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Jacqueline A

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£ 25.00-35.00 p/h

I am a private tutor specialising in autism and sen. I run 2 tuition classes on Saturday's for children aged 3-17 years old. I have worked as a tutor for the past five years. I have taught 1-1 and both small and large groups. The individuals that I work with all have special educational needs and some have behavioural issues. Raising levels of self-confidence and self-esteem of the individual has proved to be imperative to progress in learning. I currently tutor children and young people on the autistic spectrum, or who have other special educational needs or speech and language difficulties and some have behavioural issues. I teach 1-1 and both small and large groups. I run 2 tuition classes on Saturday's for children aged 3-17 years old. I also run a home-school group on weekdays. The interventions and strategies I use are individual to each student and based on years of experience tutoring children with SEN on a 1-1 basis who either attend mainstream or specialist schools. I also act as an advisor/advocate for them and their families and provide consultation services.

How would you describe your teaching style?

I take a holistic approach to tutoring as I’ve found that tutoring a child with SEN is much more than academic achievement. My background is multidisciplinary so my knowledge of child development, child/youth counselling, working with children with challenging behaviour, counselling, education, culture, and autism (which is my specialist area) all have a place in how I communicate and teach

What qualifications do you have?

University of Birmingham. BA (Hons) Childhood Culture and Education University of Birmingham PGDip Inclusion and Special Educational Needs. (CPD) Continued Professional Development Assistive Technology Training Prevent Training Certificate in Recruiting Safely. Children's Workforce Development Council. Education Rights Service Training. The National Autistic Society. Child Centered Counseling Training. Childline/NSPCC. Looked After Children. Childline/NSPCC. Engaging with Autism. Autism West Midlands.

Tell us about your experience...

I have 18 years of experience of autism. I have worked with children and young people for over 20 years and I have run a tutoring business for 8 years. I have experience and skills in communication strategies, academic and social interventions and working with families. I am passionate about inclusion as it affects so many children and young people with autism and sen. I want to help others to understand sen and adapt different teaching techniques to accommodate those with difficulties.

What locations do you tutor in?

Birmingham

What is your personal message to students?

I have high expectations for my students but I also like lessons to be fun. Raising the levels of self-confidence and self-esteem of the student has proved to be imperative to their progress and learning.

CRB/Disclosure Certificate: DBS
Home-based tutor: Yes
Travelling tutor: No
Online tutor: No
Subjects: Personal & Social Education
  Autism and SEN all