Having taught primary-age children in North Yorkshire schools for 21 years, I can help your child reach their potential through regular, high-quality personal tutoring. I enjoy seeing children grow in confidence as they develop new skills and understanding, particularly with areas they found challenging in the past. I can provide sessions of 45 or 60 minutes to suit different ages and needs. There are no costs for travel (up to fifteen minutes) or for resources used and I offer a discount for block bookings.
I am married and a dad to three children, who all enjoy family life together and understand the need for a good work ethic and strong core skills. I have a full enhanced CRB (DBS) certificate and full references.
I taught in North Yorkshire primary schools for over 21 years, including 12 as headteacher of a small village school with a substantial teaching commitment. I have taught mixed-age classes of juniors and infants of all abilities, KS2 booster sessions and SEN interventions, in all subjects including reading, writing, spelling and mathematics. As a former headteacher I am fully up-to-date regarding the revised primary curriculum, introduced in September 2014.
We start with a chat on the phone to collect information about your child's strengths, confidence and areas to develop, along with your own needs and expectations. I also welcome information from reports and assessments so that I can prepare a personalised plan in time for the first session, with targets to aim for along the way.
I plan varied, interactive sessions using mental activities, games, written tasks, educational apps, websites... whichever is the best tool for learning available. I can also provide further activities and websites to practise through the week.
|Availability||Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|Leicester Polytechnic||1991||Bachelors||BSc (Hons) Industrial & Business Systems|
|Leeds University||1992||PGCE||Early Years and Primary Age|
|Teesside University||1997||Professional||Post Graduate Diploma in Primary Mathematics|
|National College for School Leadership||2006||Professional||Leadership Programme for Serving Headteachers|
|Unpublished feedback (Usually negative)||0|