About Me

10+ years experience. Early Years/KS1/ KS2 Teacher

Qualifications and training: Qualified Teacher (Institute of Education), English Degree (Kings College London), Diploma in Psychology

Specialisms: creative writing and English, maths intervention support, KS1 and KS2 SATS

Areas covered: London within the North Circular or M25
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£110.00 Per Hour

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Specialist Experience and Skills

– Qualified Teacher (Institute of Education)
– English Degree (Kings College London)
– Diploma in Psychology and Counselling
– Twelve years of Primary Teaching
– Ten years of continuous practice within the primary classroom
– An additional two years as a maths intervention specialist teacher
- Creative writing expert
- Experience teaching children who have English as a second or additional language
– Early Years/KS1/ KS2 Teacher
– Four years supporting children through their SATS in KS1 and KS2
– Led cross phase writing moderation across different schools
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– Qualified Teacher (Institute of Education)
– English Degree (Kings College London)
– Diploma in Psychology and Counselling
– Twelve years of Primary Teaching
– Ten years of continuous practice within the primary classroom
– An additional two years as a maths intervention specialist teacher
- Creative writing expert
- Experience teaching children who have English as a second or additional language
– Early Years/KS1/ KS2 Teacher
– Four years supporting children through their SATS in KS1 and KS2
– Led cross phase writing moderation across different schools
– English Lead across a two form entry school from EYFS/KS1/KS2
– Praised by OFSTED for leadership in English
– Specialised maths intervention tutor and coordinator

Taught the same cohort in years 2/3 and 6 who went on to achieve the best SATs results in the twenty year history of the school. The children made 100% progress in maths, reading, and writing, exceeding national benchmarks. I am a classroom teacher and middle leader with many years’ experience teaching across all the primary key stages: a proven record of helping children progress, setting suitable challenges and closing the gap in attainment for targeted groups; I am passionate about  providing positive learning experiences and making the learning relevant, creative and cross-curricular;  widely experienced with pupils who have special needs; and have an extensive knowledge and understanding of how to personalise learning to provide opportunities for all learners to achieve their potential.

My Teaching Philosophy

I have many years’ experience teaching in many contexts and have always tutored children one-to-one alongside the whole class approach. I am experienced at liaising with outside agencies for a wide range of special needs and would be very happy to do so to ensure continuity in your child’s learning. I review progress regularly and can give advice and support on practical strategies to support learners at home. I have taught right the way across the primary keys stages and am passionate about helping children to achieve their own individual potential by meeting them where they are. This involves an in-depth assessment of a child’s needs and strengths and deploying individually tailored lessons to support any gaps identified; I constantly strive to present a learner with choices: learning should be multi-sensory and it needs to be broken down into manageable steps. The intention is to kindle an enthusiasm and a passion for the subject being taught, through depth, rigour, and context. I believe that for learning to be effective it has to be relevant to the individual and it should be a joy!

Something Sensational About Me

This is a direct quote from the Reverend John Hicks (Formally an OFSTED inspector and my Headteacher):
"Siri is a consistently able teacher and an exceptional role model to other teachers. She is always willing to go the extra mile. I have found Siri to be focussed and hardworking, with a good eye for detail and a very good grasp of ‘what makes a difference’ to the learning of pupils. She has been highly effective in whichever year group she has taught. Siri is a resilient individual who has had to work with some of the most challenging children I have ever worked with in my 26 years as a serving teacher…and she has done so with the passionate view that children can and do improve, when stimulated and encouraged, especially through art. Her behaviour management is exceptionally good. She has an innate sense that all children have potential; it is just about unlocking it and giving the skills and experience to develop them. Siri plans and delivers a whole range of subjects and does so effectively and in detail. Parents find Siri to be approachable, honest and direct. I would say that Siri wants nothing less than excellence in all she does, and achieves it too."

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Jacqui

I can't find enough positive words to describe Siri! From the moment she walked into our house, she made an immediate impact with both my children (one with SEN) and I continue to marvel at how she manages to maintain and continue to build a strong relationship with all of us through lockdown and online lessons. Siri makes the learning fun and enjoyable and engages children in a way that they interact with her where they struggle to interact with others. She is infectious in her enthusiasm and energy! She has unlimited patience, is always positive and upbeat, and manages to win my child around even when he is not. Her methods are amazing and get results and my son loves to work with her. I highly recommend Siri!

Louise

My 11 year old son has been working with Siri for 18 months. She is absolutely tremendous! Her methods are so inventive and fresh and creative and she was able to engage my son even when he was so adamant that he would not learn. Siri is so patient and intuitive with him - she really understand him and his needs. She is great at keeping us in the loop and showing us how we can support him too. Our son has made significant progress and more importantly is proud of his achievements with Siri and as a result is much more focused and keen to learn - both with Siri and at school.

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