My specialist subjects are Art and English for Key Stages 1 and 2. I work with children at all levels, though primarily those in primary education. I work with students who are struggling academically, or emotionally, and need more attention than they are able to receive in the classroom context, as well as those who have the potential to go beyond what is being taught in school and could benefit from extra time to extend their creative skills.
I have experience working with children with SEN - from Dyslexia, to Autism, as well as children who simply require more confidence in order to perform at their academic best. I also work with children who would benefit from being stretched - encouraging them to explore and push themselves further in their creative writing in particular. I focus on developing their imaginations, their vocabularies, their confidence, and their ability to write descriptively, as well as the creation of characters and narrative structure.
As an Art tutor, I am a facilitator as much as a teacher, and I bring my previous experience working in Art Therapy to bear in my work. I aim to help my students to develop their own creative languages (to find new ways to express themselves) and to develop new confidence through creative work - through problem-solving, through learning to take the initiative, through realising their own ideas, and also through the teacher-pupil relationship itself.
I worked for three years in London primary schools - teaching SEN, supporting mainstream class teaching and as an Art teacher. Since then, I have been working as a private tutor, teaching Literacy, Art and occasionally Maths at primary level.
I draw on my experiences not just as a teacher, but also as an artist and art therapist in much of my teaching work. I aim to make Literacy and Creative Writing exciting and inspiring, working with the child's imagination and developing their creative and communication skills, in order to help them to fully engage with the work. I also work with grammar and language and may use reading and discussion of other literature to expand children's vocabulary, idea bank and to motivate them further. My approach is creative and sensitive, and I am interested in engaging with the child as an individual, working with their particular needs and interests, to make learning as productive as possible.
|Languages||English (British), French|
|Availability||Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|Cambridge University||2006||Bachelors||BA Social Anthropology|
|Hertfordshire University||2013||Other||Post Graduate Certificate|