About Me

I am qualified teacher with fifteen years experience working with children with a variety of SEN and EAL needs. My experience includes working with children with: ADHD, autism, PDA, social emotional, mental health, communication and behaviour difficulties. In addition I have many years experience teaching in primary schools so I am able to prepare children for their SATS.

£90 Per Hour

minimum 1.5 hour sessions

Specialist Experience and Skills

Background: I have been teaching for many years and would say I am a very calm and patient person. I am able to explain things clearly and simply and, whenever possible, using references that children understand. Over the years I have developed a range of strategies with different children in different situations. I am flexible in my approach and willing to try a range of these strategies to help each child. I always try and find some common ground to begin with and work from there. This allows me to begin to build trust and therefore a good environment for learning. Finding something which in... Read More
Background: I have been teaching for many years and would say I am a very calm and patient person. I am able to explain things clearly and simply and, whenever possible, using references that children understand. Over the years I have developed a range of strategies with different children in different situations. I am flexible in my approach and willing to try a range of these strategies to help each child. I always try and find some common ground to begin with and work from there. This allows me to begin to build trust and therefore a good environment for learning. Finding something which interests a student is vital in finding a way in, and therefore a starting point for planning activities.

My specialist skills and experience working with students with autism: I have worked with many children with autism including Asperger's. Whenever I do, I try and fit the learning to the child and understand how they learn and what does or does not motivate them. In my experience a structured environment for students with ASD is vitally important to ensure a familiar routine including consistency. Structure and consistency helps to build trust and this allows students to make more progress.In addition structure and consistency is hugely important in minimising behaviour problems. When working with children with autism I am: calm, patient and willing to try different strategies.

My ability to plan and deliver fun learning sessions: I like to make learning fun, and whenever possible link it to a student's interests. Whenever possible I look to make sessions practical and strongly believe that doing something and seeing or feeling the result allows students to understand why they are doing something. In simple terms, making learning fun motivates students and they make more rapid progress.

My understanding of ABA and/or my experience using reward systems I have used tick based reward systems in the past, usually linked to a reward specific to each child's needs. I feel that these systems work well, but that in time, as confidence and trust grows in a student, they may be able to learn whilst having less reliance on them.

My specialist skills and experience developing speech and language skills I strongly believe in the power of reading when developing speech and language skills. Stories have the power to engage students and the pictures in them can be used to develop new language. Stories also provide a resource for starting discussions a debates which are also powerful tools for developing language. In addition I have used apps like "Teach your monster to read" to build phonic skills.

My specialist skills and experience teaching social skills Social skills can be difficult to acquire for a range of students. I believe in setting a good example when doing this, and explaining how and why people might feel and talk the way they do. It is important when teaching social skills to understand that students are all different in their feelings and the way they express themselves. Social stories can be a great place to start and, when a student has more confidence, they can try and develop their skills in a real world situation (or initially with their tutor).

My specialist skills and experience supporting behaviour: I have worked extensively with children who have social and emotional difficulties both in schools and as a tutor. I believe that consistency is the key when dealing with challenging behaviour.Students need to understand what the rules are, but also that they will be fairly and consistently enforced. Whenever possible I will try to de-escalate situations with distraction, or moving on the a new task before they have a chance to end in conflict.

My Teaching Philosophy

I believe in putting children's at the heart of their education, in making education fun and making it relevant to each child's life. I like to be creative and look for different ways of approaching tasks and solving problems. I work hard to create a calm, caring environment where children feel safe and happy to learn.

Something Sensational About Me

I am left handed, which is equally advantageous and frustrating.

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    Availability

    • Monday 9.30 - 14.00
    • Tuesday 9.30 - 14.00
    • Wednesday 9.00 - 17.00
    • Thursday 9.00 - 17.00
    • Friday 9.30 - 14.00

    Qualifications and Training

    • Qualified teacher
    • Experience working with children with a variety of SEN and EAL needs from 4-13 years old
    • First aid trained
    • Qualified football and rugby coach
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    • Qualified teacher
    • Experience working with children with a variety of SEN and EAL needs from 4-13 years old
    • First aid trained
    • Qualified football and rugby coach

    Choose me if…

    • You are looking for a calm, patient tutor
    • You would like someone who is flexible and creative
    • You want a tutor who is firm but fair.

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