I am a very caring, friendly, experienced and patient tutor/teacher who loves seeing progress in pupils. I enjoy walks in the countryside with my Boxer dog. I also enjoy reading, visiting places of interest, theatre and swimming. I firmly believe that one to one tuition by a highly experienced tutor can immensely help any student whether they are struggling or not.
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge" Albert Einstein
I have been teaching as a private tutor in the private education sector independently and through agencies across Hampshire for over ten years. I tutor full time and this is my business and full time career. Therefore, unlike many teachers who do a few private lessons here and there, I am fully committed and can spend all of my time preparing lessons and focusing on just my private students. I have taught children who are being home schooled, pupils who need some one to one tuition, group tuition, helped to run successful revision courses through an agency and prepared pupils for exams such as Common Entrance, GCSE's and SAT's (all of which I have had successful results with and have kept a record of.)
I have experience of working with several learning difficulties as well as behavioural problems.
I have taught in several schools across Hampshire and other areas of the country.
I am extremely familiar with The National Curriculum, different syllabuses and the variety of examination boards that schools use and stick to following these.
I am currently offering tuition in TEFL at a discounted rate whilst I complete my training.
I have a firm, fun but fair approach to tuition and encourage pupils to work to the best of their ability through praise and reward. I always follow up lessons with advise on what areas need to be improved upon, followed by a positive and encouraging remark about the pupil's work so that confidence is not lost.
I enjoy providing parent's with continual progress reports after each session and offer advise as and when it is needed. I am happy to provide references on request.
I always offer an initial assessment before sessions commence so that I can get a general idea of how I can help the student, and for the student to see whether they like my teaching style. After the assessment, lessons are carefully planned and prepared to meet each individual's needs/requirements. Continual support via e mail is offered (especially for those special cases like exam times, which as we all know can be very stressful for the parent and the student.)
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|Winchester University/The Open University||2005||Bachelors||BA English and Education|
|Runshaw College||2002||College||BTEC Primary Education|
|Runshaw College||2001||College||GNVQ Health and Social Care|
|Unpublished feedback (Usually negative)||1|
|English (Foreign Language)|