About Me


  • 8 Years - Qualified Primary Teacher - EYFS, KS1, Lower KS2

  • Teaching Specialisms - Early Years, Phonics, Maths Mastery, SEN, Performing Arts

  • Teaches English & Maths through a multi-sensory, immersive and creative learning-through-play approach

  • Offers a fun & hands-on learning experience

  • Boosts confidence & self-esteem

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£110.00 Per Hour

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Specialist Experience and Skills

I am a qualified, highly motivated and dedicated specialist tutor with teaching specialisms in Early Years (age 3+), Primary Education, Special Educational Needs, Sensory & Auditory Processing Disorders, LAMDA Exam Coaching and Performing Arts. Alongside my Qualified Teacher Status, I have a BA with Honours in English Literacy, Language and Communications.

I hold a wealth of teaching experience across all three primary key-stages (EYFS, KS1, Lower KS2) both in the UK and overseas, and have experience working with children and young people with specific educational needs, and learners fr... Read More
I am a qualified, highly motivated and dedicated specialist tutor with teaching specialisms in Early Years (age 3+), Primary Education, Special Educational Needs, Sensory & Auditory Processing Disorders, LAMDA Exam Coaching and Performing Arts. Alongside my Qualified Teacher Status, I have a BA with Honours in English Literacy, Language and Communications.

I hold a wealth of teaching experience across all three primary key-stages (EYFS, KS1, Lower KS2) both in the UK and overseas, and have experience working with children and young people with specific educational needs, and learners from bilingual backgrounds (EAL/ESL).

I have worked in a range of 1:1 tutoring roles - primarily supporting children with complex learning, behavioural, social and emotional needs. I provide bespoke sessions with an emphasis on play-based, child-led learning and personalise each of my sessions around creative 'hooks', fun learning tasks and key interests of the child.

I have a thorough understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and National Primary Curriculum (English and Maths), and specialist subject knowledge of the Maths Mastery Scheme, Dramatic Progress in Literacy Units and the Letters & Sounds Phonics Programme. I also have experience in Key Stage 1 and 2 - preparing pupils for end of term examinations and administering National Curriculum Tests, such as: Year 1 Phonics Screening Check, Year 2 SATs and Year 6 SATs.

In my role as Reception Phase Lead, I led on staff training and parent workshops around key aspects of the Early Years Curriculum. Alongside this, I was responsible for implementing and monitoring targeted interventions, including: Maths, Reading, Phonics, Handwriting (fine and gross motor), Behavioural/Social Skills and Speech and Language (articulation, fluency and voice disorders). These interventions included: Reading Recovery, Fabulous Phonics and Talk Boost and enabled children with processing disorders, communication difficulties and low confidence to make accelerated progress in these areas. They benefited greatly from working at a slower pace in smaller groups - each with individualised learning goals. Furthermore, the children also gained wider access to the curriculum through the use of clear, visual aids, an 'active learner' approach and multi-sensory teaching methods.

I have worked closely alongside other Educational Professionals, such as: SENCo's, Speech & Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Literacy and Maths Consultants. I have inputted on Individual Education Plans, Curriculum Frameworks and supported children with Communication, Social and Behavioural needs. I have extensive experience and training in using the following teaching tools and strategies to help meet the needs of children with Autism, ADHD, Processing/Communication Difficulties: PECS, Visual Timetables, Now/Next Task Stations, Choice Boards, Communicate: In Print and Social Stories.

In my current work as a Drama Practitioner, Theatre-in-Education Facilitator and Primary Educator - I deliver Drama, Dance and Music workshops that inspire confidence through creativity. I ensure that workshop content is engaging, challenging and that every child develops at their own pace through skills-based group activities and performance opportunities. Both creative and educational - my workshops focus on social interactions, building confidence and developing communication and performance skills.

I frequently use musical rhymes and chants, stories and songs and dance routines in my sessions to help with memory recall and to enable 'active-learners' to access their learning in more creative ways. I am a big believer of using the Creative Arts (Drama, Dance, Music) in my sessions. These holistic and participatory teaching methods puts the learner at the core and promotes a love of learning in a safe and nurturing space.

My Teaching Philosophy

I favour a multi-sensory and individualised approach to my teaching and am committed to unlocking the potential of each and every child in a supportive, nurturing and engaging way - through the use of personalised learning plans, individual targets and confidence-building skills.

I am a highly adaptable and reflective practitioner and would describe my teaching style as fun, interactive and hands-on. I offer engaging, learning-through-play sessions that follow the interests of a particular child and use my love of the Arts (Drama, Dance & Music) to inspire learning and equipping children with the tools they need to access their learning in a creative and imaginative way.

As a qualified Primary School Teacher, I share specialisms in Early Years Education, Maths Mastery, Phonics and Performing Arts. As an educator, I am a firm believer in delivering excellence within the wider curriculum, ensuring all children receive a high-quality and well-rounded education.

I facilitate 1:1 tutoring sessions that eradicate any previous barriers to learning, seek out how children learn best and give them a sense of ownership and empowerment over their own learning. I am passionate about delivering innovative and engaging sessions that put the learning experience and well-being of the child at its core.

Through my tutoring sessions, I aim to ignite an individual’s spark, instil confidence and inspire a life-long love of learning.

Something Sensational About Me

* I love to travel and learn about different cultures. I have under-taken teaching placements in Africa, America, South-East Asia & South America.

* I have two adorable pet rabbits called Chutney and Chia.

* I am a mum to a sensational little boy called Marty.

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    Qualifications and Training

    - QTS - Department For Education (2012) - PGCE - General Primary - Goldsmiths, University of London (2011 - 2012) - BA (HONS) - 2:1 - English Literacy, Language & Communications, The University of Manchester (2003 - 2006) - April 2018: KCSIE Certification - April 2018: Prevent Duty Certification (College of Policing) - Feb 2018: Emergency First Aid Qualified (British Red Cross) - Oct 2017: Online Safety & Child Protection Training (INEQE Group)... Read More
    - QTS - Department For Education (2012) - PGCE - General Primary - Goldsmiths, University of London (2011 - 2012) - BA (HONS) - 2:1 - English Literacy, Language & Communications, The University of Manchester (2003 - 2006) - April 2018: KCSIE Certification - April 2018: Prevent Duty Certification (College of Policing) - Feb 2018: Emergency First Aid Qualified (British Red Cross) - Oct 2017: Online Safety & Child Protection Training (INEQE Group)

    Choose me if…

    • ...You want a tutor who is dedicated to following your child's interests and fostering a love of learning.
    • ...You want a tutor that combines the Creative Arts (Drama, Dance & Music) with a learning-through-play approach.
    • ...You want a tutor that understands that every child is unique and constantly learning and maturing in every area of development at their own pace and in their own individual ways.
    • ...You want a tutor that is passionate about making a difference and committed to unlocking the true potential of your child.
    • ...You want a tutor who can make learning fun, active and engaging!

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    - Barnet
    - Camden
    - Greenwich
    - Hackney
    - Haringey
    - Islington
    - Fulham and Chelsea
    - Southwark
    - Tower Hamlets
    - Westminster

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      Hilary

      Lucy has been an invaluable addition to our support team for our five year old son (ASD). Her enthusiasm is both infectious and effective and our son adores his time with her. He has learned a huge amount in a relatively short time - all through play so he is completely engaged throughout the entire session. A particular strength of her approach is her focus on his emotional as well as intellectual growth. We can not recommend her highly enough!

      Gioia M

      We can highly recommend Lucy as an online tutor for children with dyslexia/ dysgraphia. Lucy is tutoring our 7 year old son who has Dysgraphia in virtual lessons. We have been amazed how varied, creative and tailored Lucy designs those lessons. Our son has a great time, while learning and training lots of different skills!

      Kristen

      Lucy uses an engaging and multi-sensory approach with my son. He loves his tutoring sessions and Lucy provides a thorough report of what was covered. Highly recommended tutor!

      Kate R

      We were lucky to find Lucy to spend time with our son in the year before he started school, when he was getting bored at nursery. Her approach was fantastic - using story telling to spark his interest in phonics and writing, which have stood him in good stead now he’s at school. Lucy is entirely reliable and trustworthy, and their time together never felt like a lesson for our son, which was what we wanted!

      Micaela K

      My son aged 8 (ADHD/autism) always looks forward to Lucy's tutoring visits with a great deal of excitement. Lucy has a wonderful "bag of secrets" to keep him entertained and motivated throughout the 90 min session, and also has incorporated his love of music and his current passion of the moment (ie robots) to build upon his handwriting and math skills. We could not be happier to have found her!

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