About Me

I have nearly twenty years' experience as a qualified teacher and tutor. My expertise lies in the following areas: English (up to A-Level), Philosophy (A-Level and IB Diploma), Business Studies (GCSE and BTEC), Politics (A-Level), RE (GCSE and A-Level), Sociology (A-Level) and Psychology (GCSE and A-Level). I have over ten years' experience of SEN teaching, which started with home-schooling my eldest daughter (who has Asperger's and Dyslexia) and has developed into a number of specialist teacher roles with students with Autism, PDA, ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, FASD and Social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

£110 Per Hour

minimum 1.5 hour sessions

Specialist Experience and Skills

I am well-qualified and have a demonstrable, on-going interest in educational values, aims and methods. Since qualifying as a teacher in 2003, I have continued my studies in education (including educational research methods and philosophy) at MA, MSc and PhD. Since qualifying as a teacher, I have also taught in a range of educational settings in the UK and internationally. These include secondary schools, specialist schools and centres, sixth form colleges, language schools and UK universities.

In addition to my classroom teaching experience, I have acted as a personal tutor for various stu... Read More
I am well-qualified and have a demonstrable, on-going interest in educational values, aims and methods. Since qualifying as a teacher in 2003, I have continued my studies in education (including educational research methods and philosophy) at MA, MSc and PhD. Since qualifying as a teacher, I have also taught in a range of educational settings in the UK and internationally. These include secondary schools, specialist schools and centres, sixth form colleges, language schools and UK universities.

In addition to my classroom teaching experience, I have acted as a personal tutor for various students, including SEN students, from ages 8-adult, both on a self-employed basis and for the National Teaching and Advisory Service, where I also taught English and Mathematics. I have also been an examiner (and team-leader) for Cambridge Assessment since 2004 at both GCSE and A-level and am also an examiner, moderator, and curriculum developer for the IB Diploma (Philosophy). In both my tutoring and examining roles, I have gained up-to-date insights into the demands of a range of examination specifications which aided me in improving outcomes for my own students.
My experience teaching students with dyslexia: I have had extensive experience of teaching young people with Dyslexia. This began when I home schooled my eldest daughter who was diagnosed with Dyslexia in 2010. I have since acted as private tutor for various students with Dyslexia as well as worked as a specialist tutor through the National Teaching and Advisory Service and, more recently, through SENse Learning in Sussex. I have also completed various INSET and other training courses in Dyslexia since studying for my MSc in Education in 2010. One thing that I am well-aware of is how a one-size-fits-all approach is insufficient to help students with Dyslexia, as one person's learning need and style of learning is often quite different from the next. As such, being well-versed in the range of possible methods used to help dyslexic students is just the starting point: it is most definitely also a case of making the effort to discover what approaches work best for the individual student concerned.

My Teaching Philosophy

My own love of learning, demonstrated through my educational history, has also influenced my attitude towards teaching. Here, my main aim as an educator has always been to provide high-quality educational experiences for all students and to encourage a deep and lasting enthusiasm for independent thinking, learning and self-development. As a teacher and tutor, I have always used a variety of activities and methods to offer balanced and appropriately differentiated lessons. The aim here is always to allow every student to access the subject, while also ensuring that they are appropriately challenged and not simply ‘catered for’. As such, I always strive to develop purposeful, educational relationships with all my students, so that I can come to know, in a deeper sense, how to be appropriately responsive to their individual learning needs.

Something Sensational About Me

I have a passion for creative writing and have written three books for children (aged 8-12)

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    Availability

    • Monday 2pm - 7pm
    • Tuesday 2pm - 7pm
    • Wednesday 2pm - 7pm
    • Thursday 2pm - 7pm
    • Friday 3pm - 7pm
    • Saturday 9am - 1pm

    Qualifications and Training

    • P.G.C.E. in History (including QTS), University of Cambridge
    • Ph.D. in Philosophy of Education, UCL Institute of Education, University of London
    • M.Sc. in Social and Educational Research Methods (Distinction) Institute of Education, University of London
    • M.A. in Philosophy of Education (Distinction) Institute of Education, University of London
    • MPhil History of Ideas, University of Hertfordshire
    • B.A. (Hons) in History and Philosophy (First Class Honours) University of Hertford
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    • P.G.C.E. in History (including QTS), University of Cambridge
    • Ph.D. in Philosophy of Education, UCL Institute of Education, University of London
    • M.Sc. in Social and Educational Research Methods (Distinction) Institute of Education, University of London
    • M.A. in Philosophy of Education (Distinction) Institute of Education, University of London
    • MPhil History of Ideas, University of Hertfordshire
    • B.A. (Hons) in History and Philosophy (First Class Honours) University of Hertfordshire
    • PGCert in Creative Writing University of Brighton
    • CertTESOL, Trinity College London
    I am also a qualified first aider and have recently attended training courses in MAPA, Student Safeguarding, FASD and Zones of Regulation.

    Choose me if…

    • You want a tutor who will see the individual and not just the 'condition'
    • You want a tutor who is an experienced examiner and moderator
    • You want a tutor who has experience of SEN as a parent not just as a teacher
    • You want a tutor who will put your child’s learning needs first
    • You want a tutor who is knowledgeable, patient, approachable and enthusiastic

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    East and West Sussex; West Kent; London (By arrangement)

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