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Maths and English Tuition in Ossett

I am a naturally patient, caring person who is the mother of twins. I have lived in this area all my life, and went to university locally. At the moment, I am working in a range of roles within the education sector, the main one being as a partner in a local tuition centre. I also teach dance and do supply teaching, one-to-one support/teaching, admin. work and many other things.

In my free time, I am an avid reader and always have at least 3 books 'on the go'. Of course, family comes first, and my children are at an exciting and wonderful age where we can explore and learn as a family, so leisure time revolves around their interests and hobbies.

Tutoring Experience

I have taught since 2001 (qualified in 2000) in a range of settings, including for a training provider, in mainstream secondary and primary, FE, special schools, and tuition centres. Since 2007, I have worked for a range of tuition providers as well as for myself in tuition roles. I have also taught in a High Security prison; nothing much fazes me.

My qualification is in English (5-19 qualified) but I am equally competent at teaching Mathematics and currently teach GCSE Mathematics and Functional Skills Mathematics to Level 2. I also have an excellent understanding of English and English Literature GCSE requirements, Key Stage 2 English and Mathematics requirements and the EYFS curriculum. I have a great deal of experience of teaching students with English as a second or other language and have worked as a tutor to students working towards IELTS qualifications.

I work with many students who face a range of learning challenges, such as ASDs, profound and complex learning difficulties, dyslexia, dyscalculia, physical disabilities and more. I am more than happy to provide tuition which take fully into account the individual's needs, however complex they may be.

I also now work for an examination board as an examiner for GCSE English/English Literature and have an in-depth appreciation of how to gain maximum marks in each question on the exam paper, as well as superb resources to help your child succeed in public examinations.

Tutoring Approach

I am, by nature, positive, caring and nurturing. I approach all my work with the belief that everyone can achieve their potential and that I can help facilitate that by developing skills, ideas, confidence and competencies. I think many students 'miss out' at school due to large class sizes and pressure on teaching staff to achieve certain grades or levels; for me, education is about the individual, not league tables and pay rises. I believe every student has a right to a personalized learning journey and should be praised for every achievement they make, no matter how insignificant it may seem to others.

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


University College of Trinity and All Saints2001PGCEEnglish 5-19 qualified
University of Leeds2000BachelorsEnglish Language and Literature
Ossett School Sixth Form1996CollegeA Levels - Biology, General Studies, French, English Literature
Ossett School 1994SchoolGCSEs (9; all A* to B)

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