Sally

Sally

Beckenham Tutor

Highly experienced primary teacher specialising in specific maths difficulties. I am passionate about helping children reach their potential and overcome barriers to their learning. I work to support a child's confidence, enjoyment and overall academic development. I can support children with specific numeracy difficulties. This is sometimes called Dyscalculia. Currently I am entering into post-graduate research and specialisation in numeracy and learning. I am a working mum with a full house, including both cats and dogs!

Tutoring Experience

I have more than 25 years classroom and intervention teaching experience across the whole primary age range. This includes Year 2 and Year 6 SATs preparation, Year 1 Phonics Screening, Verbal and Non-verbal Reasoning. I teach all primary subjects and specialise in numeracy support. I have been a Deputy Headteacher (NPQH) for a number of years in a successful primary school and have led on many subjects including supporting Gifted and Talented pupils. Through my senior leadership roles I have developed good insight into requirements for academic progress and the spectrum of abilities.

Tutoring Approach

It is clear from research that involving appropriate enjoyable learning activities improves development significantly. As a trained numeracy specialist, both Numbers Count (Edgehill University) and Dyscalculia (BDA) I provide intensive programmes to accelerate mathematical progress. My lessons are designed to be engaging, active and multi-sensory. I start from what a child can do, rather than what they cannot do. I believe in providing children with the practical experiences that help them develop reliable cognitive models and do this through using concrete manipulatives, visual models, targeted activities and a sensitive balance between recap and next steps.

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

Qualifications

Middlesex 1990Bachelors2:1 B.Ed
NCSL2008ProfessionalNPQH
Edgehill University2010ProfessionalNumbers Count
BDA2016ProfessionalPractical Solutions for Dyscalculia

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Maths
Primary£45
English
Primary£45
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