We are both professionally qualified teachers. Victoria has a BA (Hons) in English and History and an MSc, with twenty years of experience teaching students from Key Stages 1 through to 5, in a variety of subjects. She has also taught English as a second language and have successfully prepared students for their entrance exams within the private sector. David has both a BA (Hons) and an MA and has taught for over 25 years and has middle leadership experience, involving analysing data, tracking student progress and developing strategies to enable students to learn effectively.
Our 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 parents ourselves, we have a great insight into the pressures that students and their parents feel, which are far greater today than previously.
Between us, we have taught within mainstream, further education and also within special needs providing us 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 our family home, yet away from the distractions of a student's own home, provides the perfect educational setting. Also we 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 our travelling costs, it makes it more economical for yourself. In addition we do not teach groups of children, so that your child receives the customised indivdual attention that they deserve; however we will equip them with the skills needed to work independently.
During our teaching careers we have been inspected by both OFSTED and ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate) being rated as outstanding practioners, David has been mentioned by OFSTED in their reports for excellent faculty leadership. In addition Victoria has also been a teacher trainer sharing her expertise with those embarking upon a teaching career, for which she was graded outstanding.
For your peace of mind we are 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 (COVID restrictions may prevent this).