Tracey

Tracey

Sunderland Tutor

I have qualified teacher status and am registered with the government's teaching agency, having graduated with a Bachelor of Education over twenty years ago. I have extensive teaching experience within primary and secondary schools both at home and abroad. Because I have worked in Early Years and KS1 a great deal I have a lot of knowledge of phonics, including the different programmes taught in schools, such as Jolly Phonics, Letters and Sounds and Read Write Inc. I am fully converse with the National Curriculum and have previously tutored up to GCSE level. In addition, as a supply teacher I have worked in secondary schools and have a thorough understanding of the needs of the young people I teach. I have worked extensively with children who have struggled at school for a number of reasons, including not speaking English as a primary language . Having qualified teacher status means that I have been trained specifically to teach children and young people although, since graduating, I have gone on to update my skills and am now qualified to teach Basic Skills (literacy and numeracy). Currently I work as a Supply Teacher in the North East of England and have regular posts in two different schools, I offer private tuition because it allows me to build on a job that I love and allows me that bit more flexibility that I might otherwise not get.

Tutoring Experience

I have previouslyy worked within schools as a EYFS, KS1 and KS2 teacher and have also got 18 years experience as a Private Tutor. Currently I am working as a Supply teacher in the North East and have regular teaching posts. I have extensive knowledge of year 6 and year 2 SATS and do a lot of intervention work in mainstream schools with those children who are struggling. Additionally I have developed Basic Skills programmes for disaffected young people and have taught these on a one to one and group basis.

Furthermore I work a great deal with children who struggle with reading and writing, including children with dyslexia - and have developed resources to assist these children in their learning.

Tutoring Approach

Initially I like to assess students in order to determine their current levels of learning and areas requiring more focus. For older students I provide individually tailored programmes which meet with their particular needs. I will adapt my teaching style as appropriate so that my student benefits from different approaches. I provide resources and try to match what the students are learning at school, as this reinforces understanding.

With younger students I believe that they learn more when they are having fun, and so I have extensive resources such as educational games which encourage learning while making it enjoyable. I am also aware that children like rewards for good work, and so offer these.

I am of the opinion that homework reinforces learning, and so do set this after every lesson. However, I am also aware that some children receive a great deal of homework from their schools and this must come as a priority.

Overall, I prefer an informal approach, which helps those less confident students feel more at ease.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekdays (evenings)
References Available On File

Qualifications

East Houghall and Durham College1998OtherTeaching Basic Skills Literacy
University of Northampton1992BachelorsEducation II Class - special educational needs, science and Art
Monkewearmouth College of FE1988CollegeA'Levels in Human Biology and Sociology

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MathsOne-to-oneOnline
Primary£20£16
Secondary£20£16
GCSE£25£20
Casual Learner£25£20
EnglishOne-to-oneOnline
Primary£20£16
Secondary£20£16
Casual Learner£25£20
ChemistryOne-to-oneOnline
Primary£20£16
Secondary£20£16
GCSE£25£20
Casual Learner£25£20
BiologyOne-to-oneOnline
Primary£20£16
Secondary£20£16
GCSE£25£20
A-Level£25£20
Casual Learner£25£20
Entrance ExamsOne-to-oneOnline
Primary£20£16
Secondary£20£16
GCSE£20£16
Special NeedsOne-to-oneOnline
Primary£20£16
Secondary£20£16
GCSE£25£20
University£25£20
Casual Learner£25£20