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Stephen

Stephen

ONLINE TUTOR WITH 20 YEARS’ CLASSROOM EXPERIENCE.
I am a qualified teacher with over twenty years' experience teaching in the independent and state sectors. My online tutoring is international with pupils from Europe, Hong Kong and China. I have a successful track record of helping pupils gain entry to leading selective schools and I also have experience of UKISET.

Included with my tutoring sessions, pupils also receive:

• An account for an online learning platform that they can use at any time
• Homework tasks
• Access to resources tailored to their needs

I work as a maths consultant at the award winning “Jamie Oliver school” in Nottinghamshire that piloted healthy eating. I graduated in 1994 with a BEd in Primary English.

Having an interest in different learning styles and teaching methods helps me to engage with the pupils I teach. Throughout my career, I have taken pride from seeing pupils I have taught progress whatever their abilities.
I am married with two children. During my spare time I enjoy making electronic music with computers and keyboards. I also teach piano and guitar. I have an enhanced DBS check and my references are also available.

Tutoring Experience

Whilst currently working part-time in school as an independent maths and English consultant, I have had experience of preparing pupils for SATs. This has involved supporting some pupils as well as working with gifted and talented children.

In addition to my current post, I was previously employed by Nottinghamshire County Council as a 1 to 1 Tutor where I taught English and maths to pupils from all Key Stages. I am also a tutor with the UK government’s National Tutoring Programme implemented to support pupils during the current pandemic.

When not in school, I privately tutor pupils in maths and English up to and including GCSE.

As I teach in school part-time, I do have some daytime availability. I have been employed by parents who have needed help with home schooling.

I have a proven track record that includes:

• Improving pupils’ GCSE grades for English and maths
• 100% success at 11+, common entrance exams and UKISET
• Boosting Key Stage 2 SATs scores to get pupils into higher sets for Y7.

Tutoring Approach

When tutoring pupils, I provide activities that will quickly boost their confidence and raise self-esteem. I also like to find out what their current understanding of a subject is. During these early stages, misconceptions will often come to light that need addressing as these may be hampering their progress. I feel it is important for children to become fully involved in the process of their learning and I like to agree targets with them that we will then work on.

We all learn in different ways. Some of us are very visual and like to look at books, websites and other texts. Other people prefer to listen to things and talk about their learning. There are also people who learn best from practical activities and games. I am very aware of how my different pupils learn best and I tailor my sessions to suit the individual’s learning style.

When teaching SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) to pupils, I have a range of fun board games that keep pupils motivated. I feel it’s important to embed concepts in a fun way before tackling SATS questions!

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

Qualifications

Nottingham Trent University1994BachelorsBEd English

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