30.00
A-Level £30.00
University £35.00
Casual Learner £30.00

Special Needs

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Primary £25.00
Secondary £30.00
GCSE £30.00

English (Foreign Language)

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Primary £25.00
Secondary £30.00
Casual Learner £30.00

Media / Communication Studies

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Secondary £30.00
GCSE £30.00
A-Level £30.00
University £35.00
Casual Learner £30.00

Study Skills

Hourly Rate
Primary £25.00
Secondary £30.00
GCSE £30.00
A-Level £30.00
University £35.00
Casual Learner £30.00

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Personal Description:

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 baby 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 from my last teaching job (prior to going on Maternity leave in 2013). I look forward to meeting you!

Qualifications:

  • University of Derby (2008) - Post Graduate Diploma for Teaching in the Lifelong Sector (PGCE FE) (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)
  • Derby College (2007) - Stage 1 in Further Education Teaching (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
  • Derby College (2006) - Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Sector (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
  • St Marys' University College (2005) - BA English -language and literature (including EAL)- Media Arts studied as joint honours in the first year of degree (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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