I am a very experienced teacher and have been particularly successful with students who face an additional challenge. I have been a teacher in primary schools where I had additional responsibility for improving reading and also improving the levels of year 6 writers. I am also experienced in secondary teaching - mainstream, challenged students and tutoring. I have taught a range of subjects across the curriculum. Overall I am particularly skilled in both teaching reading and challenging students. I have become experienced in outdoor learning. I managed a provision called farm school where students were involved in animal care, gardening and practical fieldwork in geography and science. We also included a range of art activities based on the environment simultaneously developing art skills in students. All learning took place outdoors and enabled students to develop a more relaxed and positive attitude toward learning. A percentage of our curriculum was developed to improve student's experiences and self-confidence. My timetable had regular enrichment activities to geographical or historical locations stimulating maths and English activities. We also had practical cooking sessions to explore and develop skills and support other areas of the curriculum. We also timetabled mindfulness and sport regularly to better support some of our anxious students. As I have been the head of 3 alternative provisions I have taught a range of subjects and also accessed a range of training to enable me to be more specialized in teaching and to meet students needs. I have recently been teaching GCSE maths and English, art and child care. I have also taught Food Tech but less intensively. Recently, I was appointed by a primary school, which was very interesting, to teach higher level literacy groups, who were more able students and a year 6 literacy class. I was also working with an NQT and in early years to support in the classroom. Despite teaching for over 35 years I have 3 very sporty grown-up children and enjoy gardening and travelling. I have been a football club manager for Harpenden Ladies U12 for 3 seasons and also supported at Brownie camp.
I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Brunel University. I specialise in Maths, English, Psychology and special educational needs. I have high expectations of my pupils with regards to them trying their personal best. I have a calm yet firm nature and believe in boosting the self confidence of my pupils as well as their academic knowledge so that they can thrive in their fields of study. I have taught in OFSTED Outstanding primary schools as well as Private SEN secondary schools covering pupils in primary, secondary and A level psychology pupils with outstanding results. I have specialist certification related to children with Autism and attention deficit disorder. My students on average are able to improve their grade in a very short amount of time. For example, I had an A level Psychology student who was able to improve his grade from a E grade to a C after 8 sessions with me. My teaching method is highly interactive. I believe in using different learning styles to enhance the experience of learning. This leads to effective teaching as well as a deeper understanding and enjoyment of learning from my students. I am very passionate about teaching and most parents and students say that what makes me stand out as a tutor is that they can see that I actually care for my students. I have high expectations of my students and I support my students with self confidence in believing that they can also thrive to the best of their ability. I believe that I can make a positive difference in my pupils lives and I take pride in doing so. Should you wish for your child to work with me, I am sure that you will not be disappointed with the results.
I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Bristol with a BsC in Psychology & Philosophy. I have experience as a Social Organizer at a TEFL Language school. where I was responsible for students well being (mentoring), workshops and educational excursions around London. Additionally I worked in the SEN department at a school In Westminster. Supporting students ages 11 - 18. All Key Stages including A Level & IB. I have worked with students who have Asperger's, Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Anxiety, Sight-Impairment and Physical Disabilities. I have been working with young people for 3 years now and have gained a well rounded portfolio of experience. I have been grateful to receive wonderful feedback from students, parents and colleagues! Previous tutoring jobs: - Mentored a teenager with Anxiety over an 8 month period. - Tutored part-time for 2 years in subjects such as Art and A Level Psychology, iGCSE & IB (HL) History, iGCSE English Literature & Language. - Since October I have been working full time as a tutor in a home school set up. I have been responsible for developing their curriculum in subjects: English Literature & Language, R.E, Art, Politics and Current Affairs, Textiles, Educational Excursions, 11+, 13+. Both students have excelled under my guidance and really come into their own! They have consequently been accepted to their school of choice. I have varied interests myself and really try to instill confidence and academic curiosity in my students. As I believe this is equally important to achieving top marks! Fun fact: I paint professionally and like to write in my spare time. I am now keen to take on more students and would love the opportunity to work with you!
I am a Cambridge graduate, with vast experience as both a classroom teacher and private tutor. After my graduation in 2012, I worked as a Teacher of Classics at a private school in Glasgow. During this time, uptake for my subjects increased dramatically, and pupils consistently gained top grades under my supervision, including a full class of A grades in Latin during my final year in this role. I was also involved with university applications, with a focus on Oxbridge. This included helping to structure and proofread personal statements, assisting with college choices and giving mock interviews in a variety of subjects. In 2015, I took up a position as a traveling homeschool tutor, working with two teenage bilingual brothers. I was their tutor for English, Latin, Classical Civilisation and History, as well as SAT Reading and Writing. This experience of tutoring while travelling the world required a high level of organisation and motivation to keep my students on track despite the distractions of continuous travel. The boys' level of English improved hugely during my three years with them, and culminated in the eldest student being accepted to his U.S. university of choice. I have been tutoring online for six years, and, as an experienced online tutor, I have developed methods specific to online teaching which ensure that my students remain engaged and motivated. I utilise screen-sharing and Powerpoint while working online with my students, to keep lessons lively and enjoyable. As a highly organised and efficient professional, students always get the most out of their lessons, and I have a consistent track record of improving grades across a range of subjects and levels. I engage quickly with students of all ages and provide a fun learning environment where students feel able to make the mistakes which will enable them to grow as learners. I enjoy getting to know my students well, so that I can find out what their learning styles are, and how best to support them on their learning journey. As an intelligent quick thinker, I am easily adaptable to a range of subjects and situations, with a proven track record of getting the best out of my students and meeting high client expectations.
People tell me I come over as a friendly, intelligent, supportive tutor who helps students fulfil their potential. I have nearly 30 years' experience tutoring and teaching learners of all ages, from kindergarten to adult education; in sixth form colleges and on graduate courses, in state, private and home schooling environments. Unlike many recent graduates who take up tutoring, I don't do it as a stopgap to pay off a student loan. For me, it is a passion. I love what I do - and bring a wealth of experience and creative strategies to the learning environment. My approach is based on an integrated approach to the liberal arts, particularly the Trivium of Grammar, Logic and Rhetoric. I firmly believe in a sound foundation of logic, grammar and rhetoric as the basis for a disciplined approach to developing understanding, wisdom and enlightenment. And I encourage learning through the nurturing of natural inquisitiveness, confidence building, developing an eagerness for discovery. I take a holistic approach to dealing with students who appear unmotivated to learn, or have been put off learning by uninspiring teachers. I have several teaching qualifications, but the main core of my teaching is my integrated liberal arts approach. I am a parent as well as an educationalist and understand the frustrations parents sometimes have with an increasingly regimented schooling system, as well as the challenges that teachers face within that system. I aim to provide practical solutions that empower children to cope with learning both within and without the school environment. My approach is rooted in sound educational practice, has grown through a wealth of experience and is nurtured with a good dose of common sense. It is organic and constantly evolving. My key specialist subjects are English which I cover to degree level and Reasoning, based on Classical Logic. I also cover Maths up to GCSE level, and have also tutored students at KS2 and KS3 levels in Essay-based subjects such as History, Geography, and Social Studies and provided revision support for students across subjects for Common Entrance. I have built a reputation for helping students achieve offers from top schools such as Eton, Westminster, Winchester, and others.
I am currently a Master’s student and teaching assistant at the American University of Beirut, having graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2018 with a BA in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies (First Class Honours). I have experience teaching undergraduates and marking their written work. In the first year of my Master's degree (2018-19) I worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the American University of Beirut. In my first semester, my work was primarily involved marking undergraduate essays for a course entitled Arab Political Thought & Ideology. In my second semester, I led two seminars and lectured another two classes for a Senior Seminar in Political and Social Theory. I also have experience tutoring GCSE and A-Level French, having followed two pupils for six months in 2013-14. I grew up in London, speaking both English and Italian and I have published translations of academic (mainly art historical and curatorial) texts from French into English. I also work almost daily with primary sources in written Arabic for my research, so I am available to give language classes in Italian, French and Arabic along with Spanish, a language I have also studied and gained fluency in. I can also help with issues relating to academic writing and presentation, as well as aiding secondary school pupils with exams in Philosophy, Religious Studies, Ancient History/Classical Civilisation and Sociology.
I'm an experienced science and language tutor with more than 10 years of teaching. SPANISH I have studied Spanish for over 10 years and obtained the highest certificate in Spanish as Foreign Language (DELE) with distinction. I was awarded first prize in many Spanish international competitions. For four years, I did courses in Spanish geography, history and culture, and I normally use what I learned to make my classes interactive and more than a way of teaching a language. I like immersing people in the Spanish culture, with its food, dances, famous painters and explorers. Have taught Spanish as foreign language for more than ten years, in one-to-one and one-to-few sessions. I adapt my style to the students I work with - for one, it can be all about having fun while translating lyrics of famous songs and watching Spanish short films (audio, experiential learners); for another it can be about rigorously tackling grammar and crafting complex stories. Regardless of the approach, you should expect that after a year of weekly/fortnightly classes you would advance by two levels (e.g. A2 to B2). I wholeheartedly recommend trying learning a language from a non-native speaker, as the way a foreign language is learned is very different from a native tongue. If you speak foreign languages, you know what I mean. If not, just give it a go! SCIENCES I'm doing a PhD in Biology at the University of Oxford and have taught both within the university and in private summer schools in Oxford on the topic. I teach both high school students who need help preparing for exams, as well as university students who want to go in-depth within a certain subject or understand course material. My methods focus on applied learning, which means I'll help you understand why it is important to learn something and what you can do with that knowledge, not just how to learn. My teaching method for A-level students focuses on problem-based learning similar to university admissions interviews. I am comfortable teaching younger students in a variety of science subjects, including students with learning difficulties. You can expect a very fun, hands-on approach to learning.
My long-time work experience from Bulgaria as a teacher of English and French is due to my linguistic expertise, self-confidence, organisational ability and motivational skills which I have acquired during more than 24 years of teaching. My professional history has been formed mainly in the Secondary stage of Bulgarian Education system as well as through tutoring and volunteering with children and adults. I take pride in my work as an English and French teacher in the best Secondary school in my home town where foreign languages are a priority and main school subjects. Apart school work, I worked as a private tutor and had a number of students who I prepared for FCE and CAE Cambridge exams as well as for IELTS exams in English. I also taught English and French to adults in evening courses and Elementary to Intermediate French to students from other schools. I worked as a Teacher in a Summer school in English, therefore I have already experience in working in Language schools. In addition, I worked many years as a Language tutor in Language courses in English and French with young people and adults as well. I have Master's degrees in English as a foreign language and in French. I have a recognised QTS, a valid DBS check and some experience as a supply teacher mainly in schools in and around Coventry. Therefore, I consider myself qualified and experienced enough and I have no doubt that I will be able to demonstrate strong commitment, deep understanding and professionalism in tutoring.
I have an extremely wide range of tutoring experience ranging from 4 year olds to adult learners. Outstanding references available. Your child and their comfort while learning is the most important element of home tutoring. Lessons must be totally personalised to maximise progress. All children have a different educational canvas from which they learn and grow. Every single child can achieve excellence regardless of their needs, education history and current attitude towards learning. My particular strengths include behaviour management having led behaviour in secondary schools for several years. My wide range of experience includes teaching children with Autism, Aspergers, speech and language needs, Eating Disorders, Children who have experienced trauma, Children in long term hospital stays, children with a history of violence, young offenders, I have 20 years teaching and leadership experience in Primary and Secondary schools, Special Education and I am a former Headteacher of a school for children on the verge of permanent exclusion across Birmingham schools. I am extremely passionate about teaching and learning and I look forward to helping your child regain their love of learning by helping them to understand how they learn and how they can excel