About Me

Very highly experienced, qualified teacher with 10+ years experience. Senior Leadership Experience, 11+ preparation experience, GCSE Science. Experience teaching children with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, Global Developmental Delay, Speech, Language and Communication challenges.
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Specialist Experience and Skills

I am a very enthusiastic and positive teacher with over a decade of experience within in a number of diverse educational settings. I have worked up to Senior Management Level in one of the largest SEN schools in Europe.

I plan highly-personalised lessons for each student’s individual needs; using a variety of methodologies to promote focus and engagement. I also work with the student’s interests in order to promote a positive working rapport. For younger students, I enjoy bringing the lesson to life using a wide-range of kinaesthetic activities.

As a former Exams Officer and Exam... Read More
I am a very enthusiastic and positive teacher with over a decade of experience within in a number of diverse educational settings. I have worked up to Senior Management Level in one of the largest SEN schools in Europe.

I plan highly-personalised lessons for each student’s individual needs; using a variety of methodologies to promote focus and engagement. I also work with the student’s interests in order to promote a positive working rapport. For younger students, I enjoy bringing the lesson to life using a wide-range of kinaesthetic activities.

As a former Exams Officer and Exam Board Assessor, I have a clear understanding of not only Exam Protocol but the fundamentals of Study Skills and simple yet effective Revision Techniques. I really value the importance of Self-Assessment so that students can see what they have achieved, what they are currently working on and where they need to go in the future! Clear and effective organisation is key!


I also have experience in preparing students for the 11+ exams for entry to a number of Grammar Schools both in London and the Home Counties. A personalised approach ensures individualised targeted sessions across the areas of Maths, English and Verbal/Non-Verbal Reasoning. As this can be a very stressful time for students, I ensure that the pastoral and wellbeing fundamentals of exam preparation are addressed; embedding stress and time management.

Further experience:

– Expertise in working with students with a range of diverse SEN; namely Autism, Dyslexia, Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, Global Developmental Delay, Speech, Language and Communication Challenges as well as those a range of medical and genetic conditions which impact on learning.

– I have worked alongside a range of professionals including Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Educational Psychologists and Social Workers to ensure the holistic needs of each student are met.

Experience:

Within Education, I have held a number of diverse educational roles:
-Member of the Senior Leadership Team within a SEN school with a responsibility for over 200 staff and students

-Teacher within SEN and mainstream schools as well as early school leaver and adult education. I have experience in teaching a wide variety of subjects from KS1 to A-Level.

-11 plus experience

My Teaching Philosophy

I believe learning should be fun, interactive and varied. I use digital technologies in my lessons to engage and inspire my students. I believe that a little humour also goes a long way!

I am also very experience in the wider curriculum and the pastoral elements of education. There are so many factors which impact on learning so I do ensure that I truly understand the needs of each and every student.

Something Sensational About Me

I have travelled to nearly 50 countries. I just love immersing myself in new cultures and I have learned so much over the years.


My passions include fitness and wellbeing, travelling, arts and culture and food. I also love being outdoors and getting mucky (I grew up on a rural farm!). I am also a little bit obsessed with dogs and I am very excited to announce the arrival of my new cavachon puppy Dougal!

Blogs or articles

https://www.sensationaltutors.co.uk/blog/encourage-children-with-sen/

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Availability

  • Thursday 09:00-14:00
  • Friday 09:00-14:00

Qualifications and Training

1st Class Honours PGCE

Makaton, Numicon, ASD training and a number of Speech and Language Therapy workshops based on communication, eating and drinking.

A commitment to continuing professional development with qualifications in First Aid and Team Teach. Completion of courses in Child Protection, Safeguarding, The Prevent Duty, FGM, Food Hygiene and Safety, Fire Safety in Education, Online Safety, Health & Safety for Senior Managers, Evolve Risk assessment training, Bullying.

BSc Hons... Read More
1st Class Honours PGCE

Makaton, Numicon, ASD training and a number of Speech and Language Therapy workshops based on communication, eating and drinking.

A commitment to continuing professional development with qualifications in First Aid and Team Teach. Completion of courses in Child Protection, Safeguarding, The Prevent Duty, FGM, Food Hygiene and Safety, Fire Safety in Education, Online Safety, Health & Safety for Senior Managers, Evolve Risk assessment training, Bullying.

BSc Hons Nutrition and Dietetics

Diploma in Health Science & Physiology

Choose me if…

….you want a tutor who will work with you and your child to ensure the best outcomes possible whilst having some fun and laughter along the way! Here are some of my personal skills:

Strong and positive communicator

Gains a positive and respectful rapport quickly with students

Adaptability

Flexible

Professional at all times

Dedicated

Very open-minded!... Read More
….you want a tutor who will work with you and your child to ensure the best outcomes possible whilst having some fun and laughter along the way! Here are some of my personal skills:

Strong and positive communicator

Gains a positive and respectful rapport quickly with students

Adaptability

Flexible

Professional at all times

Dedicated

Very open-minded!

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N/NW London
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Berkshire
Surrey
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Manisha

Sarah is a delight to work with. She has an upbeat personality and a smiley demeanour, and she has made learning fun for my daughter. Her use of multi-media learning styles, such as songs, videos, and interactive games, have helped my daughter remember her maths concepts. Very communicative with the parents as well.

Salome

Sarah has done a fantastic job tutoring my year 11 daughter for her biology GCSE. The lessons have been engaging and my daughter has gained confidence in the subject. Sarah has really taken the time to get to know how my daughter best learns so the sessions have been enjoyable for her. Sarah has been flexible, helpful and lovely to work with - I recommend her without hesitation!

David and Sarah

It is hard to do justice to the impact Sarah has had as a tutor on our 10 year old in a few words. She combines empathy with a deep knowledge of her subject to provide a rich multi-sensory learning experience for our son, which is enabling him to master skills and fill gaps. We feel that only this one-on-one coaching - and her specific care - could have achieved these results so quickly. He clearly enjoys the engagement too, as well as discovering the fun of learning, which was always difficult before; as with the other reviewers we can only say it has been and is a joy to watch our son progress so rapidly under Sarah's caring guidance. Highly recommended.

Clare

Sarah is a fantastic tutor - she is positive, fun and full of energy! She quickly understood my son's learning needs and adapts her lessons to fully engage him. He looks forward to her visits and enjoys all the different activities she has planned, her multi-sensory approach has worked brilliantly for him. It's wonderful to see my son progressing and gaining confidence from Sarah's tutoring!

Silvia

Very effective, kind and motivational tutoring who adapted to my son’s needs giving him the confidence he needed to access the teaching. She established a lovely rapport with my son who made great progress in a relatively short time. Highly recommended

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