About Me

I'm Megan and I'm both a fully qualified teacher and a Speech and Language Therapist! I have taught and tutored for over 7 years in a range of settings, including working with individuals with SEN, English as an Additional Language, and both children and adults. My recent qualification as a Speech and Language Therapist has allowed me to specialise in communication and language difficulties, including autism, and I aim to help individuals develop their communication whilst learning.

£100 Per Hour

minimum 1.5 hour sessions

Specialist Experience and Skills

I qualified as a teacher in 2013 and began my career working in an orphanage for individuals with disabilities in Thailand, delivering fun and engaging sessions to help the children learn and develop key skills. I also introduced a PECS system to help the children to become more independent, make choices about their lives, and communicate their needs.

When I returned to the U.K., I worked as a secondary school teacher. I was highly successful in this role, and was promoted to Head of Department after just one year, delivering unprecedented improvements in student performance, and receiving ... Read More
I qualified as a teacher in 2013 and began my career working in an orphanage for individuals with disabilities in Thailand, delivering fun and engaging sessions to help the children learn and develop key skills. I also introduced a PECS system to help the children to become more independent, make choices about their lives, and communicate their needs.

When I returned to the U.K., I worked as a secondary school teacher. I was highly successful in this role, and was promoted to Head of Department after just one year, delivering unprecedented improvements in student performance, and receiving high praise from managers and students alike for my engaging lessons, and positive, supportive approach to learning. I also endeavoured to help students develop extra-curricular skills, including creating a Volunteering Society to give students the opportunity to make a difference to their community.

Despite enjoying teaching mainstream, I realised my true motivation was helping students with SEN, so following a period of working abroad, teaching English as an Additional Language to adults and children, I decided to undertake a Masters in Speech and Language Therapy, focusing in particular on working with children with speech, language and communication needs, including autism spectrum conditions, Down syndrome and developmental delay. I am pleased to say I have recently completed this Masters and qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist (pending certification).

I am therefore uniquely skilled in that I am both highly experienced and qualified as a teacher, whilst also able to deliver Speech and Language Therapy. I believe that there are many parallels between students’ educational and therapeutic learning, and that communication and language skills can also be taught. I am able to deliver cohesive sessions where such skills are embedded in curriculum-based learning, and students have the opportunity to keep practising and receiving feedback, which is key to mastering a skill.

My extensive experience in different settings also means I have developed excellent interpersonal and communication skills. I know the importance of sharing information and working as a team to help achieve the best outcomes for children. I have handled many challenging situations and have a can-do attitude to finding solutions which work for everyone. My leadership experience and my previous roles tutoring have also allowed me to develop impeccable organisational skills; I can be relied on to respond and complete tasks in a timely manner, to make the tutoring process simple and enjoyable.

My Teaching Philosophy

I take a holistic approach to teaching, and believe that individuals learn best when they are happy, feeling good about themselves and having fun. I am down-to-earth but goal-focused, and endeavour to maximally empathise with students, considering their interests and motivations. I believe that this helps facilitate both positive behaviour and progress towards targets, in that a student is engaged and enjoying the session as well as developing and learning. I also believe that communication skills should be embedded within general learning, to enable them to be applied in real scenarios and developed more effectively.

Something Sensational About Me

I have taught in 4 different countries and love meeting people from different backgrounds!

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    Availability

    • Monday 9am - 5pm
    • Tuesday 9am - 5pm
    • Wednesday 9am - 5pm
    • Thursday 9am - 5pm
    • Friday 9am - 5pm

    Qualifications and Training

    BSc (Hons) Psychology PGCE (Primary Teaching) with Qualified Teacher Status MSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy... Read More
    BSc (Hons) Psychology PGCE (Primary Teaching) with Qualified Teacher Status MSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy

    Choose me if…

    • You would like a tutor who:
    • - Has an excellent track record of building rapport with students and a proven success rate
    • - Invests time in developing bespoke fun and engaging sessions
    • - Is also qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist and able to embed communication skills into learning
    • - Understands the importance of fostering self-esteem, wellbeing and independence

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