About Me

Specialist SEN teacher with over 15 years experience teaching pupils (age 4 -16) with Autism (including high functioning), Global Developmental Delay, ADHD, language and communication difficulties, Down's syndrome, emotional and behavioural difficulties and sensory processing disorders.

£50 Per Hour

minimum 1.5 hour sessions

Specialist Experience and Skills

I am a fun and friendly teacher and tutor, and I provide a modified curriculum to pupils who experience barriers to learning. I create personalised learning experiences for students according to their individual needs and interests. I have worked across Key Stages 2, 3 and 4 in a NAS accredited school, using a range of strategies to support learning and behaviour. This included the use of visual symbols, the Teacch approach and multisensory activities to ensure that my lessons were inclusive to all learners.

My role as an SEN teacher to date has involved me setting individual targets for... Read More
I am a fun and friendly teacher and tutor, and I provide a modified curriculum to pupils who experience barriers to learning. I create personalised learning experiences for students according to their individual needs and interests. I have worked across Key Stages 2, 3 and 4 in a NAS accredited school, using a range of strategies to support learning and behaviour. This included the use of visual symbols, the Teacch approach and multisensory activities to ensure that my lessons were inclusive to all learners.

My role as an SEN teacher to date has involved me setting individual targets for my students and working as part of a multi-agency team (with the Speech and Language team, Occupational therapists, the parents and the student) in order to enable the student to achieve their full potential. Regular assessments and communication allow me to successfully measure progress effectively.

My degree was a 4 year Bachelor of Education degree and I studied English as my main subject. I then completed my QTS year in a mainstream primary before moving to an SEN school. As I was working at an SEN school, we had training days and staff meetings from the Occupational health and Speech and language team, including learning about sensory diets for example, but I just listed the courses I had been outside of my school setting that I had certificates for. The OT and SALT visited weekly so the training was via them as an ongoing thing rather than via going on courses for training.

My subject specialism is English and I support pupils with reading, writing and grammar, including colourful semantics, an approach recommend by speech and language therapists. I provide interactive and multi-sensory phonics lessons to pupils from age 3 upwards. I have experience using PECS for communication as well as assistive technology such as proloquego2 and LAMP, and I have worked alongside Speech and Language therapists in supporting their use with students.

I have experience teaching English as a second language (ESL) to pupils within the age range of 4-16 on an online platform. I also have experience teaching students in mainstream schools, as well as tutoring students in English and Maths outside of their typical school day in areas that they are finding more challenging. I have worked with mainstream school staff to share strategies with how they might adapt their resources and lessons to make their learning environment inclusive to all pupils, including those with SEN.

I have worked in pupil referral units for both primary and secondary aged students who are currently not accessing mainstream education due to emotional, social and/or behavioural issues as well as community learning sessions in my local area.


My Teaching Philosophy

I believe that all students are individuals, and everyone learns in their own unique way. I use multiple methods of teaching (linguistic, visual, auditory, kinaesthetic) to reach students, so that no one is left behind. My approach to teaching can best be summarised by the following quote:
"If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach them the way they learn".

Something Sensational About Me

I love to visit new places, both near and far. I volunteered in a Council Exchanges Workcamp in the USA, where I co-led 2 vacation and recreational trips for adults with developmental disabilities.

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Availability

  • Wednesday 10.00 am - 7.00 pm
  • Thursday 10.00 am - 7.00 pm
  • Friday 10.00 am - 7.00 pm
  • Saturday 10.00 am - 1.00 pm
  • Monday 10.00am - 7.00pm

Qualifications and Training

- Bachelor of Education with English - 2.1 - with QTS (qualified teacher status);
- The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS);
- Team-Teach;
- Autism Spectrum Disorders;
- Introduction to Child Bereavement;
- Intensive Interaction;
- Elklan - Communication friendly settings.

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- Bachelor of Education with English - 2.1 - with QTS (qualified teacher status);
- The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS);
- Team-Teach;
- Autism Spectrum Disorders;
- Introduction to Child Bereavement;
- Intensive Interaction;
- Elklan - Communication friendly settings.

Choose me if…

  • You are looking for someone who will take the time to udnerstand your child's unique ways of learning.
  • You are looking for someone who will take the time to understand your child's unique ways of learning.
  • Your child needs help to develop their skills in English and/or communciation.
  • You are looking for someone who is creative and has a range of stratetgies to support learning and behaviour.
  • You are looking for someone who could tutor online.

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