Emma
Emma

GTC registered, QTS and Induction completed,

BA Hons Russian with Classics Subsidiary,

GTC registered, QTS and Induction completed,

BA Hons Russian with Classics Subsidiary,

About Me

Qualified and highly experienced teacher
Specialist 11 plus and 13 plus entrance examination tutor
Offers the complete 11 plus package; Maths, English, verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning
Her students have gained places to Westminster, St Pauls, North London Collegiate, Haberdashers, Latymer, Dame Alice Owen and QE Boys
10+ years classroom experience and private tutoring



Tutor Specialisms and Experience
  • KS1/KS2 Teacher
  • KS3/KS4 Teacher
  • Academic challenges – secondary general
  • Maths
  • English
  • Memory and processing challenges
  • Behavioural challenges
  • Focus and attention
  • Confidence and self-esteem
  • 11+
  • 13+
  • Other
Experience, training and skills

Emma is a qualified and passionate teacher with over 10 years’ experience classroom teaching and private tutoring. She has taught KS2 and KS3 Maths and English and also teaches Latin and French. Her students have gained places to Westminster, St Pauls, North London Collegiate, Haberdashers, Latymer, Dame Alice Owen and QE Boys, amongst other schools. Last summer, her student was awarded one of the coveted Westminster 13+ scholarships, which only students at Westminster Under School usually receive.

I inspire children to develop a love of learning through real-life, stimulating activities including Maths Enrichment programmes. I help children to deepen and broaden their understanding and to explore all of the exciting learning opportunities around us.

August 2008 to present

Private tuition: 11+, 13+ in preparation for entrance exams for top independent and selective high schools, with students aged 9 – 12

Complete 11+ preparation including: Maths, Numerical Reasoning, English (Comprehension and Composition), Verbal Reasoning, Non Verbal Reasoning.

I have also written my own resources, with strategies not available elsewhere.

Many of my former students have gained places at 11+ at St Paul’s, Westminster, Latymer, Henrietta Barnet, North London Collegiate, etc.

April 2016 – present

Head of Latin and French, Teacher of Maths Heathside High School (5 days/week)

In addition to teaching Year 5 – 8 French, Maths and Latin at 13+, I teach Scholarship French and Latin to prepare for Westminster Challenge and have choreographed a dance performance for a group of girls at Arts Depot Theatre

September 2015 – March 2016 Reference available on request

Head of Latin, teacher of French, Drayton Manor High School (5 days/week)

Sadly, when long-term road works started, the daily commute took much longer than expected (up to 4 hours daily commute), so I resigned.

January 2015 to August 2015 (Maternity Cover, 5 days/week)

Year 2 Class teacher, Nancy Reuben Primary School

Subjects taught included English, Maths, Humanities, Science

September 2014 to December 2014

Teacher of French, English and Latin to GCSE, Hertswood Academy, full time

Sadly, the daily commute took far longer than expected, so I resigned

September 2013 – August 2014

Head of Classics, Teacher of English, Trevor Roberts Prep School, full time

Responsible for Schemes of work and teaching Latin to every class from complete beginners up to 13+ Scholarship level inclusive.

Teacher of English to Year 5, preparing for 11+ Composition, Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning (mixed ability class)

 January 2011 – August 2013

Head of Latin, Hendon Prep School, part time

Position involved all planning, lesson delivery, marking, assessment and report writing, liaison with parents and colleagues, maintaining all Classics teaching resources within the allocated budget, writing all schemes of work for Year 5 to 8 inclusive. In addition, I held a voluntary but very popular Latin club every week.

September 2012 – August 2013

Avanti House Senior School, part time (a newly established Secondary free school)

Head of Latin teaching every class, teacher of Mathematics to a mixed ability year 7 class every day throughout the year. This involved creating long term projects and end of module tests for the class in addition to regular teaching and marking. The position also involved teaching History, French, English and Fine Art (drawing, painting and three dimensional work) to mixed ability groups.

 

My Teaching Philosophy

Testimonials from parents:

"We are very impressed by Emma’s teaching methods, which have helped our daughter progress from lower quartile to the top 5% of her year in a Private school, in less than 4 years."

"Emma is willing to trying different teaching methods and also exhibits flexibility both in terms of when the tutorial takes place, if either she or we need to change it, what subjects are required on a particular day (e.g. specific assistance with a particular piece of work, or problem)"

"As parents we are very impressed by Emma’s tutoring skills for our daughter and her general feedback to us and interpersonal skills."

"Emma communicates very well with us as parents and (from observation and discussion with our daughter) with our daughter."

Choose me if…

… you are looking for an 11+ specialist, qualified teacher who has the skills and experience to support children to succeed in their entrance examinations.

… you are looking for someone kind and patient, who has the ability to unlock and fulfil potential.

… you are looking for results as well as a caring and supportive expert teacher.

Something sensational about me

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Availability
  • Tuesdays

    After school

  • Saturdays

    Flexible from January 2019

Education


  • GTC registered, QTS and Induction completed

  • University of Bristol
    BA Hons Russian with Classics Subsidiary
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