I am a professionally qualified teacher, BA (Hons) in English and History with twenty years of experience teaching students from Key Stages 1 through to 5, in a variety of subjects. I have also taught English as a second language and have successfully prepared students for their entrance exams within the private sector.
My aim is to help students to become more confident, gain both revision and exam techniques, acquire new skills and support those that require additional help. As a mother myself of a son who has just completed his GCSEs, I have a great insight into the pressures that students and their parents feel, which are far greater today than previously.
I have taught within mainstream, further education and also within special needs providing me with a huge wealth of experience to support your child in many different ways and to futher their education in a tailored manner. Such personalised education within my family home, yet away from the distractions of a student's own home, provides the perfect educational setting. Also I have a wide range of teaching resources that are easily accessible and allow sessions to be adapted according to needs that may arise during the course of the lesson. Furthermore, as you are not paying for my travelling costs, it makes it more economical for yourself. In addition I do not teach groups of children, so that your child receives the customised indivdual attention that they deserve; however I will equip them with the skills needed to work independently. Sometimes I will teach up to two children, in order to reduce costs to yourself and cater for siblings, but at your choice.
During my teaching career I have been inspected by both OFSTED and ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate) being rated as an outstanding practioner. In addition I have also been a teacher trainer sharing my expertise with those embarking upon a teaching career, for which I was graded outstanding.
For your peace of mind I am DBS checked to an enhanced level and tuition takes place within a self-contained dedicated room. Parents are welcome to stay during a lesson, should they wish. My husband is also a teacher and so DBS checked to an enhanced level, though he isn't involved with tuition.