DanielM
DanielM

PGCE Primary Education ,

BSc Marketing (Hons) ,

PGCE Primary Education ,

BSc Marketing (Hons) ,

About Me

Qualified Teacher
Experience working with a variety of learning styles, Special Educational Needs, behavioural challenges and emotional needs
Literacy Subject Leader
Phonics and reading
Recognised Apple Teacher
ASA Certificate for Teaching School Swimming (Key Stages 1 and 2
Selected for the Surrey Future Leaders Programme (Babcock Education)

Tutor Specialisms and Experience
  • KS1/KS2 Teacher
  • KS3/KS4 Teacher
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Maths
  • English
  • Spelling and reading
  • Phonics and reading
  • Gifted and talented
  • Educational Consultancy
  • Memory and processing challenges
  • Fine and/ or gross motor skills
  • Focus and attention
  • Confidence and self-esteem
  • ADD/ ADHD
  • Dyspraxia
Experience, training and skills

After completing my Postgraduate Degree in Education I taught Year 2 for three years and progressed to the role of overseeing Literacy in both Key Stage 1 & 2 as Literacy Subject Leader. I was then part of setting up a new English curriculum school in Dubai where I was Founding Key Stage 1 Leader and whole school assessment Leader, as well as teaching both year 1 and 3.

During the last 6 years I have taught a wide range or children with a variety of learning styles, Special Educational Needs, sensory and emotional needs, and behavioural challenges.

I believe that my natural empathy, patience and personality allows me to build a solid, meaningful relationship with the children I teach quickly, gaining their trust, making them feel comfortable and confident, all of which are conducive in developing as both a child and a learner, and achieving their educational, behavioural and emotional goals.

Building on this foundation I am able to develop lessons that lend themselves to an individual’s learning style, ability and really embed learning through questioning and practical and tactile activities that are fun and engaging for the child.

Having worked closely with specialists in Speech and Language, Behaviour, Play and Sensory Therapy, as well as Educational Psychologist and Occupational Therapist I have a good understanding from the early observation and assessment stage, through to developing an Individual Educational Plan (IEP) and its implementation and integration in to a child’s daily learning and routines.

In addition to this experience, as part of my Literacy Leader role, I developed a reading initiative specifically aimed at raising boys’ interest in reading and addressing the ‘reading gender gap’ that has continued to be an issue in recent years.

I also hold the ASA Certificate for Teaching School Swimming (Key Stages 1 and 2) and have run coding clubs for Primary aged children.

 

My Teaching Philosophy

I believe having a happy, engaged child that wants to learns is half the battle. It’s my job to get to know each individual child and understand what it is that interests them, excites them and makes them tick. I need to appreciate their strengths, areas for development and attitude to learning. It is only then that I can develop and deliver lesson that truly match their learning style, are fun and help them reach their true potential.

Choose me if…

If you are looking  for a tutor that will take the time to understand your child, think creatively to find ways which will help you child develop, have fun and become the best possible version of themselves.

Something sensational about me

I completed “Race the Sun” in the Lake District, which involved cycling 50 miles, climbing to the summit of England’s second highest mountain – Helvellyn – and canoeing a 5km course on Lake Thirlmere, through which I raised a considerable amount of money  for Action Medical Research.

I ran and completed the New York and Los Angeles marathon and over the Christmas of 2010, organised and took part in 3 marathons over 3 days; Christmas eve, Christmas day and Boxing day to raise funds for Cancer Research. And most recently, I cycled (solo) over 8 days from Paris to Monaco in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

Location

DanielM

Sandwich Street, London, UK

Availability
  • Saturday

    10am - 6pm

  • Sunday

    1pm - 6pm

Education
  • 2013
    Roehampton University
    PGCE Primary Education
  • 2002
    Roehampton University
    BSc Marketing (Hons)
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