About Me

I have over 30 years of teaching and leadership experience in secondary education teaching children from 11 years up to 18.  I have taught history and all other humanities subjects, English, maths, science, sociology and drama.  I have worked extensively with students with ADHD, ASD, Asperger's syndrome and behavioural issues and  I have long experience of working in the field of SEMH.

£100 Per Hour

minimum 1.5 hour sessions

Specialist Experience and Skills

I have over 30 years of teaching and leadership experience in a variety of different schools and settings.  I have worked at all levels in secondary education from classroom teacher to secondary headteacher, always with a passion for supporting children as far as possible on their educational journeys and in their personal development. I have taught across the range of subjects and across Key Stages 1-5.  I am widely experienced in 1:1 and small group teaching and have a strong appreciation of how individual teaching can impact very positively on the progress of young people. I have develope... Read More
I have over 30 years of teaching and leadership experience in a variety of different schools and settings.  I have worked at all levels in secondary education from classroom teacher to secondary headteacher, always with a passion for supporting children as far as possible on their educational journeys and in their personal development. I have taught across the range of subjects and across Key Stages 1-5.  I am widely experienced in 1:1 and small group teaching and have a strong appreciation of how individual teaching can impact very positively on the progress of young people. I have developed programmes for 1:1 teaching in schools and led the implementation of these to help students with different needs to be able to realise their potential.  In this work, I have taught and tutored students with a wide range of additional needs.  This has helped me to develop my teaching skills further and allowed me to continue to improve my practice.

My skills and experience working with students with autism: I have worked extensively with students of different ages with autism both in school and in alternative settings.  It is vital to appreciate that the learning needs for individuals are always different and I tailor my approach to suit the people I am working with.  I read widely on autism, as well as other additional needs and use this knowledge, as well as training, to inform my tutoring.  I use clear and concise approaches, breaking tasks down and always try to make lessons interesting, rigorous and fun.

My skills and experience working with students with ADHD: I put relationship building at the centre of my work with students with ADHD.  Ensuring clear ways of working and a positive, ‘can-do’ approach are really important for success.  By emphasising the strengths and interests of the student and using those to assist curriculum design, much more is achieved.

My skills and experience working with students lacking confidence: If students aren’t given positive feedback, it is much more difficult to help them improve and be successful.  I know this from my own career in teaching and have developed an approach with youngsters which helps them to celebrate the good things about their work and to further build on these.  Most young people find it easier to relate to someone who can identify the positives in their work and efforts and I base my teaching on this.  It helps them go on to more success.

My experience working with students on revision techniques: I can help students with organising their revision timetables and ensuring they follow them.  I am also experienced with supporting youngsters on work schedules so that they revise effectively and build in time for relaxation, which is important during exam time.  I adapt revision methods for individual students and I provide exam preparation help with GCSE and A Level History and Sociology and Foundation Level GCSE Maths

 

My Teaching Philosophy

With over 30 years in the profession, I have never strayed from the view that motivating students is the key to them doing well.  If young people are interested in what they are doing, they will be more successful.  I use this approach in all my work and build relationships with students that encourage them to do their very best in a supported environment where they can ask questions, develop their knowledge and understanding and make exceptional progress.

Something Sensational About Me

I am a keen sportsman with particular interests in football and racket sports and play drums when allowed! I enjoy family time, reading, cooking, listening to music and travelling. I have presented at many educational conferences in England and abroad on a range of educational issues.

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    Availability

    • Tuesday 9am - 6pm
    • Wednesday 9am - 6pm
    • Thursday 9am - 6pm
    • Friday 9am - 6pm

    Qualifications and Training

    • PGCE
    • MA, BA(Hons)
    • Level 3 Counselling Diploma
    • Certificate of Educational Enquiry
    • Safeguarding Lead in 3 schools
    • Designated Safeguarding Lead
    • Specific training on ADHD and Autism
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    • PGCE
    • MA, BA(Hons)
    • Level 3 Counselling Diploma
    • Certificate of Educational Enquiry
    • Safeguarding Lead in 3 schools
    • Designated Safeguarding Lead
    • Specific training on ADHD and Autism

    Choose me if…

    • I will aim to motivate your child and help them to make excellent progress
    • I am someone who has extensive, broad teaching and learning experience and an in-depth understanding of educational issues
    • I am someone who understands how to work effectively with students on a 1:1 basis to help them achieve more
    • I make learning rigorous and fun so that young people enjoy their learning
    • If you want help for your child with GCSE and A Level History and Sociology and Foundation GCSE Maths

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    Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, North Essex, Bedfordshire

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