About Me

30+ years’ experience.
Specialisms: Qualifications and training:
Qualified Primary Teacher with QTS, Masters' Degree in Education/ Pedegogy, Postgraduate Diploma in Specific Language Difficulties, Montessori Teaching experience
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Specialist Experience and Skills

I am a fully qualified and dedicated teacher with teaching experience in Early-Years, Primary Education, Special Educational Needs, and extensive dyslexia and dyscalculia experience.
In previous roles, I have carried out teacher assessments to determine whether the child was dyslexic. I developed a dyslexia unit to assess the problems of the children at an individual level. I was able to maximise the children’s learning opportunities in the available time that I had. By working alongside classroom teachers and the Inclusion Manager, I adapted my teaching activities so that the children... Read More
I am a fully qualified and dedicated teacher with teaching experience in Early-Years, Primary Education, Special Educational Needs, and extensive dyslexia and dyscalculia experience.
In previous roles, I have carried out teacher assessments to determine whether the child was dyslexic. I developed a dyslexia unit to assess the problems of the children at an individual level. I was able to maximise the children’s learning opportunities in the available time that I had. By working alongside classroom teachers and the Inclusion Manager, I adapted my teaching activities so that the children were able to learn more and feel that they were achieving. Furthermore, I led a program to assist children and their families because I understood that it was important to increase parents’ or guardians’ awareness of the problems and implications associated with Special Needs.
I have 4 years’ experience as a Montessori School teacher.

I can find and prepare fun and interesting resources, teach techniques that suit children learning style and cover materials in as many ways as are needed until your child understands.
Children struggle when they try to learn in ways that aren’t natural for them.

Remember there is never “one” right way or “only” way to teach or help your child.

My Teaching Philosophy

I believe that children learn in different ways and all have the potential to succeed. To gain a better understanding of how your child learns I will consider the broad areas of preferred learning styles.
• Visual learners best remember what is seen. These children tend to remember faces instead of names, are good readers and have good imaginations.
• Auditory learners best remember what is heard. These youngsters remember names well, respond easily to phonics instruction and may like to talk when writing.
• Kinesthetic learners learn best by doing, experimenting and involvement. These learners remember what was done, not necessarily what was seen or heard, and might have difficulty paying attention and staying focused on their schoolwork or homework.

As a teacher, I believe
- Teach - don't test. If the child is stuck I will help immediately. I don't want to change learning into a struggle.
- Practice until the child is able to understand and go back to it the next day.
- Keep child interest, and do not allow the child's attention to wander.
- I would like to get the maximum correct responses with the minimum mistakes.

Something Sensational About Me

There are many important things in my life but the most important thing for me is my family. We love books, music theatre, traveling, rugby and many more.

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Availability

  • Monday 09:00 - 18:00
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
  • Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
  • Friday 09:00 - 18:00
  • Saturday 09:00 - 18:00

Qualifications and Training

Master of Education/ Pedagogy Postgraduate Course in Special Education, Qualified Teacher Status, Diploma of Social Work I have recently completed the following training courses: . Dyslexia and Other Literacy Difficulties ( November 2019) . Supporting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (December 2018) • Literacy in the Primary Classroom (November 2018) • New to Early Years Foundation Stage EYFS (October 2018) • Behaviour Basics – Getting off to a sure start in managing... Read More
Master of Education/ Pedagogy Postgraduate Course in Special Education, Qualified Teacher Status, Diploma of Social Work I have recently completed the following training courses: . Dyslexia and Other Literacy Difficulties ( November 2019) . Supporting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (December 2018) • Literacy in the Primary Classroom (November 2018) • New to Early Years Foundation Stage EYFS (October 2018) • Behaviour Basics – Getting off to a sure start in managing behavior (September 2018) • Safeguarding; Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2018) • Maths Learning Difficulties and Dyscalculia in Schools and Colleges with Steve Chin – September 2017 • Mind Reading for Teachers; How to tell and what to do When Working memory isn’t Working with Jennie Guise (September 2017) • Study skills for Upper Primary and Secondary Schools Students with Bernadette McLean (September 2017) • Supporting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (June 2017) • The Prevent duty (June 2017) • New to Early Years Foundation stage (May 2017) • EAL Learners in the Mainstream Classroom (April 2017) • Effective Questioning in the Classroom ( April 2017) • Introduction to Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND), (April 2017) • Teaching for Neurodiversity, Train the Trainer: Part 3 -Classroom support strategies (Primary), (January 2017). • Teaching for Neurodiversity, Train the Trainer: Part 2 – – Teaching Phonics Effectively (January 2017). • Teaching for Neurodiversity, Train the Trainer: Part 1 – ‘Seeing the Whole Picture’ (January 2017). • SEND Communication Strategies (January 2017)

Choose me if…

  • You are looking for a qualified SEN teacher
  • – someone to put in boundaries
  • – a passionate and committed specialist teacher
  • – someone who is able to work flexibly
  • - someone who can make learning active and engaging

SPECIFIC AREAS COVERED

Watford, Ealing, Bushey, Northwood, Ruislip, Pinner, Elstree, Radlett, Stanmore, Harrow, Maida Vale, Chiswick, Fullam

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J A

Longina came into my son's life when we lost all hope - he was demotivated and below average within his year group with some signs of learning difficulty that school teachers couldn’t properly address. She managed to turn things around within weeks! Most importantly she found a unique approach to him and taught him ways in which he was able to learn things in more efficient way and therefore make progress in class. I believe she was able to reignite that passion within and bring progress in his attitude to school work and to learning in general. She genuinely cares for him and ensures that she helps enough but also encourages independent work. In summary she is a great professional, my son adores her and we are incredibly lucky to have her in our lives as my son prepares for his 11+.

J FM

Every child should have a Longina in their lives; where many others had failed and given up, Longina was able to fully engage with our child and allow him to bloom beyond expectations. Our son had complex needs including a severe speech delay. Her innate passion for teaching coupled with her vast knowledge and experience helped him overcome many hurdles and shine again. She has had such a positive effect on him, including in his personal confidence, beyond academe - a real life changer. Longina's 'can do' attitude seems to be spurred by her wanting each child to achieve their maximum potential. Her patient, yet professional nurture, enabled our child to want to learn, something that no-one else had been able to do. We are beyond grateful to have had Longina in our lives and hope to be able to continue to have her for many more years to come! Longina has a unique gift and is, simply marvellous.

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