Specialist Experience and Skills
General teaching and SEN experience: I understand that working with pupils with specific SEN needs requires a lot of patience, compassion and understanding. E.g a pupil with autism will need help with communication, building their self esteem and my job would be to draw on my skills and experience to fully support them. As a qualified teacher, I have sound experience teaching study skills, revision techniques, boosting confidence in pupils knowledge in Science. I can help identify gaps and providing strategies to develop, support and fast-track learners so that they can develop skills or acqu... Read More
General teaching and SEN experience: I understand that working with pupils with specific SEN needs requires a lot of patience, compassion and understanding. E.g a pupil with autism will need help with communication, building their self esteem and my job would be to draw on my skills and experience to fully support them. As a qualified teacher, I have sound experience teaching study skills, revision techniques, boosting confidence in pupils knowledge in Science. I can help identify gaps and providing strategies to develop, support and fast-track learners so that they can develop skills or acquire knowledge easily to achieve their learning goals or qualifications. I know how best to prepare students for exams with successful revision techniques and with that in a nurturing environment to help build self-esteem. I have extensive experience in working in mainstream schools with supporting children with various SEN difficulties, organisational challenges, ADD, ADHD, autism (including high-functioning), dyslexia, global delay, social-emotional and mental health, behavioural difficulties. I have a wide range of strategies to best support the pupils I work with. I am friendly, personable, patient and approachable tutor and strive to see all my students succeed.
Teaching pupils with autism has been a rewarding experience, this is because I have seen them flourish and hone in on their interpersonal skills to become more confident, they feel their self esteem has grown and they are more positive. I have become their mentor/ coach and feel they have truly benefited from my time with them.
Science teacher & PSHE coordinator: I am a passionate, enthusiastic and most importantly a patient, qualified secondary science teacher (PGCE) with over 10 years’ experience. I have a wide range of strategies to best support the pupils I work with and work with the parents, to ensure both pupil and parent feels reassured in their learning journey. I specialise in working with children in KS3 and KS4 Science subjects, and those preparing for their GCSE examinations. I have worked with a number of students with ADHD, those on the autistic spectrum. I have good experience working with pupils with SEN difficulties, organisational challenges, ADD, ADHD, autism (including high-functioning), dyslexia, global delay, social-emotional and mental health, behavioural difficulties. As a PSHE Coordinator and a Science teacher I have extensive knowledge in both areas of how to help develop and nurture an individual to their maximum potential. My pupils always achieve well in their Science examinations and feel confident and satisfied after each of their lessons with me. I have excellent knowledge of what is required academically in the science curriculum and teach my pupils accordingly.
GCSE Science teaching experience: I have experience in entrance exam preparation for the 13+ and GCSE for pupils from private, public, and homeschooled backgrounds. My teaching activities involve the use of resources that provide tailored differentiated tasks, that motivate students particularly those with special educational needs including those with ADD, ADHD, autism, dyslexia and other SEN. I can work with your child on catch up for various science subjects or specific topics, organisational skills and strategies, support for homework or focus on topics or skills they are behind or struggling with. I also can provide support for revision, preparation for exams. I have strong interpersonal, organisational skills and outstanding classroom management skills. I am able to use these skills proactively, to help ensure pupils can build their own set of skills to build independence, and take onus in their learning. I have extensive experience in planning one to one tailored lessons according to individual needs. I am extremely proactive in organising activities which include small-scale practical and hands-on science experiments which enhance students' practical skills as well as their confidence and self esteem.
My experience teaching pupils with ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, ESBD, autism and global delay: I have substantial experience working with pupils with various learning difficulties. I also have experience in working with and teaching pupils who suffer from stress and anxiety disorders, confidence and self-esteem. I use a range of techniques to help pupils overcome hurdles that block their potential. I use multi-sensory learning to work on the particular areas and skills that students need to develop: processing, memory, spelling, organisation, planning and writing skills, proof-reading. Students rapidly pick up new skills and their personalised learning strategies boost their self-esteem and progress in school. I am passionate about helping pupils feel confident; my aim is to help them build their self-esteem and to ensure they feel successful, capable and able to achieve their full potential. I am a very compassionate and caring tutor whom your child will feel comfortable learning from.
My experience boosting confidence, social communication skills and self-esteem: I have taught students in different educational settings to develop their communication skills. Sessions will develop your child's confidence to interact with others, build relationships and independence. I aim to help students realise their potential, as well as positive reinforcement and praise that build their confidence and self-esteem. I have delivered sessions on building confidence for my pupils. I have also delivered mindfulness practice and meditation sessions especially for those that suffer from anxiety and stress/ confidence, low self-esteem and have coached students to form positive peer relationships. This has helped them to be better equipped with interpersonal and life skills. This includes being positive and having a brighter outlook, having a growth/more positive mindset.
Behaviour management skills: I have excellent experience in managing and drawing out positive behaviour for learning, this is where pupils feel happy and want to behave for me and in-turn want to learn from me. I have experience in large class settings in challenging Schools as well as on a one to one basis. My approach is proactive approaches to changing challenging student behaviour. Some examples of positive behaviour strategies I use are firstly to build / form a connection with the pupil. I find having common ground/ interests works in building a rapport with students I teach. Another strategy I found works is pre-correcting and prompting and giving nonverbal signals. I find it is important to respond to behaviours consistently and predictably. I have coached many colleagues to help them develop their behaviour management skills to ensure a positive learning environment for the pupils in our school.
Functional and life skills tutor: As a qualified teacher and tutor I take pride in being a strong role model for the young people I teach. I regularly deliver additional sessions to my pupils in personal, social and economics to help them prepare for early adulthood. I have regularly carried out sessions with pupils include banking, savings, organisational skills. I have experience in helping pupils concentrate on tasks big/small, managing, and prioritising tasks. Other topics/ sessions delivered are: how to deal with challenges personal and peer relationships. Study skills such as effective revision techniques and putting together timetables for students to follow.
Level 3 meditation & mindfulness teacher: I have supported students with mental health needs including anxiety and stress disorders. I aim to use a holistic approach, in addition to the skills I use every day. I work with students and aim to not only progress academically but to understand and respond to their own needs, listening more to their needs or conflicts. Using positive affirmations to practice a more positive mindset. It is imperative that students feel supported and encouraged to learn and explore in a calm and respectful environment. Even more importantly that pupils know how to obtain healthy mental well-being on a day to day basis.