About Me

I am a tutor who consistently brings energy and enthusiasm to my work. A primary trained teacher,  I have more than 12 years' experience working with children with a variety of special educational needs. I  am also a fully qualified and experienced SENCo.

£100 (£75 online) Per Hour

minimum 1.5 hour sessions

Specialist Experience and Skills

Available in person in Oxfordshire, otherwise online.

As a primary trained teacher, I have taught the full National Curriculum with experience in Early Years, at Key Stage 1 and at Key Stage 2. I  also have experience of working with students in Key Stages 3 and 4 particularly in the areas of dyslexia, ASD and developing self esteem. I have taught all elements of the primary maths curriculum to the end of year 6 including the 1:1 tutoring of many children, with excellent results.

I have taught many children whose primary need is in cognition and learning. This includes 1:1 experience of... Read More
Available in person in Oxfordshire, otherwise online.

As a primary trained teacher, I have taught the full National Curriculum with experience in Early Years, at Key Stage 1 and at Key Stage 2. I  also have experience of working with students in Key Stages 3 and 4 particularly in the areas of dyslexia, ASD and developing self esteem. I have taught all elements of the primary maths curriculum to the end of year 6 including the 1:1 tutoring of many children, with excellent results.

I have taught many children whose primary need is in cognition and learning. This includes 1:1 experience of teaching phonics and early reading, right through to developing fluency and skills of deducing and scanning texts for key information. I have helped many children who find decoding reading relatively easy, but need help with developing strategies for understanding what they have read, discussing  it and answering comprehension questions.

I have developed insight into the needs of children with dyslexia and plan my sessions according to the areas that remain insecure. Teaching reading to children with dyslexia will often include high levels of repetition - the challenge is to make sure that the teaching remains interesting and fun.

I have helped numerous children to improve their writing skills by developing strategies in spelling, increasing knowledge of grammar, writing for meaning and descriptive writing, including poetry. To support younger writers I use a mix of  strategies  - whatever engages the child - including  playing word games, completing story boards and using colourful semantics.

As a fully qualified SENCo I have advised, monitored and provided interventions for many children with Special Educational Needs ensuring that they are making progress both in the school setting and at home. I work closely with parents to advise and guide on next steps, and how these might be achieved. I have written EHC plans, conducted annual reviews and liaised with multiple outside agencies to ensure the best outcomes for children with SEND.

I have worked with many  primary age children  with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. As each child with autism presents with vastly different strengths and needs, I have learnt that building a relationship is crucial to children making accelerated progress - in every session I am learning which strategies work well and am tweaking activities to individual interests and learning styles.

Many children with ASD need additional support with developing speech and language; this might be by practising speech when playing along side a peer or developing expressive speech to explain or describe thoughts. It may also involve unpicking receptive speech to help the child with increasing their ability to comprehend and therefore to focus.

I have recent experience of supporting a child with global development delay in my classroom. In order for the child to access the curriculum, I put in place a high level of differentiation to maximise child engagement. In part, the success we had was due to teaching to the individual's strengths and interests.

My Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy is simple; I believe that children have an innate ability to learn. If we can find the right strategies and the right person at the right time – learning will take place. Accelerated progress comes from two things: high quality teaching in identified areas which is underpinned by a positive relationship between tutor and student. When both of these align, children can see that they are making progress which is in itself, highly motivational.

Something Sensational About Me

I love being outside in nature and walking my dogs. I will swim in most places, the absolute highlight was scuba diving in Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

Blogs or articles

Contact us to book this tutor

    Your contact details will be sent to SENsational Tutors Ltd and will NOT be used for any marketing purposes.

    Availability

    • Monday 9 am - 6 pm
    • Tuesday 4 pm - 8 pm
    • Wednesday 9 am - 6 pm
    • Thursday 4 pm - 8 pm
    • Friday 9 am - 6 pm
    • Saturday 9 am - 4 pm
    • Sunday 2 pm - 6 pm

    Qualifications and Training

    • Growing Future Leaders Programme (1 year)
    • Designated Safeguarding Lead
    •  The National Award in SEN Co-ordination.
    • Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Educational Practice in Special Educational Needs
    • Qualified Teacher Status
    • BA Honours Degree in Primary Teacher Education - First Class Honours
    • GDPR training (General Data Protection Regulation)
    • Prevent training
    • Philosophy for Children (level 1)
    • First aid at work
    • Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect (Covid 19 pack
    ... Read More
    • Growing Future Leaders Programme (1 year)
    • Designated Safeguarding Lead
    •  The National Award in SEN Co-ordination.
    • Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Educational Practice in Special Educational Needs
    • Qualified Teacher Status
    • BA Honours Degree in Primary Teacher Education - First Class Honours
    • GDPR training (General Data Protection Regulation)
    • Prevent training
    • Philosophy for Children (level 1)
    • First aid at work
    • Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect (Covid 19 package, level 2)

    Choose me if…

    • You are seeking a tutor with experience of teaching children with ASD, ADHD and dyslexia.
    • You are seeking a tutor with empathy.
    • You are seeking a tutor with excellent subject knowledge of primary maths.
    • You are seeking a tutor with excellent subject knowledge in English.
    • You are seeking a tutor who is highly motivated.

    SPECIFIC AREAS COVERED

    Location

    Enhanced DBS Checked

    References Checked

    ID Checked

    Contact us to book this tutor

      Your contact details will be sent to SENsational Tutors Ltd and will NOT be used for any marketing purposes.




      Please leave a review below