Katie Sen Tutor

About Me

Year Leader & Qualified Teacher (1st Class Hons in Primary Education) with Mathematics Specialism. Early Years and Primary Specialist, with extensive autism and SEN experience.

£80 - 85 Per Hour

minimum 1.5 hour sessions

Specialist Experience and Skills

I have been teaching children for 9 years; I started as a reading/class volunteer and became a meal-time supervisor whilst volunteering in class as a teaching assistant (TA). Shortly after that, I became a class TA where I also supported children who had academic and emotional needs to boost their confidence in class, on a 1:1 basis. This experience encouraged me to return to university and study Primary Teaching BA Hons Degree. During my 3 years of extensive education, I trained in 4 schools: Reception/Early Years, Year 1 and Year 5. I also trained and worked in a special school in North London... Read More
I have been teaching children for 9 years; I started as a reading/class volunteer and became a meal-time supervisor whilst volunteering in class as a teaching assistant (TA). Shortly after that, I became a class TA where I also supported children who had academic and emotional needs to boost their confidence in class, on a 1:1 basis. This experience encouraged me to return to university and study Primary Teaching BA Hons Degree. During my 3 years of extensive education, I trained in 4 schools: Reception/Early Years, Year 1 and Year 5. I also trained and worked in a special school in North London, supporting children with different learning difficulties and diagnosies which included autism (primarily), Global Delay Syndrome, Down's Syndrome and ADHD. Step by step, I discovered that I had a real love for teaching and working with children.

At the end of the university journey, I continued to work in my last placement school as an interventions teacher and gained a first-class honours degree in Primary Education with QTS and Maths Specialism, and now work as a Year 3 class teacher and Year Leader in a North London Junior School. As in all classes, there is a huge mix of abilities and needs as well as strengths and part of the exciting challenge as a teacher, is to be able to adapt and differentiate the learning to suit every single child.

In addition, I have been tutoring children since 2015, privately and in a tutoring centre. More recently, the children I have been privately tutoring have lacked in self-confidence and are autistic. My main goal has always been to motivate the children to know that they are truly capable and to help them develop a growth mindset, the can-do attitude and a love of learning! I achieve this through getting to know the individual child and tailoring lessons to suit them. Many units of lessons are topic based, matched to the child's interests; topics I have covered include: Dinosaurs, Prehistoric Britain, Animals, Sharks, The Romans, Plants, The Normans, Florence Nightingale and many more! I also try to incorporate the fun factor- some examples include playing educational games, writing letters to characters from well -loved books and we even sometimes solve Maths Mysteries! I create a structured development plan with the student to make sure they know what the goals are and how we are going to get there. I find that this helps the child see the journey and breaks down the big 'scary' goal, into smaller manageable steps, boosting their confidence and self-esteem. I also incorporate the use of a visual timetable for the students who feel more confident and settled knowing what they will be doing and what will be coming next.

The children who I tutored in the tutoring centre were from 4- 14 years. Support was given for Literacy, Maths, Phonics and Reading/Comprehension and children were taught in groups of 6. Here, I also was the primary tutor for a 10 year old with autism. His lessons focused on maths, reading & comprehension skills and we developed a great relationship which allowed him to trust me to help him learn and grow.

I now tutor children (4 - 10 years old) on a 1:1 basis in mainly in Literacy and Maths, but also focus on Phonics and Reading/Comprehension, communication & social skills & fine and gross motor skills (depending on each individual child’s needs). Every child that I work with, have their own strengths and differences in learning, including a range of SEN-D which has given me a broad range of experience and insight. I have taken some of these children on trips to the zoo, farms, museums, Kidzania, shopping and the library to gain necessary experiences to enrich their language and ideas.

I have worked in Summer Camps too (including SENsational Summer Camps!) which incorporated the use of fun, play-based learning which creates an enjoyable, effective and memorable way for children to learn and a style I incorporate when teaching.

My Teaching Philosophy

Children are wonderfully creative. They have the ability to imagine what we, as adults, cannot see and they have the ability to learn and develop at rapid speeds, but only if and when given enough time, effort, love and attention which needs to be focused on them and their needs. Teaching and learning intertwine as one, as both the teacher and child do both in the shared experience. Only when you learn about the child, can you teach that child. The personal experiences that they cherish, and love and are proud of, are those moments that the teacher needs to know in order to encourage and gain the necessary bond for effective learning. This is something I truly believe in.

Something Sensational About Me

I am an enthusiastic, positive and creative person who loves to learn in order to become a better person and a better teacher. Before I stepped into the world of education, I was a designer for a watch brand, based in central London. I knew I enjoyed being creative but working in a design office was not the right path for me, so I decided to try tutoring. After a few months of tutoring my friend’s children, I knew instantly what my next step would be.

I left the design job and offered some volunteering work in schools to check that I was ready for a career move. Step by step, I developed a deeper understanding of teaching and learning, and moved on to becoming a teaching assistant, then completed a full time 3 years Primary Education degree BA Hons with Mathematics Specialism. I am currently a very grateful Year 3 leader and class teacher in a North London School.

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    Availability

    • Friday 4 - 7
    • Saturday 11 - 5
    • Sunday 11 - 2

    Qualifications and Training

    • Primary Teaching BA Hons Degree with QTS and Maths Specialism (1st Class Hons);
    • BTEC Diploma Foundation Studies Art and Design;
    • Refresher Course on Systematic Synthetic Phonics;
    • Child Protection & E-Safety;
    • EduCare: Safeguarding Young People Level 2, The Prevent Duty Level 2, Child Exploitation & Online Safety Level
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    • Primary Teaching BA Hons Degree with QTS and Maths Specialism (1st Class Hons);
    • BTEC Diploma Foundation Studies Art and Design;
    • Refresher Course on Systematic Synthetic Phonics;
    • Child Protection & E-Safety;
    • EduCare: Safeguarding Young People Level 2, The Prevent Duty Level 2, Child Exploitation & Online Safety Level

    Choose me if…

    • You have a child who lacks confidence and is struggling with keeping up with class work.
    • You have a child who needs a supportive, fun, friendly and firm tutor.
    • You have a child who loves education and learning and just wants to know more!
    • You have a child who dislikes education and learning and needs encouragement and motivation!
    • You have a child with specific learning needs who would benefit from a patient, caring and kind tutor.

    SPECIFIC AREAS COVERED

    North West London e.g. Edgware, Stanmore, Colindale, Hendon, St Johns Wood, Swiss Cottage

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