I am a young-at-heart tutor. I enjoy helping others and am passionate about teaching & learning in all its forms.
My favourite part of Maths is Algebra, my favourite part of English is Grammar.
I have particular interest and experience in Dyslexia, and I am a qualified test/assessment user, which means I can assess levels of competence, IQ, etc. and the results can be used to start the application for Exam Access Arrangements, but most importantly can be used to initiate the right kind of support for each individual.
I have been a Tutor for over 15 years. In that time I have taught children, as young as 3, to read and write, and supported students of all ages and abilities on their road to Further Education.
I have also worked as a Learning Mentor with pupils with EAL (English as an Additional Language), Dyslexia, Social & Emotional Difficulties, among others.
I have attended many courses in 'teaching and learning' including counselling, mediation, and coaching. I was also a Youth Worker for a County Council for a few years, which has allowed me to have a deeper insight into young people's views on learning and life in general.
Note: currently doing all sessions online, but can make a plan to switch to face to face once pandemic is over if you prefer
I use a conjunction of all my knowledge and expertise in my tutoring sessions, in order to not only provide support in knowledge itself, but also provide learning strategies that can be helpful in life overall.
I have an ongoing membership to an online learning platform, which my students use for extra practice of each skill I teach, to ensure all knowledge is cemented into long term memory.
This means less time wasted on teaching and re-teaching the same skill year after year, as happens when skills are only covered briefly.
This platform tailors each question to the student's ability and reports this information back to me so I can plan the following session according to their progress, thus maximising our session time. This means less time wasted on worksheets that are too hard or not challenging enough for the student.
All my students get membership to this platform included with my services.
Note: The price stated in the 'special needs' subject is for Dyslexia support, however, I am happy to discuss academic support for other special needs.
|Languages||English (British), Spanish|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|Real Training in conjunction with Dyslexia Action||2016||Masters||Competence in Psychometric Testing and Access Arrangement - Registered with BPS with QTU status|
|Real Training in conjunction with Dyslexia Action||2011||Professional||Supporting Dyslexia in and out of the Classroom|
|Unpublished feedback (Usually negative)||0|
|English (Foreign Language)||In-person||Online|