About Me

I am an enthusiastic, energetic, highly motivated, experienced Early Years, KS1, KS2, SEN and Specialist Dyslexia teacher.
I have 10 years' experience working in a variety of educational settings including state, independent and SEN schools. I have worked with pupils with a range of needs from Autism, Dyslexia, ADHD/AD, Speech and Language difficulties to Emotional and Behavioural difficulties.
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Specialist Experience and Skills

I have 10 years' experience working in a variety of educational settings including state, independent and SEN schools. I am an enthusiastic, energetic, highly motivated, experienced Early Years, KS1, SEN and Specialist Dyslexia teacher with a strong focus on meeting the academic, social and emotional needs of my pupils while recognising and respecting their individuality. My experience includes teaching children with a range of needs including Autism, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia, Speech and Language difficulties, ADHD, Global Developmental Delay, Health, Emotional and Behavioural... Read More
I have 10 years' experience working in a variety of educational settings including state, independent and SEN schools. I am an enthusiastic, energetic, highly motivated, experienced Early Years, KS1, SEN and Specialist Dyslexia teacher with a strong focus on meeting the academic, social and emotional needs of my pupils while recognising and respecting their individuality. My experience includes teaching children with a range of needs including Autism, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia, Speech and Language difficulties, ADHD, Global Developmental Delay, Health, Emotional and Behavioural difficulties.

During my years as a primary teacher in Early Years and KS1 I realised that my passion was helping children with special needs. Therefore, I decided to continue with my teaching career as an SEN teacher in Special needs schools where I had great opportunities to help pupils with a range of needs. Through my career as an ASD teacher I have had a wealth of specialist training such as TEACCH, PECS, Makaton, Widgit web tools, behaviour therapy ABA that help students with visual information processing, social communication, attention and executive functioning and verbal communication.

My passion for helping children with special needs hasn't stopped and because I wanted to reach out to children with specific learning difficulties such as Dyslexia and Dyscalculia as well, I decided to continue with my professional development. Two years ago I gained OCR Level 5 Diploma in Teaching children with Specific learning difficulties and Dyslexia. In my current teaching role I work as a Specialist Dyslexia teacher. I'm qualified to conduct informal, curriculum-based assessments and deliver specialist teaching programmes to learners with dyslexia.

I do multi-sensory teaching: small incremental steps delivered one at a time, with plenty of opportunity for repetition, so learners can proceed at their own pace and receive positive reinforcement as they learn.

I teach a range of strategies to help children to learn letter-sounds and spelling rules. Many children with dyslexia are kinaesthetic learners (they learn by doing), therefore I engage them in purposeful movement, using rhythm and visual activities to stimulate memory and trigger recall. As many dyslexic students struggle with working memory, short and long term memory I've created many memory games and have taught student different memory techniques.

I have great interaction skills with children as well as an appropriate level of humour when required. My kindness, caring, compassion, understanding, patience, and excellent behavioural management skills always help me to support those children with more challenging behaviour.

I have ability to inspire children and help them through challenges. I always strive to create calm and safe environment because I strongly believe children need to feel secure and relaxed in order to fully engage in learning. My natural creativity drives me to make my lessons fun, engaging, and multi sensory and I always try to link learning objectives to the child's interest.

My Teaching Philosophy

I strongly believe that all children are unique and have something special they can bring to their own education. Therefore learning needs to be personalised, playful as well as challenging in order to engage the students.
My strength is in fostering children’s appetite for learning and motivating them through enthusiastic and imaginative teaching. I pride myself on creativity and resourcefulness, combined with strong planning and organisational skills.
I always try to improve children’s abilities and help them with their weak points so they feel confident and motivated to learn and achieve.
It has always been crucial for me and my learners to feel good about themselves and have a sense of achievement and focus on building their self-esteem.

Something Sensational About Me

One summer I did house-sitting of a lonely cottage in Yukon's wilderness. The cottage was surrounded by grizzly bears who competed with me for fish and juicy berries. My only company were five gorgeous huskies.

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Availability

  • Monday 09:00-13:00
  • Tuesday 09:00-13:00
  • Wednesday 09:00-13:00
  • Thursday 09:00-13:00
  • Friday 09:00-13:00

Qualifications and Training

- QTS (Qualified Teacher Status);
- Bachelor of Primary Education (Honours)- Literacy, Mathematics and Pedagogy;
- OCR Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Learners with Dyslexia/ Specific Learning Difficulties;
- TEAM TEACH Entry level;
- Makaton course;
- PECS Basic Training;
- PIVATS (Performance Indicators for Valued Assessment and Targeted Learning);
- Paediatric first aid;
- Child Protection in Education Level 2.... Read More
- QTS (Qualified Teacher Status);
- Bachelor of Primary Education (Honours)- Literacy, Mathematics and Pedagogy;
- OCR Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Learners with Dyslexia/ Specific Learning Difficulties;
- TEAM TEACH Entry level;
- Makaton course;
- PECS Basic Training;
- PIVATS (Performance Indicators for Valued Assessment and Targeted Learning);
- Paediatric first aid;
- Child Protection in Education Level 2.

Choose me if…

- you are looking for patient, caring, friendly professional with good sense of humour
- you are looking for a tutor who is able to modify any lesson and use variety of technique to fulfill child's potential
- you are looking for a tutor who cares deeply about child's progress
- you are looking for a tutor who inspires your child and help to build his/her confidence and self-esteem
- you are looking for a tutor who offers an individual multi-sensory, structured and cumulative teaching... Read More
- you are looking for patient, caring, friendly professional with good sense of humour
- you are looking for a tutor who is able to modify any lesson and use variety of technique to fulfill child's potential
- you are looking for a tutor who cares deeply about child's progress
- you are looking for a tutor who inspires your child and help to build his/her confidence and self-esteem
- you are looking for a tutor who offers an individual multi-sensory, structured and cumulative teaching programme full of games, interactive activities, and visual aids in order to keep your child engaged and progressing.

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Bromley
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Lewisham
Sevenoaks
Tonbridge
SE London
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Becky

Miriam has been tutoring my son who is 6 years old. He has been struggling in school and finds concentration really tricky. Miriam has been so lovely with my son and she always has new ideas to engage him in learning, lots of physical games which he absolutely loves. He is developing a love of learning I could have only hoped for before Miriam started working with him. This week he raced to the table as soon as the door bell rang. He was excited to get started! He is really coming along well and Miriam is so patient with him. I listen to the lessons and hear him laughing, engaging and learning. She is so calm with him, he is a fidget and expert at avoidance. Not with Miriam, he is fully engaged, no more toilet breaks or running to me for a quick hug. He is so relaxed with her, this is a big step for my son. He is starting to remember words they have been working on and his reading has really developed. She has him jump for the number syllables in each word and it has truly helped him with his reading. Before he would talk quietly struggle with words, replace them with other words and try and cut short the reading session. Now he is reading confidently with no stumbling and reads the whole book. He has even asked if he can read more! I am incredibly grateful to Miriam for her hard work and dedication to helping my son.

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