My name is Sarah and I am a qualified teacher who has been tutoring pupils from all backgrounds and ability levels for many years. I worked for over fifteen years in schools and further education colleges, but now work solely as a private tutor. I thoroughly enjoy my work and see it as a privilege to guide pupils, seeing them develop and flourish. I am very professional and approachable and pupils know my expectations, but I am also keen to make learning enjoyable. I am a very reliable and methodical person which makes pupils feel confident and secure.
I have been teaching since 1996 in secondary and further education. I have taught A level Critical Thinking, Philosophy and Sociology, literacy and numeracy.I have experience of examining for AQA and OCR, in all the A level subjects I teach. I have been head of Sociology and Philosophy in previous posts.
I have also tutored pupils for the 11plus exams, in Verbal and Non-verbal Reasoning, Maths and English for both Herts and Bucks schools. I offer 1-2-1 tuition and group sessions for the 11+. My success rate is excellent with pupils getting into their preferred schools. I have received very positive feedback from parents and testimonials are available. My 11+ tutoring is skills based, meaning pupils learn the required skills in the subjects which they can then apply to the questions. I work on building confidence and speed, working through test papers in addition to skills based workbooks. I set homework which consolidates learning.
I treat all my students as individuals, finding a style of teaching which specifically helps them learn. I am very professional and have high expectations, and students find me approachable and caring. I have helped many students achieve and exceed their own expectations, enter university and achieve successful careers. I find my work extremely rewarding and enjoyable. My examining experience and years in the classroom helps me teach in an exam focused manner. I focus on study skills such as essay structure and exam technique which students greatly appreciate. In lessons, I impart and test subject knowledge, teach revision techniques and help students plan and complete exam questions. By exam time, students feel well prepared and experienced at approaching exam questions.
Both myself and my tutees need to feel that tutoring will be beneficial. In order to ensure this, I meet with tutee and parent in the first session where we discuss aims, objectives and mutual expectations.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (daytime)|
|References Available||On File|
|Anglia University||1992||Bachelors||BA Honours|
|Unpublished feedback (Usually negative)||0|
|English (Foreign Language)|
|Philosophy / Critical Thinking|