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When I became a private 1:1 tutor, I quickly realised how personally rewarding my chosen vocation was going to be. My approach is to work on children's current primary school targets. I then plan activities which complement what the child is studying in school. I feel that this maximises the benefits of tutoring as children find that following my lessons they return to school and excel in their lessons. The confidence my students gain from doing well at school leads to even higher attainment as children who feel successful will work harder at school and during tutoring sessions. I think it is important for my students to feel that I value their efforts and that they feel listened to. My starting point with a new student is to assess a child's strengths and weaknesses so that I can use this to tailor a specific lesson plan for that child. I am happy to go the extra mile for my students and I regularly provide feedback to parents about their child's progress. I believe that regular communication between parent and tutor enhances the value of tutoring and I am happy to listen to parental requests and to tailor my tutoring accordingly.
I am a fully qualified teacher with a friendly approach to tutoring I can offer tuition to prepare students for the English and/or Maths CSSE 11+ entrance exams for grammar schools in Essex .I have good contacts with staff at a local super selective school and this has enabled me to develop a thorough understanding of what the exam involves. I also prepare students for KS2 SATS exams in English and Maths.I have successfully tutored students with applications for a local super selective grammar school. I believe that 1:1 tutoring is the most effective means of preparing for the 11+ and KS2 SATS exams.
I have an up to date CRB certificate.

Tutoring Experience

I have qualified teacher status and have 18 years teaching experience in a local secondary school. I have 14 years experience as an examiner on GCSE and A-level examinations. I am a senior examiner with a leading UK exam board.

Tutoring Approach

I have a friendly approach to tutoring and enjoy sharing my enthusiasm for learning with my students. I love to challenge my students to reach their potential through engaging activities. Facilitating a student's academic growth is particularly rewarding for me.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (evenings)
References Available On File


Sheffield University1994BachelorsBSc Physiology
Sheffield Hallam University1998PGCESecondary Edcuation
Open University2006BachelorsBSc Psychology

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