Information About Sandra - Newent tutor - (22 reviews)
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Sandra offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!
I have dedicated my life to teaching and learning and still love both. As a tutor, I am gentle and encouraging, recognising the potentially vulnerable position of the student, and often needing to break down long-held negative self beliefs. I am naturally methodical and organised and I am often told I am very patient. During my teacher training and early teaching years, I learned a lot about how children best learn but I realised a lot more during my time as a home-educating parent and absorbed even more in my NLP Master Practitioner training.
Having gained an Honours Degree in Pure Mathematics and a PGCE, I went into primary school teaching. Later, I home-educated my sons from infancy, including teaching them Spanish to A* at GCSE in one year whilst teaching myself. After a year studying Spanish at a college to A grade at A level, in September 2003, I began teaching Spanish to adults at a local college, using the course that I designed. and subsequently have developed over several years. I have studied and practised NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) to Master Practitioner level, which has further enriched my learning and teaching skills. I have been tutoring children in maths and English privately since 2005 and have taught English to speakers of other languages and adult numeracy and literacy classes. I am currently writing a 'teach yourself Spanish' course.
Above all, I aim for the learner to feel good about themselves, through acknowledging every little success and my students soon begin to trust that it is safe to risk mistakes and can move confidently into unfamiliar territory. I have a structured but unpressured approach and like to keep the atmosphere light whilst keeping clear focus on each task. Often, my students and I find laughter comes into our lessons too. I aim to be seen by the student as someone 'on their side', building confidence and stretching the student to reach their potential. The content of any primary maths / English lesson follows the learner's individual needs. It is invaluable in private lessons to be able to explain a topic until understood and to explore maths topics in a hands-on way with various resources. Particularly in maths, topics often need frequent revision, like keeping the plates all spinning, which we can do according to the individual student.
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Additional Languages: Spanish
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Training Changes, Cheltenham (2005) - Master Practitoner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (Professional) (✔ On File)
- Cirencester College (2003) - A'Level in Spanish (College) (✔ On File)
- University of Sussex (1984) - Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) (✔ On File)
- University of Warwick (1983) - B.Sc Hons in Pure Mathematics (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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She has devised a system which has enhanced my small knowledge quickly and simply. I am looking forward to my confidence and skills increasing.
As a bonus I have also found that my ability to learn other subjects has improved since studying with Sandra. I would say that I am also learning how to learn as well as learning Spanish.
Thank you Sandra.
Sandra is professional,reliable and has certainly developed my daughters understanding of maths.
We are very pleased to have Sandra as a tutor.
She ensures each topic is fully understood before moving to the next one and in doing so our daughter is growing in confidence in her ability and beginning to enjoy maths . Fantastic
Sandra, valoro mucho su ayuda. ¡Muchas gracias!
working with Sandra, as Sandra has infinite patience with her (which I have not!). Sandra has helped my daughter catch up and keep up with her peers at school and has really boosted her self belief and confidence. I would recommend Sandra to anyone with primary aged children who need some extra one on one help. She is kind, caring and thoughtful and brings out the best in my daughter!