About Me

Teacher with over 20 years' experience in primary schools, with a passion for teaching English and for making maths more enjoyable and less daunting. I am very experienced in helping children with concentration issues, having supported children with focus issues as an outreach teacher for 14 years.

£110.00 Per Hour

minimum 1.5 hour sessions

Specialist Experience and Skills

I have over 20 years' experience of working with primary-aged children. I have enormous experience of teaching English and am passionate about the subject, bringing it alive for the children I teach. I also help children who find maths challenging, boosting their confidence in the subject and making it fun, using practical resources, including Numicon. At present I am working part time in a small independent school supporting children 1:1 or in very small groups.

I always make my sessions full of fun and laughter, varied, creative using games and role play to engage the child. When I... Read More
I have over 20 years' experience of working with primary-aged children. I have enormous experience of teaching English and am passionate about the subject, bringing it alive for the children I teach. I also help children who find maths challenging, boosting their confidence in the subject and making it fun, using practical resources, including Numicon. At present I am working part time in a small independent school supporting children 1:1 or in very small groups.

I always make my sessions full of fun and laughter, varied, creative using games and role play to engage the child. When I walked in to the school, the children would run up to me and ask, ‘Sue, Sue, are you taking me out today?’

As well as supporting the children emotionally, I would be able to help them to overcome academic anxieties they had too; by enabling them to feel confident with a concept that they had not previously understood, their self-esteem would improve.

I have been also been a special needs teacher, SENCo and more recently, an outreach teacher for 14 years. The school that my service was attached to specialises in social/ communication, behaviour and emotional well-being.

The children I supported in my Outreach role were mainstream, many with low self esteem, emotional and behavioural difficulties and needing support with flexibility of mind. Most children I supported had EHCPs.

I worked closely with the schools, the families and other professionals. I supported the children in 1:1 sessions, concentrating on boosting self-esteem, using a variety of strategies and resources. I also worked with small groups and specialise in developing social skills, social language and interaction.

Worked with the children, all professionals and parents to ensure that placements were successful. Regularly held training sessions for professionals and parents. Attended meetings and was involved in obtaining and reviewing EHCPs.

My Teaching Philosophy

Children centred, children have to enjoy learning. Sessions should be fun, multi-sensory with challenging but achievable objectives.

Something Sensational About Me

I love Hampstead Heath, animals and exercise. I tutored both my children for 11+ entrance exams and they are now both Cambridge graduates.

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Availability

  • Monday 11:00-18:00
  • Tuesday 11:00-18:00
  • Wednesday 11:00-16:00
  • Thursday 15:00-18:00
  • Friday 15:00-18:00
  • Saturday 11:00-16:00
  • Sunday 11:00-17:00

Qualifications and Training

- BA English (1st Class) Degree with QTS;
- SEN training course;
- Makaton;
- Intensive Interaction;
- PECs;
- Behaviour Management;
- Safeguarding;
- Downs Syndrome Training courses;
- Clicker;
- Team Teach;
- Sensory Issues;
- Dyslexia;
- Numicon;
- Social Skills;
- Mental Health First Aid... Read More
- BA English (1st Class) Degree with QTS;
- SEN training course;
- Makaton;
- Intensive Interaction;
- PECs;
- Behaviour Management;
- Safeguarding;
- Downs Syndrome Training courses;
- Clicker;
- Team Teach;
- Sensory Issues;
- Dyslexia;
- Numicon;
- Social Skills;
- Mental Health First Aid

Choose me if…

You want your child to learn with someone who is:
* Passionate
* Highly experienced
* Fun
* Ambitious for your child
* Positive... Read More
You want your child to learn with someone who is:
* Passionate
* Highly experienced
* Fun
* Ambitious for your child
* Positive

SPECIFIC AREAS COVERED

Hampstead, Highgate, East Finchley, Finchley Central, Camden Town, Chalk Farm, Primrose Hill, St John’s Wood

Location

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