Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Homerton College, Cambridge University), enhanced DBS certificate (formerly CRB), Primary Teacher since 2000. Currently part-time Deputy Head teacher in Redbridge, Taking on students from local state schools only.

Originally from Manchester, I have lived in East/North East London since 2001. I live with my wife and young son in Buckhurst Hill near the Woollard Centre.

Tutoring Experience

Primary Deputy Head Teacher since 2013 years plus 2 years other senior leadership experience. Primary Teacher since 2000 from year 1 to year 6. Previous to that, several years teaching English abroad. Have been tutoring locally since 2016.

Tutoring Approach

My approach is positive, friendly and patient - children need to enjoy what they are doing to benefit the most! I ask a lot of questions to make sure that the child is constantly challenged and reflecting on their learning. As well as experience, I have a stock of resources and approaches to draw on and can set homework, if required. I will provide all resources.
For maths, we would follow Singaporean techniques which are increasingly popular in UK schools.
For writing, we would focus on writing for pleasure whilst ensuring technical accuracy (such as grammar and punctuation) and consideration of audience.
For reading, we would use the 'reciprocal reading' approach where we delve inside the meaning of a text..

I have a limited availability and whether I travel to you or you to me will depend on timings and other appointments, but I will be as flexible as I can. Open to children from Year 2 to Year 6 who attend state schools for maths and writing and/or reading. I do not tutor for entrance examinations or the 11 plus.

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


Homerton College, Cambridge University2002PGCEQualified Primary Teacher
Trinity College, London1998ProfessionalTESOL

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