LonginaS
LonginaS

Master of Education,

Postgraduate Course in Special Education ,

Qualified Teacher Status,

Diploma of Social Work ,

Master of Education,

Postgraduate Course in Special Education ,

Qualified Teacher Status,

Diploma of Social Work ,

About Me

Qualified Primary Teacher, with QTS
Special Educational Needs specialist
Masters' Degree in Education
Postgraduate diploma in Specific Language Difficulties
Montessori Teaching experience
30+ years experience

Tutor Specialisms and Experience
  • EYFS Teacher
  • KS1/KS2 Teacher
  • Academic challenges – primary general
  • Maths
  • English
  • Spelling and reading
  • Speech and communication
  • Social emotional and/ or behaviour challenges
  • Memory and processing challenges
  • Focus and attention
  • Confidence and self-esteem
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyscalculia
Experience, training and skills

I am a fully qualified teacher with a Master in Education, a Postgraduate Diploma in Specific learning Difficulties and extensive dyslexia experience. My specialism is working with early years and primary-aged pupils, including those with receptive language problems.

In previous roles, I have carried out teacher assessments to determine whether the child was dyslexic. I developed a dyslexia unit to assess the problems of the children at an individual level. I identified appropriate resources from the Internet, books or from courses, and used them daily to improve the children’s learning. I was able to maximise the children’s learning opportunities in the available time that I had. By working alongside classroom teachers and the Inclusion Manager, I adapted my teaching activities so that the children were able to learn more and feel that they were achieving. Furthermore, I led a program to assist children and their families because I understood that it was important to increase parents’ or guardians’ awareness of the problems and implications associated with Special Needs.

I have 4 years experience as a Montessori School teacher in Elstree (1.09.1999 – 31.03.2003) and can find and prepare fun and interesting resources, teach techniques which suits children learning style and cover materials in as many ways as are needed until your child understands.

Children struggle when they try to learn in ways that aren’t natural for them. Remember there is never “one” right way or “only” way to teach or help your children with their homework.

My Teaching Philosophy

I believe that children learn in different ways and all have the potential to succeed. To gain a better understanding of how your child learns I will consider the four broad areas of preferred learning styles.
• Visual learners best remember what is seen. These children tend to remember faces instead of names, are good readers and have good imaginations.
• Auditory learners best remember what is heard. These youngsters remember names well, respond easily to phonics instruction and may like to talk when writing.
• Kinesthetic learners learn best by doing, experimenting and involvement. These learners remember what was done, not necessarily what was seen or heard, and might have difficulty paying attention and staying focused on their schoolwork or homework.
• Tactile learners like to use their hands and fingers to learn. These children learn best by writing, drawing, doodling and tend to be creative.

Choose me if…

You are looking for…
– a qualified SEN teacher;
– someone to put in boundaries;
– a passionate and committed specialist teacher;
– someone who is able to work flexibly.

Something sensational about me

I am currently working part time to support a multilingual boy with overcoming behaviour and academic challenges – his parents are delighted with the progress that he had made with my expert skills and understanding. I ensure that children do their best with boundaries, routine, consistency and logical consequences.

I have recently completed the following training courses:
– Maths Learning Difficulties and Dyscalculia in Schools and Colleges with Steve Chin – September 2017
– Mind Reading for Teachers; How to tell and What to do When Working memory isn’t Working with Jennie Guise (September 2017)
– Study skills for Upper Primary and Secondary Schools Students with Bernadette McLean (September 2017)
– Supporting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (June 2017)
– The Prevent duty (June 2017)
– New to Early Years Foundation stage (May 2017)
– EAL Learners in the Mainstream Classroom (April 2017)
– Effective Questioning in the Classroom ( April 2017)
– Introduction to Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND), (April 2017)
– Teaching for Neurodiversity, Train the Trainer: Part 3 -Classroom support strategies (Primary), (January 2017).
– Teaching for Neurodiversity, Train the Trainer: Part 2 – – Teaching Phonics Effectively (January 2017).
– Teaching for Neurodiversity, Train the Trainer: Part 1 – ‘Seeing the Whole Picture’ (January 2017).
– SEND Communication Strategies (January 2017)

Availability
  • Monday

    10:00 - 18:00

  • Tuesday

    10:00 - 18:00

  • Wednesday

    10: 00 - 16:00

  • Thrusday

    10:00 - 16:00

  • Friday

    10:00 - 16:00

Education
  • 1984
    The Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan
    Master of Education


  • Postgraduate Course in Special Education


  • Qualified Teacher Status


  • Diploma of Social Work
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