I am a Primary School Teacher with QTS, who enjoys complementing my busy family life (husband, two sons and two-step daughters) with tutoring children on a one-to-one basis.
I enjoy the summer months, reading, learning new things and spending time with those who are dear to me.
I also have a reasonable sense of humour, but know when to draw the line. I am a trustworthy, honest, reliable and straight-talking professional.
I began teaching in a multi-cultural inner city Primary School in 2010. During this time I was able to develop effective behaviour management skills as well as enhance my teaching techniques by planning differentiated lessons and tasks for children with a broad spectrum of learning abilities, ensuring at all times I was applying the requirements of the National Curriculum in an interesting yet effective way. Throughout this period I worked predominantly in KS2 (Years 3 and 4), building positive, professional relationships with children and colleagues.
Upon a change of direction in my personal life, I began Supply Teaching in 2015, which enabled me to develop my teaching experience across both Key Stages (namely Nursery, Years 1, 2, 5 and 6), gain experience in schools in a variety of geographical locations and raise my profile as a professional. Consequently, I was often requested to return to the schools I worked as a Supply Teacher in, which helped to build continuity with the children I taught, as well as encourage me to develop my teaching skills on a more personalised basis via Private Tuition, although I still do Supply Teaching, providing it fits around my young family.
I currently tutor children who are aged between 7 and 15 in English and Maths. I provide personalised learning for all of my pupils using both technology and traditional methods to stimulate and engage them with their learning. Where possible, I plan lessons around their interests to make their lessons fun, as well as productive.
As well as following the requirements of the new National Curriculum I ensure the child's Reading and Writing skills are taught in accordance with their age, but where necessary their learning ability, with a view to the child not only achieving their yearly objectives, but addressing those yearly objectives which have not previously been met. Consideration and preparation for the appropriate SAT's and GCSE are also given which includes SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) and where necessary Phonics.
I regularly converse with parents to ensure they are kept appraised of their child's progress and provide personalised tasks for the child to complete in between sessions based upon my assessment of them following each session.
I am also willing to liaise with the child's teacher (with parental consent) to ensure I am providing continuity of learning.
I focus on the child and their abilities, to encourage and develop their learning in areas where they have lost confidence and or have little interest.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|General Teaching Council for England||2011||Professional||Induction|
|The Open University validated programme at TITAN Partnership SCITT||2010||PGCE||Primary SCITT|
|General Teaching Council for England||2010||QTS||Qualified Teacher Status|
|University of Wolverhampton||1997||Bachelors||Law with Social Policy|